BD would like to welcome our latest Fishin Chick Summer Moore to the club. Summer shares her passion for fishing and her future goals in the sport/industry.
BD:Where do you live?
Summer Moore:I currently live in Titusville Florida; for now.
BD:What is your occupation?
Summer Moore:At the moment I’m a waitress, but only for now.
BD:What are your other hobbies?
Summer Moore:When it’s too rough to fish, I enjoy going to the beach or doing anything out in the sun!
BD:Who or what got you into fishing?
Summer Moore:I’ve been bass fishing with my dad since I can remember. My mom’s boyfriend, Mark King, was the one that really got me into offshore fishing. Shortly after I started commercial fishing with Dustin Rapp and the rest is history.
BD:How long have you been fishing?
Summer Moore:Like I said, I’ve been fishing since I could hold a pole. I really got hooked when I started offshore fishing about 8 years ago. I’ve been commercial king fishing every chance I get.
BD:What types of fishing have you done and where?
Summer Moore:Oh man, where to begin. Ive fished mostly out of Port Canaveral doing commercial king fishing, but I’ve been lucky enough to do some traveling to fish in Hawaii and Alaska. I also lived in Key West and got to do some fishing down there. I met Capt. Lee and went to St Croix and worked on a sportfish fishing for wahoo and deep dropping.
Then I got the opportunity to go commercial fishing with Nick Cabral for wahoo and black grouper in Bermuda for 3 months last year, which was by far my most memorable trip.
BD:What is your favorite kind of fishing so far?
Summer Moore:I love trolling. There is nothing better than hearing that drag screaming while high-speed trolling for wahoo. I do have to admit I also enjoy commercial king fishing with the hard gear. Hand-lining the kings to the boat and throwing them in the box is a lot of fun, even more fun with a cobia! I also love bottom fishing because you never know what you’re going to catch, but I do admit I need some work in that department. lol.
BD:What are some future goals or plans pertaining to fishing?
Summer Moore:I want to travel more. There are so many places through the islands I would love to check out and fish. I plan on getting my captain’s license and this month I’m going to start helping out on some trips with Journeyman Sportfishing Charters. I also want to finish my degree in environmental marine science so I can help get more accurate fisheries data that would help commercial and recreational fishermen for years to come.
BD:What part of fishing do you like the most?
Summer Moore:All of it! (ha-ha). Honestly there is no feeling like gaffing a huge fish. I was so proud when I gaffed an 80-pound wahoo in Bermuda on the first try. Talk about a rush! Many people don’t like trolling because it can be boring if the fish aren’t firing, but I think its so relaxing and the anticipation keeps it exciting!
BD:What were some of your proudest moments in fishing.
Summer Moore:By far my proudest moment was my first blue marlin last September. We were out high speeding for wahoo with the 50-wides and had caught a few wahoo that day. We were heading in off the bank and Nick told me to go ahead and reel in the lines. I went to the outrigger, took a couple cranks and BOOM! Line was peeling off as fast as it could go and I looked up to see my first blue marlin jumping. After an hour fight with out a harness (till the last 15 minutes) I finally got him up to the boat. Of course catching all those hoss wahoo in Bermuda is something I’ll never forget!
BD:What other “aspects of you” would you like to portray?
Summer Moore:I fish because I love to fish, not for the attention on social media. When I’m commercial fishing I’m working, most of the time at least. It’s a lot of hard work but its so rewarding to know that I, as a female, can do everything that the guys can do on the boat. I cannot wait to do more learning and get better at all aspects of offshore fishing!