Tropic Star Lodge is honored to pay tribute to journalist and photographer Pat Ford. Pat's photos have graced the covers of numerous major fishing publications; not to mention the major articles he's penned, along, with his own touch of photo journalism. You would think Pat never sleeps when you see how many incredible photos he takes. Pat especially loves to photograph our Tropic Star Lodge Majestic Black Marlin, which he's enjoyed for years.
Pat Ford grew up in the New York-New Jersey area, fishing for most anything he could find. His talent for sports photography became apparent during his years as a Journalism major at Notre Dame. He wrote his first article for Salt Water Sportsman magazine in 1969 and has continued to provide stories and photos to literally every sport fishing publication ever since. Over the years Pat has held over two dozen IGFA world records and for the last decade he has been the chairman of the Golden Fly Invitational Tarpon Tournament which is held annually in Islamorada. He is a Founding Member of the Bonefish Tarpon Trust and on the Board of Trustees of the American Fly Fishing Museum in Vermont. Now as a retired Miami trial attorney, he is a Contributing Editor to Fly Fishing in Salt Water and author of “THE BEST FLY FISHING TRIPS MONEY CAN BUY” (Stackpole 2006). Pat’s tarpon photography is displayed in Andy Mill’s “A PASSION FOR TARPON” (Wild River Press 2010). His latest solo effort “Fly Fishing Day Dreams” (SkyHorse Publishing 2011) is available on Amazon.com. To see more of Pat’s work check out his website: patfordphotos.com
Here are a few of the phenominal images Pat Ford has captured over the years while visiting the Tropic Star Lodge: