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Chris Williams

Professional Angler & Guide at Fish Happens Outdoors
Born in Pensacola, Florida in 1983, Captain Chris cut his fishing teeth on the bays and backwaters of Pensacola Bay as well as the Alabama and Tensaw River System in south Alabama. When he wasn’t on the baseball diamond he was at home casting rubber plugs into buckets in his parents back yard. Little did he know that all this practice and preparation would undoubtedly prepare him for the career as a Professional Angler.

Captain Chris graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University Of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida in 2007. Which he spent much of his early 20′s as a computer programmer while spending all his time and vacation chasing a dream of a Professional Tournament Angler and starting the ultra popular fishing guide service Fish Happens Outdoors based in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida. After much success in local and regional tournaments throughout the early 2000’s, he decided to jump into the world of professional tournament fishing and made a name for himself on the IFA Redfish Tour and the Louisiana Saltwater Series from 2007 to 2010.

Finally in 2010 he saw his chance to change careers and pursue a dream. Captain Chris was invited to join the ultra exclusive invitation only tour, the become a full time pro and joined the Academy Sports & Outdoors Professional Redfish Series which was filmed specifically for air on the Sportsman’s Channel. Having success with several top 15 and a top 10 appearances in his rookie year.

Captain Chris is always evolving as an angler and business owner, looking to improve his knowledge and hone his angling skills. You can always find him stalking the flats in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida or burning up the interstates on the tournament trail.
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May 04

May Fishing Report – Pensacola, FL

Well, May is upon us. Lord have mercy how this year has flown by. Its vacation time, graduation, our just plain out of school for the summer for most of us. Finally...right? I know the feeling well. Since we are on the subject of vacations, how about I give you a fishing report for the month of May? Inshore Fishing Report: May is typically the month of great offshore fishing and even better flats fishing. Sadly, we have had some really poor weather lately and our bay is in disarray. So flats fishing is not what it should be now. We have a tremendous amount of freshwater in the bay and on the flats which really hurts the inshore fishing. So, inshore/bay fishing wont be happening until this water clears up and the fish move back up to the flats. We will be on the water daily keeping up with the water conditions in the bay and as soon as the fishing turns on we will let everyone know.

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Mar 01

March Fishing Report – Pensacola, FL

Spring Bull Redfish

Spring Break for 2014 is upon us and we are ready to get it underway. Spring fishing brings warm weather and hungry fish. We have had some major changes this year. We added an offshore vessel, a 37′ Topaz Sportfisher, to run our offshore adventures, a new bay boat, a 24′ Blue Wave Pure Bay, to run our inshore adventures, and an 18′ Proline Flats Boat for any fly and extreme light tackle applications.… Read more here...

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Dec 15

Winter Fishing In Pensacola

Pensacola Bull Redfish
Bull Redfish - Pensacola Bay

Captain Chris with a large bull Redfish caught in Pensacola.

Winter time, a time when we are all celebrating the Holidays with our family and lounging around the house drinking hot chocolate. Most anglers have winterized their boats and put up the fishing equipment this time of year longing for that first good warm front to get back on the water.Read more here...

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