Captain Al Laman

Captain Al Laman is VillageAngler.com's Senior Bass Fishing Charter Captain with over 38 years experience fishing and guiding on Florida's lakes and rivers.

Captain Al Laman grew up on the western shores of Ohio's Lake Erie, where he developed and cultured his love for bass fishing. Al completed college and served four years in the U.S Naval Submarine service (Vietnam Conflict) prior to moving to Central Florida in 1974.

Al spent his first 5 years job shadowing biologists working for the State of Florida's Freshwater Fish and Game Commission. The hands-on-knowledge gained was priceless, as it enabled Al to develop an uncanny ability to understand the underwater perceptions of a body of water, as would have been seen thru a fish's eye!!

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Captain Al Laman's Resume

1. 200 plus money place finishes at local, state, national, and international (Japan) levels.
1st
Place
1984 Bass-N-Buddy Florida State Team Championship Tournament on the Winter Haven Chain of Lakes.
1st
Place
1986 Florida Invitational Team Championship Tournament on the Harris Chain of Lakes.
5th
Place
1987 B.A.S.S National Megabucks Tournament on the Harris Chain of Lakes.
2nd
Place
1991 World Bass Society Open Tournament on Lake Kasumigaru in Japan.
1st
Place
2001 Southern Pro Bass Team Trail Classic Tournament on Lake Seminole in Georgia.
2. Owner-sole operator of the "Oriental Express Bass Fishing Guide Service", with offices in Osaka and Tokyo Japan.
3. Co-developer, and sole-proprietor/distributor for the "Wiggy" Fishing Lure, manufactured by Smith LTD. of Japan.
4. Currently seeking personal best 540th Largemouth Bass over 10 pounds on artificial lures.
5. Al has donned the covers of numerous fishing magazines over the years: Field and Stream (May 1988), Fishing (1989), and Texas Fisherman (Feb 1990) to mention a few. He has been both contributor and subject of numerous fishing articles, pictorials, fishing videos, and seminars. Al made a cameo appearance in the 2008 made for TV movie "Bait Shack" starring comedian Bill Engvall and entertainer Billy Ray Cyrus.
6. Al has 38 years guiding experience on Florida's lakes and Rivers. He has held a 100 ton Captain's License since 1997, and has helped make fishing memories for 1000's of fishing enthusiasts, from first-time novices, to seasoned veteran pros alike. When asked the best time to go fishing, Al replies "Go often, go early and stay late. Strive to have a safe trip as the fishing will ALWAYS take care of itself".
 
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