At Imperium we have been very fortunate to work with a dynamite team of captains from all over the world. They're years of wisdom and experience has helped us create truly innovative lures that produce time and time again. Through extensive testing and feedback we are able to dial these lures in to truly make this the future of offshore fishing lures.
Capt. Shawn Wallace:
Now based out of Canavieiras hunting monsters on the Royal Charlotte Bank. Shawn grew up on the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia, fishing and scuba diving with his father on school holidays, was the start to a spectacular life in the Big Game Fishing industry. His apprenticeship was with Peter B Wright, Ron Hamlin (Capt. Hook), Dennis Brazakka Wallace and Laurie Wright just to name a few in some of the hottest fishing locations in the world. Now with over 34 years experience and 20 Marlin weighed over 1000 lb and 18 granders and hundreds of 500 to 900 lb marlin released, the experience needed to catch these big fish is not a problem.
Red Rum Sportfishing: Capt. Ryan Donovan
Not only one of the top charter fleets in Cabo, but the world over. Red Rum Sportfishing is an American owned and operated family business that can cater to all your Cabo fishing charter needs. With over 20 years of Cabo fishing experience, they know what it takes to put you on the fish. Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Monster Yellowfin Tuna, and the list goes. All of the captains and mates in the fleet are dialed in to the fishery.
Sportfish Panama Island Lodge: Capt. Shane Jarvis & Crew
Shane and the captains of the fleet put a world class operation on for bucket list marlin fishing, jumbo yellowfin, monster roosterfish, and the list goes on. Marlin University has been held here for several years and again in 2022!!
Tropic Star Lodge: Director Capt. Richard White
Tropic Star Lodge is a world-renowned fishing resort located in Piñas Bay, Panama. The luxury lodge is carved into the hillside of the Darien Jungle and can only be reached by boat or charter plane. The remote Pacific location provides amazing fishing and onshore jungle opportunities for guests. Anglers looking to catch billfish; especially Black Marlin, Blue Marlin and Sailfish, are in for an amazing bucket list fishing experience. People from around the world visit Tropic Star to fulfill their fishing dreams and experience the Darien Rainforest.
Crocodile Bay Sportfishing & Expeditions:
Crocodile Bay boasts the largest professional sport fishing team in Central America with in-house captains and mates able to cater to all skill levels. At the helm stands Diego Camacho, Director of Fishing and expert fisherman. Diego is a native-born Costa Rica who moved to the states at nine years old and spent 20 years cutting his fishing teeth in Marathon and Key West. What makes Diego unique is that he completely understands both cultures, therefore he manages employees and the expectations of our guests equally well. Him and his crew are dedicated to providing education and training to ensure you enjoy the fishing adventure of a lifetime. Offshore, inshore, and now all-new kayak and shore fishing excursions are available, each uniquely challenging and equally rewarding.
Capt. Gilfredo “Juanga” Lopez:
Affectionately known as “Juanga”. Captain Lopez was born in La Guaira, Venezuela - a famous marlin fishing town. A lover of the sea, Juanga started his formal fishing career in 1990 at the age of 15. His extensive career includes recognition in 1997, 1998 and 1999, by the IGFA Billfish Foundation, as its top “White Marlin Crew”. In 2001, Juanga was aboard the NuCo2, with Captain Mitchell Pierson, when they released a total of 1,017 sailfish while fishing for 71 days off of Costa Rica. It’s possible that you might have seen him on ESPN2, where Captain Lopez’s boat at that time (A-Fin-Ity) won the “Billfish Extreme Release League” tournament two years in a row (2002 and 2003). During the last several years, Captain Lopez has continued to fish the Pacific Ocean off of Guatemala, Costa Rica and El Salvador. He has gone on to numerous awards and tournament victories, to many to list. He is one of the most highly decorated Pacific Ocean Captains still taking guests on trips. In 2016 Juanga was featured in Marlin Magazine for passing 30,000 billfish releases, and has since eclipsed that number.
Restless Lady Fishing Charters:
Based out of Ocean City, MD. The Restless Lady fleet is Captained by the likes of Capt. Sean Welsh, Capt. Todd Kurtz, Capt. Ed Kauffman, and Capt. Adam Price. They specialize in it all. From fishing the mid-atlantic canyons, to over-nighters, to near shore & wreck fishing, they have you covered. 2019 they have been on fire placing in multiple tournaments for tuna, wahoo, and marlin.
Adrenaline Rush Charters: Capt. Tim Mackay
Capt. Mackay is the owner/operator for Adrenaline Rush Charters out of Jupiter, FL. Whether it be high speed trolling for wahoo, kite fishing for sails, bottom fishing for swords, snapper, amberjack, etc the list goes on. Capt. Mackay runs charters in the waters off Jupiter and the Bahamas daily. Truly an awesome guy to go fish with.
Rare Breed Fishing Charters: Capt. Daniel Levesque
Capt. Daniel and his fleet have an incredible passion for the outdoors and it shows. Based out of Ponce Inlet in FL, Rare Breed offers inshore and offshore adventures that can fire up the passion in anyone. For a true one of kind experience contact Capt. Daniel for your next fishing or hunting adventure.
Foxi Lady: Owner Capt. Pete Wishney & Capt. Ryno Mertens
The Foxi Lady is a private boat that has made some waves over the years. Taking down accolades like BFF Top Tagging Boat for Pacific Blue Marlin in 2015 & 2017. Pete, Ryno, and crew with the likes of Rich Palys travel from California to Panama to Costa Rica the waters of Mag Bay in Mexico chasing their passion. It has been a pleasure to work with them and see their success these past couple years!!
Cosa Nostra Fishing Team
Founded by the Cobielles family, is comprised of Father-Jose, and two sons; Giovanni and Antonio. For many years we have been fishing up and down the East Coast of Florida, fishing local tournaments and traveling to the Bahamas. Also, to the Dominican Republic for Marlin. In the near future the team plans to fish all of Caribbean, from Cuba to the British Virgin Islands.