My passion for fishing was influenced by my father. He moved my brothers and I from Arkansas to Pensacola Florida at a young age where we spent countless hours fishing from piers, bridges, grass flats and beaches. During sunrises, I am often reminded of the sun rising over the Pensacola Beach bridge while waking up on the seawalls of Ft. Pickens.
I now live in the Tampa Bay area with my beautiful wife, daughter and two dogs that keep me grounded when I am not on the water. My passion for fishing quickly grew into an obsession. I am a, wake up and get to the water daily type. Some of my favorite ways of fishing are Sight Fishing, Fly Fishing, using Topwaters, and every so often chasing Monster fish using Monster baits. In the past few years my passion for inshore fishing has taken over. I now run a kayak guide business, Active Angler Kayak Guide, out of the Tampa Bay waters and fish every tournament that I am presented with. I‘m constantly wanting to learn more and improve my game to the level of some of saltwater’s greatest fisherman.
I leave the launch with one fish in mind 90% of the time, REDFISH. Tampa is great, you can target Redfish all year with great success. It is also the species that most major inshore saltwater tournaments require at weigh in. Thanks to RCI Optics I now can see all the details that improve my time on the water. Whether it be a tail popping up through a light chop in the water or a laid up fish in a sand hole, I now have a distinct advantage while I‘m fishing for these shallow water fish. I slide my RCI’s over my eyes a little after sunrise and don’t remove them until I am home most days.
My Name is Paul Alderman. I am 26 years old. And I am living the dream. I am one of the blessed few that get paid to travel and do the things I love to do.
I was lucky enough to be born and raised in a place that creates a unique breed of outdoorsmen. Central Florida was paradise for a kid that never wanted to be indoors. I grew up splitting my time between the woods, rivers, lakes, swamps, and the ocean. The weather would determine whether I was poling up on tailing redfish, live-baiting tarpons, sitting in a tree stand, or paddling around on a surfboard. And I’m happy to say that not much has changed over the years. I’ve just continued to learn and grow from my outdoor lifestyle.
My career began to take shape early in high school when I started working on charter fishing boats around Port Canaveral. I’m thankful for the really talented older generation of guys that mentored me. I soaked up every ounce of wisdom they were willing to give. I was just like a sponge, and I fished every opportunity possible. I fished charters and local tournaments all through high school and college. Over the years I met a ton of great customers and inevitably started having more and more success. Eventually I started getting hired to fish with really talented offshore tournament teams.
I am currently working on an 85’ sport fishing yacht called El Cazador. I get to travel to exotic locations and compete in some of the most prestigious fishing tournaments in the world. This year I get to test my skills against the best anglers in the world at the Offshore World Championship in Costa Rica. Winning an invitation to this event was a huge honor and I plan on making a great showing. They say a bad day on the water is better than a good day at work. Well it is my work. Life is good when billfish pay the bills. I’m extremely grateful to live in a world where I get paid to chase the fish of a lifetime.
When the boat is at the dock, you can still find me on the water or in the woods around Central Florida. I hope to see you out there!
Living in Florida my entire life, I currently reside in Melbourne on the East Central Coast. My passion, second only to my family, is the sport of inshore fishing on the Indian & Banana Rivers and Mosquito Lagoon. Along with recreational fishing, I’m also an avid inshore tournament angler, fishing for “Team SeaDek Marine Products”. Currently I compete in the Power-Pole FL Pro Redfish Series, the IFA (Inshore Fishing Association) Redfish Tour, and the Bossman Redfish Series, along with the occasional local and charity tournaments. I also throw in a little fresh water fishing from time to time, along with waterfowl and turkey hunting.
Sponsor/Team Affiliations: RCI Optics, SeaDek Marine Products, Power-Pole Shallow Water Anchor, Slayer Inc Lure Company, RedZone Apparel, Yak Gear/RailBlaza, Tailin Toads, and Yeti Coolers.
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Born and raised in Satellite beach, Florida; my childhood was spent fishing for anything I could get to eat a hook, not excluding the silver dollar sized tilapia that resided in the drainage ditch a short walk from my house. My fate was then sealed at the early age of ten when I successfully fed and caught my first redfish on a fly. Most of my adolescence was spent lugging gheenoes, kayaks, and any other watercrafts my friends and I could triumphantly haul to any nearby piece of water. At sixteen, I was introduced to Mosquito Lagoon and could finally access the famed redfish waters in north Brevard on a regular basis. I haven’t looked back since. I have spent the Last five years of my life pursuing redfish wherever my boat will float, and trust me, that’s damn near everywhere.
I have been in the fly-fishing industry as a shop worker for the last two years and from this point forward will be spending my summers in Alaska, guiding for salmon and trout.
Joey was fishing before he could walk. Some of his earliest memories are of his father, Pop-Pop, and Uncle Matt leading the whole family in a day of beach fishing. Those beach fishing adventures are the solid foundation Joey built his entire fishing lifestyle on. Now he lives in Indialantic, Florida and fishes and spearfishes more than ever. Most of the fishing Joey does is nearshore and offshore. He makes a point of having a camera on board to capture his excursions on film, which is good, because things can get a bit interesting when you’re in a 12-foot aluminum boat eight miles from shore.
You can follow Joey on Instagram. - @h2ovinyldesigns
Check out more of his pictures, videos, and fishing reports. - www.eastsidefishing.com
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The ocean has always been an integral part of my life. My earliest memories as a child are those spent fishing alongside my dad. I am a native Floridian, born and raised in Melbourne since ’93. Growing up most of my friends wanted to be firefighters, astronauts, doctors, etc. I wanted to be Jose Wejebe. I idolized him. His knowledge and passion for the ocean was contagious. By the age of 13, I spent the majority of my free time on the water. My summers were spent fishing and diving from Alaska to Key West. If the ocean was blown out, I would skimboard, wakeboard, body surf, skate, and play soccer.
One of my favorite aspects of the fishing industry is all the interesting people I‘ve been blessed to meet over the years, many of whom are still close friends of mine. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with many industry leaders (like RCI Optics) and I look forward to furthering my friendship with the company and rocking the highest performing sunglasses on the market.