Crew Members

Meet the Palm Beach Fishing Co. Crew

These are the guys you’ll be spending your charter with. Tasked with catching fish the crew also sets the mood for the charter. As much as catching fish is important it’s equally important that you have a great time and that is due in no small part to the demeanor of the crew. Chris and Rudi are funny, easy going, friendly, courteous and… superior fisherman! If a picture is worth a thousand words we’ll let the catch pics do the talking.

Captain Chris Recchio

Captain Chris Recchio

Captain

Originally from upstate New York Chris moved to Palm Beach at the age of 5 where he learned to fish. When Chris turned 15 friends invited him to fish with them in the Bahamas where he caught his first blue marlin. Chris fell in love with blue water sport fishing and his new found passion led him to any job that would allow him to work on the water. In 1998 Chris took a job working on a commercial fishing boat but his true desire was to sport fish. In 2000 Chris met up with Mike and Erika Miller who offered Chris the first mates position on their 45’ Cabo. He was promoted the following year to captain. In 2006 the 45-foot Cabo was replaced by a new 54’ custom built Jim Sculley convertible sportfish named “Fish With Me”. Chris’ friendly fun loving and laid back nature is still equally matched by his passion for fishing and has earned him much respect and admiration from the South Florida sport fishing community.

Captain Rudi Haselbauer

Captain Rudi Haselbauer

First Mate

Rudi was born and raised in South Florida. He has been fishing since he was capable of holding a rod and reel and has since cast his line into just about every body of water he has come across. Rudi’s passion for fishing exploded after catching his first sailfish at the age of 8. Rudi became a professional fisherman 5 years ago and has recently added a captains license to his resume of experience. Rudi is the first mate on ‘Fish With Me’ and also the captain of Rowdy our 31’ Ocean Master.