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A little bit about Krewe Chief & Captain Leighton Ingram

A little bit About Krewe Chief charters and Captain Leighton Ingram. Before fully pursuing his passion as a full time Capt. and commercial fisherman; Captain Leighton Ingram worked in a corporate career for 13 years, only to spend his free time on the water. His family has been in Florida since the early 1880’s and he is a second generation guide. When his family settled here they were part of the growing agriculture and citrus industry.

The name Krewe Chief is actually one of his great grandfathers citrus label brands. The family eventually moved to become part of the community on Gasparilla Island; and at one time owned the historic Journey’s End property on 18th st. To this day Capt. Leighton has family residing in Boca Grande. Capt. Leighton is a member of the Boca Grande Guides Association, and a U.S Merchant Marine; his extensive fishing experience has brought him to live in places from Destin to the exclusive Ocean Reef Club where he lived four years. He currently resides in Histroic Punta Gorda Fl, with his wife of 12 years and four children. When the Capt is not on the water, he is an avid reader and writer; he enjoys cooking for his friends and family, and vacationing in the Great Smokey Mountains. Capt. Leighton is a true sportsman and enjoys all aspects of the outdoors

Why I love what I do


Aside from having the best office in the world. It’s probably the adventure of every single day being different. The sunsets are different, the water is different, the sky is different each and every day. But I have to say , seeing the look on a clients face when they are pulling in the biggest Tarpon they’ve ever seen, or a young angler catching their first fish. That; is priceless.

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