in Jacksonville, Florida
CAPTAIN VIC is a UNITED STATES COAST GUARD licensed Captain & Certified by the International Game Fish Association. "The first Captain in Jacksonville, Florida to be Certified by the IGFA ", and currently one of only two IGFA Certified Captains in Jacksonville. There are over 375 in 42 countries and 40 U.S. States. He is listed on their web site, listed on their 'touch screen' in the Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum and appear in their 2002 thru 2014 World Record Books.
TIME GUIDE, (one of only a few "full time" Guides
in Jacksonville). He's a shallow water light
tackle specialist, a native Floridian that was born in
Jacksonville and has fished these same local waters for over 55 years now. Captain
Vic is a 4th generation Northeast Florida Tison, a
co-host of WBOB's 'Still Just Fishing' Radio Show each and every Saturday morning
from 6:00 to 8:00 AM. He's the Regional
Director for the Florida Guides Association,
of the National Association Of Charterboat Operators and a Member of the
American Professional Captain's Association.
His father, Arthur Tison, born in Jacksonville in 1916, grew up here and fished here all of his life as well as Captain Vic's grandfather growing up fishing here all his life AND his father fishing here before it was even named Jacksonville. Arthur taught Vic how and where to fish and let him navigate the boat at an early age to learn currents, tides, wind and anchoring situations. By age 12 Vic knew where to go to catch what, how to anchor in different wind & tide conditions & how to line up with landmarks to be in the exact spots before there were depth finders or fish finders. People used to call him the "River Rat". You know the old saying, "give a man a fish and you feed him for a day..... teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime". "I remember my father saying that while teaching me how to fish. He'd say to me, "son, if you learn how to catch plenty of fish you & your family will never go hungry."
"Retired after 30 years in construction, I have wanted to be a Fishing Guide for most of that time. I enjoy watching the thrill and excitement of people's faces when they are fighting a nice fish. Especially novices who think they can't catch much. I love teaching the how to's and what for's and then watch as someone has listened and it pays off."
"Thank you dad, for teaching me. A part of you will always be with me when I'm on the water."
Captain Vic knows where all the sand bars, oyster beds, drop-offs, rock ledges, deep holes, feeding spots and spawning grounds are located in the Northeast Florida waterways.
He has successfully completed numerous boating safety courses.
REMEMBER... WHEN YOU WANT TO FISH... JUST CALL... VIC...2...FISH
( 904 ) 699-2285 OR Vic2fish@aol.com