Meet the FishyBoys

It’s pretty simple really. We’re just a group of close friends who met each other over the years and have been drawn closer together through our love of fishing. Now we travel the world in search of the greatest fishing adventures we can find and hopefully our stories and images through pictures and video will spark an interest for you to get out there and experience some of these amazing fishing destinations for yourself.  We are always looking for new and exciting fishing destinations and would love to hear about your favorite fishing spot.

If you watch enough of the video on this website, you’ll probably get at least a general idea of who we are, but for now we’ll tell you a bit about each of us individually.

Scott Ford

Scott grew up fishing the rivers and lakes of the Pacific Northwest where he caught the fishing bug early on from his father Ben, who was a successful bass tournament angler throughout the Western States.

Largemouth Bass caught on Table Rock Lake

After spending 4 years in the U.S. Army (where he met Tony-another FishyBoy), Scott moved to Southern California and began to gain another dimension of fishing experience in the saltwater of the Pacific chasing Albacore, Yellowfin, Yellowtail and Calico Bass as well as numerous other inshore and bottom species.

In 1999 he picked up a fly rod for the first time and then promptly packed it for a fishing trip to Belize where a 35 lb. Jack Cravalle was the first fish he ever landed on the fly.  Needless to say, he was hooked for life.

In addition to several more trips to Belize in search of Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit, Scott has spent the past 15 years fishing all over the U.S. and the world including such locations as; Alaska, New Zealand, Mexico, Panama, Bermuda, The Virgin Islands, Brazil, British Columbia and others.

Scott now lives on Table Rock Lake in Southwest Missouri and in addition to his FishyBoys Adventures, he regularly fishes the local waters for bass, crappie, walleye and fly fishes the world class white river below the dam for big rainbows and browns.

Keith English

Keith grew up in the Carolinas where his grandfather introduced him to all sorts of fishing in the “Down East” waters throughout the area.  Spending summer days on the water with Grandpa fishing stump fields for bass and brim with a good ol’ jug of southern sweet tea was enough to set Keith on a path of lifelong fishing adventures.

751 lb. Blue Marlin caught in the Gulf of Mexico

After spending a few years playing professional baseball, Keith moved to Pensacola  in the panhandle of Florida and began offshore fishing for Marlin throughout the Gulf of Mexico and chasing big cobia and bull reds in the bay and just off the local coastline.  In the photo to the right you can see Keith with a 751 lb. moster blue that was good enough to win the Pensacola International Billfish Tournament in 2007.  2007 also saw the very first FishyBoys trip when Keith joined Scott on an Albacore trip out of San Diego, CA.

In recent tournament action, Keith and crew aboard his 68 ft. Sportfishing yacht, Click Through brought home first place in the 2010 Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship Series.

In addition to to all of the FishyBoys World Adventures, Keith keeps the Click Through moving around the Caribbean and Central America chasing marlin wherever the fishing is the best or a big tournament is handing out big checks.  When the marlin fishing slows down, Keith picks up the flyrod to chase Tarpon, bonefish and permit around the flats.

Brett Cravatt

Brett grew up with another father named Ben who started him out flyfishing for trout in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains of Central California.  Even though Brett grew up with the classic “California Surfer Dude” stereotype, his love for flyfishing never wanned.

Peacock Bass caught on the Rio Negro in Brazil

Through his teenage and college years Brett expanded his search for trout into the waters of Montana and Colorado as well as the famed San Juan river in New Mexico.

Brett’s first FishyBoys trip was the 2008 Alaskan Adventure which was the epic week that convinced us that we needed to do at least a couple of these trips each year.

You can see Brett here with a 20 lb. Peacock Bass caught on a flyrod during a recent FishyBoys adventure to the Amazon River in Brazil.  Brett was the only one of us to break the magical 20 lb. mark on that trip, but flyfishing for peacocks is definately going to be a repeat trip for the Fishyboys.

Between his frequent naps Brett is rapidly expanding his fishing experiences with recent first catches that include a 250 lb. blue marlin in Panama and some nice bonefish on the flats in Belize.

Tony Fuller

The newest member of the FishyBoys joined us in Alaska in 2009 and in Belize in 2010 and will be headed to Kamchatka, Russia on what promises to be an awesome FishyBoys World Adventure in 2011.

Tony with a silver salmon caught near Seward, Alaska

Tony grew up in the St. Louis area and spent his younger days flyfishing the world class trout waters of the white river in Southern Missouri and Northern Arakansas.  Tony met Scott while they were both assigned to the U.S. Army 1st Special Operations Command at Ft. Bragg, NC. but they didn’t really fish together until years later when Tony joined the FishyBoys.

Since leaving the Army in 1989, Tony has spent a lot of time flyfishing the Western U.S. in states like Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming and Colorado.  He has also done remote horse packing trips into the wilderness of Alberta in search of monster trout.  He now lives on the Potomac River in Eastern Virginia and fishes the nearby trout rivers as well as bay fishing for stripers.

Tony is pictured here with a nice 17 lb. sliver salmon caught on the fly just outside Seward, Alaska on what turned out to be an amazing day of flyfishing with the FishyBoys landing well over 100 silver salmon in the 12 lb. + class.

 

If you  have questions or comments about any of the areas around the FishyBoys home water or about one of our World Adventure Destinations, feel free to drop us a line or post a comment here anytime.

 

 

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