Captain's Corner

Attitude of Gratitude

Sweet Caroline Fishing Team has been fishing competitively the SKA since 2003. It all started with the help of a gentleman from Jacksonville, Florida by the name of Dave Workman Jr. He took time out of his busy day to talk with me, a nobody, who was hungry for knowledge about tournament fishing. I personally did not know him personally...


FishDancer Angling Team – Fishing the Trail

FishDancer Angling Team – Fishing the Trail We have been fishing together as a team of two, somewhere on the SKA, trail since 1998.  We got hooked on fishing tournaments while ‘crewing’ – way back in 1996 - for our angling mentor, Terry LaCoss, on his Amelia Angler. Terry at the time was a member of the Hydrasport team and...


Good Luck = Preparation plus Opportunity

Involvement in the SKA on a regular basis began for me back in 2004.  Good friends Todd Parrish, Bruce Shrock, David Holifield and I would always talk and say we need to go fishing but invariably a time and date were never picked and without putting a date on the calendar, the trips would never happen.  Having fished mainly tarpon...


Do Your Homework!

I was introduced to King Mackerel fishing by my Grandfather, Arthur Smith who ran the worlds largest King Mackerel events for over two decades in the 80's and 90's. As a kid I can remember working the weigh ins at our events wondering how all these fisherman know where to catch trophy size kingfish? Obviously, some luck is involved but...


Attitude is Everything

I have been fishing King Mackerel Tournaments since 1989 and joined the SKA in 1991 the year it started. I have always tried to have a positive attitude toward the SKA and the other fisherman. I think that’s transfers to your fishing as well. I tell all my guys before the start of the season every year, Let the experience,...


Don’t Lose Before You Leave the Dock

I’ve been tournament fishing since the early 80s in contests for everything from Bass to Blue Marlin. There are many factors that you can’t control in tournament fishing like the weather, the “bite,” what everyone else is doing, etc. but two very important factors that you can control are preparation and attitude. Everyone should have a good understanding of what...


Team EN-Vi-uS/HUK Performance Fishing

I began fishing the SKA back in 2007 when I moved back to FL from a short stint in the NE. I wasn't new to fishing as I was born and raised in South Florida (Miami) and fishing/boating has always been a part of my life. While in the NE I had the opportunity to experience a new fishery in...


Team Ha'wire - Matthew Bradshaw

Matthew Bradshaw considers the Florida Panhandle his home waters and loves the tournaments in the Carrabelle Florida area. He does enjoy coming to the East Coast of Georgia and visiting with the many friends he has made over the past 10 years. Pulling live Spanish Mackerel is his favorite bait for smoker kings. Matthew was very instrumental in getting his...


TOURNAMENT FISHING

I have been tournament fishing since I was a teenager. I started out fishing on a 21ft boat and worked my way up to a 35ft Contender with Triple 300 Yamahas on a Loadmaster Trailer which has always been my dream. I want to thank Contender Boats, Loadmaster Trailers & Tuppen's Marine for making it all possible. It is definitely...