Capt. John Fidi

Capt. John with the 1st Place 95lbs Grouper 2013 Desoto Tournement
Capt. John with the 1st Place 95lbs Grouper 2013 Desoto Tournament

Capt. John Fidi

Over 25 years experience in offshore fishing ranging from New England to the Gulf of Mexico. Capt. John is the Full Time Skipper of the 39′ Contender “Stiff Competition” and the founder of Island Lure Fishing Adventures. Born in Raised in New England (Connecticut), Capt. John spent most of his life fishing Long Island Sound, Watch Hill Rhode Island and Block Island Sound for everything ranging from Stripped Bass, Tau-tog, Tuna and Blue Fish.

– USCG Approved 100 Ton Master Captain –  License Number- USA000065976
– Passed USCG Test for 250 & 500 Ton Master License (2012)
– Holds 10 Person Charter/Headboat Permit with State of Florida
– Regularly Drug Tested & Certified
– Certified First Responder / CPR
– Fully Licensed and Insured
Captain John’s Tournament Accomplishments

2007 – 3rd Place King of the Beach Spring Event
2008 – 2nd Place Billys Kingfish Event


Wild West Tournament #1 – Did Not Make Scales in Time for Weigh In
Wild West Tournament #2 – 5th Place 30lbs Kingfish
Wild West Tournament #3 – 8th Place 30lbs Kingfish
Wild West Tournament #4 ( October 19 2013 ) – 17th Place 21lbs Kingfish
Finished 8th Place Overall for the 2013 Wild West Kingfish Series

June 2013
Doug Johnson’s Reeling For Kids – 1st Place Grouper  & 1st Place Red Snapper  READ >
102.5 The Bone Fishing Slam – 1st Place Overall & Largest Grouper & Largest Red Snapper READ >

July 2013

Desoto Offshore Fishing Slam – 3rd Place Overall & Largest Grouper & Only Team to weigh 6 Separate Species READ >

August 2013
The Grouper Grapple – FT Myers, FL (August 16-18 2013) – Sixth Place Overall

Sept 2013
Sun Coast Saltwater Shootout – Sarasota, FL  (September 12-14 2013 )  2nd Place Grouper | 2nd Place Wild Card (107 lbs Amber Jack)

Oct 2013
Wild West Kingfish Tournament Leg 3 – John’s Pass FL (Oct 5 2013 ) 8th Place 30lbs  (5th Overall)

Photos of Capt. John

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Capt. John with the 1st Place 95lbs Grouper 2013 Desoto Tournement
Capt. John with the 1st Place 95lbs Grouper 2013 Desoto Tournament

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