Captain Craig Lahr
As with most diehard fisherman I started at an early age. Growing up on the Indian Rocks Pier I learned quickly that the "Oldtimers" were vast with knowledge. They took me under their wings and shared that much needed knowledge. In 1985 Hurricane Elena took away my favorite fishing pier and with it the informal educational sessions I so enjoyed. I moved to later work as a mate on a commercial fishing vessel. In my spare time I fished off piers and the flats.
Then I met an excellent local fisherman by the name of Kenny Krohl who introduced me to "Light Tackle Sport Fishing". I learned the finer points of fly fishing and light tackle. Kenny holds several IGFA World Records on a fly rod and light gear. I have made the backwater estuaries my second home.
Captain Craig has qualified for the IGFA World Record Kingfish on fly 6 pound tippet. Also has become an IGFA certified captain, as well as being placed in the IGFA Hall of Fame.
name is Capt. Justin Curd and like most
I started fishing at a young age. I was
born in Oklahoma and started fishing
with my father and grandfather in the
river and lakes. I moved here to Florida
at a young age and quickly became
interested in learning the local waters.
I fished with a couple local fishing
guides but it wasn't until I met a local
Captain by the name of Craig Lahr that I
was able to learn the finer points and
techniques of shallow water flats
By far Capt. Craig was
the most experienced and informative
guide I had fished with. Capt. Craig
took me under his wing and taught me all
there is to know about our local and
surrounding waters of the Clearwater and
Tampa Bay area.
I began running
charters with Capt. Craig as his
deckhand at the age of 15 on weekends
and times I was out of school. This gave
me a better insight not only of the
fishing aspect, but also to how the
fishing charter business works. I ran as
Capt. Craig's deckhand up until the age
of 18 when I was able to go through sea
school and get my captains license. Now
at age 20 I am a part owner in Skinny
Come experience the joys of
fishing in Clearwater FL, and the excitement of "Skinny Water" fishing at it's best!