In Florida, there are “guides,” then there are guides who catch fish. Capt. Emilio Gonzalez would be the latter. This guy has shown he has a knack for not just catching, but also for putting people on real trophies. We are stoked to include him in one of guide spotlights.
NAME: Emilio Gonzalez
LOCATION: West Palm Beach, Florida
SPECIALTY: Customized offshore, inshore and freshwater fishing trips targeting multiple species.
BOAT SPECS (ALL BOATS): I run two boats, to cover all fishing scenarios:
- 2022 Ocean Master 29’ for offshore fishing
- 2016 Ranger Phantom 16’8” for inshore and freshwater
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED: I got started at a young age. My father would take me out fishing offshore and I would fish the canals in my neighborhood, chasing largemouth and peacock bass. Ever since then, my passion has grown.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN GUIDING IN YOUR AREA: 3 years
CLAIM TO FAME: Catching big fish offshore, inshore and freshwater
SEASONALITY: Mutton snapper, snook, grouper, largemouth bass and peacock bass year-round
GENERAL AVAILABILITY: Anytime
Capt. Emilio Gonzalez
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Instagram – @Capt_emiliogonzalez