Born and raised in South Florida, Captain Robert Schemmel began bass fishing the canals of Fort Lauderdale as a young boy. While others were playing in the streets, Robert was mastering his fishing skills. In 2000, during a chance meeting on a visit to Homestead, he was offered an opportunity to commercial fish with another captain. This is where his love for the ocean truly began. Robert spent all of his available time traveling from Ft. Lauderdale to commercial fish off the coast of the Florida Keys, learning the numerous techniques to catch many different species of fish. After years of dedication to commercial fishing, he relocated to Homestead and decided to acquire his captainÂÂÂs license allowing him to share his passion with others. This is where the adventures beganÂÂÂ
Captain Robert Schemmel has taken anyone from the experienced fishermen to first timers who have never fished a day in their lives. Each and every time the experience has always been an adventure. His knowledge of fishing allows him to adapt to any situation, making every trip a fun filled-time for everyone involved. The Florida Keys, stretching 120 miles from the mainland of South Florida, are bordered by the Gulf of Mexico with patch reefs on the west, while having the only living coral barrier reef in the United States on the east providing a variety of options for fishing. On a typical day trip off the coast of the Florida Keys, you could be 20 miles offshore in depths of 1000 feet or more catching tuna, dolphin (mahi-mahi), wahoo or various deep water species. A day spent on the reef located just 5 miles from the coast could result in a great dinner catch of yellow tail, mangrove snapper or grouper, just to name a few. For those looking to pull on something with some weight behind it, there is always the opportunity to catch a shark or even a tarpon.