Bill Poole
Pioneer in Saltwater Fishing – 2014

Many on the Pacific Coast consider the late Captain Bill Poole the greatest pioneer in saltwater fishing in the past 50 years. He is best known as the founder and owner of Fisherman’s Landing in San Diego. He built many legendary boats in the San Diego local and long-range fleet, developed techniques to catch yellowtail, tuna, wahoo and other big-game sportfish and then hired, trained and mentored many of the most famous and highest-regarded skippers on the Pacific Coast. Poole was also an avid hunter who traveled the world and stalked the world’s most dangerous big game. Even though he was one of the world’s most well known outdoorsmen, he freely shared his knowledge with anybody who wanted it, including at free seminars available to the public.