A little bit about me, Capt. Rob Modys.
I grew up in Clearwater and started fishing the beaches there in 1959. I spent six years in the US Coast Guard in the early 70’s, and later owned and operated a business or two in Kentucky. I eventually made my way back to Florida’s east coast in the early 90’s. I started a charter fishing business in 2000 and fished Biscayne Bay, the upper Florida Keys and then migrated to Florida’s Southwest coast. There I charter fished from Boca Grande south to the Ten Thousand Islands, focusing mainly on Pine Island Sound, Matlacha Pass and Estero Bay.
I taught fishing classes for Collier County Adult Education and Bass Pro Shops. I also hosted my own fishing radio show, Reel Talk Radio, for a little over ten years on ESPN Southwest Florida radio and I’ve fished tournaments and worked the fishing seminar trail. I was finally forced to throw in the towel and retire a few years ago to fight a persistent case of cancer. I’m doing much better, but the fight continues.
My wife, JoNell, and I recently moved back to Fort Lauderdale where I continue to fish, kayak and beach as often as possible. Retirement has provided me the time to finally write the book my fishing class and radio fans have long requested. What I Know About Fishing Southwest Florida has been published and is now available for purchase on Amazon. Both book and Kindle versions are available.