Hello all! My name is captain Jeremy Heimes, of Dayaway charters. I am a Pro redfish angler I’ve been fishing since I was very young.
I was taught at a very young age how to sight fish, redfish and catch bass off the beds.
Needless to say I was taught how to try to make fish eat your artificial lures and I think that’s what has propelled me into the pro tournament world of fishing. It’s a Passion of mine, and I enjoy doing it.
Maybe it is the thrill of knowing that the next morning I have to get up early put my boat in the water with all the other pro anglers , listen to the national anthem and then listen to all the motors crank up!
As we all get ready to race to our 1st fishing spots I think that is one of the major thrills that keeps me coming back time after time an knowing you have to work hard to try and catch your fish to out do all the other competitors.
The pro tournament fishing world has a lot of highs and lows, and you have to work hard at it if you want to be successful!
Like I said, I was taught at a very young age, and I’ve been fishing tournaments since I was probably around 10 years old.
So from fishing in our local Zephyrhills Bassmaster club tournaments, to local redfish tournaments, just being in the tournament atmosphere has made me a better angler.
It was probably around 1996 that me an a friend of mine started to really pursue the bigger tournaments that were in our areas.
Fishing more bass tournaments, and fishing more salt tournaments and getting ourselves better and better to where we started getting checks in tournaments.
And when we started doing that I think that what’s really kick me off, so around the 2000, I decided that it was time to pursue my dream and make myself the best of the best.
So I found several different Tournament series all salt water redfish tournaments and I entered them all took me a little while. Several years before I got where I felt like I was doing the job that I was put here to do. So for the next few years I have fished the extreme redfish series, the West Coast pro Redfish series, the elite redfish series, I fished the coastal redfish tour, the IFA inshore redfish association, the flats master series, the florida pro red fish series, the power pole pro redfish series and the world series redfish championship twice!
And now after years of doing this I fill like I have become a great angler, and I feel like I can go anywhere and compete against any one in any era and will have a great shot at making a check against the best the era has to offer!
I work hard and my results from 2008-2020 will show that pushing your self can make you a better angler!
That’s my little bio and I hope I encourage you all to make yourself better anglers!
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Pro. Career Stats, 2008-2020
TEAM OF STANDINGS
9 TIME 1ST PLACE TEAM OF YEAR WINS
3 TIME 2ND PLACE TEAM OF YEAR FINISHES
2 TIME 3RD PLACE TEAM OF YEAR FINISHES
2 TIME 4TH PLACE TEAM OF YEAR FINISHES
30 CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES
4 CHAMPIONSHIP Wins
5 – 2nd PLACE FINISHES
11- TOP 5 FINISHES
19- TOP 20 FINISHES
24- TOP 30 FINISHES
ALL TOURNAMENT STATS
130 TOURNAMENTS FISHED
54- TOP 5s
74- TOP 10s
106- TOP 20s
TOTAL CAREER EARNINGS $261,294.00