The Boat is a 2019 Terry Guthrie Hull that was finished by Bluewater Yacht Sales. It is Powered by twin MAN 1550's with a cruising speed of 35 knots. It has two Seakeeper gyros installed to eliminate up to 95% of boat roll and keep everyone smiling. It is equipped with state of the art electronics including the Furuno Omni Sonar, Garmin navigation, Garmin radar, and Garmin Fish Finder so we have the best ability to locate the fish. We only use the best tackle, we have all custom rods built by Connley Rods, and they are topped with all Shimano reels.
Growing up on the eastern shore of Maryland in Ocean City, I was fortunate my family and I lived on the water, so boating and fishing became my passion at an early age. I was taken offshore fishing when I was 8 years old and at that point I believe saltwater started to run through my veins. I started my first job on a fishing boat in 1993 as a mate and now I have been in the sportfishing industry for over 25 years and my passion today is just as strong as when I was 8 years old going offshore for the first time. I'm a very competitive fisherman, I always fish every day like it's my last day to fish.
Willie's Awards and Accomplishments
Member of Huk Performance Fishing Pro Staff
1st place 2018 Poor Girls Open-Marlin releases
1st place 2018 Mako Mania-Mako shark release division
1st place 2017 Ocean City Tuna Tournament
1st place 2018 OCMC Canyon Kick Off-Marlin release division
1st place Big Fish Classic-Heaviest White Marlin
1st place 2016 Cape May Shark Tournament-Mako releases
1st place 2016 OCMC Canyon Kick Off-Tuna Division
1st Place 2012 Ocean City Tuna Tournament
1st place 2012 Poor Girls Open-Marlin Releases
1st place 2010 Cape May Tuna Tournament
1st place 2008 Ocean City Shark Tournament
2008 Sharker of the Year Award
1st place 2008 OCMC Canyon Kick off-Marlin Releases
1st place 2008 OCMC Heels on Reels-Marlin Releases
1st place 2006 Ocean City Shark Tournament
1st place 2005 Big Rock-Heaviest Blue Marlin and most Marlin Releases
1st place 2005 Cape May Tuna Tournament
1st place Wahoo 2005-Mid Atlantic 500
1st place 2004 Poor Girls Open-Marlin Releases
I was born into a fishing family on the Chesapeake Bay spending the first part of my life in Shadyside, Maryland. My family moved to Ocean City, Maryland when I was 10 years old. I started tuna fishing with my father and grandfather out of Ocean City at the age of 8. I graduated from Stephen Decatur High School in 2012. After high school I served 5 years in the United States Marine Corps, after which I started my professional fishing career. I am also a firefighter for the city of Ocean City. I have fished the east coast of the United States from Key West to Cape Cod, and as far east as the Abacos in the Bahamas.