Pro Staff


Meet our Pro Staff. They’re some of the best fishermen and guides in the industry. They know their fish, they know the waters they sail and they know a good product when they see one. Each of our Pro Staff members has tried and tested AquaTraction on their rigs, and they immediately saw the comfort, safety and aesthetic benefit to the industry-leading marine flooring material. If you’re planning a fishing trip and are looking for an excellent guide, give our guys a call. They’ll help you plan the trip of a lifetime.



Capt. Michael Anderson has been fishing and competing in tournaments on Tampa Bay and Florida waters for over 20 years. Born and raised in central Wisconsin Capt. Mike joined the U.S. Air Force in 1986 and served almost 7 years before getting out and settling in the Tampa Bay area. He has been guiding on the west coast of Florida for over 16 years and specializes in back country fishing for Tarpon, Snook, Redfish and Trout. He is the Host of Reel Animals Saturday on AM970 WFLA radio in Tampa from 6 to 8 a.m. every Saturday morning and the Co-Host of the TA Mahoney Co. Reel Animals Radio show on AM620 WDAE in Tampa on Sunday mornings from 7 to 9 a.m. Capt. Mike has been doing fishing talk radio for over 15 years.

Captain Mike is also the Host of the Reel Animals TV which airs in 105 million households nationally and in Canada on Tuff TV, World Fishing Network, Fox Sun Sports and Youtoo America along with several broadcast markets including Channel 32 WMOR-TV in Tampa.  Capt. Mike also hosts a monthly “Fishing Conversation” at Gator Ford in Tampa which occurs the second Tuesday of every month.    

Captain Mike is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys sharing his fishing experience and techniques with the public and spending time on the water with his wife Beth and daughters Rachel, Georgia and grandson Ryder.


Owner, Miami Skin Diver

Contact Chris to book your next underwater adventure! Capt. Christopher Andrew Tavera is a recognized professional spear fisherman and underwater photographer. His expansive education and industry background will impress you throughout your journey. Chris has developed his talents to guide clients on international spearfishing adventures.


Owner, Blue Tales Fishing Team

Blue Tales Fishing Team is a Competitive Tournament Fishing Team and Charter Based company out of North Miami, FL.  We fish tournaments from West Palm Beach to the Florida Keys as well as The Bahamas.  All done aboard our custom 1600 horsepower, 39′ Sea Vee Z.  We  chase down the bite wherever it may be!
“Fishing in rough weather conditions takes a bitting on our bodies, thanks to All Water Customs – AquaTraction we feel less impact while navigating! Also, while moving around the vessel it also makes everyone feel safer by the none slipping properties and after a day of fishing it makes it easier to clean than other foams out there as well! Not only does it make us feel safer, but this foam also makes the boat look amazing!”



Captain Ken Trail grew up fishing and hunting the woods and waters of Southwest VA. Ken is a licensed Coast Guard Captain and takes his craft and the safety of his clients seriously! Whether it’s pursuing musky or trophy small mouth, Ken is on the water year around. Ken owns and operates Rock On Charters LLC. and fishes the New and James River. Ken has been in numerous magazines and a couple books for his river musky and small mouth expertise. His can-do attitude and relentless approach make him a successful guide. Musky fishing in SW Virginia is almost year around, unlike other parts of the country, and Ken has perfected techniques for every season. Rock On Charters was just voted among the best fishing guides in the state, by VA Living magazine. The scenery of SW Virginia is breathtaking and seeing it from Ken’s spacious G3 boat is a real treat. Come fish the best musky waters in the South with Captain Ken and Rock On Charters! Ken can be reached here- 844-FISHNVA or visit his website at



Capt. Dean Panos is the owner and operator of Double D Charters in South Florida.  He is dedicated to providing you with a sport fishing experience of a lifetime.  He has been fishing the South Florida waters for over 30 years and is also a proven tournament winner.  He has been named Top Sailfish Release Captain for Atlantic Sailfish  multiple years by The Billfish Foundation.  He has also been a pioneer in both the evening and daytime sword fishing in South Florida.  With a degree in Marine Biology Capt. Dean understands the marine environment and the delicate balances that are found within it.  His goal is to provide the best fishing trip to his clients and show respect to our great resource.

954-805-8231 | [email protected] | South Florida



Kirk Kirkland is the original alligator gar guide for rod and reel catch and release angling. He has been featured on numerous TV shows including National Geographic’s Monster Fish! Kirk Kirkland started guiding for alligator gar in 1999, and has caught alligator gar from Mexico to the Mississippi River and all parts in between. Captain Kirk also caught the largest gar ever caught by rod and reel, a 365-pound, 9-foot-6-inch alligator gar in 1991. Kirk Kirkland has caught six fish over 300 pounds, and catches between one to six fish that weigh in over 200 pounds each year. Captain Kirk has amassed almost 100 International Game Fish Association (IGFA) world records for all gar species, and holds more fresh water world records than any other licensed guide. Come fish with the original and ALWAYS copied Captain Kirk Kirkland.
214-490-0284 | [email protected] | Texas



Captain Jason and his brother Matthew Quintano have been fishing Lake Saint Clair their entire lives. Fins and Grins Muskie Charters specializes in casting and trolling trips on world renowned Lake Saint Clair. Over the past eight seasons the Quintano brothers have boated thousands of Muskie, but their tournament record is what sets them apart from the rest. In the spring, they run walleye trips jigging the Detroit river where limit catches and 10-pound Walleye are an almost daily occurrence. Then in the month of May, they fish smallmouth bass in Lake Saint Clair. Fins and Grins Muskie Charters has two boats, a 30-foot Baha sportfish for trolling and a ZX24 Skeeter bayboat for casting and jigging. Both captains are USCG certified charter captains and fully insured.
586-350-0934 | [email protected] | Southeast Michigan



Specializing in live bait and light tackle fishing, Captain Steve Nagy has been fishing the west coast of Florida since 1989. Growing up in Massachusetts Captain Steve fished the Merrimack River and Plum Island regions before migrating south to Bonita Springs. Captain Steve has fished the inshore Grass Flats and Mangrove Islands of the Bonita Springs and Estero Bay areas of Southwest Florida for Snook, Redfish, Trout and Shark for over 13 years. Captain Steve also targets other species of fish such as Tarpon, Grouper, Snapper, Cobia, King Mackerel, Tripletail and many others based on season. The Southwest Florida area is a great place to fish with so many different species to target at different times of the year. Captain Steve also fishes and schedules charters in Pine Island, Naples, Marco Island, 10,000 Islands, and The Florida Keys. He welcomes all anglers on the boat from beginner to professional and works diligently to make each trip the best possible for all anglers on board. Captain Steve is a licensed and insured USCG captain. He is also a member of the Coastal Conservation Association, National Association of Charter Boat Operators and the Florida Guides Association.

239-398-1528 | [email protected] | Southwest Florida



Hi, I am Captain Ryan Nesler and I was raised on the shores of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. My family spent many weekends shrimping and fishing in the spring and summer. Always having a love for the water it was no surprise to anyone when I became a fishing guide. I was 10 years old when I saved up enough money to buy my first boat. It wasn’t much – but it was mine and it floated.  My family moved to Tampa in 1999, and immediately fell in love with the city and the surrounding waters. I am so lucky to have one of the nations largest bays in my backyard. 
I currently guide out of several areas, from South Tampa to St. Pete, and all the way to Homosassa for scalloping trips. I specialize in inshore fishing for redfish, snook, trout and flounder, as well as tarpon from May through July. I also provide families with exciting scalloping adventures out of Homosassa. This October will be my 6th year as a professional guide. 
I am currently a father of three – My daughter Annabelle, son Hudson and our black Lab Katie.  I am married to the woman of my dreams and could not be happier…. she lets me fish everyday who wouldn’t be happy about that. 
813-690-5159 | [email protected] | Zephyrhills, FL
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