“My main goal is always for you to have fun, and enjoy your day on the water! ” Right out of college, Mike took a job with Harrah’s Entertainment in Memphis, TN.” Known for being the most good looking of the guides, Captain Mike Mangum (the bigger, younger brother of David) shared the same introduction to fishing. After a few years of obsessively checking the “Fishing Report” and chasing a paycheck, Mike bailed on the corporate arena, and joined the guides of Shallow Water Expeditions seven years ago to pursue the finer things in life. I was a tarpon junkie with a working problem.” In addition to being an accomplished runway model, Mike is also well versed in sight fishing for the usual suspects like tarpon and redfish WTF (with the fly).” Born in the rural South, Captain Jason Stacy grew up in a family of sportsmen, where his passion for the outdoors began.
Kyle still sticks to what he learned, “fishing is all about having fun and being on the water”. Kyle floating around in the tower of his 22ft Blazer Bay looking for Jacks and Cobia, or in his 18ft Waterman, stalking tailing redfish or staked out for tarpon.
When Kyle isn’t guiding, he enjoys spending time with his wife Leah, and passing down his fishing heritage to his daughter Alexis.
He began guiding and teaching fly-fishing schools while attending Auburn University.
He is a certified instructor by the Federation of Fly Fishers and owner of the Emerald Coast Fly Fishing School.
As a child, he began fishing with his father and uncle, learning the ebb and flow of his local waters.