Fishing Pursuits ends involvement. As the eternal optimists that we tend to be as fisherman, we keep making casts, hoping for that one hungry fish to bite. That same stubborn determination that keeps us out on the water until it is way to dark to cast, has kept us from announcing our breaking off ties with Saltwater Experience & SE Outfitters. As of early last summer, Fishing Pursuits decided to no longer handle the booking function for Saltwater Experience guide service. We are still great friends with Rich Tubor and the gang, but we felt that our dream of having package deals to offer our customers was not going to materialize.
As a small business, it is hard to admit defeat, or in this case, just admit that something does not fit your business model. Just booking charters was not something we set out to do, but through our friendship with Rich Tudor, co-host of the acclaimed television show – Saltwater Experience, we found ourselves helping Rich muscle through his tremendous growth period. We helped take his charter business from one boat to an entire fleet of boats in two short years. All the while that carrot of a Florida Keys fishing package was dangling out there just out of reach. Destination travel is our forté and we were just not set up to handle the day to day coordination of the their growing charter business.
We wish them all the best going forward and really enjoyed our time working with them.