Steve Rodger

Florida, Key West

he waters surrounding the Keys, Steve has a lifetime of fishing and diving experience. He started commercial fishing on his own at the age of 16, which is the youngest allowable age to obtain a Commercial Saltwater Products License. From there, Steve learned more about the Florida Keys both above and below the water than most people could in a lifetime. Steve continues to learn today through his charter service, Spear One Charters in Key West, and through his personal diving and spearfishing adventures. Steve is one of the rare few who are as comfortable below the water as above.

Steve is equally accomplished above and below the water. As a top charter guide, his time is coveted by celebrities and long time customers for his tournament winning techniques and his fantastic attitude towards fishing and life. Many know Steve as a shark fishing expert due to his top 2 performances in ESPN2’s Madfin Shark Series, however, he proves daily that he is a top Captain for any specie. Under water, Steve tests the limits of his body and equipment by trying to hunt large fish in the open Ocean. His biggest fish to spear and subdue thus far is a Yellowfin Tuna that weighed over 200 pounds.


What goes through your head when you first wake up in the morning when you go fishing?


Check the wind speed and direction.


Where is your favorite place to fish?


Florida Keys


Who are your heroes?


My father, who introduced me to the sea


If there is any love-hate relationship with any aspect of what you do, can you describe what that is?


Love teaching, showing tricks of the trade and being on the water. But hate the time pressure of needing to perform on location when the cameras are up.


What sound or noise do you love?


The sound of nothing out on the water…pretty sweet.


What would be your day job if you weren’t doing what you currently doing?


A farmer.


If you could bring anybody in the world with you to do what you love (dead or alive), who would it be?


My kids more often