The Virginia native lived with his family in many parts of the country, and in 1987, ended up in Key Largo. But his fishing experience began when his dad “started taking us fishing as soon as we could hold a cane pole,” he said.
And that fishing experience continued with a co-worker at Dixie Aluminum. In 2000, he went to Sea School and got his captain’s license. He started guiding part-time and it progressed from there.
Today, he devotes as much time as he can to helping other people catch their dream fish. When he’s not fishing — and catching — he is the president of the Key Largo Fishing Guides Association. In addition, he has served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Keys tourism council’s fishing group, and is a member of the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce.
Capt. Kerry has competed in the IFA Redfish Tour for two years and he guides and participates in many local tournaments, such as Casting For Cats, the Racer’s Invitational Fishing Tournament, Ladies Let’s Go Fishing, He also serves as a tournament committee member for the Take Stock In Children Backcountry Challenge, a tourney that raises funds so that deserving high school graduates can attend college.
When not guiding, his passion for fishing keeps him out on the water as a recreational angler. Let him share his many years of experience with you!