Captain Mark A. Benson grew up in Orlando fishing, swimming and boating the lakes, creeks and coastal waters with his father. Mark’s interest in fishing has taken him around the world – from the Bahamas and the Virgin Islands in the warm Caribbean to the icy snowmelt waters of British Columbia and New Zealand. He has stalked German brown trout in their birthplace, chased “rainbows” from the Appalachian Mountains to the Rockies and fought sharks off the mid-Atlantic coast. Mark has fly-fished remote, high mountain streams in Asia for gobies, and the deep blue waters of Central America for marlin. Yet his true passions remain the stalking of tailing redfish and bonefish in Florida’s shallow coastal waters and large mouth bass, deep in freshwater swamps.
Mark actively supports local, state and national fishing organizations that responsibly promote the sport and the stewardship of our natural resources. He is a 2015 and 2016 recipient of the International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF) President's Pin. Mark has been featured nationally and internationally in dozens of articles in multiple publications and on the radio and in television.