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Captain Conway Bowman is the owner/operator of Bowman Bluewater and a native San Diegan. He began fly fishing in Idaho at eight. Since then, he's mastered the river, lake and sea. His extensive saltwater experience includes Baja California plus inshore and bluewater up and down the west coast. He co-hosted ESPN's "In Search of Flywater" show, and is the host of "Dollar Wise Fly", currently being shown on the Versus Network. Conway is the current IGFA world record holder of Redfish on 10 kg tippet, a 41.65 pound bull

Captain Dave Trimble is the owner - operator of "On the Fly Fishing Charters". He has been running the bulk of Bowman Bluewater's charters for the past 7 years. Dave has a 100 ton U.S. Coast Guard License, and has run guided fly-fishing trips from Alaskas rivers to Panamas offshore banks.

Dave has logged over 700 days of shark fly-fishing, releasing more than 1,500 sharks on fly tackle in San Diego waters. He has the experience, skill and patience to show you a great day on the water.


Captain John Hendrickson is a native son of Pennsylvania. He has spent the better part of his thirty years casting the fly at everything that swims from Lake Erie steelhead to Florida tarpon. He has lived and fished in Colorado, where he guided on some of the finest trout waters in the US.

John now calls San Diego, California home, where he can be found sight casting to tailing carp, or chasing down the west coast’s greatest saltwater game fish, the mako shark. John is also the manager of the San Diego Fly Shop. John joined Bowman Bluewater in 2007 and has become a top fly fishing guide for carp, bass and mako sharks.


Capt. Lou Fodor ("Old School Lou") - Growing up on the beach 20 miles north of Mission Bay, there wasn't any doubt the ocean was going to be a lifelong passion. Building his first boat at age 24, he started commercial fishing. Receiving his captains license in 2004 has given "Old School" the opportunity to give back 30 plus years of of local fishing knowledge. "Sharks are my specialty / makos my passion". Loves to teach the novice young and old. Spend a day with "Old School" and you'll feel the passion!

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