2015 Charter Captains of the Year

Chosen by the fans of Sport Fishing magazine

In August, we asked Sport Fishing fans who knew a great charter captain to tell us. They did! Once we'd acquired 60 names, we posted them and asked for fans to vote for their favorite. They did that, too, and after two weeks and thousands of votes, we can now list the top five as your Charter Captains of the Year. We present those five outstanding skippers here. Each will receive a great miniature replica mount with engraved plaque from King Sailfish Mounts — and, best of all, recognition for being outstanding captains. (If "your" skipper didn't make it, take heart — and be ready to name him/her when we call for nominations next summer!) — SF Editors

Capt. Brice Barr / Key West, Florida

doubledownsportfishing.com, 305-304-2314

Capt. Brice Barr / Key West, Florida

Capt. Barr's 39-foot Key West with a Cummins 500 diesel

Capt. Brice Barr / Key West, Florida

Capt. Dave Lusk / Manteo, North Carolina

saltminded.com, 252-455-9790

Capt. Dave Lusk / Manteo, North Carolina

Capt. Lusk's 23-foot Action Craft with a 225 Yamaha

Capt. Dave Lusk / Manteo, North Carolina

Capt. Bobby Rice / Truro, Massachusetts

fishreeldeal.com, 508-487-3767

Capt. Bobby Rice / Truro, Massachusetts

Capt. Rice's Reel Deal II, 26-foot SeaCraft Master Angler with twin Mercury Verado 250s

Capt. Bobby Rice / Truro, Massachusetts

Capt. Camp Walker / Islamorada, Florida

catalystcharters.com, 305-587-4199Matt Hunsinger

Capt. Camp Walker / Islamorada, Florida

Capt. Walker's 17-foot Maverick with a 115 MercuryMatt Hunsinger

Capt. Camp Walker / Islamorada, Florida

Matt Hunsinger

Capt. Brent Wiest / Lewes, Delaware

katydidsportfishing.com, 302-858-7783

Capt. Brent / Wiest Lewes, Delaware

Capt. Wiest's Katydid, 37-foot custom Stapleton with twin diesels Caterpillars

Capt. Brent / Wiest Lewes, Delaware