Local Casting: Gabrielle Mercado

Gabrielle Mercado, a local angler from Destin, Florida, who has recorded some pretty impressive catches, recently caught our attention here at Coastal Angler Magazine. We asked Gabrielle to share a little of her passion for fishing with our readers.

Hometown: Destin, FL

Age: 22

Years Fishing: 17

Preferred Rig: Bottom

Favorite Fishing Spot: Bridge Rubble in Destin, FL

Most Memorable Catch: “A 40-pound gag grouper 20 miles offshore aboard the Swoop, and my first wahoo, which was 30 pounds, also aboard the Swoop.”

How Did You Develop Your Fishing Style: “My dad, of course, taught me everything I know, but he can’t hang with me these days! Now I teach him. He has finally learned to bet with me and not against me in the biggest fish pool!”

Who Are Your Fishing Role Models: “My dad until I turned on the TV and then Jose Wejebe was my favorite. When I was a kid I would imagine what it would be like to fish around the world with the legend!”

What Would Be Your Dream Fishing Trip: “Big game fishing off Costa Rica would make my life complete!”

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