Welcome Back Derek Johnson

He is back! After a one year hiatus to work on a commercial tuna boat on the Atlantic coast, Derek Johnson has returned to the Reel Surprise Charters' family.

Derek is originally from Huntsville, Alabama and came to Reel Surprise with no offshore fishing experience. Captain Randy took a chance that turned out to be a sound decision. Derek never meets a stranger. He is quick to share his knowledge with everyone that comes out fishing with us. He makes everyone feel comfortable and ensures they have a great time.

Before Derek came to work on Reel Surprise, he had worked as a camera man for CBS and also had worked and lived in Thailand. Another fun fact about Derek is that he enjoys cycling when he is not fishing. His longest distance to cycle was 700 kilometers along the coast of Vietnam.

We are glad Derek has returned for the 2017 fishing season.