A GREAT WAY TO START A MORNING FISHING TRIP...SUNRISE ON MARCO
Blue Runner Fishing Charters ~ Marco Island ~ Phone: 239-253-4805
CAPTAINS BIO - Capt. Phil Ridge
Born and raised fishing on the Great Lakes of Michigan, Phil moved to Marco Island in 1978.
He bought his first local boat one week later while still sleeping on his friends couch. He spent the next 7 years learning the ropes and the waters of the Gulf of Mexico while doing some part time guiding.
In 1985 Phil went full time in the business and has been doing what he loves and was meant to do ever since. He has a Wife and three beautiful daughters and enjoys teaching anyone who wants to learn how to enjoy a lifetime of fishing excitement.
After more than 30 years and over 6500 trips guiding Marco waters, Capt. Phil has seen and dealt with almost everything that can happen on a charter boat in the Gulf of Mexico. So you can relax, and enjoy your trip. You'll be in good hands.
"There is Something to be said for Experience!"
Capt. Phil's Best Catch Ever...
"They're All Keepers"
I would like to introduce Captain Patrick Lewis to all of our valued Blue Runner Charter's fishing clients.
Capt. Pat grew up fishing the coastal waters of North Carolina. He moved to South Florida several years ago to work on a mega yacht out of Ft. Lauderdale.
He then moved to Marco Island to persue his goal of being a full time fishing guide. He was working at the Rose Marina and learning the ropes as a guide when I met him.
After getting to know him, I was so impressed with his all around skills, that I offered him the job as First Mate on the Blue Runner. Within a year of working with me full time, he had become so good, that I had him running some trips by himself.
He has flourished over the last couple of years, to become without a doubt, one of the bright young stars of the charter fleet. You and your family will be in great hands with Capt. Pat. A lot of our regular clients joke about how much he reminds them of me.
I tell them that he is "Mini Me". Only younger, taller, stronger,and better looking.
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