Captain Bio

SHIKARI InShore CHARTERS

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Captain Chris Sheppard - an experienced fishing guide.

Shikari InShore Charters - Captain's Bio

Coming from a military family, Captain Chris Sheppard is a native of Niceville Florida, where he grew up fishing the bayous and north shores of Choctawhatchee Bay. Taught by his father to throw a baitfish cast net at the age of 6, Chris readily took to the areas pristine bay waters chasing speckled trout and redfish. Years later Chris began his long and accomplished professional career fishing for big game fish in the Gulf of Mexico as the First Mate on the Destin charter boat the “Mother Lode” where he was awarded the Joel Knight mate of the year award. He is an extremely accomplished spring Cobia fisherman having won numerous tournaments from Panama City to Pensacola including the Outcast Marine Invitational and Crab Cruncher Classic. Chris has also fished in Marlin Tournaments throughout the Gulf Coast, Mexico and the Bahamas.

During the off season Chris has also been a whitetail deer hunting guide in Illinois, Kansas and Texas. The past several seasons has found him guiding hunters at the famous Tecomate Ranch in South Texas where he has hunted with numerous celebrities’ including Tracey Lawrence and Jeff Foxworthy just to name a few.

Chris has spent his entire life dedicated to the conservation and management of our natural resources. He takes great pride sharing his fishing expertise and knowledge with others especially children and novas fisherman. It is fitting that he has come full circle with his fishing career returning to the very bay that he learned to fish and love at such a very young age. The day spent fishing with Captain Chris will surely be entertaining, educational and successful making memories that will last a lifetime.