Captain Michelle is the owner of Short Rigger Tackle. All lures are handcrafted in South Carolina with all USA made products.
Captain Bailey Griffis
Capt. Bailey grew up fishing in Steinhatchee, FL. I moved to the area a year ago, when my parents pursued their dreams of building a marina and resort. The more time on the water I spent, the more I fell in love, and decided to pursue a future in at as a USCG Master Captain at 20 years old. My company, Flip Your Bails Chartering Services will be launching in June, and I will be offering scalloping charters, as well as inshore and offshore for red snapper and gag grouper season. When I’m not on the water, I’m working with my parents involving marine management. I have a passion for anything that has to do with the water, and can’t wait to see where the future takes me.
Captain Mike “Slick” Dupree
Capt. Slick grew up hunting and fishing all over the state of NC. From bass tournaments to inshore redfish tournaments as well as King Mackerel tournaments. Slick eventually made his way offshore chasing Pelagics and in most recent years, has honed in on slow trolling for Wahoo. Well known for Wahoo fishing, Slick runs “X~Rayted Fishing Team” and fishes out of Cape Pointe Marina located on Harkers Island, NC. He is also the Captain of Lone Wolf Sportfishing located in Town Creek Marina, in Beaufort NC.
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Jr. Angler Matthew Fletcher
Matthew began fishing at 2 years old, unknown to him he already had a Lifetime Sportsman’s License for Florida since he was 2 months old! He started out fishing for pinfish and now that he is 7 years old he still loves to go catch pinfish. At 4 years old Matthew went on a redfish trip and we had just pulled back to an idle in the canal, I was starting to get our bait together and Matthew says, “Dad im on” he had baited his hook while I was slowing down and cast and hooked a nice redfish all on his own…it was impressive. At age 5 Matthew began tournament kingfishing with Hooked Up Fishing Team. In 2018, he won first place Junior Angler as well as 1st Place SKA Jr Angler for King Mackerel in the Flora-Bama Rodeo, Pensacola Bud Light, and was the top SKA Jr Anger for the Alabama Deep Sea Rodeo. He capped off 2018 at nationals in Morehead City by taking home SKA Div 7 1st place Jr Angler. In 2019, Matthew took first place Jr Angler in the Pensacola Bud Light and the Rag Tag tourney which captured the 2019 SKA Div 7 Top Jr Angler, SO at 6 yrs old he was back to back 1st place Jr Angler for SKA Division 7. Outside of SKA competition Matthew also enjoys fishing local rodeos such as the Gulf Breeze Optimist Rodeo and the Gulf Breeze Sertoma Rodeo. No matter if its the fresh water by our house or the oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, he always has a rod in his hand and fishing on mind