Meet the Captains of Fired Up Charters.

MEET THE CAPTAINS

Fired Up Fishing Charters wouldn’t exist without the hard work and dedication of our Captains.  Read their story and learn about their individual journey that has lead each of them to help others experience the fishing trip of a lifetime on Florida’s Space Coast.
Tyler Vollmer

Tyler Vollmer

Captain Tyler Vollmer was born in Denison, Texas, where he was raised on freshwater fishing for largemouth bass. At the age of 12 his family decided to leave for better times in Florida’s Space Coast. The day Tyler arrived, his father and uncle took him fishing in the Indian River. Ever since then, it’s been in his blood. But it wasn’t until his senior year when he had a major decision to make. He never liked the idea of sitting behind a desk all day and wondering “what if”, so when he graduated he made his decision to become a full time fishing guide. shark fishing cocoa beach port canaveral, fl. sebastian inlet charter boats Captain Tyler now spends as much time as possible on the water in order to create a better experience for you. He is well respected by many other local captains because of his willingness to share his knowledge and information whenever it is needed. When not on the water you can find Tyler landscaping or jogging. Step aboard with Captain Tyler Vollmer and you can find yourself catching the fish of your dreams! In an industry dominated by older guides, Capt. Tyler is the next generation of young, energetic and knowledgeable fishing guide serving the Central Florida area. In several short years, he has quickly earned a reputation as an established, and well-respected member of the Central Florida fishing guide community. He brings a work ethic, knowledge of local waters, and easygoing nature that’s sure to make your trip enjoyable. Captain Tyler has shown dedication and drive that we have to keeping the rods bent. Love you Tyler!  We also welcome Tylers Son Maverick, into the next generation. Born march of 2019.  CONGRATS

 

Chris Cameron

Chris Cameron

Captain, Owner & Operator

Hello, my name is Captain Chris Cameron the proud owner & operator of Fired Up Fishing Charters out of Port Canaveral in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Most people interested in booking a Deep Sea Fishing or Shark Fishing Cocoa Beach trip want to get a good overview of the captains, the vessels they will be on, recent fishing catches and a little bit about the business. Here is a little bio about myself & how my fishing adventures begun. I was born in June 1976 in a small town on the south shore of Long Island called Seaford, New York. Some of the best memories I had growing up was fishing with my father & grandfather and them teaching me the ropes along the way. Rain or shine, day or night and even at times in the snow you could always find me… fishing. If my parents were looking for me they always knew where they could find me on my homemade platform attached to one of the bridges on the waterway leading out to the Atlantic with a fishing pole in hand. I had a great mom that would even bring me a cup of hot chocolate to stay warm on those colder nights in New York. One of my first jobs while I was still in school was at the local bait shop. This was a great job for me since I needed to earn some extra money & what better way than to do something I had a passion for which was fishing!! I was able to connect with the local fishermen in town and get the inside scoop on where to find the fish that were biting, what they were using to catch the fish and I would share with them some of my honey holes fishing spots as well. I learned so much about fishing, tackle, various baits/lures to use for different types of fish, all sorts of fishing knots, terminology and knowledge that I still use to this day. After graduating high school I thought to myself, Hmmm what next… What would I want to do with my life? It was not too hard of a decision for me because I’ve had such a deep passion for my country since I was young. It quickly became a no-brainer… I would join the United States Navy so I could give back and serve like so many others before me. I got to do something so rewarding while being around the water all at the same time it really was a win-win for me. I was an 18 year old kid eager to grow up and evolve into a respectable man and was ready for whatever was put in my path. I ended up being in the Navy for eight years I enjoyed it so much I trained as an Aviation Mechanic and was assigned to various ships and aircraft carriers while fulfilling my dreams of being able to travel all over the world. I was able to fish when we were at different ports or while away on leave. After I fulfilled my 8 years in the Navy I moved to Orlando, Florida where I began fishing the waters of along the East Coast mostly in the Port Canaveral & Cocoa Beach area. My goal since I was young was to be a professional fishermen and I once I set my mind to something nothing can stop me. I started out as a mate on one of the top offshore fishing boats in Cape Canaveral and did that for a few years and gained a wealth of knowledge which helped prepare me for my Coast Guard Captain’s license which I’ve had for the last 20 years. In between being on the water I decided to become a full time Firefighter/Paramedic with a local Fire Department, a career I love and find so rewarding by helping others not to mention it’s a great schedule working 24 hours on shift & 48 hours off which gives me plenty of time for fishing. I formed Fired Up Fishing Charters in 2007 and over the last 13 years we’ve managed to grow considerably each year by having so many repeat charter guests by gaining their trust and respect by showing them exceptional customer service while putting them on fish to create an overall Epic Fishing Experience. I feel blessed to have a winning team stand behind me with some of the most awesome friendly, knowledgably fishing captains you could ask for. In June 2009 my first son, Cash, was born and in 2019 my second son, Kai, was born.  In 2015 I found and fell in love with Jennifer. She has been a blessing to me and the family and an unbelievable mom so far. Cash enjoys fishing too just as I did when I was a kid and I love being able to teach him the ropes at an early age just like my father did for me. This sums me up in a nutshell …. I’ve truly been blessed with a great life, a wonderful family and doing the things I love most in life. I look forward to being able to have you as Fired Up Charter customer and building a relationship and as I do with so many of my other charter guests.

Joe Byrd

Joe Byrd

Captain Joe Byrd was born in 1978 in the city of Orlando, Florida. He was raised as a child aboard his dad’s fleet of commercial fishing boats targeting swordfish, tuna, tilefish, grouper and other various species. Joe has spent his whole life fishing the waters out of Port Canaveral long before the Port became what it is today and was strictly a commercial/recreational fishing port Canaveral. Behind the scenes Captain Joe is a fun-loving father and husband. His love for the waters has spread throughout his friends and family where even in his time off you will find him there teaching others, fishing with friends, or boating with the family. Captain Joe has earned the respect of many other Captains and fishermen in the industry over the years and is a great part our team here at Fired Up. Whether just taking the family out for a fun day on the water or a seasoned group of experienced anglers looking to load the fish box, Captain Joe enters every trip with the same enthusiasm enjoying every moment and most importantly having a SAFE and ENJOYABLE trip!!! Welcome yourself aboard today with Captain Joe for your fishing experience of a lifetime!
JASON FIFER

JASON FIFER

Captain Jason has been fishing in Canaveral i think longer than anyone here. lol  He grew up on these waters and nothing better than that for local knowledge. When he asks for a day off to recoup from a long stretch of charters i see him out on another boat fun fishing. I swear if he could have a permanent offshore houseboat he would. At the end of the day he could be found at the local shrimp tank having a well deserved cold beer and talking over the days fishing with the local captains and coming up with a game plan for the next day for you! 

ZACH SHEDD

ZACH SHEDD

Hi I’m Capt Zach,

I am a 100 ton master Captain who recently came here from Hilton Head SC. I started off fishing at a young age on freshwater ponds and surf casting at the beach when I wasn’t surfing or skateboarding. When i was 20 years old I moved to Nashville TN on my own to pursue a career in music. During my years there I kayaked, canoed and eventually bought a bass boat. When I was taking a break from traveling all over the world all I would do is bass fish and catfish in the grand water ways middle Tennessee had to offer for weeks at a time. I camped,on the islands and lived off my catch as often as i could.I was in several bass and hunting clubs there where I honed in my skills that eventually led me to taking my friends on very successful fishing trips. I thoroughly enjoyed putting them on big fish, their biggest fish of their lives and coming home with a cooler full of meat . it made me happy to show my love for the sport and the outdoors to new people and teach them skills and appreciations they never knew they had. and At this point I decided I wanted to use these skills as a career . not long after my son was born we decided a new life meant we needed a new change in scenery and my urge for the saltwater again grew each day. A friend of mine inherited his fathers seafood business and needed help so we moved to the low county coast of SC. For years I was on the water everyday commercial fishing for Shellfish, blue crabs, stone crabs, sharks and shrimp. After a crewing over a thousand days on the water I went ahead and took my USCG tests and got my Captain credentials. I hit the ground running. I started out doing inshore trips as often as I could for a local guide services as well as nature and dolphin tours. My years in the estuaries there gave me the knowledge to perform these tasks with optimal performance. I started working offshore trips soon after as well as working for the local towboat rescue boats all the while still commercial fishing throughout the different seasons. 365 on the water sun up to sun down. With the recent birth of my daughter and my sights pointed further south, we moved to the space coast for bigger and better opportunities in my fields, as well as sharing my kids lives with their. Resident grandparents. I plan on continuing my growth and love for all things water here., gaining new skills and using my stellar customer service skills, boat knowledge, my love for making people happy and sharing our wonderful great outdoors with new smiling faces everyday. I bring a lot to the table and I cant wait to take you fishing.

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