Native to Florida, Buck was taught to fish by his father at a young age. It wasn’t long before fishing became a true passion, and he has been fortunate to continue it on throughout his 33 years. Gainesville, FL was home throughout his high school years where he lived with his father, but would visit his mother in the Tampa Bay area at any given chance! Him and his father spent countless days fishing Gainesville and surrounding areas like Steinhatchee, FL or Cedar Key, FL to the West and St. Augustine, FL to the East. It was these unique opportunities where Buck began to understand and learn the patterns and techniques necessary to adapt to a new region of fishing. His opportunities only expanded when he would visit his mother in the Bay Area. From kayak fishing the back waters, to wading the open flats off of a seawall, or jumping on a buddies boat, Buck would get yelled at by his mom for not spending “any” time with her during his visits because he was always fishing!

 

After graduating high school in 2006, Buck planted his roots permanently in St. Petersburg, FL. A few short years later in 2010, Buck found himself standing on the famous yellow foot prints on Parris Island, SC. He spent a proud 10 years in the Marine Corps, but was recently medically retired in June of 2020. He enjoys sharing his love and passion for fishing with his two sons Jayden (4) and Urijah (2) and his wife Angelina.

A Florida native from Gainesville,, Buck was taught to fish by his father at a young age. Buck and his father spent a lot of their free time fishing Gainesville and surrounding areas like Steinhatchee, FL or Cedar Key, FL to the West and St. Augustine, FL to the East. It was these unique opportunities where Buck began to understand and learn the patterns and techniques necessary to adapt to a new region of fishing. It wasn’t long before fishing became a true passion.

Bucks mother lives in the Tampa Bay area. As a kid he would often take any chance to come to Tampa to see his mom, and fish. His opportunities only expanded kayak fishing the back waters, to wading the open flats off of a seawall, or jumping on a buddies boat, Buck would get yelled at by his mom for not spending “any” time with her during his visits because he was always fishing!

After graduating high school in 2006, Buck planted his roots permanently in St. Petersburg, FL. Thats when he met Capt Tim on a charter. A few more trips with Tim and Buck knew where he wanted to be in life. In 2010, Buck found himself standing on the famous yellow foot prints on Parris Island, SC, the career in fishing would have to wait. . He spent a proud 10 years in the Marine Corps, medically retired in June of 2020. Having kept in touch throughout his time in military a plan was devised for Buck to be a guide at Swift Fish Charters. He enjoys sharing his love and passion for fishing with his two sons Jayden (4) and Urijah (2) and his wife Angelina. Buck is currently running fishing and scalloping charters. If you have seen the Swift fish Charters google Page some of those reviews on Google are about client experiences with Capt Buck.

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