PELAGIC (PE-LAJ’IK) ADJ. OF, PERTAINING TO, OR INHABITING THE SEA OR OCEAN FAR FROM LAND
Welcome to Pelagic Passion Fishing Charters Texas – we’re glad you’re here! At Pelagic Passion we know you have options when it comes to who gets to take you offshore fishing. So there’s something we’d like you to know. This isn’t just our business…we eat, sleep and breathe fishing…it truly is our PASSION! When we’re not offshore doing it, we’re thinking about doing it!!! In our opinion, nothing compares to a day (or two) on the water with friends and family in pursuit of whatever species gets your heart pumping. Let us share our passion with you! Come fishing with us on the Twisted Sisters – our beautiful, new, state-of-the-art 42’ Freeman (aka fishing machine). Our highly experienced captains and crew will help you make lasting memories and fulfill your fishing dreams!
CAPT DAVE AS A YOUNG BOY
Captain Dave always knew he wanted to spend his life on the water. His love of the ocean and his fishing roots run DEEP! He was raised in New England in a small town on Cape Cod, and was fortunate to grow up across the street from the local marina.
As a young “harbor rat,” he was captivated by the local commercial fishing and charter fleet. Eager to learn the ropes, Dave landed his first job on a charter boat at the age of 10. He spent the remainder of his childhood and teenage years fishing the Northeast, both commercially and chartering, for striped bass, bluefish, cod, haddock, bluefin, yellowfin and big eye tuna. At 21, Dave acquired his Charter Boat Captain License and was hired to run a local charter boat.
After graduating from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, he began working on U.S. flagged oil tankers and purchased a boat of his own shortly after. He spent many years shipping while continuing to operate a successful fishing business back home. By the time he turned 31, he had worked his way up the ranks and earned his first position as Captain aboard a 650 ft. oil tanker. He currently holds a USCG Unlimited Gross Ton Master License.
When a job opportunity became available in 2002, Dave moved to Texas and he’s been fishing the Gulf of Mexico waters ever since! He has won or placed in several different tournaments on the East Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico. With over 40 years of offshore fishing and boat handling experience, you can feel confident that your trip with Captain Dave will be safe, productive, memorable…and FUN!!!