Trevor Taylor & Steve Ward
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 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