Please call Captain Paul to schedule a trip at (727) 560-6762,

or email capnpaul@flatsguy.com for more info.

Address; P.O.Box 7005
St. Petersburg, Florida 33734

Mangrove Fever Light Tackle Charter Fishing

Full Time Fly and Light Tackle Guide Since 1984

Specializing in Fly and Artificial Bait Spin and Plug Casting

Place of birth; St. Petersburg, Florida
Date of birth; 04/05/50
Third Generation St. Pete.
Native Fisherman
About Capt. Paul Hawkins
USCG Master License, fully insured and licensed.
Over the years Paul has acquired numerous awards, trophies, purse-winnings and corporate sponsors. His local notoriety has made him the subject of numerous articles.
Florida Conservation Association Tournaments
1st Place 1988 FCA All Release Challenge-Fly Rod Division
1st Place 1990 FCA All Release Challage-Fly Rod Division
1st Place 1993 FCA All Release Challenge-High Point Angler
1st Place 1994 FCA All Release Challenge-Fly Rod Division
Cotee Outdoor Writers Tournament
1st Place 5th Annual COTEE Outdoor Writers Tournament 1989, Guides Division
2nd Place 12th Annual COTEE Outdoor Writers Tournament 1996, Guides Division
Coastal Conservation Association, Pinellas, Member and Co-Founder
CCA, Manatee, Member and Co-Founder
CCA, North Suncoast, Member and Co-Founder
CCA, Pasco, Member and Co-Founder
Florida League of Anglers
Florida Wildlife Foundation
Suncoast Fly Fishers
Tampa Bay Fly Rodders
International Game Fish Association
Coastal Conservation Association, formerly Florida Conservation Assoc.
South West Florida Outdoors
Windrift Productions
Hosted by Alex Suescun
Taped December 1999. To be aired March 2000
Half hour show Fly fishing for tailing redfish.
Cotee Baits Button Eye Minnow
Half hour promotional tape for the
Award winning Button Eye Minnow
Taped 1998. Aired on various markets in Florida
The Fishing and Boating Show
With Capt. Todd Wood
Five hour long shows including one as host
1996-1997
Other writings include:
Fly Rodding Florida Salt
By Capt. John A. Kuminski
1995, Argnonaut Publishing Company
Includes photographs, interviews, and quotes.
The Trout Book
By Frank Sargeant
1992, Larson Outdoor Publishing
Includes photographs, tips, local knowledge, etc.
The Redfish Book
By Frank Sargeant
1993, Larson Outdoor Publishing
Includes photographs, tips, local knowledge, etc.
The Tarpon Book
By Frank Sargeant
1994, Larson Outdoor Publishing
Includes many photographs, and a full
Chapter on "The Fight".

Magazine Articles

Fly Fishing In SaltWater
"Finding New Guides"
By Barry Simmers
May/June 1999, pg. 12
Gulf Coast Angler
"Fishing Ft. DeSoto"
By Nick Stubbs
Sept. 1998, pg. 16
Florida Sportsman
"Tailer-Made For Tampa Bay"
By Jon West
July, 1998, pg.32
Florida Sportsman
Action Spotter
By Jon West
June, 1998, pg.158
 
Florida Sportsman
"Tarpon On The Beach"
By Bill AuCoin
Sept. 1997,pg. 24
Florida Sportsman
Action Spotter
By Bill AuCoin
Feb. 1997, pg. 207
The Mullet Wrapper
"Silver King Fever"
By Ray Markham
June 1996, pg. 8
Florida Sportsman
"West Coast Super Slam"
By Bill AuCoin
June 1996, pg. 44
SaltWater Sportsman
"Tarpon Live Bait Rig"
By Scott Byron
May 1996,pg.86
Suncoast Fisherman's Guide
"One Redfish At A Time"
By Jon West
August 1995, pg. 10
Sport Fishing
"Quick Release Anchor"
By Brion Babbitt
April 1995, pg.26
Gulf Coast Angler
"Redfish Refuges Of Tampa Bay"
By Frank Sargeant
Jan 1995, pg.14
Florida Sportsman
"Pass On The Tarpon"
By Frank Sargeant
July 1995, pg.30
SaltWater Sportsman
"Stalk 'Em At Night"
By Bill AuCoin
May 1994, pg. H
The Fisherman
"Fly-By-Night Fishing On Tampa Bay"
By Bill AuCoin
April 1994, pg. 20
Fishing The Florida Keys
"Skinny Water Slow Down"
By Bob Epstein
Jan. 1994, pg. 12
Southern SaltWater
"Red October"
By Frank Sargeant
Oct. 1992, pg. Cover & 22
SaltWater Sportsman
"Tarpon Without The Crowds"
By Frank Sargeant
May 1992, pg. 46
Florida Sportsman
"Get Smart"
By Frank Sargeant
July 1991, pg. 24
The Angling Report
"Snook Fans"
By Frank Sargeant
May 1991, pg. 9
Fly Fishing Quarterly
"A Splice For Line Shy Tarpon"
By Capt. Paul Hawkins
Summer, 1989, pg. 66
Southern SaltWater
"Florida's Redfish Bonanza"
By Frank Sargeant
Nov. 1988, pg. 54
Weekly fishing report to the Tampa Tribune
Featured in numerous articles in the St. Pete. Times
and the Tampa Tribune
On average Paul presents about 15 "How To"
seminars annually to various organizations around
the Tampa Bay area including:
Coastal Conservation Association
Pinellas, No. Suncoast, & Manatee chapters.
Boat & Sportsman's Shows
Boy Scouts of America
Save Our Sealife
All Children's Hospital
Suncoast Fly Fishers
Tampa Bay Fly Rodders
Florida League of Anglers
Old Salts Fishing Club
Sports Unlimited
Dept. of Veteran Affairs
Wal-Mart
E&B Marine
K-Mart
West Marine
Various Local Tackle Shops
Over the past 15 years for community charity
events Paul has annually donated 6 to 12 free
fishing trips to:
CCA, Pinellas, No. Suncoast,
And Manatee Chapters.
All Children's Hospital
Florida League of Anglers
Save Our Sea Life
Suncoast Fly-Fishers
Tampa Bay Fly Rodders
 
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