Growing up on the West coast of Florida, Marissa’s fascination with fishing and the outdoors began at an early age. Her first fish was a flounder that she caught off of her family’s dock and after that she was ‘hooked!’ She would regularly join her dad on his weekly fishing trips and she developed a love for fishing and the ocean over her lifetime.
“I grew up with two brothers so I’m very competitive and its never a good idea to tell me I can’t do something. I have a big heart, a passion for adventure/travel, and I’m never scared to try something new. I’m only 5’2" but it doesn’t matter if it’s a giant 15-ft. sawfish from the Florida Everglades, a huge black marlin in the Pacific, or a massive 400-lb. Goliath grouper from the Gulf of Mexico, I’m not going to back down from the challenge!”
Check out Marissa’s new fishing show The Hottest Bite (Presented by Pelagic Gear) on YouTube with fellow Pelagic Pro Team Captain Tyler Kapela!