About the Captain

Captain Banks Allen

I am a 7th generation Florida Native born in Polk County, FL. I caught my first fish at the age of 3 and I have been "hooked" every since. I spent my summers as a young boy & teenage years fishing on Mud River in Hernando County, FL with my father and my grandmother. As I got older, I would wade fish all over Tampa Bay & up the West Coast of Florida until I bought my first boat at the age of 20. I have over 35 years of experience fishing Florida's beautiful waters. I have spent the last 5 years as a charter Captain in the Tampa Bay area.

After spending time in Crystal River and up to Steinhatchee, FL, I have grown to love the relaxed atmosphere and phenomenal fishing & scalloping. My wife & I purchased our future retirement hideaway in Steinhatchee and spend many weekends in the area relaxing & fishing. My hope is to share my love and experience of fishing & being on the water with my clients.

About My Boat

I have a 24' Proline Bay with a 225 HP Mercury Verado. I keep my boat in pristine condition and perform regular maintenance for optimal performance. It comfortably sits 6 people for river cruising & scalloping, and up to 4 people for a great day of fishing. My boat is equipped with U.S Coast Guard approved safety equipment, multiple rod holders, plenty of storage, power pole, jack-plate, electronics, VHF radio & a GPS system. I am a member of Boat US and have been inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard.

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