Captain Nick Graham

fishing charters in anna maria islandCaptain Nicholas Graham was born and raised in Bradenton and grew up on Palma Sola Bay. Nick’s passion for fishing was inspired by his father, Al Graham, who was a local charter captain for many years as well as the manager of Turner Marine Tackle. Nick grew up around fishermen and was out on the water learning his future trade from around the time he could walk. As a young boy he could be found on any given day fishing from the seawall or throwing a cast net to catch bait. His love for fishing has continued to this day. His extensive knowledge of the flats and bays are experience one can only get by spending countless hours on the water.

Captain Nick is a U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Captain. He is well known locally and is an accomplished fisherman. He started fishing tournaments with his father when he was just ten years old. In high school he won the 21st annual Sam Crosthwait Memorial Fishing Tournament (jr. division), and the Palmetto Kiwanis Club Pete Turner Memorial Tournament (jr. division) the first two years it was held. He also took second place in the 8th Annual De Soto Fishing Tournament (jr. division), and third place in the 23rd Annual Sam Crosthwait Memorial Fishing Tournament (under 19 division).

As a young man, when not fishing Captain Nick’s other passion was baseball. He played at Bayshore High School and then in college at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota, where he also coached for two years after graduating with a degree in elementary education.

Nick is patient and fun to be around and has a never-give-up attitude when it comes to finding fish. Whether it’s speckled trout, redfish, flounder, snook, tarpon, or anything else he might be going after that day, Captain Nick is absolutely one of the best fishing guides around.