The Kirk Family is a 5th generation Florida fishing family with deep seated ties to the Southwest Florida community. Kirk Fish Company was originally opened in the early 1950s, after years of the family owning and operating it, the fish house was leased out for nearly a decade to another prominent local fisheries. Damas and Pat Kirk decided to take back over the fisheries after selling their well-known retail seafood market in Naples, Captain Kirk’s Stone Crabs. With their daughter Kelly, the family reopened Kirk Fish in October of 2013 and started off with a bang!
The Kirk Fish crew are all family. Sam, our retail manager, has been part of the family since her and Kelly met in high school. Janice in the retail has been with us for nearly a decade-when she isn’t making our amazing fish dip, you’ll find her in Ft. Myers at the Heath Family Farms Christmas Tree Lot or in Wisconsin. Tracy, our sauce master, is retired K9 officer from the east coast of Florida and became part of the family 3 years ago. Gary aka fillet-master, is a descendent of the great fishing Turner Family and has been with us since our Captain Kirk’s location in Naples. Kelly married a local charter captain in July of 2021. You’ll find Captain Adam Mikelson’s fishin trips’ pick-up location at Kirk Fish! FishGoodland.com
Our fishermen change throughout the seasons but our core-crew of stone crabbers and fin-fishermen can be found close-by year round. Most have deep-rooted ties to the commercial fishing community and are outstanding stewards of our sustainable fisheries. During the winter, you’ll find a full fleet of king mackerel fishermen at our docks. They follow the kingfish run from Louisiana down to our local waters.
Our goal is to keep the commercial fishermen alive and provide the public with only the freshest local seafood. No farm- raised, no imports (except our killer Salmon and Dry-pac sea scallops). We are home to several commercial boats that keep our retail market supplied with their daily catches. Our main catch is Stone Crabs, we catch them, cook them, and crack them for you! You’ll also find fresh Grouper, Snapper, Mullet, Gulf Pink Shrimp and a variety of other local delicacies. Come by Goodland to see us and the new and improved Kirk Fish. We are Fresh from Florida and HACCP certified!