|About the Captain
|Captain Paul M. Fasolo, aka. Ham'r,
that's what my friends call me. I was born in West Palm Beach, FL on
9/27/54 only because Boynton Beach did not have a hospital back
then. Even the boys on the dock call me "Old School". I've spent
the last 40 years learning what would be my profession, catching
fish. Started from the bottom as a kid washing boats after
school. My brother was a mate down at the dock "Old Lyman's
Dock". There was plenty of opportunity for somebody who wanted to
work! I learned at an early age that catching fish was my
passion. After school, the only thing I could think of was
jumping on my bike and heading to the dock to see what the boats
caught. Shocked? You have to understand that was when
television was B/W.
The most difficult challenge of my life came as a surprise.... seasickness. That's right, Capt. Paul got seasick every time I got on a boat for more than 30 minutes.
I was determined to beat the setback and struggled for years to find the cure (before Dramamine).
I took up scuba diving at age 19. I became YMCA certified and began to conquer the problem. You see, once the nausea feeling started, I would put my diving gear on and jump in that water and amazingly the sickness would go away for at least one hour anyway. That's when I began exploring the reefs and wrecks gaining valuable knowledge that would later become very important to my career.
So there you have it, the secrets out, if you want success, pay your dues. No one is going to give it to you!
Oh that's right, I almost forgot, enough about the past, as for the present.
Yes I've won several fishing tournaments.
Yes I have two world records to my credit.
Yes I've had two fishing shows on TV (reel adventures/FOX)
But the truth is: it's not about me, it's about satisfying the customer. That way for 10 years I have offered the policy "No fish - no pay". I enjoy fishing but I much prefer catching. Give us a chance to make your adventure a success.
What's the best catch of my life? My wife of 25 years.
Captain Paul M. Fasolo