RIP Capt Andy Tasker

bullchaserbullchaser Posts: 931 Officer
Sad sad news. I dont know any details just got word through facebook. RIP broth may your winds be light and your fish be monsters.
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  • reel stamasreel stamas Posts: 6,153 Admiral
    ****... Too bad he didn't reach out, as he apparently had a lot of friends that would have tried to help him...
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  • GT FishGT Fish Posts: 9,448 Officer
    Very Sad…RIP...
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  • Joupdog1Joupdog1 Posts: 1,416 Officer
    Truly one of the best at what he did.... RIP Capt
  • snook87snook87 Posts: 1,707 Officer
    Details? Helped him? Was this an accident or something else??
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  • tarpontamer2007tarpontamer2007 Posts: 141 Deckhand
    I was very good friends with Andy. Today is a very sad day. Just a few days ago we had talked about him moving in with me. Unfortunaltley Andy was very depressed and made the sad decision to take his life today. He will be missed by many.
  • snook87snook87 Posts: 1,707 Officer
    I was very good friends with Andy. Today is a very sad day. Just a few days ago we had talked about him moving in with me. Unfortunaltley Andy was very depressed and made the sad decision to take his life today. He will be missed by many.

    please tell me someone tried to help him, with his vast network of "friends", someone should have at least made a call to 211 or 911 and got him help if he was showing signs! there no excuse to not do anything. it could have been preventable.
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  • tarpontamer2007tarpontamer2007 Posts: 141 Deckhand
    The problem was there were no signs, just friday he posted "life is good"
  • Captain DaveCaptain Dave Posts: 3,383 Captain
    Really sorry to hear this. RIP Andy :angel
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  • Stetson LawStetson Law Posts: 486 Deckhand
    Numb. RIP Capt.
  • LitiGATORLitiGATOR Posts: 819 Officer
    It's spreading quickly all over FB. Truly a shame. My condolences to his friends and family. RIP
  • Ocean MotionOcean Motion Posts: 583 Officer
    RIP Capt. Andy... :angel

    We will probably never know why you did what you did but now, your mind and soul are at rest. ...may the wind be always at your back and may the sun always shine on your face...until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

    Those who eventually take their own lives have been showing signs of needing help for a long time. Unfortunately, most of us fail to see these very vague signs which are desperate pleas for help. Those that are closest to him/her are usually the last to recognize these signs and most, unfortunately, never do until it is too late.

    We will always wonder why...I know, I still do.
  • beyondhelpbeyondhelp Posts: 392 Deckhand
    RIP Capt. Andy... :angel

    We will probably never know why you did what you did but now, your mind and soul are at rest. ...may the wind be always at your back and may the sun always shine on your face...until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

    Those who eventually take their own lives have been showing signs of needing help for a long time. Unfortunately, most of us fail to see these very vague signs which are desperate pleas for help. Those that are closest to him/her are usually the last to recognize these signs and most, unfortunately, never do until it is too late.

    We will always wonder why...I know, I still do.


    Well said. I never met Andy but I am still saddened by the loss. This is a stark reminder to me of how good I am at hiding how I feel. Chances are you know someone in the same place. When was the last time you told someone how much you appreciated their company? If you're anything like me, it is too easy to forget to do until it is to late.

    On the flip side, if you ever feel like there's no other option, talk to someone. Anyone you can. Hell, call me. I don't know nuthin about anything but I'll listen.
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  • snook87snook87 Posts: 1,707 Officer
    Taken on Novermber 16, 2010. This was when Andy was new at the snook jig thing, so new he didnt even know that name of the jigs. Andy just grabbed something that looked cool on shelf at John B's and and hit the shoreline or got invited on someone's boat. Glad he was able to come aboard my boat a few nights. He was the one who showed me what he used and how to use it. That night we both caught quite a few BIG snook.
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  • HokeyHokey Posts: 7 Greenhorn
    Very sad, to say the least. I didn't know Andy personally, but followed his posts on FB quite often. He always seemed to produce the fish and photos that made me jealous, especially those monster Permit. Wishing a peaceful rest to a great angler and a great man.
  • bambam78bambam78 Posts: 557 Officer
    Just breaks my heart. My Dad and I had the pleasure of fishing with Andy about a year ago. It was a tough night of fishing, but Andy worked hard and put us on some fish. We had a blast fishing with him.

    Always looked forward to his FB posts as he took some beautiful shots.
  • PairadoxPairadox Posts: 323 Officer
    Fair winds and following seas
    You will be missed by your brothers and sisters in the Martin County fishing community and beyond.
    Rest In Peace
  • Fi$h2nguyenFi$h2nguyen Posts: 7,782 Moderator
    So sorry to hear. RIP
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  • capt charliecapt charlie Posts: 142 Officer
    Sorry to hear and prayers to his family
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  • OverslotsOnlyOverslotsOnly Posts: 63 Greenhorn
    Prayers for Andy's family. Been a Port Salerno resident my whole life and when I finished college and came back I heard so much about this very talented young charter captain named Andy Tasker - how he was a great guy and always put smiles on his clients face by putting them on fish.

    Loved seeing his photos online. Though I never had the privilege of meeting him, I know he had a vast network of friends who cared deeply for him. I am devastated to hear this and I pray for all his surviving friends and relatives. May God heal all of you and bring you peace.

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  • SnookMan772SnookMan772 Posts: 656 Officer
    RIP Andy, you will be missed...Truely one of the best guides I have ever met.
  • e-moneye-money Posts: 4,258 Captain
    RIP Andy and condolences to the family. So sad to hear circumstances.
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  • on deckon deck Posts: 647 Officer
    To loose anyone is sad....To loose a true fisherman makes it quite a bit worse. Never met him unfortunately but one day we will make a cast together.
  • Marker954Marker954 Posts: 404 Officer
    RIP Capt. Andy... :angel

    We will probably never know why you did what you did but now, your mind and soul are at rest. ...may the wind be always at your back and may the sun always shine on your face...until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

    Those who eventually take their own lives have been showing signs of needing help for a long time. Unfortunately, most of us fail to see these very vague signs which are desperate pleas for help. Those that are closest to him/her are usually the last to recognize these signs and most, unfortunately, never do until it is too late.

    We will always wonder why...I know, I still do.

    Andy had a very, very close, and i mean close group of friends, me included and I spent hundreds of hours on the water and off working and helping him through his pain. Sometimes the demons inside ones head just take over and get the best of you and ultimately win. He had many demons and may I say again, lots of help.

    Snook87, the last two times you ran into Andy you turned your back to him and didn't say hi, maybe you can work on getting some help for that. And your last post about Andy being new to the jig in 2010 was very inaccurate too. He's been fishing the jig with his good friend Billy many years before that. I'll be glad to send you his number if you'd like to correct any of your information that you made up.

    Andy will never be forgotten and I will always have his back.
  • tarpontamer2007tarpontamer2007 Posts: 141 Deckhand
    Marker954 wrote: »
    Andy had a very, very close, and i mean close group of friends, me included and I spent hundreds of hours on the water and off working and helping him through his pain. Sometimes the demons inside ones head just take over and get the best of you and ultimately win. He had many demons and may I say again, lots of help.

    Snook87, the last two times you ran into Andy you turned your back to him and didn't say hi, maybe you can work on getting some help for that. And your last post about Andy being new to the jig in 2010 was very inaccurate too. He's been fishing the jig with his good friend Billy many years before that. I'll be glad to send you his number if you'd like to correct any of your information that you made up.

    Andy will never be forgotten and I will always have his back.

    Very true Drew. Andy was defiantly not new to jigs in 2010. That may be when he first began to fish with them in the boat. I remember few yrs prior to that going to the causeways and jig fishing with Billy and Andy. I can assure you me, Andy and Billy caught many fish on jigs yrs before 2010. Still a shame he had to deal with the problems in this way. Like you said, He will NEVER be forgotten!!!!!
  • snook87snook87 Posts: 1,707 Officer
    Drew, I do not like you. That's why I don't say hi. You try and seek me on apps and Facebook.
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  • PaulBoatPaulBoat Posts: 4,389 Officer
    Very sad. Prayers... I've missed his reports here over the last couple of years. I remember his banana boxer shorts... Seemed like a great guy. Big loss. :angel
  • unhookedunhooked Posts: 206 Deckhand
    Very sad.... A great loss.
  • fishtampa247fishtampa247 Posts: 51 Deckhand
    Rip Andy
  • Capt George GozdzCapt George Gozdz Posts: 630 Officer
    snook87 wrote: »
    Drew, I do not like you. That's why I don't say hi. You try and seek me on apps and Facebook.
    Once again, not the time nor the place!
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  • BocaBocaBocaBoca Posts: 606 Officer
    RIP. And comfort for his family and friends.
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