As a young boy, Captain Austin remembers the days his stepdad used to pay him .25 cents per bait and then take him fishing and show him all the areas big fish would congregate. They would spend countless days after school catching big redfish, tarpon and snook. He especially enjoyed catching the big bull reds (redfish) that this area is famous for. Growing up with Mosquito Lagoon and Ponce Inlet as his “backyard” he was fortunate to be able to fish such a diverse and beautiful area. His time on the water allowed him to perfect his techniques and he knew at a young age that he wanted to spend his career and life pursuing his passion of fishing. Captain Austin has won and placed highly in many local tournaments including recently wining the prestigous New Smyrna Outfitters 24 Hour Snook Championship in August 2023.
Together with his wife and little girl he truly believes he is blessed to live in such a beautiful place. Waking up every morning knowing that he will be doing what he loves makes him a very lucky guy. As a charter boat captain he understands that he is creating long lasting memories with his clients and he takes that job very seriously.
Austin Cambell is a USCG (United States Coast Guard) Licensed and Insured Captain, in addition he is CPR Certified and a former EMT for the Davenport Fire Department.
The waterways and byways of the Indian River Lagoon which include Ponce Inlet and Mosquito Lagoon spans more than one-third of Florida’s east coast, extending 156 miles from its southern limit at Jupiter Inlet (north of Palm Beach) to Ponce de Leon Inlet (south of Daytona Beach). It ranks as both the longest saltwater estuary in Florida and the most extensive barrier-island/tidal inlet system in the US. From shallow flats to mangrove shorelines the area boasts a huge array of gamefish to target