My name is Captain Randy Beach, and I’m the owner and founder of Hook-N-Reds Guide Service, a fishing guide company located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida; the same town where I was born and raised. I have more than 25 years experience catching some of the most prized game fish in the beautiful inshore waters along the Indian River of my hometown, as well as nearby Edgewater and Oak Hill, FL.
I first started fishing the local lakes with my grandfather when I was only 3-years-old, and I was instantly “hooked” on the sport. Not only did he teach me about fishing, but he also taught me about conservation and the importance of protecting New Smyrna’s fragile waters. At the age of 8 my parents bought a house with a dock on the Indian River. This allowed them to buy a boat and me to spend almost everyday navigating and fishing the local lakes and rivers.
In 2002 I decided that it was time to make my dream a reality by putting my local fishing knowledge to use by becoming an Inshore Fishing Guide. I went to school and received my United States Coast Guard Captains License. Soon after, a long time friend and local tackle shop owner helped me get Hook-N-Reds Guide Service off the ground and rolling.
For more than 20 years I have been competing in local fishing tournaments. Some of them I have been in the money and won trophies, and some of them I have not. I don't care who you are and how well you know the area, that’s just fishing. In 2005 I decided to compete on the touring professional redfish tournament series, where I would compete against some of the best redfish fisherman in the country. The 2 series consisted of The IFA Redfish Tour and The FLW Redfish Series. My main focus was on the IFA Redfish Tour, and my partner and I worked hard to find sponsors to help with the expenses that came along with this endeavor. To our surprise we had a lot of support from local businesses, and we were also able to get sponsored by many of the big name companies in the fishing industry; including: Costa Del Mar Sunglasses, Berkley, Stren, Crowder Rods, Motor Guide Trolling Motors, Power Pole, Exude, D.O.A., Capt. Mikes Guide Proven Lures, XTools and Sebile Lures.
The first year we competed in the professional tournaments and knew we were going to have our hands full fishing places we had never been. Not to mention there were 100-150 teams at each venue that we would be competing against. To our surprise, we never finished outside of 25th place. We were also in the running for the biggest prize of them all, being titled Team of the Year in the point’s race. Our best finish was 3rd place in St. Augustine, FL, which landed us in 3rd place for the Team of the Year point’s race. We couldn't have been happier with our rookie season! The following year we came back and pretty much duplicated our first year by having great finishes and securing 7th place in the Team of the Year point’s race.
Fishing is and always has been my passion! I want to share this passion with you and take you on the fishing trip of a lifetime. Not only will I take you where the fish are, but I’ll also teach you how to become a better angler. Hope to see you soon!
Capt. Randy Beach
Hook-N-Reds Guide Service
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168