Resume of Captain Rick Hiott

Cell:￿   (843) 412-6776￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿ E-mail:￿￿ hamslamma@outlook.com

￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿                                     ￿￿￿￿￿ ￿￿￿￿￿￿ ￿￿￿￿Web Page:￿ http://www.reelfishhead.com

 

Equipment Experience

￿        Field tester for Pure Fishing, Penn, Shakespeare and Pflueger Fishing tackle, rods and reels

￿       maintenance on boats (mechanical and fiberglass)

￿        producer of custom gaffs, removable live wells and other marine related hardware

￿        participation in photo shoots in catalog for Sea Pro Boats (2003, 2004 & 2005)

￿       participation in catalog and national TV commercials for Trophy/Bayliner Boats (2004).

Employment

 

Inshore Fishing - U.S. Coast Guard charter captain for over 9 years.￿ Total fishing experience of 40 + years.

 

Offshore Fishing ￿ three years as a first mate with Captain Douglas Heaton, on Blue Boy Charters, Charleston, SC, 42￿ ocean sports fisher.

Also, mated on numerous other boats for approximately seven years.

 

2007 ￿ Department of Natural Resources, Charleston, SC

Part-time employment ￿ Surveyed Fish Species on Offshore Wrecks

 

5 Years - North Charleston, SC

Engineer with City of North Charleston Fire Department

 

20 Years - Charleston, SC

Automotive dealerships

Mechanic/paint and body technician ￿ General Motors, DuPont and PPG certified

 

15 Years - Knowledge and experience with late-model racecar motor and chassis building from helping my father who is a very successful master machinist and mechanic

References

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Eviston

Sales/Marketing

Pure Fishing

803-451-3503, http://www.purefishing.com

Matt Fletcher, Former V.P. of Sales

Shakespeare Fishing Tackle

Columbia, SC

803-556-6610

 

Mark Shealy, Former Engineering Technician

Shakespeare Fishing Tackle

803-348-4992

 

Tom Higgins

Retired FBI

843-573-9019

 

Phoebe Miller

North Charleston City Council

843-532-6867, phoebe28@juno.com

 

Mike Crouch

Sea School Instructor

Sea-Tow Captain

843-209-0609

 

Jimmy McClure

Asst. Mgr., Butler Marine

843-576-2233

 

Joel Williams, Editor/Owner

Coastal Outdoors Magazine/Lawyer

Georgia

912-657-1815 or 912-282-1892, http://www.coastaloutdoors.com/

 

John Lee, President

Lee Motor Company (Wilson, N.C.)

Kia Motor Company (Charleston, S.C.)

 

Dee Oliver, Manager

Captain Mike Able, Owner

Haddrell￿s Fishing Supply

Mt. Pleasant, SC

843-881-3644, http://www.haddrellspoint.com/

 

Gene Adams, Sales Representative

Charleston Angler Tackle Shop

Charleston, SC

(843) 571-3899, www.thecharlestonangler.com

 

Mike Rumph, Owner

Rumph Brothers Marine

Wando, SC

843-849-8030

 

Jeff Holbird, Retired Chief

City of North Charleston Fire Department

North Charleston, SC

843-745-9779


 

Published Work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2007 ￿ Featured in the premiere issue of Tidelines magazine published by

￿ Charleston￿s Post & Courier newspaper.

 

June 2006 ￿ South Carolina Sportsman magazine article by Walt Rhodes, ￿High

￿ Pressure Reds￿, page 36.

 

May 2006 - Featured on the Discovery Channel-Europe for Red Drum fishing in

￿ Charleston.

 

June 2004 ￿ Salt Water Sportsman Magazine, feature article by Joel Arrington￿￿

￿ ￿Spot-Tail City￿, page 96.

 

July/August 2004 ￿ Sport Fishing Magazine, article by Doug Olander ￿9 Best Spots to

￿ Catch Monster Redfish￿, page 68.

 

2002 ￿ Monthly fishing report w/photos, the Sportsman￿s Magazine

￿ Magazine distributed throughout the eastern US

July 2002 ￿ Television Show featuring Capt. Hiott with host,

￿ Ralph Barbee and Comcast cable, August, GA

 

2001, 2002 & 2003 ￿ Coastal Outdoors Magazine

￿ Monthly fishing report w/photos distributed throughout the southeastern US

June 2002 ￿ West Marine Web Page, http://www.westmarine.com/

￿ Article featuring Capt. Hiott and his photography

 

July 2001 ￿ S.C. Game & Fish Magazine

￿ Featured article with photos Captain Rick Hiott, ￿Charleston Harbor￿s Monster

￿ Redfish ￿

 

July 2000 ￿ Charleston, SC, Post & Courier newspaper

Featured article with photo Captain Rick Hiott, ￿Reds Know the Superstition

￿ Drill￿, written by Walt Rhodes.

 

2000 & 2001 Carolina Outdoors Radio Show WBT News-Talk Radio,

￿ Charlotte, NC

￿ Radio Show on catching red drum and other species in Charleston, SC

 

April 2001 ￿ Coastal Outdoors Magazine article, ￿Offshore Trip, Big Fish & First

Cobia of the Season￿

 

July 2001 ￿ Coastal Outdoors Magazine article, ￿While Fishing For Giant Red

￿ Drum￿

 

Awards Received

And Volunteer Work

 

2010 ￿ Winner of King Mackerel Division of Vets Tournament

 

2008- Outstanding Charter Boat-Inshore, Charleston Trident Fishing Tournament

￿￿￿￿￿￿￿￿ 1st Place Winner ￿ Photography Contest for Brochure

2005 1st place winner of James Island Yacht Club, King Mackerel tournament,￿￿

￿Charleston, SC

￿ 3rd place winner of Carolina Lady Anglers￿ fishing tournament, Charleston, SC

2003 Ecology Award for Outstanding Charter Boat (Offshore), Charleston Trident

￿Fishing Tournament

 

2003 Winner of Charleston Trident Fishing Tournament Photography contest ￿

￿ 2nd and 3rd place (red drum and spadefish).

 

2002 Conservation Citation from SC Department of Natural Resources for 111 giant red drum tag and releases

 

2001-2004￿ - Sponsor for Carolina Lady Anglers Annual Tournament

￿ Charleston, SC

 

1997￿2003￿ - Master Anglers & Ecology Certificates for numerous inshore

￿ species (too many to list)

 

1999-2001 ￿ (Volunteer) CCA of SC ￿Fishing for the Future￿ kids tournament

￿ 2000-Winner of Red Drum division

 

1999 ￿ First Place, Charleston Trident Fishing Tournament

￿ 5 lbs. 3 oz. Striped Bass on fly rod

1998 Outstanding Saltwater Inshore Angler of the Year

￿ Charleston County Trident Fishing Tournament

 

1998 Light Tackle/Ultra Light Tackle Inshore Angler of the Year

￿ Charleston County Trident Fishing Tournament

 

1998 Angler of the Year for Low Country Anglers Fishing Club

￿ Charleston, SC

 

1998 (Volunteer) Winner of Media Fishing Tournament (Red Drum Division)

￿ Aggregate and Largest Fish Winner

￿ Sponsored by S.C. Department of Natural Resources

 

1998 ￿ First Place, Charleston Trident Fishing Tournament

￿ 4 lbs. 7 oz. Trout on fly rod

￿ First Place, Charleston Trident Fishing Tournament

￿ 30 lbs. 0 oz. Jack Cravelle, light tackle

 

Current Record Holder Since 1997 ￿ Folly Beach Fishing Pier.￿

￿ Red Drum, 30 lbs. 8 oz.

 

Annual Tournaments Fished

 

 

James Island Yacht Club, King Mackerel Fishing Tournament, Charleston, SC

(1st place King Mackerel Winner)

 

Annual Charleston Trident Fishing Tournament, Charleston, SC

 

Rumph Brothers Marine King Mackerel Tournament, Charleston, SC

 

James Island Yacht Club King, Wahoo and Dolphin Classic, Charleston, SC

 

Carolina Lady Anglers Annual ￿Fishing for the Cure￿ Open Inshore Fishing

￿ Tournament, Charleston, SC

 

Hanckel Marine King Mackerel Tournament, Charleston, SC

 

Lowcountry Anglers￿ Annual Inshore Fishing Tournament, Charleston, SC

 

South Carolina Outdoors ￿Mack Attack￿ King Mackerel Classic, Charleston, SC

 

Charleston Coastal Anglers￿ Annual Fishing Tournament, Charleston, SC

 

￿Fishing for Miracles￿ King Mackerel Tournament, Charleston, SC

 

Annual Alison Oswald, Sr. Memorial Inshore Fishing Tournament, Charleston, SC