10 Weight Floyd Skiff Co. powered with a Mercury 115 Pro XS or Sea Pro Bay 248 powered with a 300 hp Suzuki 4 stroke
Interested in testing your angling skills in one of the many competitive fishing tournaments in the Florida Keys? Steve has guided for over 20 years in most of the major fishing tournaments and has the knowledge and ability to put you on the award winning fish.
Exact meeting location will be provided after booking.
Islamorada, Florida • 20-29 years of experience
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.