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Medell Medrano

Virginia Beach Virginia

I started fishing in 2018 and bought my first kayak (2018 Hobie Compass) October 2018 and have been in Hobie’s only since. My primary kayak is currently a 2021 Hobie Outback, and the family kayak is a 2019 Hobie Compass Duo that I use for family outings. I started fishing because my then 6-year-old son wanted to learn how to fish which is quite the opposite for most. I had to learn on my own to teach him and in doing so I found a new passion and have been on the water 52 weeks out of each year since. My wife, son and I go out as a family a few times per month Spring through Fall.

In the last 5 years, I’ve become known as a Speckled Trout Specialist earning Virginia State Trophy Awards (24″ or greater) certificates for a documented 69 catches through the end of 2022 calendar year. My secondary targeted species are Redfish where I’ve earned 22 documented Virginia State Trophy (46′ or greater) Bull Redfish Awards. In addition to those species, I also casually target Striped Bass, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia and Bluefish in my home waters.

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