About Your Captain

"Captain Dave Ribeca has been backcountry flats fishing the waters of Pine Island Sound since 1983. He acquired his U.S.C.G. captain's license "sea time" flats fishing and blue water fishing this area with Captain Ron Rebeck of Florida Backcountry Charters (founder of "Pole Mate" push pole holders), now fishing out of Indian River, Florida. Prior to opening his business at Tarpon Point Marina in Cape Coral, Florida, Captain Dave owned and operated Sea Level Fishing Charters on Lake Michigan, docked at Pastrick Marina, in East Chicago, Indiana. There he ran a Gulf Stream Grady White and fished for Salmonids, Lake Trout, Brown Trout and Steelhead. His university undergraduate B.S. degree studies in Geosciences and graduate M.S. degree studies in Environmental Science is a good indicator of his love and understanding of fishing and the marine outdoor environment. He is a wildlife scholar and has the qualifications to back it up. Dave brings to his clients a unique combination of excellent fishing skills and a complete and comprehensive knowledge of the various outdoor fishing environments. Whether it's saltwater game fish or land-locked Salmonids Dave's ability to read weather, water, and fish behavior, will always put fish in his boat.  He is an avid saltwater flats Fisher and Naturalist. I know this to be true because I've fished him."

Author:  Jon B. Cave

Fly Fishing Odyssey (2002)