“You’re going to like me for me. I hope to see the fishing industry become more colourful.” 
Cutting his teeth on the frigid waters of Alaska to now working as a professional guide in the Florida gulf, meet Pro Team Member Captain Lionel James whose mental and physical strength personify what it means to be XTRATUF.  

Captain Lionel

Growing up on two wildly different oceans, Lionel James knew from an early age that passion, drive, and perseverance are critical to achieving each of his life pursuits. 

Captain Lionel's Family

Captain Lionel's Family photo

Fishing was something that Lionel and his father shared through good times. It provided them both an escape from reality and gave them a place to be at peace.  

Lionel ultimately found his way back to Florida where he now leads a charter fishing business and commits time to mentoring the next generation of fisherman.  
Growing up as a kid in Alaska was not easy, nor was becoming a MMA fighter... Lionel isn’t afraid to take on any challenge, no matter how tough it may be.  It’s coming out on top and proving to himself that he has what it takes to succeed that’s given him the confidence to start something of his own. 

For Lionel, he's committed to introducing the sport of fishing to children, making it more accessible, and something they can enjoy. Life lessons go far beyond fishing when spending time on the water with him.  

“Just watch what I’m going to do.” 

To Learn More Captain Lionel James, visit: https://lionstaleadventures.com/ 

IG: @lionstaleadventures 

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