Derick Burgos

Member since December 2014

Tampa, United States

Background
Derick Burgos has been fishing the Florida waterways his whole life. His passion for fishing began with fishing the Miami canals, ditches, and any residential crevice he could find. Later in his teenage years, he moved to Tampa where he was introduced to kayak fishing, which brought Derick’s passion for catching fish to a higher level. He has been fishing professionally as a tournament angler and kayak fishing guide since. Today, Derick has eight 1st place wins and over 10 top three placings including the Battle for Bella, Kayak Fishing Classics, Hardcore challenge, Stinky Joes Trout Match, and many more. As an authority in the kayak fishing circle, Derick makes it a point to be involved with his peers, he shares his experience through his blogs, published articles, and seminars. He is also a member of the Hardcore Kayak Anglers, Space coast Kayak Anglers, and CCA. His is also now event coordinator for his newest project the Sweetwater Kayaks 2014 Kayak Fishing Event Series.

Derick Burgos

Tampa, United States
Background
Derick Burgos has been fishing the Florida waterways his whole life. His passion for fishing began with fishing the Miami canals, ditches, and any residential crevice he could find. Later in his teenage years, he moved to Tampa where he was introduced to kayak fishing, which brought Derick’s passion for catching fish to a higher level. He has been fishing professionally as a tournament angler and kayak fishing guide since. Today, Derick has eight 1st place wins and over 10 top three placings including the Battle for Bella, Kayak Fishing Classics, Hardcore challenge, Stinky Joes Trout Match, and many more. As an authority in the kayak fishing circle, Derick makes it a point to be involved with his peers, he shares his experience through his blogs, published articles, and seminars. He is also a member of the Hardcore Kayak Anglers, Space coast Kayak Anglers, and CCA. His is also now event coordinator for his newest project the Sweetwater Kayaks 2014 Kayak Fishing Event Series.

Our Charter Listings

Tampa
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US$ 175

Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, April 21, 2016

Excellent! Derrick was very professional and showed much concern for his me and my buddy. He put us on all the fish! Cobia, snook, reds, trout. It couldn’t have gone any better. The one thing that stuck out to me is that he understood gear was to be used and if it broke, no worries. Obviously we weren’t trying to break anything but my buddy hooked into a monster red. He wasn’t use to fishing reds and the red took off and my buddy jerked back and gave him no room to run and unfortunately his rod tip snapped. Totally my buddies fault but Derrick didn’t show any concern. He whipped out another rod and we kept on fishing. No worries. If you’re looking for some amazing kayak fishing, don’t hesitate to check out Phatfish. You WON’T be disappointed.

Fished April 2016

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Derick Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 9, 2016

Wow! Thank you so much! I’m so glad you had a great time! Broken gear is comes with the territory. Charge it to the game! Until next time tight lines!

Went fishing on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

I have fished now with Derick multiple times and he puts you on fish.  I fish only artificials so it was great to be with someone so knowledgeable on both live bait and artificials. Plus he really knows the area and enjoyed learning about the wading birds and the habitat. Derick is just a low key guy nice and safety conscious too which is important in a kayak. So in summary, yes, I would for sure fish with Derick again and recomend which I don’t do often.

Fished March 2016

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Derick Burgos (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Thank you for the kind words! It is always a pleasure to get you out on the water and I look forward to nest time. Tight lines!


Went fishing on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The trip started off with an on land review of the area from Maps.  During the review, Derick pointed out and explained why certain areas had the best opportunity to hold fish.  We also went over lure selection. 

He was spot on.  We had a good time bringing the fish to the yak.  Derick is basic enough for the first time angler, while possessing the knowledge to help fine tune, a seasoned veteran of the sport.  I’d give him 10 out of 10 stars.

Fished June 2016

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