Just about every waking moment of the 40+ years Kirkconnell has been spent on (or under) the water – or at the very least wishing that’s where he was at.
“Even if I can’t be on the water, just driving over the bridge each day from our house to mainland keeps my sanity being able to see it below knowing its close and I’ll be back soon,” Kirkconnell says.
His first fishing experiences aboard a personal watercraft came in high school as he tagged along with buddies, diving gear in tow, searching for lobsters and other species of fish.
“Amazing we made it happen on such a small watercraft, but it was a great way to go with your buddy,” the 13-time spearfishing world record holder recalled.
Things have changed a bit since those early days on the water. Today, when he’s not leading clients to remote, seldomly fished grounds only accessible by FISH PRO, he’s exploring the many well-kept secrets the islands and inlets surrounding Florida and the Bahamas have to offer with his wife and two children.