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Bill Platt

Professional Angler

Owner of Custom Marine Electronics, Bill started fishing at the age of 5 and owned 2 boats before he ever owned a car. Today, he’s a licensed charter boat captain and professional fishing guide. Bill has fished professional tournaments since 1986 and has several first-place and championship wins. He is married to Janet Platt and has a son named Caleb.


Multiple division championship wins

Multiple tournament wins

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Proudest Moment

Winning a tournament on my birthday, which paid $70K

If I wasn't a professional fisherman, I would be a …

Game warden 

Favorite Food

Seafood 

Favorite Movie

“Young Guns”

Favorite Lure

Islander

Favorite Boat Snack

Butter crackers 

Favorite Magazine

Saltwater Sportsman 

Favorite Fishing Memory

My parents taking me fishing at a very young age 

Kid Goals

Fisherman

Music

All music from rock to rap! “Money for Nothing” is always at the top of the list.

Quote to Live By

Work hard, play hard.

Bill’s Fishing Partner

GPSMAP® 8215 MFD

“The maps are incredibly useful, and it is great having screens we can customize to show what we need during tournaments.”
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