Capt. Don Dingman has spent the past 30 years plying his trade in the coastal waters of Florida. About half of that time he’s fished from Alaska to Costa Rica and points in between, hosting his 15-season strong TV series. Dingman, who guides clients and hosts Hook the Future TV on Sportsman Channel (and soon WFN and FOX Sports South), also knows a thing or two about boats.
Capt. Don Dingman’s idea of hosting a TV fishing show with kids as guests were met with skepticism by a producer. “He wanted me to follow a script, say all the right things, do this and do that,” recalled Dingman. “I wanted to be me, not someone else.”