Captain Danny Ledford is a native of Saint Augustine, Florida with over 30 years experience fishing the local inshore and offshore waters.
Long Line Charters is the result of a “long line” of boat captains beginning with Captain Danny’s grandfather who passed on the love of fishing and the outdoors to his family. As a third generation fishing boat captain, Captain Danny shares his passion for fishing with his four children and the anglers who choose him as their fishing guide.
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 US Coast Guard licensed professional boat captain since 2001. He has extensive experience as a private boat captain on vessels as large as a 68’ Sport Fisher. After acquiring his boat captain’s license, Captain Danny 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 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.
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.
Captain Danny is an avid outdoorsman who loves to fish and hunt. He shares his life long passion for fishing 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.
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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.
Where does a fishing guide go on vacation?
While Captain Danny specializes in guided inshore fishing trips on the flats surrounding Saint Augustine, he is an avid deep sea fisherman as well and loves to travel.
Captain Danny (at left) poses with an 803 pound marlin caught on a fishing trip to the Bahamas.
Captain Danny with a 185 lb yellowfin tuna he caught on a fishing trip out of Venice, Louisiana.