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The Siesta Key Fishing Center is owned and operated by Joe, Deborah, Kristin and Alex Bernhard.
Joe and his wife Deborah have determined that their favorite working situation is to take people fishing, so he and Deborah and their children (Kristin and Alex), opened the Siesta Key Fishing Center to do just that, take people fishing.  While Joe operates the boats, Deborah (who was a small business operator turned stay at home mom), and Kristin (who is enrolled in college but as of yet has not decided on a career), answer the phone calls, answer emails, take reservations, clean the boats, take care of all the day to day activities that are involved with running a "mom and pop" business. Believe it or not Deborah and Kristin even help clean the fish.  Alex is now in college.  Alex works on the boats with Joe as a mate when he is not in school.  Alex is saving all of his tip money for college. Tom Taylor is our full time first mate. Tom's duties include basically everything that happens on the boat. Tom is eager to ensure that you have a fantastic time while fishing with us.

Joe grew up commercially fishing on the west coast of Florida where he became a marine law enforcement officer (game warden), operating police patrol boats and enforcing wildlife regulations. Joe also obtained his United States Coast Guard Captains License and is a certified law enforcement scuba diver.  During his 25 year career he has also worked on and captained commercial fishing boats, private charter boats, party boats, sightseeing boats, parasail boats and dive boats.  Joe has a fishing / boating background on the west coast of Florida that is amazing. He has worked in the fishing industry on all sides and from all perspectives. Having this experience along with taking 1000's of people fishing and catching 1000's of fish assures that not only will you catch fish but you will be fishing with a captain that puts safety above everything else.

Joe, Deborah, Kristin and Alex will do their best to make sure you have a fantastic time while fishing with them.  Please call them at 941-809-5393 if you have any questions or to make a reservation.