Capt. Ted Lund and a Key West mutton snapper on light tackle.

Capt. Ted Lund is a freelance writer and photographer born and raised on the Space Coast of East Central Florida.

Lund began his communications career in high school, working as an outdoor sports desk assistant for legendary outdoor editor Bill Sargent at Gannett's Florida Today.

In 1995, Lund earned his Bachelor's of Science in Magazine Journalism from the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications minoring in emerging media platforms and education.

Upon graduation, Lund earned his USCG Master's License (100-ton with towing and sailing endorsements) and embarked on a career as a light-tackle fishing guide — eventually leading clients to 32 International Game Fish Association World Records.

At the same time, Lund continued his communications involvement serving as a founding contributing editor for two publications that would play heavily in his future: Salt Water Fly Fishing and Fly Fishing in Salt Waters.

During that period, Lund fostered a love for the smell of ink and newsprint as Assistant Sports Editor of the Key West Citizen and eventually moving on to tackle a host of social and economic issues facing the Island City of Key West as  Assistant Editor for the quirky weekly community voice, Solares Hill.

Lund's communications skill set merged with his extensive world-wide angling and boating experience when he joined World Publications as Managing Editor of Sport Fishing in 2003.

During more than six years with World (eventually Bonnier Corporation) Lund rose through the ranks to serve as Contributing Editor for Boating, Editor-in-Chief of Fly Fishing in Salt Waters and eventually Editor of the world's largest saltwater fishing and boating title, Salt Water Sportsman.