Captain Billy Delph has spent his entire life fishing from the Dry Tortugas to the Giant Bluefin Tuna fisheries off Cape Cod, honing his skills with the very best. His father, the legendary Captain Ralph Delph, taught him tournament-winning techniques right from the beginning. Billy began his career by washing boats and cleaning fish, but he jumped at the opportunity to get his captain’s license and started guided fishing charters as soon as he was of age. His father’s techniques gave him an excellent base on which to build his own knowledge.
Since purchasing his first charter boat, Billy has made quite a name for himself in the charter fishing world. In pursuit of their many tournament wins and IGFA World Records, the Delphs have developed techniques and produced ideas that have revolutionized product design in much of today’s tackle and equipment. Billy currently captains a 39-foot SeaHunter and is continuing his family legacy by instilling his love of the ocean in his four sons.
Ryan Van Fleet
Long Island, NY