Michael P. Kelly, B.S., M.S.
Casa Vieja Lodge - Fishing Consultant
USCG 50T Masters
Michael grew up fishing in the waters off Massachusetts and Rhode Island chasing striped bass and made his way to offshore waters. After obtaining a degree in marine science from the University of Delaware, Michael got his USCG captain’s license and a master’s degree from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science in the field of Marine Affairs & Policy. Currently, Michael is a fishing consultant for Casa Vieja Lodge located in Guatemala after several years as Science & Policy Specialist for The Billfish Foundation. Michael has fished across the U.S., Caribbean and Central America for billfish and other pelagics, outfitted with Aubut Rods MPK 6040/6’0” moderate action rod that’s perfect for pitch baiting to lit up sailfish and small marlin. Whenever he’s not traveling, Michael captains a sailfishing tournament team in Miami, but still returns to his roots of flyfishing and light tackle, backcountry fishing in the Florida Keys and Everglades.