Captain LW Burroughs
Capt LW Burroughs is the Owner/Operator of IntraCoastal Experience and a 20 Year US Air Force Retired Veteran. Capt LW has been fishing the Inshore Bay and Gulf waters of the Greater Florida Gulf Coast since he was a child. Born in 1968 on the Alabama Gulf Coast and raised in the Destin, Florida area, Capt LW has over 40 years of energetic saltwater fishing experience and has compiled a wealth of knowledge of the vast Gulf Coast marine life and local Florida history.
Capt LW is a third generation professional fisherman with his fishing heritage deriving from his Great Grandfather William Dennis, who owned and operated a commercial fishing boat and caught and sold fish along the Gulf Coast. Capt LW’s passion for fishing was truly inspired at an early age under the guidance of his Daddy, Lloyd Sr. As a youth, LW fished with his family and friends from just about any location imaginable. Bridges, canals, boats, and beaches, no matter the location or what they caught it was always about the time and experience together that made each trip an Unforgettable Angling Adventure. And oh yeah, the way his “Mama Rose” would fry up that great tasting fish they caught, was also true motivation.
After achieving a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and subsequently completing a distinguished career in the US Air Force, Capt LW officially pursued his professional aspirations to be a Full-Time Professional Guide and Tournament Angler. Capt LW is considered one of the Top Captains on the Gulf Coast. He is a US Coast Guard licensed and insured Captain. Today you can find Capt LW guiding full time/year-round in his home waters of Destin, Florida. When he is not guiding, you can count on the fact he is scouting out new fishing areas for clients and upcoming tournaments, testing new artificial lures and maintaining a constant knowledge on the latest movements of marine species within his Gulf Coast area. Capt LW is a contributor to 3 Gulf Coast Fishing Reports. Capt LW is professionally associated with the Coastal Conservation Association and donates his free-time to Youth Mentoring and Take a Senior Citizen Fishing programs.
Capt LW Burroughs, a Veteran Career Air Force Officer Retired, is an accomplished Tournament Fisherman and has won major fishing tournaments up and down the Gulf Coast.
Capt LW’s notable accolades include being a Two Time Destin Fishing Rodeo Capt of the Year and Capt of the Year Calcutta First Place Winner! Capt LW’s clients who fished his most recent Destin Fishing Rodeo campaign swept 6 of the 8 Inshore Division categories and 3 categories within the Nearshore Gulf Division. In addition, Capt LW and his good friend and tournament angler, Trenny Woodham, garnered a second place overall against some of the Gulf Coasts most seasoned inshore fishing teams in the Alabama Inshore Slam 5-stop series Tournament Championship Trail. Capt LW currently reigns as the Breakwater Outfitters “Battle of the Bayou” Redfish and Speckled Trout Calcutta Champion, a tournament in which he’s produced the First and Second Place Speckled Trout for three years consecutively.
Capt LW is all about low stress and high fun when fishing with his clients, family, and friends. He is extremely safety conscious and is patient with all levels of fisherman and loves to teach kids and grown-ups that want to learn how to become a better fisherman.
Captain Chuck Bonner
Captain Chuck Bonner was born on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and raised on the coastal waters of the Greater Destin, Florida area. Capt Chuck is known for his charismatic “Can Do” attitude toward targeting some of the most sought after Inshore Sport Fish to landing some of the most coveted Offshore Pelagic species. Capt Chuck brings over 20 years of professional saltwater fishing experience to IntraCoastal Experience. Capt Chuck has an impressive resume of Gulf Coast Tournament wins to include the prestigious Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic, Cobia World Championships and Destin Fishing Rodeo.
Capt Chuck is a Full Time, Year Round Career Fishing Guide and has garnered a well-earned reputation as one of the Top Captains in the Destin, Florida area. He is a US Coast Guard licensed and insured Captain. His passion as a Full Time Guide truly shines with his attention to detail as well as his Gentle Comedic Approach in teaching Fun Fishing to Beginner Anglers or bringing out the Best in the most Avid Sport Fishermen. Bottom line – when you’re fishing with Capt Chuck, you’re gonna have Fun!
Capt Chuck Bonner has a well-earned reputation as one of Destin’s Top Captains
Capt Chuck, wife Tracy and their two boys are a proud Marine Corp Veteran Family with a passion to enjoy life to the fullest on Destin’s Emerald Coast.
Capt Chuck prides himself on choosing the path less taken toward guiding his clients to a fishing experience that will provide great memories for a lifetime.