CAPTAIN KYLE MORELLA
OUPV / 100Ton Master Mate
5 years guiding
Licensed to operate in all states and waterways out to 200nm offshore for an inspected vessel (commercial only) + operate uninspected vessels (non-commercial vessels) internationally
Experienced running the Gulf Coast (NW FL Panhandle & West Coast), Tampa Bay, Bradenton + Clearwater; SC Coast; Georgia Coast; Delaware Bay; Cape May, NJ up to Avalon & Sea Isle City, NJ; East coast of FL + FL Keys; ICW
Specialties include fly fishing + light tackle in-shore
Joined Good People Marine in 2022 - available for fishing charters and captain-for-hire services
Hailing from Greenville, SC, Captain Kyle Morella was raised in the great outdoors with early memories harnessed to his dad’s chest in the sparkling freshwater streams of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains.
Learning to cast a fly rod at 10-years-young, Kyle’s obsession with fishing was only paced by his passion for baseball. After finishing his degree at USC Upstate and hanging up his cleats, Kyle moved on to bigger fish (figuratively and literally).
Rain or shine, calm or chop, Kyle is all about learning hook, line and sinker. Tenaciously, consistently practicing the craft, his innate curiosity drives him to find the holds, know winds and tides like the back of his hand and understand how all of this will affect the fish from tails one day to spooking the next.
For Kyle, the magic is in the exploration and experience and there is no better teacher than time on the water. He finds when you take care of the small things, the big pieces fall into place and cannot wait to share it all this and more with whomever is in his boat.
Kyle joined the Good People Marine ranks in 2022 and is available for fishing charters and captain for hire services.
IN THE BOAT
Whether it’s your first time going after red tails or you’re a season angler who has fished the major tarpon tournaments in the Keys, this boat is for the curious angler.
Welcoming all experience and skill levels, if you want to ask questions, learn something new and enjoy the ride, Kyle is your captain.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Captain Kyle put me on the most badass tarpon trip. I was a first timer, jumped and landed a big girl on the fly. Will be booking again next year.
10 out of 10!
DAMN GOOD CAPTAIN
HE'S BONA FIDE
Acquired USCG OUPV license in 2018 - has been guiding full time ever since
100-Ton Master Mate USCG endorsed
Worked with local brands surrounding the Charleston area such as: Free Fly Apparel, Toadfish Outfitters, Huk, Haddrells Point Finn to Feathers, Charleston Angler, Hooch fizzy mixer, Darius Rucker’s Backstage whiskey, Island Coastal Lager, Marsh Wear
2017 6th Annual Charleston Angler GoPro Film Festival Winner
2x Runner-Up in the Cobia Fly Invitational hosted in Beaufort, SC (2022 & 2023)
Mating + operating all types of boats since the age of 15 (from poling flats skiffs, to driving center consoles ranging from 22’-34’) in waters stretching from Wildwood, NJ, down the SC coast, Georgia Coast, East Coast of FL, FL keys and Gulf of Mexico in FL panhandle