Captain Daniel (Danny) Ledford was born in Saint Augustine, Florida in 1972 and raised in Vilano Beach, a small community just north of Saint Augustine. Captain Danny has been fishing for as long as he can remember. His first paid fishing job was at age 13, working for his father, who captained a 48-foot Sport Fisher.
Captain Danny has been a commercial fisherman since 2008. Soon after, he also began working as a professional fishing guide for visitors to his home town who wanted to experience a memorable Florida fishing adventure. Captain Danny loves to share his life long passion for fishing and the Florida outdoors with visitors to Saint Augustine whether they’re experienced anglers or first timers.
As a life long resident of the area, Captain Danny has extensive knowledge of inshore and offshore fishing in the waters near Saint Augustine. He is intimately familiar with local fish and wildlife and their habitats. He is also proficient with gator hunting and bow fishing.
Captain Danny holds a US Coast Guard license (#4467362)
He has operated vessels from a 12-foot John boat to a 68-foot Sport Fisher.
He also holds a line class world record, and has been a guide for four line class records.
Captain Danny is a father of four children. His family actively fishes together, carrying on a long family tradition of fishing that began with his grandfather, who was also a boat captain. Captain Danny’s fishing charter business, Long Line Charters, derives its name from Captain Danny being a third generation boat captain.
As a professional fisherman and boat captain, Captain Danny, like his father and grandfather before him, takes his responsibilities very seriously. As a father and passionate outdoorsman, Captain Danny also greatly appreciates the fun times and lasting memories that come from fishing together as a family. Long Line Charters is Family Friendly!
Need an experienced captain for your boat?
Captain Danny is available as a Free Lance Captain on your boat for fishing charters in the Saint Augustine area.