Hello, I am Captain Trajan Rodriguez. I am a 4th generation native of Tampa, Florida. I graduated from the University of Florida in 2017. At the age of 11, I caught my first fish with my dad. Ever since then, fishing became my life and passion. Right when I thought I couldn't be more hooked, I then caught my first snook and fell in love with saltwater and what Tampa Bay had to offer. I have been fishing Tampa Bay now for 10 years and have come to learn it very well. This has allowed me to learn the patterns of the fish in order to ensure we catch plenty, as well as given me the knowledge to operate a vessel in the bay safely!
My favorite fish to catch is tarpon AKA "the silver king." From long runs to sky high jumps, there is nothing that gets my adrenaline going more than hooking into a monster tarpon!
One of the main reasons I decided to start running charters was because I loved watching the excitement of my friends as they caught fish after fish. I also loved watching clients catch their personal best, or helping someones son catch that big redfish he has always seen on TV. Educating people on the Tampa Bay estuary and conservation are extremely important to me.
Let me show you all that Tampa Bay and its surrounding waters have to offer! Thank you!
- Captain Trajan Rodriguez