Our Dedicated Staff
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Bob Martin is the original proprietor of the Dogfish Tackle Company. In 1985, he took his passion for fishing and opened the store to help others foster their passion as well. Bob designed our original Dogfish Stik, which has become a favorite rod of many professional and recreational anglers alike. He is truly a tackle pioneer!
Dave Bayes has led Team Dogfish for over 20 years. As the managing partner, he has grown the store and its team to be the best on the West Coast of Florida! Dave has also been successful on the water as a perennial contender in the Kingfish tournament scene. He offers local anglers expert advice and fishing knowledge, and is well known for his custom Kingfish Rigs. But, it's Dave’s genuine personality and special ability to make every customer important that are his greatest assets to Dogfish. Dave has created our amazing customer service based business with a premium inventory selection.
As the store manager at Dogfish Tackle, Joe offers every customer his knowledge from personal on-the-water experience. He began fishing in grade school, plucking Pompano from the water off the piers at Ft. Desoto. What started as a boyhood obsession has become his life's passion. He is now an accomplished inshore and offshore angler, as well as a respected diver and spear fisherman. His friendly and helpful approach is the Dogfish way!
Colton is our assistant manager who fishes as much as possible both inshore and on our local piers. He began fishing as a tot with his family in their boat, and has been hooked ever since. As he grew, Colton learned how to fish the Redington Pier for big Snook, Kingfish, and Tarpon. He also loves to big bass fish, and especially enjoys catching them on top water plugs. Colton is continually on the water gaining more fishing knowledge to better assist our customers.
Adam has a definite passion for the great outdoors. He began fishing as a kid, catching bass in lakes all across the state of Florida. As he grew, so did the fish he caught! He developed a knack for catching big snook and tarpon using heavy spinning tackle. Now, he is great at throwing jigs in passes around bridges. Come meet Adam and learn all that he has to teach.
Ben began fishing at a young age. He often caught grouper, cobia, and snapper offshore. As he got older, he ventured into flats fishing and fishing residential docks and dock lights. Ben also began to do his own DIY projects on his personal boats. He started off with simple tasks, such as replacing pumps and switches, and then ventured into more and more complicated projects including everything from fiber glass repair to a full rewire. Ben is also a very accomplished diver with many dives under his belt. So, come see Ben with any questions from inshore fishing techniques to fixing electrical gremlins!