Independence Sportfishing Crew
Paul Strasser

Paul Strasser

Owner/Captain




Mark Pisano

Mark Pisano

Owner/Captain




Roy Rose

Roy Rose

Captain


Roy Rose is a captain of the Independence. He began fishing with his father when he was still in diapers, and began to join him on fishing trips at the age of six. At age 12, he started crewing with his father at Seaforth Boat Rentals in San Diego. He worked at Seaforth Sportfishing for 12 years. In 1993, Roy earned his captain’s license and began working on the Royal Polaris. He spent over 30 years aboard the vessel. Roy is contentedly married to Lauren Rose. He is the father of four beautiful children here with us Rosalie, Lillian, Roy Al, and Leo Maris.

In his spare time he enjoys traveling, gardening, swimming, fishing, hanging out with his wife, children, and friends.

Brian Pifer

Brian Pifer

Captain


The first time I went on a sport boat when I was 7, I fell in love. Ever since I knew what I wanted to do. I've been a captain 6 out of the 12 years killing fish.

Rolf Rittman

Rolf Rittman

Deck technician / Chef's assis


20 years with Capt. Mark and Paul, very personable.

Ed Lacombe

Ed Lacombe

Chef


10 years with the fleet. Learned his skills in New Orleans. Family man.

Shane CHAPMAN

Shane CHAPMAN

Captain


Shane's passion for fishing started at a young age, leading him to the San Diego sportfishing fleet and working on boats since he was 16. Shane has 8 years experience in San Diego and obtained his captains license in 2017. When he's not on the water he enjoys traveling searching for that perfect wave.

Billy Ballew

Billy Ballew

captain


Southern California Native. 15 years Experience from Long Beach to San Diego. Loves to provide his experience and customer service to All Anglers. Seeing others succeed is my greatest reward.

Romolino Ghio

Romolino Ghio

Deck Technician