Capt. Steve Friedman grew up spending his summers playing in the waters near his grandparents’ house in central Illinois. The small lake was home to various species of aquatic life like bluegill, bass, crappie, catfish and carp. His initial curiosity for the freshwater fish grew as he did. As his angling skills increased, so did his desire to spend as much time fishing as possible.
Several years later, while completing graduate classes in New Mexico, he spent many days along the banks of the famed San Juan River in pursuit of rainbow and brown trout. When he returned to his hometown, Chicago, he continued to fish the waters of Lake Michigan and spent his vacations fishing all over Florida where his love for the saltwater fish blossomed.
His zeal for fishing took him next to Vail, Colorado, where he guided anglers down the white waters of the Colorado, Eagle and Roaring Fork Rivers, hot on the trail of brown, rainbow and brook trout. Wanting to fish year round, Capt. Steve soon made the decision to permanently relocate to South Florida and guide full time in the Florida Keys where he now lives with his wife Kristine and two children—Benjamin and Sidney.
Based on 9 reviews
Fantastic. Caught a lot of fish in spite of rough weather. Steve’s a great teacher with a lot of patience.Read more
Capt. Steve is awesome! Super friendly, very safety conscious and helpful. We had 2 of our kids with us on this trip, he was showing them all about the different species we caught!Read more
We had a great time fishing in the bay with Captain Steve. We brought our 5-year old daughter, and he was amazing with her. He picked a perfect location where she could catch fish easily and even stopped to see dolphins along the way. Our charter with Captain Steve was hands down the best part of our trip. I highly recommend him.Read more
Capt. Steve got us on the fish! We had a great 2 days and will be booking him again in '24. 5 Stars.Read more
I can’t say enough good things about my 2 days w Capt Steve. I learned a great deal, had a bunch of laughs and landed a few to boot! The only Capt I will ever fish with in keys!!!Read more
Great day in the water with Captain Steve. Caught plenty of fish, avoided the storms and had stimulating conversation all day. Looking forward to our returnRead more