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About Captain Dennis

Captain Dennis is a true original. He was born, raised and fished in Miami and Southeast Florida his entire life. Dennis has been fishing out of Haulover Inlet for decades, staring as a kid on drift boats with his dad, Captain Frank Forgione. No other charter captain in Miami has the history in Miami that Dennis has. He can remember going out fishing as a kid with his dad on the Tiki, a drift boat that his dad captained from 1957 to 1995 out of Haulover Marina.

Dennis got his first boat with the help of a friend in 1986, a 25-foot Mako that he used for commercial fishing and a charter here and there. He got serious about being a charter captain in 1989 when he bought a 25-foot twin engine Dusky.

The next Free Spool was a 32-foot custom built inboard motor fishing boat. He has led many anglers to IFGA world records. He has won both the Miami and Fort Lauderdale Billfish fishing tournaments.

The latest Free Spool is a 43-foot custom built sport fishing machine! She is powered with twin diesel engines and is equipped with four live wells, a 30’ tuna tower, four chairs in the cockpit and a full stand-up head in the cabin. This amazing fishing machine was formerly the “How Bout It” from Islamorada, one of the most successful charter fishing tournament boats in the Florida Keys.

Known as an honest, reliable, hard-working captain, Captain Dennis will take you out for a day of fishing. What’s the fishing like? Well, that depends on many factors: the fish, the current, the water temperature, the cloud cover, the bait, some skill and a bit of luck. So, let’s go fishing with Captain Dennis aboard the Free Spool!

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