From a young age Captain Jay knew what he wanted to do. When he was only 18 months old he caught his first fish with his father. With that 2 lbs. flounder he was, pardon my pun, hooked. He is actually a 4th generation fisherman so fishing is in his blood. He has spent his whole life in or around fishing boats . At age 13 he started his journey to becoming the Captain of his own fishing charter boat.
At age 13 he wound up as an occasional second mate aboard the 80 foot “New Popeye” party fishing boat. From there he continued to work on fishing boats in New Orleans throughout his college years. During grad school in Miami, he worked as a mate on the 24’ “Sweet Gina” taking out groups of three anglers to the Miami fishing grounds.
Eventually, when he was 21 he landed a Captain position on a 90’party fishing boat doing two and three-day trips to the Bahamas. This was his most memorable experience. On board this vessel he was able, in the seven years he stayed on as Captain, to land just about every great fish in the Gulfstream from a 9 lbs. Yellowtail Snapper to a 90 lbs. Grouper to a 600 lbs. Giant Blue Fin Tuna to a whopping 800 lbs. Blue Marlin. He has caught all of them and can take this expertise to put his customers on the fish.