EarlyBird Fishing Charters

Located at Bud-n-Mary's marina


The Captain / Ross Early

Ross Early grew up on the coast of South Carolina. He started fishing at a very early age aboard his father’s offshore boat “The Nauti Lee”. Ross began working at Edisto Marina on Edisto Beach, SC at the age of 10. Ross fished many blue marlin tournaments with his father and grandfather winning young angler on several occasions. He still fishes with his father as much as possible to this day. 

While the fishing off the coast of South Carolina is excellent, Ross knew he wanted to be able to reach the Gulf Stream waters much closer than the 55-mile run it required from his home port of Edisto Island. So, he packed up and moved to “The Sport fishing Capital of the World,” Islamorada in the Florida Keys in 2005 and never looked back.

Since living in Islamorada, Ross has gained valuable experience of mating for several of the top captains. Since becoming a captain himself, Ross has run many charters and private vessels all over the world, fishing the Carolinas, Bahamas, and several summers as a salmon and halibut charter captain in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Ross and his wife Natasha (a realtor) have two boys.  They love taking them out of the water and fishing as much as possible.  Ross is exceptional at fishing with children on board.  He and his mate enjoy having the little anglers on board.  They take out beginners, experts and can handle any experience level.  A day spent fishing on the Early Bird with Captain Ross and crew is sure to be a memorable one!