Dale Perez is in his 54th year as a fishing guide. He was born to compete with a life filled of sports, but gravitated to baseball where he eventually played in the big leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Socks, and the Minnesota Twins. Sliding into second base he tore the ligaments in his knee and a new career in fishing was born.
He was always driven to high standards and as a tarpon guide, he hit his longest home run catching two great world record Tarpon with the iconic Tom Evans. But as much as he’s known for his tarpon prowess, his anglers have caught an amazing 869 permit on fly! At his spry age of 74, he still has an insatiable level of passion for this sport that keeps him young at heart.
I fished two Gold Cup’s with Dale and find myself spending hours with him talking about the second passion dear to both of us – Bowhunting! You’ll have to look long and hard to find a more serious, driven man. Dale Perez has a career that is well known in our world. Thanks so much for coming on, Dale!