Warrior 2 Bass

Over the last several years in the fishing industry, we have had the chance to work with a lot of different guys. None more special than Captain Nick Kefalides. Nick is now a renowned fishing guide in Florida, but long before becoming a guide, he was a Marine Raider. Serving 11 years in the United States Marine Corps, Nick has had his fair share of highs and lows.  Our team here at 6th Sense is honored to call Nick a friend and we are especially proud of his service to our country.

Nick, having a father in the Marines, and a step-father serving in Vietnam, knew at a young age he was going to serve his country.  Joining the Marine Corps at the age of 18, his first deployment was a short 5 months later.  Imagine, 19 years old, 5 months of training, you land in Iraq, less than a week later you are in your first engagement.  Some of us never have to experience that. Nick took it in stride.  Quickly making a name for himself in the Middle East, Nick moved up the food chain in a hurry.  Being hand selected, not only once, but twice to join special operations teams, he was becoming an asset to the United States Marine Corps.  During his service and combat deployments, Nick happened to be at the right place at the right time while out on a 48 hour mission. While out on a foot patrol, Nick’s team started taking fire from multiple enemy positions. While returning fire, Nick and his team took cover in the nearest compound. After engaging the enemy for over an hour, the firefight ceased long enough for everyone to catch their breath. Not knowing at the time, Nick was about to accomplish the biggest highlight of his honorable and distinguished career. While positioned in an overwatch position, Nick noticed two guys racing by on a motorcycle with AK-47’s strapped to their backs. Nick reacted quickly and efficiently. Taking out both targets with only two rounds, mission accomplished.  Nick took out, at the time, the number 3 man in Afghanistan.

 

After retiring from the Marines in 2014, Nick was lost, not knowing what to do with his life or how to even function as a civilian.  A year had gone by when he got a phone call from a friend inviting him on a deep sea fishing trip with other retired veterans.  It was at that time when Nick rediscovered his love for fishing.  Shortly after that, Nick founded Warrior 2 Bass Guide Service; a fishing charter located in central Florida, targeting Largemouth Bass.  Nick operates guide trips and then uses his proceeds to fly veterans to Florida for a free guided fishing trip.  

While Nick is running his business and taking out clients to catch giant bass, he is also going to fish the Toyota Series events this year.  Nick is an expert level angler and his mental strength acquired from his time in Marines will be beneficial to his young pro career.  He also knows what it’s like to catch 10lbers.  

 

From becoming a Marine, being hand selected to become a MARSOC Marine Raider, taking out the number 3 target in Afghanistan, starting a phenomenal business with a great purpose, to chasing a dream of becoming a pro tour angler, Nick Kefalides is living his best life.  We are proud to call Nick a friend and honored to support him and his dreams.  His service record speaks for itself and we have no doubt Nick will continue to succeed in the years to come.  We wish him the best of luck in upcoming tournaments.  

Instagram: warrior_2_bass

Website: Warrior 2 Bass

 

February 17, 2021 — 6th Sense Fishing

Comments

Mark Hendrickson

Mark Hendrickson said:

Semper Fi, brother! I’d be honored to fish with you if I’m ever in the area. Thanks for doing what you do!

MICHAEL W ORTMAN

MICHAEL W ORTMAN said:

Would love to fish with him if I lived back in Pensacola again. Served 25 years in Navy before retiring. Awesome story.

Forrest Parker

Forrest Parker said:

Thanks for your dedication both with the veterans and abroad during your service

Tim Robinson

Tim Robinson said:

Amazing story. I love hearing how our stories are so different. Either way, I’m happy that you get to do what you love! Thanks for your service, brother!

Semper Fi!
Tim
@timisoutdoors

Cj sausi

Cj sausi said:

There are Rough men , who will bring violence to enemies foreign and domestic , always standing at the ready for our country . Thank you for your service Nick , for protecting and conserving our way of life here in the states . Selfless and courageous. You deserve nothing but the best . Much love .

Ron Maroon

Ron Maroon said:

Thank you for your service Nick. I look forward to following your career on the tour. Best of luck always!

Rob Miller

Rob Miller said:

Thank you for your service Nick, and thank you for all you do for our Veterans. I had the pleasure and honor of fishing w you a few years ago and had a great trip and was so impressed with your professionalism and guiding skills. We had a great day, AND you introduced me to 6th Sense gear, been fishing it ever since. I look forward to getting down to central Florida again soon. Be safe.

Mike McClelland

Mike McClelland said:

I get to go fish, work and live freely thanks to you and those like you. God Bless You and may God continue to bless America. Thank you Sir!

Peggy Murphy

Peggy Murphy said:

Nick, thank you for your service and you’re bravery. Your story is amazing. I know how PTSD is a major outcome from being in the military especially being at war, so I am glad that you have found your love for fishing again and doing a great service to the vets. You can’t beat fishing with any sport out there. It’s a true sport thats good for the soul. Keep on keeping on brotha. Good luck in the tournament. Ill be checking you out.

Brice Westphal

Brice Westphal said:

Semper fi. Former USMC still a MARINE

Dan storie

Dan storie said:

Much respect brother! Stay safe and God bless! Thank you to 6th sense family for providing a discount to the men and women that have served

MICHAEL W ORTMAN

MICHAEL W ORTMAN said:

25 year retired disabled Navy veteran here, brother.

NickCausey

NickCausey said:

God Bless You and Your Family and God Bless America #allgavesomesomegaveall #freedomisntfree #armygruntvet #airbornegrunt #usarmyparatrooper #usarmysniper #oifvet #oefvet #embracethesuck #igy6 #deathbeforedishonor #iammybrotherskeeper #donttreadonme🐍 #neverleaveamanbehind #tillvallhala 🇺🇸🙏🏻🇺🇸 I know you will do Awesome in the Tournament’s with your Dedication and the best Bait Company in the World backing you The 6 ,Stay Safe And Tight Lines
MSG U.S.ARMY RETIRED NICK CAUSEY

NickCausey

NickCausey said:

God Bless You and Your Family and God Bless America #allgavesomesomegaveall #freedomisntfree #armygruntvet #airbornegrunt #usarmyparatrooper #usarmysniper #oifvet #oefvet #embracethesuck #igy6 #deathbeforedishonor #iammybrotherskeeper #donttreadonme🐍 #neverleaveamanbehind #tillvallhala 🇺🇸🙏🏻🇺🇸 I know you will do Awesome in the Tournament’s with your Dedication and the best Bait Company in the World backing you The 6 ,Stay Safe And Tight Lines
MSG U.S.ARMY RETIRED NICK CAUSEY

Joseph Novoa

Joseph Novoa said:

Semper Fi! Brotha 🍻🤙🏽😎💪🏾

John Scholl

John Scholl said:

One more reason to support #team6

Anthony Franklin

Anthony Franklin said:

Thank you brotha for your service. Amazing after giving so much continuing to give back. We need more like you. Thank you again brotha

Mike Mullins

Mike Mullins said:

My neighbor and I have scheduled a guided tour with Nick on 01 MAR 21. I cannot wait to get on the waters of Lake Kissimmee, Nick was very quick to respond to my emails and the phone conversation we had. As a Veteran myself I know it’s going to be the best, ready to catch some PB’s…

Anthony Martinez

Anthony Martinez said:

Wow. What an impressive human. Glad you were on our side Nick! May you have great success in these coming years. Show them boys what a Marine can do with a rod n reel. 🇺🇸💪🏼

Ethan

Ethan said:

Thanks Nick! No one can ever repay what you and the other fellow veterans have done for us!

Mathew

Mathew said:

First saw you on Vigilance Elite with Shawn Ryan
Love your work and what you do for the Veteran community.
Much love from an Australian Soldier

Jeremiah

Jeremiah said:

Being that Nick served as a raider , to know that my brother in law is a current raider, and I am a Navy corpsman pursuing the SARC pipeline it’s nice to see people that perform and find their peace and purpose outside the military doing things they love. Best of luck devil dog in future tournament aspirations.

Scott Bergfield

Scott Bergfield said:

Thanks you for sharing this article about one of the most humble, upstanding and giving individuals I’ve had the honor of meeting. I not only look up to Nick as a hero for his service to our country, but as a person who gives 100 percent when helping me become a better angler.

Chuck Metheney

Chuck Metheney said:

Always glad to see Nick when he comes to visit our shop(Bridgemaster Fishing Products), he’s an extraordinary human being with the biggest heart! So very honored to call him friend!! 6th sense you’ve got a great man on your team!!

Derik

Derik said:

Thank you for recognizing such an awesome person. He’s a true hero and continues to show that through giving back to his fellow service members.

Brian Fields

Brian Fields said:

Awesome read! Nick is an Awesome human. I am extremely honored to have served with him and be able to call him my friend and brother. Nick is one of the most humble guys I’ve ever met. Thank you for your service, and the things you do for the veteran community! Heard of luck in the upcoming tournaments.

Mikey

Mikey said:

Not only is that guy a Supreme bad ass, he’s also a stand up man. Always enjoy talking fishing with him can’t wait too see what his future holds as a Fishermen. 6thsense picked a good one!

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