~Captain Jason Basler ~
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Jason began fishing on Lake Erie at the age of 5. Growing up in Ohio allowed him the opportunity to fish for perch and walleye on Lake Erie, bass in local lakes, salmon and trout in rivers and streams from Ohio to New York and northern pike across the lake in Canada.
Having learned bridge as a teenager, Jason traveled the world both around the United States and multiple countries abroad to compete in Junior International bridge tournaments, having won a few along the way.
He continues to travel and follow his passions including, concerts, camping, hunting, fishing, great food and meeting new people.
Jason worked with his family in the construction industry for 5 years then followed one of his passions into the food and service industry where he owned, operated and managed multiple successful restaurants in Ohio and Islamorada.
As the opportunity arose to learn from one of the premier backcountry captains in the world, Jason has been learning and fishing the backcountry with Captain Mike Patterson for a few years. He has also spent time fishing the reef, offshore and deep dropping for swordfish. Jason also specializes in family fun trips that include fishing, sightseeing and snorkeling.