My name is Captain Tom Fredrickson born in Natick, Mass. I lived there until I was 9 years old, then one day my parents packed up the family car and moved to sunny south Florida, Ft. Lauderdale, [thank god]!!

Growing up down there was totally different from the north but it did not take me long to adapt, I was fishing and surfing every spare minute I had when I wasn't working. My parents owned and operated the Green Lantern Motel in Lauderdale By The Sea.

It sure was great being 1 block from the beach, needless to say I felt as though I was the luckiest guy on earth!! We had a 32' Offshore sport fishing boat [The Flying Cloud] and fished all the time. In 1963 my mom Mary Fredrickson won the ladies division of the Bahia Mar Blue Marlin tournament and in 1960 my father in law, Captain Bill Benson won the whole tournament. So it is safe to say fishing runs in my blood. I have been fishing the Treasure Coast area since I moved here, married my childhood sweetheart and raised my family in 1975. We feel truly blessed to have remained in this paradise [Vero Beach] and feel proud to call it home. Every day on the water is a totally new and exciting adventure never knowing what you will see or end up with on the other end of your fishing line. So come book the trip of a life time and have an adventure you may not soon forget.

Captain Tom Fredrickson


Hello Tom; 8/25/2010

Thanks for the photos. They will afford some treasured memories for us. Thank you for a very memorable day on the lagoon. Both Gene and I had a terrific day and we really appreciated your ability in chasing down that tarpon. I'm sure there will be many stories told over the years about the hookup, the chase and the final break off. I hope to call on you in the near future to take advantage of your guide services again.

Best Regards,
Gene Desposito
Vero Beach Fl.
Buffalo NY.

Dear Captain Tom, March 9th 2011

I just wanted to write to you to thank you so much for the great trip. When my husband told me we were going fishing, to tell you the truth, I didn't want to go, and I didn't think I would have any fun. Little did I know, I would love it, Learn so much about the wonderful marine life, And even catch some fish.  As you saw my husband, Bob was in seventh heaven! The rest of our vacation was a blast and I attribute it to the wonderful time we had on the first day with you.

Thanks again.

Cindy P. from Duluth, Minnesota

Captain Tom, 3/24/11

What a great day for me and my nine year old twins. Harry and Sam spent yesterday saying, "Captain Tom is really a nice guy", and bragging about catching more fish than me. You really knew how to make it fun for them, of course, none of us expected to catch 46 fish in 3 hours - fantastic - you really knew all the right spots!! Were already planning our trip for next year.

Thanks again for everything.

New York City

Capt. Tom; 4/25/11

Thanks so much. We couldn't have had a better fishing trip! Everything was perfect, including the fish. The redfish with the Paul Prudhome's as you recommended, was excellent. We hope to be down this summer and will certainly give you a call.

Thanks again.

Austin P. Henry
Pittsburg PA.

Hello Tom; 4/22/11

Thank you for another great day of fishing on the Indian River Lagoon. I have been fishing the lagoon with guides for over 15 years and you stand out above the rest. My son, Andy, remarked about how well you knew the waters, constantly putting us where the fish were and how attentive you were during the day. One could not ask for a better day of fishing and "catching". I'll call you when my other son comes to visit. He would love to duplicate the day we had with you last year!

Best Regards
Gene Desposito

Capt. Tom; 10/31/11

Been meaning to send you a thank you and report since i've been back. Trey and I really enjoyed our time on the water with you Capt.! Trey finished T-29th in the tournament.

Thanks again;

Capt. Tom; 11/17/11

I enjoyed your instruction, patience, and encouragement. I look forward to bringing my children to fish on your boat!!

Best regards - Will
Dallas, Texas

Captain Tom: 8/9/13

Just wanted to drop you a line{pun intended} and say thanks for a great trip!! The new location is so convenient--the boat was super clean as always and you ordered up a great day of fishing. Diane and I added it up and we know we caught over 30 fish in four hours. While she reminded me that she caught--the first,the biggest,the smallest the most and the only two fish we kept to eat--we both had a great time. That 8# Redfish tasted so good--grilled,blackened,and fried--just like you recommended Pls. shoot those pics over to me--we look forward to seeing you soon. Let us know when you are down our way!!

Fish on!!
Dave and Diane Brigman​

Captain Tom,


Thanks so much for taking Heidi and me out last Friday.  We had a great time. I know Heidi was a little reluctant to go out fishing, but she admitted that she had a great time. You really helped both of us to be successful. Plus it was a huge treat to see sharks, dolphins and a manatee while out with you.

We also really enjoyed our air boat ride. Captain Bob said that you made a great cast and fought a great fight to land your trophy gator. His tour was also a blast.

I hope that your visit with your friend was good, and that he is comforted by your presence.

Michael Weisman

Midwest Regional Sales Manager