Meet our TACO Pro Team – a talented group of professional fishing teams, anglers and charter captains who use TACO Outriggers, Outrigger Poles, Sport Fishing Accessories, ShadeFin 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, Madison Ambrose, and Rachel Farlow make up the Liquid Fire Fishing Team – TACO’s Pro Staff partner for more than 10 years!
The TACO Grand Slam 400 Outrigger Mounts and 19’ Internal & Collapsible Carbon Fiber Outriggers are the outrigger system of choice for LFFT. They run a SeaVee 390Z with Mercury Quad-Powered 400 Verados and a Contender 31 Open with Mercury Twin-Powered 300 V8s.
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 – 2022 SeaVee 34’ Open Fisherman, 34’ Rambo Express (inboard diesel) and 43’ Bacle (walk around inboard diesel) – 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 (Missbritt.Com).
Ray has won approximately 30 Billfish Tournaments during his career. He 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 Silver Sailfish Derby, to name a few.
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 28 years on the air in 2022), Florida Insider Fishing Report and Texas Insider Fishing Report.
Rick is the all-time winningest saltwater tournament angler in the U.S. with 149 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.
Along with additional TACO accessories that enhance their angling experience on and off the water, the TACO Pro Series GS-500 Outrigger Mounts and 20’ Carbon Fiber Twist & Lock Tele-Outriggers are the official outrigger system aboard Florida Sport Fishing TV's Mercury-powered SeaVee 390Z. Florida Sport Fishing Magazine founder and creator & host of Florida Sport Fishing TV, Captain Mike Genoun and his qualified team make up the popular crew who have a loyal following on social media and television.
For more than 40 years, Mike Genoun has fished the entire eastern seaboard and beyond, and is one of the most influential anglers in the sport fishing industry today.
“I’ve been fishing for nearly my entire life, and as founder of Florida Sport Fishing Magazine and host of Florida Sport Fishing TV, quality gear is vital to our success,” Mike said. “That’s why we choose and count on TACO Marine for our Outrigger system. Nothing compares.”
TACO’s newest Pro Team is Captain George Gozdz – a renowned fisherman from the TV show Unfathomed, who is also a fulltime fishing guide in Stuart, Florida. On his Caymas 28HB with twin Mercury Verado 300s, Captain George has a pair of Grand Slam 390 Outrigger Mounts, 18’ Deluxe Aluminum Tele-Outriggers and a Grand Slam 900 Anchor & Stern Light.
In 2004, George obtained his captain’s license and became a saltwater guide and quickly found success. After several years of being a local guide, Captain George was a frequent guest host on a number of popular fishing shows. In 2010, this exposure and his reputation as an angler’s angler led to him being tapped as the host of one of the most popular fishing shows “Reel Time Florida Sportsman”.
After over one hundred shows and eight seasons, Captain George was ready for a new challenge and the next chapter in his career. In 2019 production began his new project, Unfathomed. When Captain George isn’t producing Unfathomed, you’ll find him guiding on the waters near his home in Stuart, Florida.
For more than 18 years, Captain Mark Maus and his wife Alexandra Maus, along with Captain Dillon 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-390 Outrigger Mounts, 19' Internal & Collapsible Carbon Fiber Outriggers, ShadeFin®, 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.
Brothers Captain Ryan and Captain Scott Wenzel own and operate 4 Reel Charters based in Islamorada, FL. Currently, they're fishing a Seavee 370z and a Seavee 290b, both of which are outfitted with a plethora of TACO products, including the 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 Miami International Boat Show.
Fishing enthusiasts around the globe know and love the Fish Circus. This unscripted professional sportfishing crew's TV Show, Fish Mavericks, has been featured on NBCSN, Discovery, the Outdoor Channel, American Heroes, Waypoint TV and local stations. On the show, the crew travels 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.
For 25 years, Captain Arik Bergerman of Caliente Fishing Team has been a top sport-fishing competitor. Bergerman and his team have won 30 1st place titles, as well as numerous 2nd and 3rd place awards, respectively.
Bergerman and the team’s 39 Yellowfin 2022 with Mercury 600s 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 Miami International Boat Show for the past 14 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.
The Bandit Fishing Team is a long-time SKA tournament team captained by Ron Mitchell. Their current boat – a Sea Vee 390Z powered by quad Mercury 400 Verados and Raymarine electronics – is equipped with TACO Pro Series GS-500 Outrigger Systems.
Since 1993, Bandit Fishing Team has been a regular on the sport fishing circuit and is a 2-time SKA Angler of the Year recipient, holds several SKA division titles and multiple tournament wins. Captain Ron was inducted into the SKA Hall of Fame in 2021.
The Bandit Fishing Team members are Captain Ron, Jay Deyoung, Matt Hart, Doug Watters, Charles Cone and Chris Cone.
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 390 Outrigger Mounts and 15' Aluminum Tele-Outrigger Poles on the program's Shearwater 250XTE.
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 9,000 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.
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.
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.