A South Florida resident his entire life, Rick Murphy grew up hunting and fishing from the Keys to Lake Okeechobee. All his life he' had the good fortune to share his knowledge and experiences with anglers of all abilities, while working as a fishing guide, television host and professional tournament angler.
Captain Rick Murphy earned his reputation in the waters of Biscayne Bay, Everglades National Park and the Florida Keys by leading his clients to world-class catches and prestigious tournament victories. One of only two fishing guides to win the four-event Keys Tarpon fly fishing series (The Golden Fly, The Don Hawley, The Gold Cup and The Ladies World Fly Championship), Murphy has crossed saltwater boundaries in the tournament genre to win events and Angler of the Year Honors in the ESPN, FLW and IFA Redfish Tours, as well as on the South Florida blue water Sailfish circuit.
In a nutshell, Capt. Rick Murphy loves to fish, and he doesn't care what the species is, as long at it will test your skill and sportsmanship to catch. He essentially is living the dream by earning a living doing what he loves most.
In addition to his many duties as host of Sportsman's Adventures television show, Rick acts as a consultant to such well-known companies as Yamaha Motor Corporation USA, Contender Boats, Rapala Lures, Costa Del Mar Sunglasses and Maverick Boat Company. He also presents casting seminars and video presentations at fishing clubs, and makes appearances at key fishing and boat shows on behalf of his sponsors. Ever since 1988, Rick has guided his anglers to grand championships in almost every major South Florida fishing tournament.
With names like Stu Apte, Ralph Delph, and Al Pflueger Jr., he has shared many Sportsman's Adventures. Created with an Emmy award-winning production team, each episode shows what it is like to catch a wide range of sport fish, under conditions that are as genuine as Murphy himself. Murphy is also host of the Chevy Florida Insider Fishing Report which runs on Fox Sports.
Married and a father of two, Murphy spends his down time with his wife Kathy and sons Collin and Ridge, hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles and enjoying all the natural elements of the Florida landscape.
Captain Rick the Fishing Guide
"I have the greatest job in the world. I get to share all my great experiences on the water with other anglers and lead them to the fish of their dreams. From Biscayne Bay to the outer parameters of Everglades National Park and all of the Upper Keys, the diversity of the fishing is only limited to an angler’s imagination. In Biscayne Bay we can chase world-class bonefish and permit on the flats or tarpon in the cuts, with the Miami skyline in the background. On these crystal green flats you’ll find some of the greatest challenges for light tackle anglers. In Everglades National Park we have the opportunity to fish the flats, shorelines, rivers, creeks and coves for snook, redfish, seatrout and tarpon, along with a host of other great inshore species. Sight cast to tailing redfish, throw flies to milling tarpon or work the shorelines for snook in one of the most prolific fisheries in North America. If the ultimate challenge of targeting and catching the largest bonefish on the planet are your goal, the Upper Keys are one of the best locations to accomplish that feat. Don’t forget about the legendary tarpon run that takes place every spring and summer as the entire tarpon population pushes up through the Keys and across sand banks and flats."
If you’re looking to have fun, catch the fish of a lifetime and spend time in the most pristine marine environments on the continent, then you’re just a phone call or e-mail away from realizing that dream.
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Capt. Rick The Professional Angler
While Capt. Rick Murphy has a respected reputation among saltwater enthusiasts as one of the winningest tournament guides in Florida Keys history, his experiences as a tournament angler are what set him apart from other fishermen. As a tournament angler Capt. Rick Murphy has won awards in Redbone events in the Florida Keys, Professional Redfish Tour events (Including Team of The Year honors) across the Southeast, and billfish events in South Florida and Central America.
His list of accomplishments read like a serious, lifetime tournament professional, and when accompanied by his wins as a fishing guide, establish Capt. Rick Murphy as one of the top tournament fishermen in saltwater.