The Captain

Captain Ben O’Connor

Captain Ben O’Connor was raised in Destin, Florida and has spent his whole life fishing these waters. He began working on charter boats at the age of 10, cleaning them and working as a second mate. After high school he attended the University of South Alabama where he earned a degree in information science and remained in Mobile for 10 years after graduation where he worked doing technical support for a software company. He then moved to Atlanta for 4 years where he worked as an IT guy for a real estate investment trust.

In 1999 he moved back to Destin and started an insurance and investment business, while continuing to spend 3-4 days a week fishing with his father. In 2006 he sold the business and spent 2 years going back and forth to Costa Rica, fishing and visiting his brother. He then worked on a few boats charter and commercial fishing until he joined the Locked Up crew as captain of the “Locked Up” in 2011.

Capt. Ben still loves to fish and spends a lot of his off time doing just that. He also enjoys deer and duck hunting and going back to Costa Rica whenever the opportunity arises.