Episode 52: Capt. Andrew Bostick – The Gladesmen
Andrew’s relationship with the Everglades began before his first screams as a baby were heard. Back when the land was free with the long lost term of homesteading, Bostick’s ancestors staked their claim in the Marco Island area in the late 1800’s. Their rugged life simulated the labyrinth waterways of the nearby 10,000 islands, which would eventually become Andrew’s sanctuary and office. Andrew’s dad, Curtis, was a fisherman and introduced his young son to that tug at the end of the string which eventually inspired Andrew to greatness on the ESPN Redfish Tour. He and his two different teammates, Mark Miller and Mark Sepe, were an ominous threat for ten years, winning the overall title once and team of the year three times. They always finished in the top five, ultimately pocketing close to $750,000.
Bostick’s demeanor is humble and kind, unlike the inner fire it took to push as hard and fast as he did to win on tour. When I first fished with Andrew I was blown away. Now at 58 years old, I see a man who has refined his craft to an art form.
I’ve fished with guides around the world for 40 years, and I can count on one hand the guides that are comparable to this subtle giant. He’s not only a fishing genius, but his friendship is just as large.
I love this man and I hope you do too…