ABOUT ME: FROM A LINE TO A PEN
I was born in Jacksonville, Florida and grew up between here and the city of Ft. Lauderdale. Currently, I proudly call Melbourne Beach my home. Growing up in Florida, I was always surrounded by water, such privilege, gave me the ability to fish and explore every day. This helped me to create and develop a strong connection and knowledge of the surrounding fisheries. Today, I use this knowledge and transfer it to my art and fishing style.
As an artist, I capture what I see and discover every time I am out fishing and transpose it to my drawings. It has become an extension of my experiences on the water. I observe, analyze, and capture nature’s beauty with my pen. I keep it as realistic as possible, while, I give it a twist from my perception.
Florida is a blessed land. I am lucky to call it home.
-Capt. Stephen Ferrell
ART & LOCAL WATERS
Melbourne Beach is located approximately 60 miles southeast of Orlando on the Space Coast, along Interstate 95. It is approximately midway between Jacksonville and Miami. Right next to the Indian river lagoon and a short boat ride to the Atlantic Ocean. It is perfectly located for shallow water and blue water anglers and fishermen alike.
Located in Sebastian Inlet State Park in Brevard County and Indian River County Florida, the Sebastian Inlet, is a well renowned saltwater fishing spot on Florida’s east coast. This park is a favorite for fisherman and anglers nation-wide, as it provides a quick access to Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, and many other fish species native to the Central Florida area.
Vero Beach is a scenic and calm community alongside the Atlantic Ocean on Florida’s treasure coast. Its location makes it the perfect rally point for tourists from Orlando and other surrounding cities that want to get close to the ocean. Vero Beach is a great starting point to experience the extreme diversity this amazing estuary and fishery has to offer.
Inshore Fishing: the genesis to many fisherman and anglers, the intricate shores, the edges of the Florida canals, the abundant flats, and estuaries. Inshore Fishing provides a great array of possibilities and challenges for all levels of anglers alike. Whether you are in the search of a trophy tarpon, a laid up Red Fish, or your first black tip shark on fly. Inshore Fishing is the answer. Its diversity makes it a perfect place to start.
Offshore Fishing: unlike most types of fishing, offshore is limited to boat access, and local knowledge is required. The ocean is like a big saltwater desert with a few oasis of life. To know where to find life and how to find it, takes experience, and know how. Offshore is one of the most challenging ways of fishing; but, the rewards are BIG; Mahi, Wahoo, and Cobia are a few of the species that make offshore fishing a true challenge.