A graduate of the University of North Florida, Capt. Ben Geroy has been drawn back to his roots and the endless inshore waterways of Southwest Florida. Driven by a passion for the outdoors, Ben loves to share his knowledge of fishing both in fresh and saltwater.
Though he is relatively new to the guiding business, Capt. Ben is no stranger to the backwater fishing scene of southwest Florida. As a Naples native, not only has he been catching fish since he was able to hold a fishing rod, he has been exploring the backwaters years before he could even drive a car. With almost 20 years of fishing and boating experience of his own, combined with the 40 years of knowledge and advice from his mentor and father Capt. Todd Geroy, Ben is well-equipped with an edge over the competition.
Capt. Ben’s youth brings out his eagerness and excitement onto the water, making fishing trips enjoyable for his anglers. He is courteous, patient and a great teacher, making him a great choice of guide for a wide array of anglers from beginner to expert. He has proven his skills on all tackle in both fresh and salt water whether using spin, bait casting or fly tackle while accomplishing great catch catches over the years with both artificial and live bait.
With fishing being a central part of Capt. Ben’s life, not only does he find himself on the water when he is not working, he also has his hands in many other facets of the fishing world. Over the past few years, Ben has become an accomplished custom fishing rod builder, building fully customized fishing rods as well as keeping busy doing all sorts of repairs and restoring older worn fishing rods. Ben’s custom rods are not only durable and functional, but they are also keepsakes, as each rod is an individualized piece of art that can be designed to meet the unique look and application that the customer desires.