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OUR TEAM

Get to Know Us

While we do offer the best quality services, what really makes South Florida Kayak Guides great is our incredible team. Passionate, experienced, talented and friendly, we truly have the best of the best. Get to know the people behind the business, who are dedicated to making sure your needs are not only met, but exceeded.

ROB RODRIGUEZ

Owner

Since joining South Florida Kayak Guides, Rob Rodriguez has played a crucial role in the continued success of the business. His exceptional skill set, true passion and creativity has inspired massive growth. I have been kayak fishing in South Florida for nearly 12 yrs. In 2011, Kayak wars, 1st place Team, 1st place total inches. First place Florida Sportsman Challenge. Third place Extreme Kayak Tournament 2012. Third place Extreme Kayak Tournament 2013.  2014 Wreck the Weight - Rob Rodriguez took this division winning a custom EXTREME rod made by Adrenaline Fishing Custom Rods. 2015 Extreme kayak Sailfish tournament 2nd place winning $1,000 from Nautical Ventures, Costa Glasses & plaque from Global Fish Mounts.  2016 Sailfish smackdown 5th - Robinson Rodriguez Won Costa Sunglasses & a Sailfish Art PieceWrite-ups in Kayak. 2016 SUMMER SLAM 1 5th – Rob Rodriguez total weight 30 lbs. 2016 Summer slam 2 1st - $5,000.00 (Turbo USA) Robinson Rodriguez 67.2 lbs. 2017 Sailfish smackdown 2nd: Robinson Rodriguez - $1,000.00 from Nautical Ventures. 2018 Sialfish smackdown  2ND – Rob Rodriguez- $2,000 FROM RAILBLAZA with SAILFISH PLAQUE FROM GLOBAL FISHMOUNTS and Yeti Hopper Flip 18 Cooler. Angler Magazine early summer edition as well as Sun Sentinel. Articles for Kayak angler web site, as well as Extreme Kayak fishing magazine about my fish and tactics. (Also articles that I wrote on Jigging.) My first wahoo pic is in Florida Sportsman's Best: Kayak fishing book.

BOBBY BUZAKI

Fishing guide

Bobby started fishing off a dock in a local marina in Fort Lauderdale as a child. Catching jacks, snook, and snapper off docks, this is where he realized in order to increase the odds of catching big fish he needed to use live bait. After he graduated middle school he bought his first kayak. After a few inshore trips, Bobby went offshore for the first time with only catching a small shark. His second trip out was a different story; having a smoker king skyrocket on his bait and biting through the wire got him hooked. Since then, Bobby has gone out hundreds of times and has put many pelagics on his lap. Bobby is no stranger when it comes to placing in tournaments including 4th overall and 1st in the juniors division in the 2012 Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament, 5th in the 2014 Florida Sportsman Challenge,1st and  5th place in the South Florida Kayak Club Kayak Wars Tournament, and 6th overall in the Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament Summer Series part 1. Bobby is also a student at the University of Central Florida and is an active member in the UCF Reel Knights fishing club. When he is not down south on break from school, he is an avid inshore fisherman during the school year fishing the Indian River Lagoon, Mosquito Lagoon and Banana River for snook, redfish, trout and black drum.

JON VENARCHICK

Manager

Jon's passion for the outdoors started at a young age growing up in the mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania.  He has been an avid outdoorsman hunting, fishing, and camping since he can remember.  His fishing experiences started in the lakes and streams of PA but quickly grew to inshore and offshore fishing of Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey.  Jon moved to Florida in 2013 in search of bigger and better fishing and hasn't looked back since.  Jon's tournament wins include 1st place  2017 Extreme Kayak Fishing Battle in the Bahamas, 1st place 2015 Extreme Kayak Fishing Sailfish Smack Down, 3rd place 2015 Extreme Kayak Fishing Summer Slam Part 2, and top 10 finishes in both the  2015 Extreme Kayak Fishing Battle in the Bahamas and 2017 Extreme Kayak Fishing Summer Slam Part 1.