Meet the Team
Learn more about the Liquid Fire Fishing Team's members.
TEAM CAPTAIN/Boat Owner
Mark's efforts for gaining sponsorship, promoting the fishing team, and communicating with fellow teams are the tasks that no one else is quite suited to do.
Mark began his tournament career as the designated angler in 2004 on the "Hi-Speed Wobble," but gladly passed those duties over to Josh in 2005 with the start of our own Liquid Fire Fishing Team and took over the gaffing responsibilities for the next five years. After Crockett assumed the "angling" duties in 2010, Mark passed the gaff to Josh.
Everything came "full circle" when Mark was charged with the responsibly of team "videographer." He now has a much greater respect for Crockett after realizing how tough handling a camera can be while trying to handle the boat as well.
In addition, Mark maintains much of our social media efforts. He is our team's spokesperson and main contact for sponsors. Although the entire team participates in fishing schools and events by working our booth, most duties of speaking during fishing schools seminars, radio shows, and TV interviews, are gladly turned over to Mark.
In his younger days, Mark was a sports writer for a newspaper. In his spare time, he has written blogs for sponsors and his KMT Journals featured here on our website that were published in the Fisherman's Post and on Kingfishconnection.com. He has been honored with features in Saltwater Sportsman Magazine, Sportfishing Magazine, Florida Sportfishing Magazine, among others.
Mark was a fixed operations director in the auto industry for 15+ years. For several years, Mark had a desire to jump into the marine industry and gladly accepted a position with TACO Marine. In less than a year's time, he was promoted from Strategic Product Category Manager to OEM Sales Manager and Product Manager. You will often see his face on TACO Marine product videos on YouTube.
Josh was the designated "team angler" beginning in 2005 until he aged out of the Junior Angler status. His patience and level headedness while fighting a fish were just the traits needed to land big fish.
In 2010, Josh handed off the angling duties to his younger brother, Crockett, and then assumed the "gaffing" responsibilities. (Note: many tournaments required the junior to angle the fish for award eligibility.) The same qualities he poses as an angler, lends Josh to being an accurate "gaffer" as well! In addition to handling the gaffing duties, he also throws a nice "pancake" with 12-14 foot cast nets. Josh has logged many miles behind the wheel of the Liquid Fire getting the team safely to the fishing grounds and back.
Together, he and Crockett claimed the 2006 SKA Division 12 Junior Angler Title. In addition to this title, Josh has claimed over 15 tournament Junior Angler top-three finishes.
His understanding of the technology world (from building our original website to editing most of the Liquid Fire videos and team graphics/logo), keeps our team on the cutting edge of the sport when marketing for our sponsors.
Josh decided he didn't want to spend the rest of his life as a service manager in the auto industry. So in 2018, he made earning his captain's credentials a priority in order to bring Liquid Fire Sportfishing to life. In addition, he works full-time as the manager at Crystal Coast Graphics, Jacksonville, NC, sharing his technical skills in graphics.
TEAM ANGLER/Team Co-Captain
In 2010, Crockett graduated from being team "videographer" to taking on the responsibilities of designated "team angler." At that time, his brother aged out of the junior angler status. Like Josh, Crockett poses the patience and knowledge necessary when trying to land money-winning king mackerel. While Crockett's skills as the "videographer" are missed, his work "on the rod" has proven to be outstanding. In addition, Crockett's responsibilities are maintaining GPS coordinates and tying rigs as well as preparation of the boat, equipment, and tackle prior to tournaments.
Crockett earned the SKA Yamaha Professional Kingfish Tour "Top Junior Angler" title during the 2008, 2011, and 2012 seasons. In addition, he and Josh were the 2006 SKA Division 12 Junior Angler Champions. As an SKA Junior Angler, Crockett claimed more top three finishes than we can count. In his final year as a Junior Angler, he also won the SKA Division 1 Title.
Passion and fire describes Crockett's personality best. He has missed only one tournament that the Liquid Fire team has fished since 2004, and his desire for the team to succeed is paramount.
Crockett earned his captain's credentials in 2016 and has been a Captain with TowBoatUS Beaufort/Swansboro, NC, since 2017. He also mates for his brother, Josh, on the Liquid Fire Sportfishing vessel with hopes to be captain of a twin vessel for the business in the near future.
Chris is a big part of the family and has fished with the team from the beginning. Although his specialty is helping the team keep trucks and trailers up and running; he helps as needed with tournament preparations/cleanup, trolling for bait, and pre-fishing.
Chris has attained his CDL which is always a plus when hauling up and down the highways.
Chris has been in the auto industry for many years and currently works as a service manager for National Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, Jacksonville, NC.
Audrey was dubbed "Little General" early in our fishing ventures by Ben Beasley of the "High Speed Wobble," with whom we fished our first year on the SKA divisional tour in 2004.
As the nickname suggests, she manages many of the endeavors on which our team embarks. In addition to responsibilities for all team paperwork (licenses, registrations, loans, insurance), Audrey coordinates our booth setup and providing our sponsors' marketing materials at annual fishing schools featuring our team.
As our travel coordinator, she works out the logistics of lodging, boat slips, and transportation to get us where we need to be.
Audrey always makes certain that our guys are outfitted, have plenty of food and drink on the boat, and are protected from the sun.
You will usually see her present at weigh-ins to cheer on the team and take photos of the Liquid Fire coming to the scales.
Live Baiting, Bottom Fishing
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Swansboro & Beaufort Charters
Offering half day, 3/4 day and full day fishing charters, Captain Josh can help you catch King Mackerel, Dolphin, Amberjack, Barracuda, Shark, Black Bass and Grouper. Our charters leave from either Bogue Inlet in Swansboro up to Beaufort Inlet in Beaufort. Contact us today for more details.Learn more
Mahi-mahi, Wahoo, Tuna
Let Captain Josh Henderson guide you to the Crystal Coast’s best offshore fishing with our Gulf Stream fishing charters. There you’ll catch offshore pelagic species like Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo and Tuna. Full day Gulf Stream fishing charters are available for your next offshore adventure.Schedule now