The first time I met Mark Krowka was in the 80’s in Ft. Lauderdale when he was honing his craft in the Hot Water Canal, New River, and Biscayne Bay. It was home to large tarpon, jack crevalle, barracuda, and snook.
He was a man of few words but carried a large presence. Soon, he was gone – chasing a bigger playground in the Keys – less people and more fish. As a young man his focus was lazar sharp and it was here in the Purple Isle, Islamorada, where it would hit its mark.
Decades later, Mark has amassed more shallow water victories than anyone, fly or spin, Mark has won almost all of them and a multiple of times. His record is a Hall of Fame nomination in any sport. His knowledge of currents, edges, and flats extend from Palm Beach to Key West and out to the Gulf’s edge. His instincts and knowledge are legendary, no GPS – nor tide chart, pitch dark or high sun Mark is unstoppable. He and his anglers have caught 770 grand slams and still counting.
No one takes their craft more seriously than Mark Krowka. 24/7 he is true to his mission; to be the best he can be. We all know he has super powers. Who knows where they come from, but they are there.
In this episode, we chat about big Islamorada bonefish, his thoughts on carcass fishing, and the crazy things he sees hovering in the air at zero dark thirty. Don’t miss what Mark has to say.