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About Fish Like Us

OUR MISSION: We act courageously to achieve angling goals that strengthen the health of our clients and protect the integrity of the water so future generations can Fish Like Us!

OVERVIEW:
  • Fish Like Us was formed out of a passion for the wilderness and the rewards of spending time in nature. 
  • After observing the effects of nature, we identified an opportunity to enrich peoples lives and steward the water through fishing. 
  • Located at the mouth of Tampa Bay, we service the southwest zone of Florida.
  • With two people in the crew, we act with courage to ensure our patrons experience the same knowledge, ability and equipment that aids us in achieving our angling goals. 
  • We understand that time spent fishing develops skills, improves health, and strengthens human bonds resulting in empowered youth, proud parents, and physical/spiritual growth. 
  • We are elated to offer quality Fishing Lessons for ages 3+ that are remarkably fun!

AUTHENTICITY:
Our fishing lessons take place in locations that are convenient for our clients. We have the desire to travel to new locations and apply the principles of FishLikeUs to any water we encounter. We recognize that people want to go fishing but often lack the time, knowledge and equipment that catching fish safely requires. We differentiate our service by offering fishing lessons close to your location so you can repeat the process without us.

We choose to run our charters from land and kayak for the unrivaled intimacy that comes from being close to the action with as little foreign vibration possible. Furthermore, we designed these lessons to be life changing, full of firsts, and remarkably fun!

We offer a filmed documentary of the lesson to add value to the time spent with FishLikeUs so you can keep your hands on the rod, and off the camera.

We realize that not all people can afford our service and make it a point share our knowledge by volunteering at youth camps/events and publishing a YouTube channel full of our adventures and lessons. 

MEET ERIK:
I started fishing at age 3, I was hooked. I spent hours tying knots and slicing my hands in my fillet chores as the years progressed. I spent decades fishing, trudging through the disappointment of not catching, and correcting my mistakes. I came to rely upon the mentors and comrades that crossed my path and to this day spend my personal time fishing.  

The ritual of fishing is one that is burned deep into our species. After careful observation and diligent experimentation I have come to conclude that there are few catalysts that can better set a human up for physical and spiritual growth the way fishing can.

In 2015 I passed required exams to assure my expertise in the laws of the sea by becoming a Federal Captain. Having fished across the USA and chartered boats abroad, I am passionate about innovating and assuring fish like us.   

From bait to plate, there is a principle of nature that is begging for our attention. All we have to do is recognize the pattern. At Fish Like Us we have the desire, ability and equipment to make that recognition remarkably fun!

MEET JANEL:
There are few activities that dissolve barriers while adding perspective the way fishing does. Its simplicity creates community as we come together with a common goal.
As a freelance writer/blogger I learn what it takes to be a "Fisherman’s Wife," while documenting what I can. I greet each day in anticipation for the next adventure knowing it will make me stronger.

Spending time in nature, learning new skills, sharing good food, and living life authentically adds value to each story. Meeting new people and making fish stories gifts creates lasting memories.

As a Certified Nutritional Therapist I can attest that our best medicine is growing around us. I am thankful for the opportunity to spend my time and attention sharing this experience with those who follow us.

“Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for life.” -Maimonides