Captain Tyler was born and raised in Gulf Breeze Florida just minutes away from Pensacola Beach. Tyler’s father started taking him and his brother fishing at the beaches, bridges and Piers of the Pensacola area at a very young age. Fishing quickly became more than just a weekend hobby for Captain Tyler, it became a way of life. Throughout his high school years Tyler spent just about every free moment fishing and never slowed down.

Fishing has always been Tyler’s passion and has been his full time job for the last 6 years. In 2010 at the age of 21 Tyler joined Captain Chris Phillips at Hot Spots Charters and started his guiding career. With his vast personal knowledge of the area and guidance from other captains he became one of the top guides in the Pensacola area.

Along with the other Hot Spots Charters captains you can find Captain Tyler the first Monday of each month at Flounders located on Pensacola Beach discussing different fishing topics at the Hook Line and Sinker Seminar Series.