Whether it be a tarpon or a sea trout, a different fish will give you a different experience when saltwater fishing, according to outdoors enthusiast Guy Riordan. Guy Riordan has spent a lifetime enjoying and working in the outdoors. From his days of owning a game preserve to appearance on outdoors television shows, Guy Riordan understands the outdoor experience.
“A tarpon will give you a great fight and great experience,” explains Guy Riordan. However, according to Guy Riordan, this fish is not one to be eaten. “It is strictly a catch-and-release fish,” says Guy Riordan. “Due to its boney frame, it is not edible.” Yet Guy Riordan points out that if a fisherman wants a great experience, the tarpon will not disappoint. “This is the fish that will fight savvy, leap out of the water and flip in the air,” explains Guy Riordan. And the tarpon is easy to find in Florida waters. “Back waters, mangroves, and flats,” explains Guy Riordan. According to the outdoor enthusiast, tarpons grab hold of their prey – your line – fast!
Then there is shark. “Yes, an avid fisherman can take a shot at catching a bonehead shark,” explains Guy Riordan. According to Guy Riordan, the bonehead is closely related to the hammerhead shark. “These sharks at three feet maximum length can give quite a fight to even the most experienced of fisherman,” notes Guy Riordan. Fishing off the coast of Florida, the fishing aficionado will also find black tip and bull shark moving around, according to Guy Riordan.
“Finally, there is the snook, which has four species in the waters of Florida,” explains Guy Riordan. The common snook species is the most prevalent snook. “While January and February are great months for common snook fishing, March is when it really heats up,” states Guy Riordan. The season peaks in April, according to Guy Riordan, but keeps pushing all the way into October. “However, May through September is strictly catch and release only,” states Guy Riordan. During that time, according to Guy Riordan, snook season is officially closed.
“This kind of fishing requires one major item: fresh batteries,” states Guy Riordan. Explaining further, Guy Riordan states that a fisherman will want his/her camera to have fresh batteries for the pictures. “If you snag a bonehead, or a tarpon is on your line shooting out of the water, you will want a picture!” exclaims Guy Riordan.
Guy Riordan has a master’s captain’s license and you can learn more about the adventures of flats fishing at http://adventurefishing.com
About Guy Riordan
In 1969, Guy Riordan began a life of service as he joined the United Sates Marine Corp. For the next three years of the Vietnam War era, Guy Riordan would serve as crew chief for Sikorsky helicopters earning the rank of corporal. Following his faithful service in the Marine Corp, Guy Riordan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Albuquerque, graduating Cum Laude. Later, Guy Riordan would attend the Pepperdine University School of Law.
Following Pepperdine, Guy Riordan began working his way through the financial and securities industry. From 1982 to 1984, Guy Riordan served clients from his position with Quinn and Company, a New York Stock Exchange member firm. In 1984, Guy Riordan joined Raucher, Pierce and Refsnes, later moving to Albuquerque AG Edwards in 1989. In 1994, Guy Riordan joined the team of Southwest Securities. Beginning in 1997, Guy Riordan spent the next decade with First Union/Wachovia Securities, servicing clients in the greater Albuquerque New Mexico area.
During this time, Guy Riordan began to pursue another personal passion, boxing. From 2002 to 2005 Guy Riordan Boxing promoted some of the biggest names in the sport. Guy Riordan’s boxing client list included three-time world champion Danny Romero and six-time world champion Johnny Tapia. In addition, Guy Riordan co-promoted NABF heavyweight champion Taurus Sykes. Guy Riordan co-promoted a NABF/NABA heavyweight championship bout between Sykes and heavyweight champion Samuel Peters, featured in 2005 on the Showtime Cable Network. Rounding out his resume of boxing promotion, Guy Riordan was a co-owner of Maloof Brothers Boxing with Sacramento Kings’ famed Joe and Gavin Maloof.
Guy Riordan has always held civic duty as important. As a life long resident of Albuquerque, Guy Riordan worked on the Board of Directors for the Hispano Chamber of Commerce. For three years, Guy Riordan also served as a board member for the Albuquerque Museum Foundation. Guy Riordan’s life of service would continue into the state government arena of public service.
A former elected commissioner of the La Joya Water Association, Guy Riordan returned to his college alma mater as a member of the University of Albuquerque Foundation, serving for five years from 1982 – 1985. Guy Riordan would later continue his life of public service through numerous positions and appointments. Guy Riordan holds real estate licenses in both New Mexico and Florida and has served as a governor appointee of the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority. Guy Riordan was also a mayoral appointee, serving on the Albuquerque/Chihuahua Bilateral Commission, was a gubernatorial appointee as Commissioner for the Judicial Nominating Commission as well as the New Mexico Governors Educational Retirement Board Task Force. Guy Riordan was also given the opportunity to expand his passion for the outdoors by receiving gubernatorial appointment and Senate confirmation to the New Mexico Game and Fish Commission. Riordan was later elected as chairman of the Game and Fish Commission.
An avid outdoorsman, Guy Riordan holds a Master Captains License from the U.S. Coast Guard. A former owner of Rancho De La Joya Game Preserve, Guy Riordan provided an area for upland game hunting along the banks of the beautiful Rio Grande River. Guy Riordan’s shooting preserve provided clients with the ability to hunt quail, pheasant, chuckar, snow geese, and ducks and Canadian geese. Guy Riordan’s Rancho De La Joya Game Preserve offered a fully automated sporting clays and five-stand course. Guy Riordan’s love of the outdoors, including hunting, fishing and kayaking have positioned him on national television shows including Jimmy Houston and Wayne Pierson Outdoors. Guy Riordan also owns www.adventurefishing.com
The first love and passion of Guy Riordan is, however, his family. Married for over twenty-four years, Guy Riordan and wife have laid the foundation of their lives on each other and their children. Guy Riordan and his family reside outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico.