About the Crew
Captain Scott Krawiec
At 9 years old Scott went to work at a local marina just so that he could be on boats. He started out mopping rental boats before owning his own boat at age 10. He grabbed an old garvey from the marina, fixed it up and started a small crabbing business. By the age 11 he was running around Great Bay in his own Aguasport center console.
His passion for offshore began while canyon fishing with the owner of the marina at a very young age. By the age 14, Scotts catches included Big-eye, yellowfin, bluefin and both marlin. Frequent trips to the Keys where his grandparents lived only helped grow his passion. Sailfish, wahoo and grouper were added to this list. By age 15 he was mating on a tournament boat, which he eventually took over the helm before starting his own charter business the “Jolly Mon” out of Tuckerton NJ. In addition to running his own boats, he would mate and Captain different boats through the season.
Ready to settle down at a 24 years old, he decided to work close to home as a start up Captain for Ocean Yachts. Through the years he was promoted to the Customer Service/Warranty manager and ran the company Demos for a few years. Specifically the 40 Ocean and the new 37 Billfish. While working for Ocean Yachts, Scott continued to perform side work as a Captain running to the edge. As a married father of four boys he is in the process of instilling the passion of fishing that he learned at a very young age. Today Scott is the proud owner and operator of Island Girl Charters out of Cape May NJ. In addition, he is very proud of what Aaron and himself have created here at Bend The Rod!
Carrying out the development and more technological side of things at Bend The Rod, Aaron has always had an interest in web and graphic design. His interest in these areas stem from his desire to continually question what lies beneath the surface in all aspects of life. This is what had initially led him, at an early age, to start breaking down and teaching himself the various programming languages and graphic design skills that he exhibits today.
Aaron continued to sharpen his HTML and CSS skills while working for a political publication throughout college. Today, he continues expanding his areas of knowledge in order to keep up with the latest design trends. This includes the best practices of responsive design, SEO and phone application development.
When meeting Scott, the opportunity to create something great together presented itself. Aaron with his web and graphic design skills and Scott continuing his lifelong passion together had no other option but to form a friendly and welcoming platform for all things fishing. This platform of course would become Bend The Rod.