Our Team

Your Captain

In 1988 I moved my family to South Florida, and this is where my Bass career all started. First I joined a local Bass club then another one called “Hawghunters.” This is where I became known as “The Hawghunter.”

I first started offering guided fishing tours in 1991 in the Florida Everglades part time. Then as fate would have it, it turned into a full time business and I founded Hawghunter Guide Service in 1993. Since then, I have been featured in several National TV Shows & Magazine’s for spectacular guided fishing trips and trophy fishing in Florida.

Then in 1996 I took a big interest in Florida Peacock Bass fishing. After seeing what strong fighter these species are, I decided to broaden my horizons by offering trip to my clients to “THE AMAZON” for the monster 20 LB. Peacock Bass. Also this enabled me to study the habit and feeding frenzy and structure which help my guiding business.

Since 2000, I have been hosting trips to the jungles of The Amazon in search of the Tucunaré (Peacock Bass)


Just wanted to let you know I had a great time on the Kalua II and caught about 50-60 fish during the week. Not big numbers but I did catch this 16+ pound Asu and a 12+ pound Paca on my first day out with Kasha. The food was excellent and the service on board was outstanding. Noel saved my life several times from heat exhaustion and I owe him big time for the ice cold towels he draped over my back every time I started to feel like I was going to pass out. Most of the week I fished with Noel and Madineudo guiding the way. It was a dream come true.


Round 2 into the Amazon was a fantastic success!  Can't wait for round 3. On December 7, 2018 Just a handful of so many amazing moments from this trip!

Past Guest

Me and my family had a wonderful time on one of the boats they offer. The crew provided us with perfect service. Thanks you guys! We both were so happy and enjoying our days on this yacht.

Past Guest