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Captain Russ Walker

Captain Russ Walker lives in Cape Coral with his wife Julia of 20 years. He is a USCG issued Masters rated fishing guide, home port: Pineland Marina in Bokeelia on Pine Island. In addition to fishing, he is an author, writer, artist, poet and public speaker.


In the art world he is known by his Pen Name “Muddoggie”, painting marine, wildlife and local subjects in mixed media, oils and acrylics. Many of his works can be found throughout the islands. Frame Gallery Gifts in Cape Coral, Lorne’s Gallery at Tarpon Point and at Island Visons, Matlacha, Fl. Find his latest novel release at Amazon.com “Southern Greed – Legend of the Pass”. With a recent book signing at the “Museum of the Islands”, Pine Island., Fl.


Originally from Oklahoma where he performed duties as an Oil Operator and 32 years a Petroleum Geologist in the Oilfields of Oklahoma and Texas. Walker has been coming to the Sarasota/Cape Coral area since 1981. He always says, “I wasn’t born in Florida, but I got here as soon as I could!”


He now runs his fishing charter business, Tide Walker Charters, treating locals and tourists alike to the fabulous fishing that Florida offers. www.tidewwalkercharters.com  Every Trip is an Adventure!

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