Episode 65: Capt. Randy Towe – Multifaceted Fisherman
At ten years of age, Randy Towe started building a fishing life for himself when his mother wouldn’t buy him a fishing rod, instead she bought him the parts to build one. This became a catalyst for his successful life on the water. Most anglers or guides gravitate to the offshore chase or the skinnier backcountry shallows or the oceanside flats. The latter two being the same.
This is Pandora’s box of the Florida Keys. The options are extensive with a plethora of fish to pursue, and Randy wanted it all! The effort to excel at just one kind of fishing takes a lifetime to refine, yet Randy defied the odds and became one of only a few guides to win major offshore tournaments as well as one of the biggest tarpon fly tournaments six times. His offshore prowess was just as impressive, winning major marlin, sailfish, and swordfish tournaments.
Randy’s spectrum of knowledge is mind boggling. Aside from all these great wins he also built his own offshore boat in his backyard. I’ve competed against Randy in many tournaments over the years and must say, he was not only one of the greats, but one of the guys in the room you liked to hang with.
On today’s podcast we visit with one of the Florida Keys’ greatest fisherman!
We hope you enjoy….