Captain Mike Silva
I was about four when I was handed my first fishing rod, and it didn’t take long before I knew I was hooked for life. Born and raised in Northern California, I grew up close to the sea, waking to fog horns sounding off in the distance, and a brisk salty breeze out my door. I spent my childhood fishing various lakes, rivers, and bays that surrounded me. I love the places fishing has taken me, and the people I’ve met along the way. I moved down to Southern California about 20 years ago to ditch the fog and never looked back. Thanks to the area’s mild climate, I find myself fishing all year long. The saltwater fishery here is truly a gift. There is always something amazing to target in every season! I’ve picked up a variety of tactics throughout the years and worked hard at perfecting my craft. My passion for the ocean is strong, it’s simply filled with amazing sights. As a Coast Guard certified captain, I’ve navigated inner and outer waterways all along America’s west coast in vessels from 20-100ft. I often find myself in a front-row seat to unforgettable moments unraveling right before my eyes. It brings me great joy to show, and share, my knowledge of fishing with all who join me on an ocean exploration. Whether we are fishing the local kelp beds for calico and yellowtail or shooting offshore in search of tuna and other big game, every trip is a chance for an adventure. The main objectives of any of my outings are the safety of all my passengers and crew and the pursuit of a memorable day. ‘Sea’ you on the water!