Captain Ridge Murphy

Florida Keys Region


Born in Homestead, Capt. Ridge Murphy has been fishing the waters off South Florida since he was three. You may have seen him in episodes of Sportsman’s Adventures as well as casting a line and spreading his knowledge of fishing on Captain Rick Murphy YouTube Channel.

Whether it’s inshore or offshore, Capt. Ridge is an expert angler in his own right. He has fished in dozens of tournaments, including the prestigious Herman Lucerne Memorial, Miami Billfish, Super Bowl Tournaments and Quest for the Crest Sailfish Series. He also competes as a guide in the Tarpon Fly Tournament, Golden Fly, Gold Cup and the Ladies Tarpon Fly Tournament where he took first place in 2023.  Capt. Ridge is a CCA Life Member joining many anglers as a voice in conservation. On his days off, you’ll most likely find him chasing snook, redfish, tarpon and trout in the Everglades.

With Capt. Ridge, chartering is as much about the experience as it is the catch: “Taking people out and watching them enjoy the outdoors as much as I do never gets old. Helping them land their first fish––or even their hundredth––is always a thrill.”