Captain Kirk Waltz was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, truly a southern town surrounded by water. At the ripe age of 8 years old his father took him on fishing trips in the backwaters of the Edisto, Ashley, and Cooper Rivers as well as the surrounding barrier islands next to Folly, Sullivans, and Isle of Palms beaches. Their trips to the Charleston jetties were most memorable -- his Dad would pull up to the big rocks and drop the boys off to walk the rocks and fish all day.
In the early 1970s he moved to Cocoa Beach to attend college, and fished the Indian and Banana rivers. Kirk met his wife, the lovely Kate Fee, in Cocoa and they enjoyed launching a canoe in their backyard to fish the canals or driving to Longpoint Park to fish Sebastian Inlet for reds, trout, or Spanish.
They moved to Jacksonville Beach in the early 80's and had two children Kyle and Lara, while Kirk spent considerable time fishing the waters of the St. Augustine and Mayport areas. In 1995 Kirk met Kevin Faver who was guiding and at his urging got his USCG captain's license. Initially Kirk was a field reporter and gave weekly reports on the Jax Beach area fishing conditions, then joined the Outdoors Show as cohost.
Captain Kirk also writes for several local magazines such as The Beaches Magazine, and has done several prominent TV shows including Whats your Opinion with Jim Clements, The Outdoors Show with Kevin Faver, and George Poveromo's World of Salt Water Fishing.
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