Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL
"I've always been the chosen cook by my team buddies, whether it's hunting moose in Canada, fly fishing the mountain streams or on a pro fishing tour... The FireDisc grill can do it all! Easy to pack up and carry- the recipe options are endless!"
Lou Gasperin's life has been what some would describe as the ultimate outdoor sportsman's life. Even as a young boy he would ride his bike through his neighborhood in St. Pete, Florida, fishing rod attached, in search of his "lucky fishing spots", often resulting in a bountiful catch. His love for sports and the outdoors was apparent throughout school having excelled in many sports. Upon graduation from Boca Ciega High School in St. Petersburg, he joined the family plumbing business, but every spare moment was filled fishing (inshore, offshore and fly) and hunting. Winner of the Homosassa Holidays Redfish and Trout Tournament in 1977 led to his enjoying several years on retainer with Raymond James & Assoc. as their private in-shore guide for clients. Lou began competing in off-shore grouper tournaments, winning the Old Salt Tournament in 1986 along with four years of competition in the Arthur Smith Tournaments on the east coast for dolphin and kingfish and has documented 47 fishing expeditions to the Bahamas between 1985-1995.
In 1996, Lou opened his own plumbing business in North Carolina where he has fished and guided fly fishing the mountain streams. Since 2005 to present, he has fished the pro tours for redfish on the FLW Tour, Redfish Action, IFA Redfish Tour, Low Country Redfish Cup and Oh Boy OBerto Invitational, where he has always finished in the top ten on the Atlantic Coast.
Lou currently resides in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida guiding and competing on the IFA Redfish Tour. A self-proclaimed amateur chef, Lou's enthusiasm for the FireDisc grill is explosive!