I have been fishing & diving in the beautiful Gulf of Mexico my entire life,
and I have been lucky enough to be able to parlay my life's love into
a successful Charter Business.
I have taken my Custom, 31' Center Console, The Pelagic, far and wide in search
of fishing adventure. I have run several long-range trips to the Dry Tortuga's & the
Bahamas, as well as fishing my home waters, both deep & shallow.
Along the way, I have had great success at everything from blue water trolling action to
reef chumming for Snapper & Grouper.
My philosophy of fishing is
"Catch everything that swims, when it swims!", meaning that
I will target the species that are hottest at the time.
Winter time Grouper is a mainstay, as well as spring Permit and summertime
Snapper (and more!). I spend many hours on the water, and always know what is
going on with the current conditions. I have to, because it is my JOB!!
I have fished in both SKA and FLW Kingfish tournaments, and have won money a
couple of times. Just this past January, (on my birthday), my team & I took "largest
Grouper", "heaviest three fish", and "the Calcutta" in a local Grouper tourney.
I am currently fishing out of Stump Pass Marina, Englewood, Florida.
The marina is on the intra coastal waterway, a stone's throw away from the Gulf of
Mexico. I have found the fishing offshore in this area to be excellent. My book of
coordinates is chock full of great ledges, hard bottom and wrecks.
That alone offers me a great variety of fishing scenarios.
In the past few months, I have been probing ever further into the Gulf...
Fishing on some spots in the seventy to one-hundred mile range has been ridiculous!
The bite in closer (13 to 30 miles, in 60/100 foot depths) has been very productive for
Grouper & Snapper. As always, I look forward to another stellar Tarpon season,
as well as the spring Permit run.
|Capt. Travis Ormond
I am still on the lookout for some sponsors, especially from the companies whose products I use & abuse while fishing
charters and tournaments. In the near future, I am shooting for some IGFA record catches aboard The Pelagic.
I am always taking new clients. If anyone wants to go on what could be the "trip of a lifetime",
please don't hesitate to contact me! Serious inquiries only please -- I am a very busy Captain!
|Capt. Travis Ormond
|Thank you, and TIGHT LINES!