2019 Anglers

Trevor Taylor & Steve Ward

Trevor Taylor 

Born:Council Grove, KS 

Current Residency:Panama City, FL

Family: Spouse – Tiffany Ramelb Taylor, no children, two dogs

Occupation:USAF, F-22 CANN Manager/Expeditor/Professional Redfish Angler

How Long have you been fishing professionally?3 years

Favorite artificial bait to use? Rockport Rattler Swim Bait Hook rigged with 3” paddle tail and a 1/4oz flats intruder copper spoon

Favorite style of fishing?Sight fishing

Strengths: Locating redfish and never giving up.

Weaknesses: Having patience

Favorite place to fish: Anywhere in Louisiana

Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, hanging out with family and friends.

Top performances: 1 IFA Win in Houma, LA (2018), 2 IFA top 5 finishes (4th& 5th) (2017), 2 top 5 finishes in Florida Pro Redfish Series (2nd& 3rd) (2017 – 2018), Top 5 finish for TOY in IFA (2017), 2ndplace finish in Emerald Coast Professional Redfish Series Championship, Top 10 Finish in IFA Open (2017), 13thplace finish in Elite Redfish Series Team Open (2018)

Sponsors: Evinrude, Power Pole, Indian Pass Marine, TH Marine, Rockport Rattler, Notch Gear, Compass360, Salt Life, Tsunami, Ranger Boats, NavPod, Bimini Bay Outfitters

Steve Ward

Steve was born and raised in Panama City Beach, FL. He grew up spending most of his time in or near the water, whether fishing the Gulf of Mexico and local bays, or diving the local wrecks. Over the past several years Steve has competed in local and regional tournaments including the IFA Redfish Tour, the Florida Pro Redfish Series, the Elite Redfish Series Team Open, and the Emerald Coast Redfish Circuit.

His passion for fishing and support from family and friends are what drives him to continue to compete as a professional angler. When he is not fishing, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife of 22 years Rita, and daughter Madison. 

Steve works as a technician at Dive Lab Inc., a company specializing in all aspects of deep sea diving.

Professional Angler – 3 yrs

Boat – East Cape Fury

Fishing Strengths – Sight-fishing/ Push poling

Favorite Finish – IFA Win Houma, LA 2018

Favorite Lures – Boca Chica Baits Flex Mullet/ Copper spoon

Favorite Place to Fish – Louisiana/ Florida


Sponsors – Garmin, Clutch Fishing, Boca Chica Baits, East Cape Skiffs, Pier 77 Seafood, & Compass 360