About Bart

Your guide to the fishing adventure of a lifetime: Bart Swab

Bart Swab is a licensed and insured guide with a lifetime experience fishing the coastal waters of the Sunshine State. A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, Bart grew up fishing the Loxahatchee River with his family for snook, tarpon. After relocating to Northeast Florida in 2001, Bart discovered that kayaks (which have a draft of about three inches) were the best way to quietly approach fish in the shallow waters of the area’s marshes and tidal pools.

Bart’s love of fishing comes from his father, who also instilled in him the importance of preserving the environment for future fisherman. It was the pursuit of these values that led Bart to complete the Florida Coastal Master Naturalist Program offered by the University of Florida, a hands-on course and environmental conservation.

When you fish with Bart, his love for conservation will be apparent. From the use of circle hooks with bait, to the gentle handling of large breeding fish, Bart‘s passion for passing on his love of the outdoors to others will be very evident. Catch Photo Release is encouraged to ensure the resources for the next generations of anglers. If you’re looking for a good dinner from your catch, Bart has the amenities to fillet and package your fish.

The 411 on Bart!

•Licensed fisherman in the state of Florida
•Insured and bonded by charter Lakes Insurance
•National kayak fishing tournament competitor
•A lifetime of experience fishing Florida’s waters
•Completed University of Florida’s Coastal Master Naturalist Program
•Volunteered time for Heroes on the Water and several other community organizations
•Jackson Kayaks factory staff and fishing team (working closely with Jackson Kayak in future product development)
•NRS fishing team
YakAttack fishing team
•Featured Guide on Bright House Sports Network with Glen Pla
•Featured angler on the Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons on Fox Network
•Host of Snooktopia (a yearly kayak fishing get together)
• Spent 26 days kayak fishing the entire St. Johns River

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