My Name is Capt. Jose Carbonell, I am a US Coast Guard Master 50 ton licensed and Insured captain. I have been fishing for largemouth bass in south Florida since I was a kid. My passion for largemouth bass has led me to becoming a part-time guide and be able to share my passion with others. I work full time at one of the best custom sportfish building company in the country Merritt Boat and Engine Works. I guide on the weekends and provide once in a lifetime experiences for my customers.
Through my career in the marine industry I have met many amazing people. Two in particular Capt. Vinnie Lasorsa and Sarah Lasorsa, they are the founders of Freedom Fighter Outdoors; A non-profit organization that caters to combat wounded and PTSD Veterans. The organization takes veterans on outdoor events such as Offshore and Inshore fishing, and Hunting events. One day I invited Vinnie to fish a tournament with me and I made the suggestion on putting together a bass tournament for the veterans. He liked the Idea so I went to my next club meeting and had 10 volunteers to take out 13 veterans. After that tournament both veteran and volunteers absolutely enjoyed it! I have always wanted to find a way to give back to our nations veterans and know that my hard work goes directly to them.
I became so passionate about the organizations mission that I dedicated my bass boat and they gave me the honor of being their Ambassador. Together we have raised money and created a pledge that allows me to take one to two veterans out fishing a month! It has become a great success! If you would like to learn more about the Organization and would like to donate or offer services please clink
If you would like to learn more about the Organization and would like to donate or offer services
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