Captain David Irwin
Capt. David Irwin is a true born and raised conch. David grew up in Marathon and has been fishing the lower keys since a young boy. David is the son of longtime Key West guide and legend Capt. Johnny Irwin. David's extreme knowledge of the local waters makes him one of the most in tuned guides in the lower keys. From the Marquesas to Big Pine key he knows spots that were passed down from generation to generation. David is extremely patient, knowledgeable and one of the nicest guides in Key West.
Capt. David is the 'whatever it takes' kind of guide. Most days he never comes home on time, extending his trips because he truly enjoys spending time on the water with new friends. Capt. David is the guy at the dock that won't stop talking about fishing! On the water he is truly in his element. Spending the day with Capt. David is one of the best experiences you can have on the water.
I am an experienced fisherman and have fished with guides more than fifteen times in the Florida Keys. Captain Roc of Key West Pro Guides suggested Captain Dave Irwin as the guide for our back country fishing trip. Without a doubt, Dave is the best guide I have ever used. His knowledge, personality and his tremendous work ethic is second to none. His focus was to do everything possible to make our trip the best. Even though we caught many fish, I would still rank Dave as the best if we had caught nothing. I look forward to many more trips with Captain Dave
Cape May, New Jersey
Four Hours of Great Fishing!!
KWPG's Captain Roc setup our reservation to fit during our cruise's shore excursion. It was very convenient, as we were picked up at the end of our doc and in 15 minutes, lines in the water and fishing. We booked the 4 hour "Back Country Adventure" charter. Dave Irwin was our captain (DNA Outfitters) and he had us on fish immediately. We caught mangrove snapper, white grunts, grouper, and bonnet head sharks and even landed a barracuda! My wife and I had a great time, and highly recommend these folks. Thanks KWPG!
Great Day on the Flats!!
I booked a trip through Roc hoping to experience the flats and Florida backcountry. We got teamed up with Captain Dave and had a great time! Despite the cool temperatures and persistent wind, Dave did everything he could to put us on the fish. Between the two of us we hauled in 30-40 fish during a 3/4 day trip. Dave was very informative and modified his style base on our experience which made us feel at home immediately. He was also flexible enough and honest enough to suggest we move our charter time to help compensate for the poor weather. I would definitely recommend and re-book with Dave in the future!
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