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Captain Rich Smith TarponCaptain Rich Smith is a South Florida native born and raised fishing guide. Over the years Rich has gathered a wealth of knowledge of the vast marine life and old Florida history. His love for fishing started at an early age fishing with his Dad from just about any location imaginable. Bridges, canals, boats, and beaches, no matter the location or what they caught it was always about the time and experience together that made each trip an unforgettable Angling Adventure.

Today you can find Rich guiding full time from Miami to Key West about 300 trips a year. Based out of Duck Key in the middle Florida Keys he trailers both of his boats to wherever the fish may be during that time of year. He is patient with all levels of fisherman and loves to teach people that want to learn how to become a better fisherman. “For me fishing has always been something I love. I live for those car rides home where everyone has a little grin and is speechless because they can’t believe what just happened on the water earlier that day.”

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Captain Rich Smith : Television Appearances

Addictive Fishing Television Show: Biscayne Bay Bonefish

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Appeared on Addictive Fishing Television show 2006. Fished in Miami’s Biscayne Bay for Bonefish and Snook. To Watch a Clip Click Here





Sport Fishing Television Show: Everglades Magic With Flip Pallot

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Guided Flip Pallot and Mike Mazur from Fly Fishing in Saltwaters Magazine in the Florida Everglades. Flip is a living fishing legend and was the host of Walker’s Cay Chronicles Television Show. This time he was filling in as host of the Sport Fishing Television Show. During the show we caught Tarpon, Snook, and several other species on fly and spin.




Addictive Fishing Television Show: Everglades Snook Fishing

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Host Capt. Blair Wiggins came back a second time to film Everglades Snook Fishing out of Flamingo. We used light tackle spinning rods and DOA Shrimp to entice large Snook from the mangrove edges. It’s always a great time filming with Blair. We really do have a ball. To watch the video click here



Bass 2 Billfish Television Show: Ryan’s Wish – Everglades Snook

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Host Peter Miller, Chrissy Wejebe from the Spanish Fly Foundation, and The Make A Wish Foundation coordinate granting Ryan his wish to fish in the Florida Keys. We ventured into the backcountry Everglades in search of Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, and whatever the day would bring. To Watch Click Here




Bass 2 Billfish Television Show: Florida Keys Shark & Grouper

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Peter Miller came down for a second time to fish with me out of Marathon, Fl. We fished for Goliath Grouper, Sharks, Jacks, and Barracuda’s to put one heck of a show together out of Hawk’s Cay Resort. To Watch Click Here





NBC’s Today Show Segment With River Monster’s Tv Show

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The crew from Discover Channel and the host of River Monster’s television show Jeremy Wade came down to Islamorada in the Florida Keys to film an 8 minute segment “The day in the life of Jeremy Wade in search for River Monsters.” We fished for several species of fish in the Florida Bay backcountry behind Islamorada.


Captain Rich Smith : Magazine Appearances

Saltwater Sportsman Magazine May 2011

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Article In Brazilian Magazine Pesca & Companhia

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Sport Fishing Magazine June 2007

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Published Book Appearance In Do It Yourelf Bonefishing

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Published Book Appearance Compass Of My Soul

By Matt Reinemo

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Miami Herald Tarpon Season Article

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Miami Herald Guide For Kids Day Article

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Outdoor Florida Magazine August 2007

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Bass Pro Shops Catalog Appearances

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Gaff Magazine Appearances

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