A legendary encounter with an old man of the sea …
Greg Poland is a charter captain out of Islamorada in the Florida Keys. Many consider this to be the “fishing capital of the world.” So, it goes without saying that Greg has logged some incredible days on the water. But of all his amazing adventures at sea, one stands alone. Greg once had an opportunity to meet legendary mariner Gregorio Fuentes. Gregorio was the boat captain to even more legendary writer Ernest Hemingway. Greg shares the story with us in this episode. Plus, one of Greg’s favorite things to do is take father/son duos fishing. Greg also shares one of his epic charter trips that neither father, son, nor captain will soon forget.
Greg grew up catching snook in the Miami river, and has had salt water in his veins ever since. After a detour with the FBI, Greg came back to his roots and hit the water. These days he is based out of Islamorada in the Florida Keys. You can find him fishing anywhere from miles deep in Everglades National Park, to hundreds of feet deep in the Atlantic Ocean. And catching all of his “business partners” that swim in between.
Captain Greg Poland with a tarpon (upper left); the guest permit and junior angler from this episode (top right); and young Captain Greg with Gregorio Fuentes (bottom right)
This episode takes place in two places – Cuba and Islamorada in the Florida Keys.
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