Capt. Andy Glynn & The Ridla Fleet
Fishing has been something of a second nature to me. At the age of 7, I would catch sun fish behind my parents house, and take them on my bike two miles up the road to the pickerel and bass pond to live-line them. At 11, I was captain of my first boat, a wooden Delano skiff, and I would fish for striped bass.
I hand-lined my first blue fin tuna out of a 14-foot sears aluminum skiff out at Stellwagon Bank. After that moment, the quest for giant tuna fishing along the East Coast consumed my life, and took me on many adventures. In 1987, I took a boat from Green Harbor, Massachusetts to Key West, Florida, and fell in love with the place. The fishing Key West offers is awesome– simple as that.
Over the last two decades, family and lobstering have been a major focus in my fishing career. Lobstering has opened a sustainable business avenue for me, while fishing for tuna and charters maintained their ebbs and flows.
With the recent regulation changes in the lobster and ground fish industries, and the nearing end of college tuition payments, I have been able to make my way back to Key West for the winter months.
Three years ago I fished my 22-footer out of Marathon Key and Key West. The 2015 season I fished with several friends in the Keys. All of my current charters are done on my off my 27-foot Conch, with brand new twin 200 yamahas. The new boat is called the Ridla Too. We will be fishing out of Yacht Clubs Of America where you gain access to all of the Yacht Club’s amenities for the day, that includes a beautiful pool, private beach, world class restaurant that will cook your catch, showers, and a gym.
Thank you so much and I look forward to hearing from you!
The Ridla Too is the newest addition to the fleet. A 27-foot Conch outfitted with brand new 200hp Yamaha engines, that will fit charter guests comfortably and get them to their destination fast!
This 38-foot H&H is my “work” boat. I lobster, tuna fish, and charter out of Green Harbor with this boat. The boat is 15 feet wide, and is perfect for 6 person charters and overnight tuna trips and tending to my 800 lobster traps.