Capt Tony was born in Greenville, NC. He started fishing as a child with his Dad and Grandfather. His fishing and boating career has spanned over 25 years. In the 1990’s he started fishing King Mackerel tournaments and was very successful. In 1997 Tony and his father purchased a 38′ boat and partnered to begin Wet-n-Wild Sport Fishing. In 2000 they started building the current 54′ Wet-n-Wild with James Gillikin, the boat was commissioned in May 2001. Over the years he has placed in many tournaments to include 1st place Tuna, 2nd place Blue Marlin in the 2010 Big Rock Tournament and 3rd place in the 2010 Ladies Big Rock Tournament.