Story of Captain Ted Wilson
Over 25 years later, Captain Ted is recognized as one of the finest backcountry fishing guides in the Keys. Captain Ted was quickly drawn back to his Florida roots and finished his college career at the University of Florida, majoring in zoology in 1993. Two days after graduation, Captain Ted moved to Islamorada, fully intending to become a full-time professional backcountry guide. It was then he made his pledge. He took a job at H.T. Chittum & Co., selling clothing and fine fishing tackle. Hal Chittum, an extraordinary guide himself, was one of a handful of people who helped Captain Ted launch his fishing career.