Capt. William H. Faulkner

Touring Tournament Professional / Professional Fishing Guide / Outdoor Writer / Editor Photographer


Florida Outdoor Writers Association

Florida Guides Association

G-Loomis Pro-Staff

Shimano Pro-Staff

Oakley Athlete

Yamaha – Professional Fishing

Maverick Boats – Pro Staff

Power-Pole – Pro-Staff

Raymarine – Pro Ambassador

Minn Kota



Graduate of the University of Florida

College of Journalism and Communications

Bachelor of Science (BS) 1997


Fishing Tournament Participation:

Committee Member – Collier County Conservancy RedSnook – Annual Charity Event

Former Advisor – Mercury Redbone Celebrity Tournament Series

Competitor – 2006/2007 IFA Professional Redfish Tour (Professional)

Competitor – 2007-2008 FLW/Wal-Mart Redfish Tour (Professional)

Competitor – ESPN Oh Boy! Oberto Redfish Cup (Professional – 2007 – 2009 Elite Series)


Tournament Results:

Oh Boy! Oberto Redfish Cup Team of the Year – 2007

Oh Boy! Oberto Redfish Cup Rookie of the Year – 2007

Champion – Oh Boy! Oberto Redfish Cup Punta Gorda – 2007

Six Top Five Professional Redfish Tour Finishes – 2007-2009

Eight Top Ten Professional Redfish Tour Finishes – 2007-2009

Champion – 2011 RedSnook Tournament (Plug Division)

Runner-Up 2012 RedSnook Tournament (Plug Division)

Runner-Up – 2013 RedSnook Tournament (Plug Division)

Champion – 2014 RedSnook Tournament (Plug Division)

Numerous Tournament Wins and Places Dating from 1997-2013        

15 Years Participation in Tournament Fishing as Angler, Guide, Advisor and Committee Member.     


Television and Radio Credits:

Former Host Talk Fishin’ 98.9 WGUF / Naples, Florida

Featured Guide on “Tales of the Everglades Angler – Local / Regional / National Access

Featured Guide and Guest on Fishing the Flats – Sun Sports

Featured Guide on Florida Sportsman Television – Sun Sports

Featured as Top Oh Boy! Oberto Redfish Cup Competitor / ESPN – ESPN2

Featured as Top FLW-Wal-Mart Redfish Tour Competitor / Fox Sports Network


Writing Credits:

Gulf Coast Angler Magazine, Feature Writer, Photographer (‘96-‘99)

Gulf Coast Angler Magazine, Department Editor (’96-99’)

Sport Fishing Magazine, Freelance Writer (’99)

Florida Sportsman Magazine, Freelance Writer (’01-’11)

Naples Illustrated Magazine, Freelance Writer (’02-’03)

Editor-at-Large, Aqua Life Magazine (’03-’04)

Naples Daily News (Scripps-Howard) – Fishing and Outdoors Editor (’00-’02)

Naples Daily News (Scripps-Howard) – Advertising Advisor (’02-’03)

Florida Sport Fishing Magazine, Fly Fishing Editor (’03-’04)

Florida Sport Fishing Magazine, Editor (’04-’05)

Contributing Editor, Florida Sportsman Magazine (’02-‘12)

Writer/Contributor – Fly Fishing in Saltwaters Magazine (2012 – present)


About My Business:

Gulf Coast Guide Services hosts anglers of all ages and skill levels and encourages understanding the importance and value of Florida’s saltwater environments as sustainable resources. Gulf Coast Guide Services provides clients with unparalleled inshore sport fishing opportunities in Naples, the 10,000 Islands and Everglades National Park. Specializing in light-tackle spin, plug and fly fishing for tarpon, snook and redfish in the most remote reaches of Everglades National Park.


Career Objectives:

As a member of the professional fishing and outdoor writing communities for more than a decade, I have developed a clear understanding of the workings of nearly all aspects of the fishing industry. By combining the organizational skills I have developed as a writer and major magazine editor with the people skills I have honed as a full-time fishing guide, professional tournament angler and respected industry personality, I offer a unique blend of all the facilities required of a true industry professional. My career objective is to advance the sport of saltwater fishing by furthering existing relationships and developing new mutually beneficial relationships with industry leading corporations. My goal is to provide my sponsors and supporters with professional representation, honesty and superior spokesmanship at all times.

Please Contact:

Captain William H. Faulkner

2316 Pine Ridge Rd. Suite 318

Naples, FL 34109

Mobile: (239) 994-8600


Web Address: