Captain Scott's passion is chasing Trophy Walleye on Lake Erie and watching the tail-walking antics of steelhead. He really enjoys taking other folks out fishing and teaching them all the aspects of fishing this big lake.
The captain is a bit of a geek too and likes his electronics, as you can see from the electronics listed on the Gear page. The Privateer is arguably the most high-tech outfitted charter fishing boat on Erie. We are also involved in the process of developing the next generation sport fishing gear and electronics under our privately held company Privateer Sports.
Captain Scott is USCG licensed captain, Ohio licensed guide, fully insured, and owner of the Privateer.
Email Stephen if you have any questions.
Brett first fished the Privateer late in the 2013 season. I invited him to join me on a "self" fishing day with plans to stock my own freezer with walleye as I had fished all season for clients and had not kept a single fish for myself. Brett was so impressive running gear that I asked him if he would be willing to fill-in first mate when Jonah had to go back to college or needed a day off. It is very evident that Brett has quite a bit of Lake Erie experience and is one of the fastest and most efficient folks I have ever seen running big-water gear on Erie.
2016 update: Brett has been spending quite a bit of time in the offseason fishing in sunny Florida while the rest of the Privateer team is freezing somewhere North of that warm state. Ultimately this will be to the benefit to all of us, as guess where Privateer is looking to expand when the great lakes get too cold for our tastes...
2015 update: Brett has received his USCG Captain license and will captain the Privateer when the owner (Capt. Stephen) needs a day off. (yes, a day "off" from fishing...)
Jonah has been fishing since he was old enough to hold a fishing pole - which was very early - since he is the captain's son. For his age, he has quite a variety of fishing experience ranging from saltwater out of the Oregon Inlet, North Carolina to the Florida Keys through freshwater including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Tennessee. His largest fish to date is a 150-pound Goliath Grouper in the Keys. Jonah is "fishing" his way through college working on the Privateer. He is presently studying Business at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Fishing is a great summer job, however it is also quite a bit of work with few days off, very early mornings, and a demanding captain that he can't get away from.
Jonah has started to use that Business education to expand the reach of Privateer Sport Fishing into other areas of social media and varying marketing venues. Yes, he has finally succeeded in convincing the old man to do FaceBook and Twitter. He is also contributing to the new print marketing efforts and new crew gear merchandise that will appear for the 2016 season. He has also started to analyze the effectiveness of our varying marketing and sales methods to see which are the most effective in reaching you.