Ron "Captain Ahab" Broadus
Captain Ron “Ahab” Broadus hails from Lumberton, Mississippi, approximately 90 miles north of New Orleans. He acquired an MBA from UNO and in 1980 accepted a job as Human Resources Director of Charity Hospital.
For years, Broadus fished the Delacroix area and at some point for the price of “fuel and bait” would take out friends and guests. Ultimately, friends encouraged him to get his captain’s license and began working for several regional guide services on a part-time basis. Now that he’s retired, he dedicates himself on a full-time basis to Captain Ahab Charters.
Family and friends often commented on Broadus’ obsession with fishing Delacroix. While watching the movie Moby Dick, he was told that he was more obsessed with fishing than Captain Ahab was in pursuing the white whale. The label Captain Ahab in referencing Broadus stuck and before long, he was being introduced to others as Captain Ahab.
Captain Ahab has fished the Delacroix area for over 25 years. His experience in fishing the same area enables him to track the seasonal movements of redfish, trout and flounder, as well as understanding the seasonal baits on which these species feed.
“There’s an old saying in fishing,” says Broadus, “Match the hatch. So when picking what bait to use, you want to use a bait resembles that which trout and redfish are feeding on.” Broadus has been seen numerous times on television with Frank Davis (Frank Davis Fishing and Game Report), and fishes 150 to 200 days out of the year. His time on the water allows him to maintain a pulse of the environment, the conditions, and location of the fish.
Captain Ahab encourages and enjoys fishing with newcomers as well as seasoned anglers and finds every opportunity to make sure everyone on his boat takes away some new knowledge about fishing, about estuaries, habits of redfish and speckled trout or something as simple as knot tying and fishing techniques.
Captain Ron "Ahab" Broadus Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries License #052-8483-530