Independence Sportfishing Crew
Mark Pisano

Mark Pisano

Owner/Captain


36 years working on sportboats, 32 years as Captain, Enjoys working with fishermen to improve there angling techniques.

Paul Strasser

Paul Strasser

Owner/Captain


37 years as sea captain, great family man. Loves to fish and enjoys teaching Anglers to be better fishermen.

Matt Kaullen

Matt Kaullen

Captain


capt matt kaullen loves to spot and catch fish has eyes like a hawk

Judy Collins

Judy Collins

Independence-Manager


The first cheerfull voice you will hear when calling for information on our upcoming trips will be hers. Judy started working in the sportfishing business 27 years ago. Began a new career with Mark & Paul 13 years ago. She will be happy to give you information on upcoming trips and arrange accommodations.

Brian Pifer

Brian Pifer

Captain


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

Ron Wilson

Ron Wilson

Crewman


Fishing longer then recorded time. You name, it Ron has caught it. Independence crew, friends and anglers will always remember you. Aug 1949 - Feb 2007.

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.

JOSH EVANS

JOSH EVANS

CHEF


Ocean beach native, Point Loma alumni loves good food and good times. French classically trained 10 years culinary experience.

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