Captain Colin Byrd
- Duration: 10 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: CCB
Fuel average is 250 gallons per day, pay price at the dock
Captain Colin Byrd first fished as a 5 year old boy, and says he was charged by the experience on the very first cast. He caught his first sailfish at he age of 12 while on a family trip to Mexico, and says he knew from that moment he would be a life long fisherman, and that offshore was "his thing."
Colin is a charter captain with a 50-ton Masters license. He's fished as a 1st mate, and as a captain on many charter boats and private yachts. He's a seasoned vet of the MGFC team with years of experience at the helm, and in blue water.
Fish with Colin Byrd, and you'll see what it means to go the extra mile. Never content to shrug shoulders, or stop. Colin says, "I'm here for you. That is what I do. We'll fish, we'll keep an open mind, and we'll come back with broad smiles on our faces from having good camaraderie and a great day at sea."
Trips with Capt. Colin are $2,300 + fuel per boat, per day. His 42ft Freeman catamaran holds up to six passengers.
Note: A 4% processing fee is added to all credit card orders. Deposits must be made online, and paid by credit card. Balances on each trip may be paid by cash or credit card. Pay your captain, day of the trips, at the dock.
Fees include the guided trip plus all fishing tackle, bait, ice for the fish box on the boat, and fish cleaning at the dockColin's favorite trips come in two styles. The first is when he has a defined target by his customers, and they're able to nail that target to the wall. The 2nd is when things go slightly awry. Fish as slow that day, target species just aren't there, perhaps he has bad weather to avoid, but with quick thinking and an open mind, he puts customers on fun fishing, and with necessity being the mother of invention — what once looked bleak comes up all action and overflowing ice chests.
Captain Colin's 3 tips for offshore success:
- be prepared and pay attention to details
- keep an open mind and remember to have fun
- live life AND live it to the fullest
Colin's promise to anglers is this, “you let me worry about the first one above. I am 100% dedicated to being on the water. I fish weekends so you can come down on the days most convenient to you. Sit back, stand up, joke around and have fun. Keep an open mind and go with the flow of things. I've got the details covered, just listen up and live life through the thrilling experience of a blue water charter."
His favorite species include: yellowfin tuna, wahoo in the winters, and big blue marlin.
In fact, ask him about that one Blue Marlin from few years ago at the World Billfish Championships.
Book now with Colin Byrd, and experience the best the Gulf has to offer.