About the Captain

About the Captain

Captain Jimmy has been fishing the offshore waters of South Florida for nearly thirty years. At the age of six he landed his first sailfish (a sixty two pound fish after a two and a half hour battle on ten pound line) and boated his first blue marlin at the age of twelve. Both fish were landed while fishing with his father on their family boat.

Captain's Family and Crew

Family is very important to Jimmy more than thirty years later and his wife Debbi, sons James and Christopher and daughter Laurel are an essential part of the L&H operation. While growing up it was Jimmy's father and grandfather that taught him on the family boat Frick and Frack and for the next twenty years Jimmy, his brother Freddie, their father, and grandfather teamed up to achieve countless top three finishes and numerous First Place victories in South Florida fishing tournaments. During this time Jimmy fished for giant bluefin tuna in the northeast and landed over 100 giants between three hundred and nine hundred sixty pounds. He also has been fortunate to have spent time traveling the world and fishing in locations such as Mexico, St. Thomas, The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Oregon Inlet and Hawaii.

Immediately after marrying Debbi, Jimmy began to work full time for John L. Dudas and it was John who would teach Jimmy all about fishing on the L&H. The Dudas family was an inspiration and would always excel in charter and tournament fishing. The majority of the techniques used today on the L&H were pioneered by John B. Dudas and his two sons John Louie and Brett.

James has grown up fishing on the L&H and now is part time Captain when he is not off traveling the world in search of giant Marlin! Daughter, Laurel is an accomplished angler herself and holds 5 IGFA world records. Laurel is like her mom with great eyes and incredible fishing skills and serves as mate on the L&H sometimes. Christopher, the youngest in the family has proven to have great luck while fishing and also enjoys the mechanical side of the boat and may even be the engineer for the L&H one day! 

Capt. Jimmy has fished offshore of South Florida and Miami nearly his entire life and still has the love and passion for it. He especially likes children and families as well as beginners and experts alike. A day spent charter fishing offshore off of Miami with Capt. Jimmy and his L&H team is sure to be a memorable one!

family holding caught fish in front of L&H sign

three family members holding one big fish recently caught