Even these most accomplished families started out humbly. "My dad, Jack Huddle, was from West Virginia and had never fished in the ocean until he went to The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina," Harris Huddle explains. Like many of us, patriarchs such as Jack were introduced to the sport of fishing from shore. As time progressed, they simply found themselves wanting more and worked hard to achieve it.
Gray Ingram, owner of the 63-foot Scarborough, Big Oh, happened across his first billfish by chance too. "When I was about 35, a neighbor and I were mahi fishing, and we accidentally caught a blue marlin," Ingram recalls. "I've been hooked ever since."