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About Captain Dan Dempsey
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I started fishing twenty-four years ago for fun and got more and more into it until I was fishing three or four times a week. My full time job was waiting tables in Beverly Hills at night, which averaged 25-30 hours per week and left all of my days free.

My fishing was getting out of hand and there were some months where the rent had to be paid late because I had fished a little too much. I eventually found a second job that was 40 hours per week and only paid about half of what my restaurant job paid but I was devoted to it -- I was a sales rep for a fishing tackle distributor and I had to visit every tackle store from LA to Santa Barbara and talk about fishing. Heaven to me!!

I occasionally had to go on promotional multi-day tuna trips into Mexican waters and most of the money I was making from my second job was being spent on wholesale fishing tackle.

I had everything needed to start a charter fishing business but the boat. So it was a dream come true when I began working as a fisherman in Key West.

I was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. but never lived there. My father was in the army so I moved a lot as a kid. I lived in Korea and Italy. By the time I graduated I'd been to twelve different schools. I have a degree in geology and I speak Italian and some Spanish.

I've lived in Key West for about sixteen years now and I have two beautiful daughters, Ginger and Katie. The oldest was born in Clearwater, Fl. and the youngest in Key West so I've been blessed with a "conch" and a "cracker".

Phone:  (305) 923-3783

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U.S.C.G. licensed captain since 1995. 
Tackle, bait and expertise included.

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