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Rodney’s passion for fishing began at a young age, fishing the local ponds in Central Florida for bass and pan fish. The child of missionaries, he was able to fish in several great destinations around the world including the lush tropical shores of Belize. There he began his true love for the salt water lifestyle, catching Snook, Bonefish, Yellow Tall Snapper, and free diving for Conch and Lobsters.
Later he moved to eastern Pennsylvania, where Rainbow and Brown Trout were at the top of the list. Adapting to these completely different styles of fishing Rodney was able to bring his experience back to Central Florida where he’s competed on 3 separate Southern Kingfish tournament teams which brought him several times to the SKA Nationals. Rodney has been performing fishing seminars and clinics for several years for his sponsors, Rapala, Sufix, VMC Hooks, and Engel Deep Blue Coolers. He now fishes the local tournament scene in Port Canaveral, Florida, where he enjoys targeting some of his favorite bottom and pelagic species.
Scott Van de Houten
I was raised here in Central Florida and an avid fisherman my entire life. As a kid, I fished in the many lakes of Seminole County and when I got older started surf fishing. I got hooked on offshore fishing as a young adult and the rest is history. Trolling is my favorite but, I do love a good snapper bite. I scuba dive too but now more for pleasure than hunting with a spear gun. CFOA is a great family oriented club full of members that love to fish and willing to share their knowledge.
I am an Orlando area native and I have been fishing all of my life. I spent most of my time inshore fishing, however when the boat bug bit, we found ourselves venturing offshore as well. I joined CFOA with my wife Gina and sons Matt and Justin because it is a Family fishing club. We love hearing from the monthly speakers and learn new techniques from every meeting.
We like to fish the Ponce Inlet area either inshore or offshore. We target most saltwater species but favor Redfish, Kingfish and Dolphin. We are on the water every chance we get, and when the fish are not cooperating, we can be found at the best waterfront restaurants in Ponce Inlet and New Smyrna Beach.....look for the 21’ Scout CC named "PROFIT"
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I developed my passion for fishing growing up on the shores of Lake Erie with my parents who loved to fish and boat. My husband Bruce and I also fished the Chesapeake Bay for 30 years near our home in Severna Park, Maryland. Following retirement, we decided to move to Orlando area so we could continue our quest for fishing adventures in the ocean, Gulf, lagoons, rivers and lakes in our bay boat and kayaks. We are also enjoying passing on our love of fishing to our grandchildren. CFOA is a great family friendly fishing club. I enjoy meeting new fishing friends, listening to guest speakers to learn new techniques, going to club events and trips, and having a great time fishing with members who share the love of sportfishing.
Scott grew up fishing the waters around Merritt Island, FL. Starting at the age of 10 around the mangroves of Sykes Creek fishing for snook, reds, juvenile Tarpon, and trout, he quickly gained an obsession for the sport. He turned to the flats in the area of the banana and indian rivers fishing for the giant reds that abound in the area. From the flats, he started to look to the surf and rocks around Sebastian Inlet and Port Canaveral. There his favorite species to catch was snook.
He graduated to offshore fishing in the last 10 years and hasn't looked back. He and his wife have slowly learned the techniques to become successful from the green water to the blue.
Bill grew up in Orange Beach, AL son of Charter Boat Captain Roland Walker. That of course meant that Bill was a deckhand through his early years. They targeted all fish species but red snapper was their primary catch. During the winter they commercial fished for snapper and built artificial reefs. An example is the family car a 1957 Chevy passed downed through Bill’s brother to him, eventually became an artificial reef. Bill is retired from the Naval Reserves. His latest work has been as the visual engineer supporting the Navy’s Shiphandling, Navigation, and Seamanship Simulators.
Bill retired at the end of January and is looking forward to more fishing and diving. Look for him at the helm of a 26’ Pursuit Cuddy Cabin.