Captain Bill Wert moved to Florida from his home state of Ohio after visiting the sunshine state on a scuba diving trip in the early 1970s. He spent the first few years living on a sailboat, and working as a sailboat mechanic in St Petersburg, Florida. In 1979, he settled in Islamorada, The Fishing Capital of the World, and not surprisingly caught the fishing bug shortly thereafter.
He’s been fishing professionally for over 20 years and loves to share his knowledge of the sport with his anglers. Sight fishing and casting for tarpon and snook are probably his favorite types of backcountry fishing, but his main goal is to help his anglers get the rods bent, no matter what it takes.
Thomas E. Whittingslow (Times of the Islands)
For a back-country experience, Captain Billy Wert takes small groups across Florida Bay through a miragelike archipelago of mangrove flats that surrounds the southern boundary of Everglades National Park. He’ll take you flying over waters where no one has been before. Bonefish, tarpon, and snook are the sought-after prizes…The experience would appeal to any Floridian’s amphibian psyche