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About Captain Danny R. Guarino

Updated August 28, 2014

Qualification Summary

 Born in Tampa Florida in 1954, I have lived and fished the Tampa area my entire life. In the mid 1990's I decided to make Tampa fishing my career. To that end I opened Shell Point Bait and Tackle, located at the mouth of the Little Manatee River and Tampa Bay, where I operated both the bait and tackle business and a fishing charter business. In June of 2006 the marina that Shell Point Bait and Tackle was located in was sold and the lease for the bait shop was lost. I continue to operate the fishing charter business from my home located across the river from the old bait shop, just a short boat ride to some of the best fishing on Tampa Bay.

I'm a member of the Florida Guides Association as well as the National Association of Charter Boat Operators and the Coastal Conservation Association. In 2005  I became a board member for the Florida Guides Association and pro staff member for Lee Fisher Nets, K9Fishing, Canyon Bay Boats, Precision Tackle and Yamaha Marine . In 2006 I received an appointment as a Regional Director for the Florida Guide Association and in 2014 elected West Coast Vice president. I'm professionally licensed by the United States Coast Guard and on the recommended guide list for Pirates Pointe Resort Ruskin Fl, Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort Resort, Don Cesar Resort St. Petersburg  and The Resort at Little Harbor Ruskin Fl. I am, a proud member of the On Pointe Charter Fishing team, Premier Guides Fishing Team and the Little Harbor Fishing Team.

In March of 2007 I co-founded, and now co-host the Tampa Fishing Outfitters Radio Show on Sports Talk Tampa Bay 1040 the Team powered by NBC Sports airing Sunday morning from 8:00am to 9:00am. I also write monthly fishing forecast that are carried in a number of local news papers and web sites. I manage my own web site as well as our Radio Show web site


Professional Experience

2000 - Present

D.R. Guarino Charters 825 Bayview Dr  Ruskin Fl. 33570

Owner Operator of a highly visible and successful Inshore fishing Charter Business running on average 150 charter fishing trips annually on Tampa Bay and surrounding waters

2007 – Present ( Simultaneously with above)

Co-founded, co-host the Outdoor Fishing Adventure Radio Show Now Tampa Fishing Outfitters Radio that air’s on Sports Talk Tampa Bay 1040 The Team powered by NBC Sports with a broad cast range from Brooksville Fl. South to Venice Fl. This area includes the grater Tampa St. Petersburg area as well as Bradenton/ Sarasota.

1999 – 2006

Owner Operator Shell Point Bait and Tackle 3340 W. Shell Point Rd. Ruskin Fl. 33570

Owned and operated a successful bait tackle and boat ramp operation in Ruskin Fl.

1990 – 1998

Vice President  SunTrust Banks

Managed multi-site check processing operations with a staffing level of 255 full time employees and an annual budget of 16MM.


Media Exposure

   Co Host formerly ESPN’s Outdoor Fishing Adventures   

   Outdoor Writer Coastal Angler

   Contributing Writer Online Fisherman

   Contributing Writer On Line Fishing Magazine

   Appearance on Bright House Cable TV with Capt Bill Miller

   Guest on Capt Mel Bermen Radio Show 820am

   Guest Reel Animals Fishing Show With

   Participant Tampa Tribune Outdoor Expo

   Participant Florida Sportsmen Show  

   Live Remote Broadcast ESPN’s Outdoor Fishing Adventures

 Radio broadcast from the following locations:

    Flint Creek Outfitters Tampa Florida

    Hooked On Hope tournament Holiday Inn St. Pete Fl.

    South shore Bait and Tackle Tampa Fl.

    Tampa Boat Show Tampa Fl.

    Frank Sargent Outdoor Expo.

Corporate Benefit  Annual Tournaments  

   Florida Gators Alumni

   Pediatric Cancer Grand Slam celebrity tournament

   Out Back Steak House tournament

   Hooked on Hope benefit tournament

   Tampa Bay Lighting Celebrity tournament

   Tampa Bay Storm Celebrity tournament

   Hooked on Education benefit tournament

   Eckerd Collage Benefit tournament

Seminars And  Appearances

Tampa Boat Show Tampa Fl.

Tribune Outdoor Expo Tampa Fl.

Florida Sportsmen Show Tampa Fl.

South Shore Anglers Club Hillsborough County Fl.

South Shore Bait and Tackle Ruskin Fl.

Golden Triangle Fishing Club Tampa Fl.

Reel Simple Fishing Club Brandon Fl..


Florida Guides Association (Board of Directors and Central Fl. Vice President)

 Elected Florida West Cost Vice President Florida Guides March 2014

Member National Association of Charter Boat Operators

Member Snook Foundation

Community Services

Member Redfish stakeholders committee for the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission (2007).

Member Snook stakeholders committee for the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission (2007).

Chairmen pole and Troll Advisory committee Hillsborough County EPC.


United States Coast Guard License # 1116336 Exp 1-31-2012

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 85 Americas boating

Sea School Merchant Marine Officer 2002 Tampa Florida

Rollins College, Effective Leadership 1998 Orlando