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Captain Kennedy Hernandez




Big Buoy Fishing & Lobo Lures welcomes Captain Kennedy Hernandez to our team as the Captain of our latest addition to our fleet, a classic Bertram 31 Fly Bridge, the Typhoon!

As an experienced blue water fisherman and licensed Captain with 17 seasons “on the rod”, Kennedy stands apart from his peers and has experienced a productive and distinguished career at the helm. During Kennedy’s 17 seasons with Brad Phillips on the Decisive, upwards of 30,000 billfish were caught and released…and Decisive led the pack at the port of Puerto San Jose with the most releases for the past 10 years, including a First Place win in the 2014 PCCA tournament. Along the way in the Guatemala and Cape Verde Islands waters, Kennedy pickedup a couple of “Granders” – Blue Marlin exceeding 1,000 pounds. His expertise and ability to “think like a billfish” earned him the honor of not only being featured on the cover of Saltwater Sportsman, but a nomination as “The Best Mate In the World” by Marlin Magazine!

Considering that Kennedy has dedicated his life to exercising his talents not only throughout all of Central America, but also the Cape Verde islands off the coast of Africa, you might wonder what his next plans will be? A fluent English speaker, Kennedy said, “I’m looking forward to working with Eric at Big Buoy and leading our team at the helm of the Typhoon. Aside from being probably the world’s best destination for Sailfish, there are more “Marlin Granders” lurking out there in our Guatemala waters…and I know how to put billfish on our customers’ rods.” When he’s not on the water, Kennedy enjoys time at home with his wife and two lovely daughters.

If you are looking for a guide to put you on the billfish then Kennedy is your man. Big Buoy Fishing and our sponsor Lobo Marine Products proudly welcome him to our team!