In what has been described as the perfect match, Hell’s Bay Boatworks has named Capt. Blair Wiggins to their pro staff. Capt. Wiggins, who grew up in Cocoa Beach is the host of a TV fishing show. He has become a true celebrity in his 15 years of filming Addictive Fishing for Fox Sun Sports and The Sportsman Channel.
Hell’s Bay Boatworks is a Titusville based company that is well know for its high performance shallow water boats. They currently market 11 different models.
In making the announcement Hell’s Bay Dir. of Sales & Marketing Capt. Todd Fuller said, “Blair’s professionalism promoting ethical fishing and conservation practices on the shallow water flats is a great fit. He’s a unique blend of fishing captain, TV host, producer and a leading light tackle fishing educator who loves the sport and the marine environment.”
Wiggins joins Hell’s Bay pro staffers Flip Pallot, Chico Fernandez, Andy Mill, C.A. Richardson and Rob Fordyce for special events and boat show appearances. The contingent is backed by over 100 Hell’s Bay pro guides on the Gulf Coast, and up the Atlantic seaboard.
Catching the fishing bug from his father, Blair and Kevin McCabe, his long time award-winning producer/cameraman and friend since the second grade, began fishing together as youngsters. “Cocoa Beach was an awesome place to grow up with the fishing and surfing,” Wiggins said. The friendship has grown into a very successful business and popular TV show.
A professional guide for over a dozen years, Wiggins is nicknamed The Mogan Man. The Mogan name was cratered by McCabe and Wiggins as a word to describe fish that one called a monster and the other called a biggun.
“Big bass are called lunkers, but as kids we didn’t have a name for the big saltwater fish we caught,” smiled Wiggins. “So we made up the name ‘mogan’ as a cross between a monster and a biggun.” The name stuck and it also became the branding for a series of rods, shirts, and other products.
As an angler Wiggins understands the value of quality boats. “I’ve been in several of my buddies Hell’s Bays and very much enjoyed the ride and fishing out of them,” said Wiggins. “The fishability is top notch and it’s a great boat for tournaments which I’m getting back into. Because we’ll be making long runs in open water, I’m going with the fastest boat in their model lineup a 2014 Neptune at 18 ft., 8 inches. It’s also a smoother ride, which is important since I’m not a spring chicken anymore,” he laughed.
“We’ll be taping fishing shows in the Keys and planning a trip to the Abacos in the Bahamas transporting the Neptune on top of the 62’ Viking to have a good boat to fish in along the Bahamian flats. Yacht owners who fish, love having these skiffs with them. Anytime we have the opportunity to pole and fish in super shallow water we’ll be doing it with the Hell’s Bay,” concluded Wiggins.
For more information on Hell’s Bay Boatworks, visit hellsbayboatworks.com. Or contact Todd Fuller via e-mail at email@example.com or phone 321-383-8223.
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