Meet our TACO Pro Team – a talented group of professional fishing teams, anglers and charter captains who rock TACO Outriggers, Tele-Outriggers, Sport Fishing accessories and other products on the water. These teams and individuals not only use TACO Sport Fishing systems, but also are passionate about fishing and boating.
Captain Mark Henderson, Audrey Henderson, Captain Josh Henderson, Captain Crockett Henderson and Chris Waters make up the Liquid Fire Fishing Team – TACO’s Pro Staff partner for more than 10 years!
The TACO Pro Series GS-450 Outrigger Mounts and 20’ Carbon Fiber Twist & Lock Tele-Outriggers are the outrigger system of choice for LFFT. They run a SeaVee 390Z with Mercury Quad-Powered 400 Verados and a Contender 31 with Mercury Twin-Powered 350 Verados.
LFFT has been competitive sport fishing since 2004 and has received numerous fishing and boating awards, including the 2017 Kingfish Cup Champions, the 2015 Swansboro Five-O Champions and the 2008 SKA Yamaha Professional Kingfish Tour Angler of the Year. The Liquid Fire Fishing Team participates in 15 to 20 tournaments throughout the year while also guest lecturing at several fishing schools and boat/marine-industry trade show year round. Recently, LFFT has expanded to include Liquid Fire Sportfishing Adventures in Swansboro, North Carolina to guide and help clients learn more about this great sport while also enjoying time on the water.
Internationally renowned angler Captain Ray Rosher of Miss Britt Charters has been professionally fishing since 1979 and a TACO Pro Staff for several years.
With a three-boat fleet – 26’ Goldline Open Fisherman, 34’ Rambo Express and 43’ Bacle – Miss Britt Charters uses a host of TACO products, including the Pro Series GS-450 Outrigger Mounts and 20’ Carbon Fiber Twist & Lock Tele-Outriggers, Come On Board Handles, Sport Fishing Rod Clusters and much more. Together with his five-man crew, Captain Ray Rosher regularly competes in Sport Fishing tournaments while maintaining a year-round charter business in Coconut Grove, Florida.
Ray is a two-time winner of the IGFA Offshore World Championship, a three-time winner of the World Sailfish Championship and a five-time winner of the Bertram Hatteras Marlin Tournament, to name a few.
The TACO Pro Series GS-500 Outrigger Mounts and 20’ Carbon Fiber Twist & Lock Tele-Outriggers are the official outrigger system of Florida Sport Fishing on their SeaVee 390Z with Mercury Quad-Powered 350 Verados. FSF Magazine Founder and Editor-In-Chief Captain Mike Genoun, alongside Captain Carlos Rodriguez, Matt Arnholt and Micah Simoneaux, make up the popular fishing team, which has a loyal following on social media, television and readership.
For more than 30 years, Mike Genoun has competitively fished and is one of the most recognized anglers in the sport fishing industry today.
“I’ve been fishing for three decades, and as Founder/Publisher of Florida Sport Fishing Magazine and host of Florida Sport Fishing TV, quality gear is vital to our success on and off the water,” Mike said. “That’s why we choose and count on TACO Marine for our Outrigger system. Nothing compares.”
As a native Floridian, Captain Rick Murphy grew up fishing in the waters off Key Biscayne and the Florida Keys. Today, he uses a set of TACO Pro Series GS-500 Outrigger Mounts and 16’ Carbon Fiber Tele-Outriggers.
Along with being a professional tournament angler and the Founder and CEO of RM Media, he is the executive producer and host of three of the most popular fishing shows on TV: Sportsman’s Adventures (celebrating 25 years on the air in 2019), Florida Insider Fishing Report and Texas Insider Fishing Report.
Rick is the all-time winningest saltwater tournament angler in the U.S. with 139 titles to date, and the only professional redfish angler to win three redfish titles in 12 months. He is also the only angler to win inshore and offshore saltwater championships in every category (bonefish, redfish, sailfish, tarpon, permit).
He has won the four Keys Tarpon Fly Fishing Tournaments (Ladies Tarpon Fly, Golden Fly, Don Hawley and Gold Cup), and has taken home Angler of the Year Honors from ESPN, FLW and IFA Redfish Tours. He is a South Florida Sailfish Circuit winner and twice was Master Angler Jimmy Johnson National Billfish Championship.
LK Captains Rush Maltz and Ali Hussainy have been professional sport fishing guides for more than 25 years and currently run a SeaVee 340Z with Evinrude Triple-Powered 300s. Local Knowledge TV, currently in its fourth season, explores the culture of fishing itself and follows real-life characters who spend their lives dedicated to fishing and the outdoors.
Catch Local Knowedge TV April through September on Sunday mornings at 7 a.m. on the Discovery Channel.
Together in their SeaVee 340Z, brother duo Captains Ryan and Scott Wenzel are full-time charter fishermen based in Islamorada, Florida.
TACO is a proud sponsor of 4 Reel Charters, who use Pro Series GS-500 Outrigger Mounts, 20' Carbon Fiber Twist & Lock Tele-Outriggers, Transom Cross Tie Portable Cleats, Come On Board Handles and many other TACO Sport Fishing products and Dockside Accessories.
4 Reel Fishing is a regular fixture at many high-profile boat and marine-industry shows, including the Progressive Miami International Boat Show.
For 25 years, Captain Arik Bergerman of Caliente Fishing Team has been a top sport-fishing competitor. Bergerman and his team have won 30 1stplace titles, as well as numerous 2ndand 3rdplace awards, respectively.
Bergerman and the team’s 39 Yellowfin 2020 with quad Mercury 400s are regulars on Into The Bluefishing show on the Sportsman Channel and can often be seen at the biggest boat shows in the country, including the Progressive Miami International Boat Show for the past 10 years.
Caliente Fishing Team uses TACO Pro Series GS-500 Outrigger Mounts with 20’ Carbon Fiber Twist & Lock Tele-Outriggers. Additionally, Caliente Fishing Team has one of the largest followings on social media of any professional sport fishing team.
For more than 18 years, Captain Mark Maus and his son, Captain Alexander Maus, have been competitively sport fishing.
Today, as Team SIMRAD on their 36’ Yellowfin CC with Mercury-Powered 350s, they use TACO Pro Series GS-500 Outrigger Mounts, 20’ Carbon Fiber Twist & Lock Tele-Outriggers, Transom Cross Tie Portable Cleats and other Sport Fishing and Dockside Accessories.
In addition to being the SIMRAD Brand Manager, Captain Mark and Team SIMRAD are regulars at boat shows and other marine industry events.
For more than 25 years, Captain Orlando has been a fulltime fishing guide. With a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Captain Orlando is a regular writer for multiple fishing and boating publications.
More recently, Captain Orlando has appeared in several FISH TACO TV productions alongside Captain Mark Henderson to showcase TACO’s line of Poly Products for fishing and boating.
When he’s not fishing for snapper or grouper, Captain Danny is using his Grand Slam 280 Outrigger systems to target offshore species. He is a regular guest on FISH TACO TV as well as a fulltime TACO Outside Sales Representative to boat builders throughout South Florida.
Captain Betty Bauman is a pioneer in creating and directing Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing – a nationally-recognized program designed to build confidence in women and enable them to enter a sport they can share with family and friends. TACO is a proud sponsor of Ladies, Let's Go Fishing, which uses a pair of Grand Slam 280 Outrigger Mounts and 15' Aluminum Tele-Outriggers on the program's Scout 251XSS.
Additionally, Captain Betty energizes the marine marketplace by attracting new consumers through her educational series, dubbed as the "No-Yelling School of Fishing," where women learn about boat handling, use of equipment and have a chance to experience boating and fishing.
So far, there are 8,000 graduates of the program, which takes place in various Florida regions. Captain Betty is recognized nationally for her efforts, including being named as the National Woman of the Year by the American Sport Fishing Association, being recognized as one of the Top 10 Women in American Boating by BoatU.S. Magazine and one of the Top 10 Most Influential Marine Leaders in the 21st Century by Boating Industry Magazine, to name just a few.
Fishing enthusiasts around the globe know and love the unscripted crew of Fish Mavericks – a professional sport fishing team that is chronicled on the Discovery channel. On the show, the Fish Mavericks crew travel to diverse, exciting locations to experience local culture, fishing and sport fishing tournaments.
In the summer of 2019, Captain Jerry Harris and his son Jake hilariously installed the TACO Pro Series GS-500 Outrigger Mounts and 20’ Carbon Fiber Twist & Lock Tele-Outriggers to their 38 Fountain Powerboat. Watch the install video here.
Since 2016, Florida-native Elliot London has been competitive sport fishing and running his own budding companies – BaitStrips and running fishing charters. Unlike most Sport Fishing pros, London is still in high school!
In 2018, London won 1stplace for a Mahi and 2ndplace for a Wahoo at a Bluewater Movements Saltwater Shootout.