Our Captains

Capt. Ken Cannon

DSCF0448Ken Cannon is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and loves everything about the fishing lifestyle. He was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina and has been fishing the local waters for more than 35 years. His many years of experienced fishing and winning tournaments has promoted his ability to catch big fish. He is a true outdoors man who enjoys spending time with his family and friends,whether hunting in the wilderness or somewhere out on the water. No matter your skill level, Capt. Ken is here to help and make sure you have the best fishing trip ever.

Capt. Jim Gabrish

I graduated from The Citadel in 1985, followed it up with 3 years in the NFL. It was exciting playing professional football, However, like many before me it did not last for long. After football, I returned to Charleston, SC and recruited a child hood friend to move down from Ohio. We opened Fender Mender body shop in February of 1989. I am currently the president and love the daily challenges the collision industry provides. So, to replace the adrenaline of professional football, I started going offshore fishing. I started in 1990 with the purchase of a 24 foot Grady White Cuddy Cabin, I am not sure it was built to run 60 miles into the Gulf Stream but we sure did go at it hard. I caught my first Yellow Fin Tuna and I was hooked. Over the next few years the learning curve was huge, offshore fishing has evolved with many new technics. I then was privileged to purchase a 28 foot Bertram Moppie and was in the big league. Winning the South Carolina's Governors Cup in 1993 was the highlight of my early career .Business was good and I kept moving up in boat size, eventually owning a 46 Ocean Yacht Sport fish, now I could go anywhere. So I did, when fall arrived I took off to the Bahamas, loved the short run to the fishing grounds, but just wanted to find the best Blue Marlin spot that I could find. That landed me in ST. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. I fished there for 3 years hard, tried to master the sport of Blue Marlin fishing. Boy has it evolved, the techniques, equipment, boats everything has become so good. But being that far away from home had it problems, so I left there and ended up in the Turks & Caicos Islands and it was great. However, still far away from home. It was time to come home, the boat was sold and I was no longer in the game. But, that did not last long, I started fishing with Ken Cannon on the Risky Business and before long I was his partner. Fishing out of the Whiticar boat makes everything special, the boat handles all seas beautifully and the large cock pit makes it an anglers dream. I love owning a classic boat that catches all boat owners eyes when they see it. Ken and I continue to build on our relationship and love the ocean. We charter fish because it allows us to spend more time on the ocean. As we age, we hop to be able to travel to places and fish year round.