Captain Whit McMahon shown at the helm of the "India Marie"
Captain Whit received his Bachelor of Arts from Lander University in South Carolina,and his Masters of Education and Counseling at Plymouth State University (NH). After his graduation from Lander, Whit and I spent his first full year after college working to acquire our 2nd vessel the " India Marie". She was needed to meet the growing needs of our fishing family and our fishing guests.
Whit's BA degree is in Spanish language, he spent a year as an exchange student in Mexico. He speaks spanish fluently and also learned to play a little soccer.
Whit was born in New Orleans, and fished the bayou's with me as a young boy. Both Whit and his younger brother Dennis took turns helping me clean the "Bunny Clark" every evening since they were 7 and 8 years old respectively. Captain Whit also mated with Captain Tim on the Bunny Clark, where he learned to gaff fish and a few other little traits.
He enjoys lobstering and spent three summers learning the right way to lobster with Captain Mike Remkowitz on the "Uptown Girl". For a young captain ,Whit's skills are very well rounded both in the ground fishery and while inshore sports fishing for large stripers and blues. He's shared the helm crossing the Gulf of Maine from Digby, Nova Scotia to Bar Harbor, Me. and he is one of the most responsible young captains on the coast today.
In 2009, Captain Whit and I purchased our newest vessel the Gath IV, a 35' USCG inspected vessel. Whit is currently the primary captain aboard the Gath IV. During the winter months he is also a full time guidance counselor at Thorton Academy in Saco, Me. and the JV soccer coach at Noble High in Southern Maine.
Captain Whit has his 50 Ton USCG Masters license, his Maine tidewater guides license and his 1st class Maine lobster license.
Captain Whit and Grampy D, "Paul Dvoretsky " with a beautiful haddock .