About The Fishing Guy

Captain Fred and Dean Travis with a cobia caught near Daytona Beach

Meet Captain Fred, The Fishing Guy!

This cobia was caught during a TV show with Dean Travis Clark, nationally known Outdoor Sports writer!
(Captain Fred at left & Dean Travis Clark at right)

The Fishing Guy on
“Sport Fishing TV”

Redfish and Tarpon Fishing with Captain Fred! Enjoy the Video of Captain Fred “The Fishing Guy” with his friend, Dean Travis Clark, nationally known Outdoor Sports writer! The video was made for an episode of “Sport Fishing TV” produced by Mr. Clark.

Captain Fred Robert is one of the best fishing guides in the Daytona Beach area and the Top Rated Daytona Beach Fishing Guide on TripAdvisor!

Since 1985, Captain Fred has been fishing daily in the waters surrounding Daytona Beach and the nearby community of New Smyrna Beach. In addition to the coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Ponce Inlet, the region’s outlet to the sea, Captain Fred has actively fished the area’s rich inshore saltwater estuaries including the world famous Mosquito Lagoon, the Indian River, the Banana River and Spruce Creek.

Captain Fred also has many years of experience fishing some of the world’s greatest sport fishing destinations including the Bahamas, Cuba, Indonesia, Thailand, Madagascar and islands throughout the Indian Ocean.

In 2000, Captain Fred became a full time professional fishing guide, quickly earning a reputation as fair, on time, courteous, professional and the guide who puts you on the fish EVERY TIME. As an amiable and patient guide, he will ensure your day on the water is a success!

Captain Fred and a guest on a Daytona Beach fishing trip
Captain Fred with a guest angler and a big redfish
Fishing in Daytona Beach with Captain Fred

Fishing with Captain Fred is an Unforgettable Experience!

Seldom does one encounter a fishing guide with such deep passion, enthusiasm and experience as Captain Fred. He is patient with novices, eager to share his love for fishing while carefully instructing first time anglers every step of the way.

He is an inspiration to even the most experienced anglers, happily sharing techniques and “tricks of the trade” he has acquired over 30 years of fishing the waters near Daytona Beach as well as around the globe.

Captain Fred aggressively pursues the largest specimens of the most sought after saltwater species inhabiting the waters near Daytona Beach. His Photo Gallery is a testament to his success. There you will find amazing photos from his many successful Daytona Beach fishing charters with excited anglers and their catch of Big Bull Redfish, Tarpon, Red Snapper, Snook, Cobia, Jack Crevalles, Amberjacks and even Tripletails and huge Bull Black Drum.


Captain Fred is here for you! If you’re a novice angler, you’ll quickly learn how to use light tackle and spinning gear, including Shimano, Stradic, Substain, and Stella. Captain Fred also will teach you about which baits to use: mullet, pinfish, or jumbo shrimp. Under his guidance, Captain Fred will make your first monster catch a memorable one!


If you’re an accomplished angler, Captain Fred enjoys sharing his knowledge and the techniques that he has accumulated over the years as a Daytona Beach fishing charter captain. He will explain how to read and use the tides, moon phases, and currents to locate and land a trophy fish. For the expert, game fishing with Captain Fred will provide the challenge and thrill that you are seeking.

Deep sea fishing for tarpon in Daytona Beach
Tarpon are a popular catch when fishing in Daytona Beach with Captain Fred
Captain Fred, The Fishing Guy, pulls up another tarpon

A World Class Fisherman!

So whether you’re new to saltwater fishing or a devoted “hard core” ocean angler, when you go fishing with Captain Fred you’re fishing with one of the best. And with Captain Fred, you’re going to make wonderful memories that will last a lifetime!

There are plenty of fishing guides to choose from in a great Florida coastal town like Daytona Beach, but there’s only one known as “The Fishing Guy”