The Captains


Capt Eric

I grew up around boats and water. Every chance we could, my father had us wetting a line. I loved fishing from a very young age. He also had us working at my family’s marina, Alexander’s Landing, on weekends and through summer breaks from school. I learned all about boating from working at my family’s marina. It’s still operated by my family, in Ohio, on Buckeye Lake.

After college, I moved to Florida in 1981. I started fishing the Gulf as soon as I arrived. I began working for a marine outfit as a mechanic, boat rigger and sales person.

Then, in 1988, I started fishing as a private and charter captain for an outfit named Lone Wolf Charter Systems. I worked for “Lone Wolf” for over ten years. Our boats were located just a few docks south of Port-O-Call Marina, our current location. When the company divested and moved from Naples, I immediately started my own business, CAPTAIN ERIC, INC. That’s 30 years of fishing the Gulf of Mexico from Naples, year round.


Capt Brandon

A native of Naples, Brandon has fished these waters all his life. Brandon is an avid sportsman. He is the epitome of an outdoorsman. He enjoys fishing like no other. You’ll see!

Captain Brandon, for the last 15 years, runs the “SOLO LOBO” and does a great job of it! When you book the Solo Lobo, chances are, you’ll be fishing with Brandon. You’ll love him!

Brandon’s passion, energy and experience has been a great compliment  to our businesses.He’s the best partner you could ask for! I wouldn’t know what to do without him!


 FISHING NAPLES WITH CAPTAIN ERIC ROOT & KYLE STEVENS. Two very fine young men that know how to catch fish. They rotate running the LOBO and deckhand on the SOLO LOBO, doing a great job at both!

Due to an overwhelming response from our customers we are the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019  Southwest Florida CHOICE AWARD WINNER! We also have been honored with the “Certificate of Excellence” from Trip Advisor 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,  2017, 2018 and 2019 THANK YOU! Hope to see you soon!





Captain Eric

Captain Eric