Meet the Captain

Captain Taylor Waterfield

A Destin native, Captain Taylor joined Navigator on her first season after spending nine seasons working in private and commercial fishing charters. But, he's been on the water as far back as he can remember. His fishing career started at only 13 years old. 

Taylor describes fishing as his passion. He's always known it’s what he wants to do for the rest of his life. His favorite part of his job is seeing kids catch fish, especially when it’s their first time. 

Taylor is full of fishing stories. One of his favorites is from a slow day fishing with his buddies. Just as they were about to call the day they found a string of black turtles. Taylor and his buddies moved from turtle to turtle catching Cobia after Cobia until they were forced to stop because they ran out of bait and jigs. 

Taylor’s favorite fishing destination is Isla Mujeres, Mexico. He spent a winter there sail fishing. Blue Marlin are his favorite fish to catch. But, his favorite to eat is a tie between Yellowfin Tuna and fresh Scamp.  

Meet the Crew

First Mate Bill Montgomery

Bill has been in the charter fishing industry since 1998, but in 2005 he made the switch to mostly private sport-fishing boats. Bill joined us in Navigator's first season full of experience and knowledge on how to teach everyone to fish. 

His favorite part of his job is sharing his passion with people and getting them excited about the sport of fishing. Bill loves helping people catch their first fish and sharing details with them on how to be successful fishers.  

Bill can tell you that every fishing trip has stories, but one of his personal favorites is from fishing in the AJ’s Cobia Tournament. While sailing home from Panama City--in the rain of course--they spotted and caught the tournament winning Cobia, which is fondly remembered as "the last day miracle."

Bill’s favorite fishing destination is the Bahamas, but his most memorable trip was to Bermuda. His favorite fish to catch is Blue Marlin, but in his opinion there’s nothing better than eating fresh Cobia.    

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