Bring The Kids!
Few things bring a smile to Captain Ben’s face quite like guiding kids to their first saltwater fish or to their biggest fish. Whereas some local captains grudgingly allow kids to come aboard, we at Native Sportfishing welcome junior anglers and Captain Ben can even tailor trips especially to kids regardless of their angling experience.
Captain Ben grew up in the Tampa Bay area and was fishing before he could ride a bike. Captain Ben never forgot his roots and knows what it takes to keep junior anglers excited and engaged during a four, six or eight-hour trip. Captain Ben takes great pride in creating an enjoyable and memorable experience while he cultivates the next generation of saltwater anglers. Our saltwater species need the next generation to be compassionate custodians and Captain Ben wants to do his part to teach junior anglers how to enjoy and protect Tampa Bay’s precious natural resources.
Captain Ben also tailors the tackle and approach to junior anglers to ensure that they can get the maximum enjoyment from their angling experience, regardless of the species. Captain Ben knows that kids just want to catch fish – and lots of them.
Captain Ben delivers a comfortable and safe experience on board his spacious 25’ C-Hawk center console, the “Native 1”. The Native 1 has the room to keep the family from bumping into each other while enabling Captain Ben to access the shallow areas “off the beaten path” to put junior anglers on fish that few boats can find. The Native 1 is powered by a Yamaha 250 HP SHO to enable Captain Ben to hit all of the “spots”…and quickly. The Native 1 also features a Minn Kota iPilot trolling motor to sneak up on fish and twin Power Pole blades to keep you in place once you find the fish.
Bring the whole family aboard Native Sportfishing and let Captain Ben get your kids “hooked” on the outdoors. His passion and dedication will deliver the fishing experience of a lifetime!