July 2020

Meet the Captains: Stacy Garbett

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: M.KAT Photography

Stacy Garbett
Palmetto Dunes Lagoon Charters
www.palmettolagooncharters.com

What is the most frequently asked question on your boat?
“What kind of bird is that?”

What is the hardest part of your job?
Hmmm. Catching fish. (Ha! Ha!)

What are you primarily fishing for in these lagoons?
Big redfish.

How long have you been a Charter Captain?
13 years.

Tell us about the strangest person that’s ever been on your boat?
I don’t know! You stumped me on that one.

How do you spend your free time?
I spend a lot of my days off on the water—and with my dog, Hunter.

What is your favorite part of the job?
Taking kids fishing. They love it!

What is one thing you always tell your customers out on the water?
Be safe; be careful!

How many charters do you generally do a day?
Three

What is the biggest fish you’ve ever caught?
An over 60-pound redfish.

What is your biggest fear out on the water?
Lightning!

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