Capt. Matt Bellinger owns and operates Bamboo Charters and has been living in and fishing the waters of the Florida Keys since 1989.
He first discovered the inviting waters of the Florida Keys on November 25, 1981 while SCUBA diving off Key Largo. He was a freshman at the University of Tampa studying marine biology. The fish life, and laid back lifestyle of the Florida Keys, had him from the “get go”! Years passed and in 1989 he came down for a week and since has never gone home for long!
Capt. Matt began fishing as a young child with his Dad and Grandpa George. Fishing the rivers and streams as well as the lakes and ponds of North Georgia was a way of life for him right up ‘til he moved to the Florida Keys.
Fishing with family was always as important as the actual fishing itself. His love of fishing, family, and the Florida Keys environment, is the driving force that influences his life and charter guide service.
Let Capt. Matt Bellinger show you the waters of the Florida Keys and the Everglades National Park on your next trip to south Florida. His love of the water and background in marine biology only serves to add to what will be a day on the water that you will never forget.
Matt is also a huge ham! A 44-year-old class clown! To this end, he has a live fishing report that he airs daily on three radio stations here in the Florida Keys.
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