Laguna Costa Radio

Brian Nelli - 2-Time Extreme Kayak Fishing Bahamas Champion



Brian Nelli of Pushin' Water Kayak Charters walks us through his 2nd Championship win in the Bahamas as well as how he sets up on his kayak for offshore fishing. Brian was raised in the North West Suburbs of Chicago. His passion for fishing started at a young age catching Bluegill, Carp and Bass in neighborhood lakes and rivers. During his adolecence he made yearly trips to Minnesota in search of Walleye, Northen Pike, Crappie and Muskie. From age 13 to 18 he was making yearly trips to Florida fishing the beaches for Snook and Tarpon. Once Brian graduated college he decided he needed to make the move to the place where fishing could be a year-round activity. Since 2006 Brian has been kayak fishing the inshore, nearshore and offshore waters of the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches. Since 2009 he has been fishing kayak tournaments all around Florida. Brian is sponsored by some of the biggest companies in the industry including D.O.A. Lures, Eagle Claw, Engel Coolers, Yozuri and Hobie Kayaks. During the Summer mo