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Captain Rick Derek
Cpt. Rick, a native Californian, has lived in Florida since 1996. A boat owner for most of his life, he has enjoyed fishing, skiing and snorkling in Alaska, California to the Baja Peninsula, Hawaii and all over the Gulf of Mexico. Cpt. Rick is a Grill Master with all the fish he catches and likes sharing it with family and friends. His wife says he makes the best ceviche, and other seafood dishes! He's also a great golfer!
Captain Rusty is a native of the Emerald Coast, and a seasoned, experienced captain with a passion for fishing, especially the elusive COBIA, and always finds the fish! He has been fishing the Gulf for over two decades. Cpt. Rusty knows the Gulf waters like the back of his hand and his goal is to give you a memorable fishing experience. With his easy-going manner and knowledge of the fishing areas, our customers enjoy a great time on the Mary Lou. Book it and find out for yourself!
One of a kind. RIP Mate.
We lost Jake, a dear friend and extraordinary First Mate, on Jan. 4, 2018. Our deepest sympathies to his family and friends who will always miss him. Captain Rick honors his memory with the following poem he wrote about his good friend Jake.
My Mate JakeWhen I first saw him on the docks, that skinny kid with golden locks,Not much to base opinion on, except that smile that went on and on.No, there wasn’t much there for me to see that lifelong friendhe’d come to be.That was My Mate Jake.He had a twinkle in his eye that said, “No fish will pass me by,”Without presenting him a meal which he hoped he’d try and steal.But if that fish should take the bait, it’s certain then he’d met his fate…Tricked By My Mate JakeSo it was he asked of me, if he could join me on the seaTo help me catch them big and small and hang their pictures on the wallAnd make the crowd look on with awe at the trophy fish they saw.Caught By My Mate JakeThen we started, he and I, but so quickly years went byFour, and five, and six, and ... now it’s time to fish againBut sadly, he’s not here to help me haul them in.Gone is My Mate JakeMy Mate Jake, he got the call to the greatest fishing team of allHe’s with another Captain now; it seems God needed his know-howAnd though he’s not physically with me, God knows he always will be.My Mate JakeWritten By:Captain Rick Derek (The Mary Lou, Destin, FL)in Loving memory of his good friend Jake Evertt WilsonJanuary 12, 2018