Uncle Vic Roy

“You have to fish where they live, and you MUST be present to win!”

– “Uncle Vic” Roy

 

“Uncle Vic” Roy with a sailfish caught at Tropic Star Lodge, in Panama.

I met Vic Roy through the Bertram31.com website, and we became fast friends through a mutual interest in tough “little” boats with a proud history, and a shared outlook on the world that sometimes joins two men of very different backgrounds. It was a few years before I actually met Vic face-to-face, and that was when I was invited to fish one of his infamous informal “Uncle Vic International” fishing tournaments, but we “spoke” daily through the miracle of the internet. I fished  3 or 4 of those tourneys at Port Eads at the mouth of the South Pass of the Mississippi River, and as another cajun friend once said to describe hearing a particularly good Louisiana band, “I think that was the most fun I ever had with my clothes on!” I also spent time with Vic and other Bertram friends at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, and that was also good fun, if maybe not real awful clean fun.

Uncle Vic with his last blue marlin, caught 75 miles off Port Eads, Louisiana. Vic had a long assocciation with “The Man In The Blue Suit”!

Vic lost his struggle with cancer this year, but he fought it a good fight. He was a helluva guy, and will be missed by many.

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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