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Captain Chris Williams

Born in Pensacola, Florida in 1983, Captain Chris cut his fishing teeth on the bays and backwaters of Pensacola Bay as well as the Alabama and Tensaw River System in South Alabama. When he wasn’t on the baseball diamond, he was at home casting rubber plugs into buckets in his parent's back yard. Little did he know that all this practice and preparation would undoubtedly prepare him for the career as a Professional Angler.

Captain Chris graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University Of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida in 2007. He spent much of his early 20’s as a computer programmer while spending all his time and vacation chasing a dream of a Professional Tournament Angler and starting the popular fishing guide service Fish Happens Outdoors based in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida. After much success in local and regional tournaments throughout the early 2000’s, he decided to jump into the world of professional tournament fishing and made a name for himself on the IFA Redfish Tour and the Louisiana Saltwater Series from 2007 to 2010.

Finally, in 2010 he saw his chance to change careers and pursue a dream. Captain Chris was invited to join the ultra-exclusive invitation-only tour, the HT Redfish Series, which was filmed specifically for air on the Destination America Channel. In his rookie year, Captain Chris was very successful with several top 15 and a top 10 appearances.

Captain Chris is always evolving as an angler and business owner, looking to improve his knowledge and hone his angling skills. You can always find him stalking the flats in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida or burning up the interstates on the tournament trail.

Captain Chris Williams

Posted on Tuesday March 07, 2017
Captain Chris Williams

March brings us warmer weather, tourist season, spring break, daylight savings (because who would like any other time?), and better fishing! The water is warming up nicely thanks to the warm winter we had. The current water surface temperature is in the mid 60's and rising every day. Read More...

Posted on Friday February 10, 2017
Captain Chris Williams

This February, come out of the hunting woods and get in on some fantastic fishing. February is the perfect time of year for Speckled Trout and Redfish action, as well as some awesome offshore and beach fishing. Read More...

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