About

About Captain Ozzie
Ozzie Lessinger learned to fish before he could walk. His father, an avid fisherman, put 6-month-old Ozzie in a backpack carrier and placed a fishing pole in his hand and taught him to fish.

Ozzie was hooked, so to speak. After finishing college with a degree in marketing and trying his hand in the corporate world, Ozzie traded his suit and tie in for a fishing pole and some flip flops.

Captain Ozzie Lessinger

Captain Ozzie Lessinger

In 1990 he moved to Sanibel where he fulfilled a lifelong dream and established himself as a full-time fishing guide in 1994. He lives in Fort Myers with his wife, Jennifer, sons Sam and Gus, and daughter Sadie.

Tournament History
Ozzie began fishing tournaments in 1994. He won the first tournament he ever competed in and has been a consistent top-five finisher ever since. He’s competed in more than 100 tournaments with over 20 first place finishes. His tournament history includes local tournaments such as the Caloosa Catch and Release series, the Flatsmasters series and the Professional Tarpon Tournament series. On a national level Ozzie has fished in the FLW Redfish Tour, the Southern King Fish Association tour and the ESPN Redfish Cup where he and his partner had three top-ten finishes in 2008. If you’re interested in tournament fishing, please call 239-910-7764 for tournament fishing rates and availability.

239-910-7764

Captain Ozzie Lessinger
Sanibel Island, FL

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