Captain Mark Lord was born and raised in Florida and has fished both fresh and salt water throughout the state.
His first job fishing was at the age of 14 aboard the charter boat Simbar docked at Mays Marina in Sebastian, Florida. From there it was on to tournament fishing. Fishing B.A.S.S. as well as other tournament trails, he obtained the skills needed to learn the habits and patterns of both salt and freshwater fish and the techniques needed to catch them.