Cape Canaveral, Florida
|Sportsman Classification: Professional|
|Fisherman, 33 years|
Hello, my name is Chris Cameron. I'm the owner and operator of Fired Up Fishing Charters out of Port Canaveral in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Whether you're just surfing the web for information on deep sea fishing or your ready to actually book a trip, One of the most frequent things people always seem to inquire about is the captain of the vessel they will be on. As I prepared to write this page, I asked myself this, "what would I want to know about the captain and operator of a fishing charter business?" The answer was simple; as much as possible. Well, I'm not going to bore you with every single detail of my past, (that might be too dangerous :) but I will tell you this: From as long as I can remember, I was on the water fishing. was born in Seaford, New York, a small town on the south shore of Long Island on June 21st, 1976. Some of my fondest memories of growing up was learning and spending time fishing with my father and grandfather. I was always fishing!! But that wasn't enough for me, day or night, rain and sometimes even snow, I was fishing. If my parents couldn't find me, they usually knew to come look for me hanging on my homemade platform attached to one of the bridges over the waterway leading out to the Atlantic. I remember nights my mom would bring me hot chocolate while I was fishing, thanks mom! During the summer breaks from school, I got a job at a local bait shop where I was able to meet a lot of the local fishermen and get the inside scoop on where the fish were and many times I was even able to tell them where to go for the fish! I learned about the many different baits, fishing knots, lures, terminology, and anything else fishing related. Working in the bait shop was definitely the break I needed but this summer job only lasted a couple years and then came high school graduation. What was I going to do next with my life? I thought long and hard but the answer wasn't difficult. I loved the water and I had a deep passion for our country which I felt I needed to serve like so many people before me. So came the United States Navy! Here I was in 1994, an 18 year old kid getting ready to leave home for a minimum 4 year stint which, believe it or not, actually turned into eight years. I was trained as an aviation mechanic and was assigned to various ships and aircraft carriers and was able to travel to many different countries around the world And yes, I was still able to fish while in different ports or away on leave. Fishing remained my passion and I knew someday I would be a professional fisherman. After my eight years of Navy life, I moved to Orlando, Florida where I began fishing the waters of East Central Florida, more particulary, Port Canaveral and the Cocoa Beach area. I worked as the mate on one of the top offshore boats in Cape Canaveral for a few years and gained a wealth of knowledge which helped prepare me for my Coast Guard Captain's license which I've had for 8 years now. When I'm not fishing, I’m a full time Firefighter/Paramedic with the fire department, a job I love and find very rewarding. Plus you can't beat the schedule, 24hrs on and 48hrs off, plenty of time for fishing!
Thanks for your interest in Fired Up Charters deep sea fishing florida. I hope I was able to give you a little insight into me. My goal is to take guests fishing at an affordable and fun filled day on the Florida Fishing charters. Please view the rest of my website and feel free to email me with any questions you may have. Thank you! Also check out the new sister site, www.sharkfishingcocoabeach.com Fired Up Charters Shark Trips Fishing.