About Jake Kehlenbeck

I grew up in Tampa and spent a lot of time fishing and camping at Fort De Soto with my family.

Unfortunately, we were catfish specialists, but it was still always a good time.

After high school, I went to Florida State where I met my wonderful wife.

I started working for a fishing guide where I finally learned how to catch redfish and trout.

After we graduated, we moved back to the Tampa Bay area and a few years later I finally got the opportunity to do what I love with Salt Strong: write about fishing.

We currently live in St. Petersburg with our spoiled golden retriever, Oliver.