Bill Boyce has been active in the angling, conservation and journalistic aspects of Sport Fishing his entire life. Born and raised in a boating and fishing family in Southern California, he was fortunate to have traveled and fished across the U.S. four times by the age of 14. His love of travel and adventure provided the spark for him to pursue a career in the realm of fisheries. In 1979, he graduated from Humboldt State University with a B.S. degree in fisheries. His career began with the U.S. Forest Service in Tahoe National Forest. For the next four years, he would perform stream habitat analysis and fish population work in Colorado, Alaska and Oregon.
In 1982, Bill was hired by the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) at Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. For the next 12 years, he worked with pelagic species, managing their harvest by the Eastern Pacific tuna seine fleet. After 16 years as a biologist, his career was altered by the interest and success his photographs were receiving at shows, art exhibits and magazines. Now, an internationally renowned photojournalist, his images adorn galleries, custom homes and corporate office buildings. Bill’s camera talents have been utilized for the past 18 years in worldwide productions and filming expeditions with Dr. Guy Harvey and the BBC Blue Planet documentary in locations that include Africa, Australia, Azores, Spain, Midway Island, Venezuela, Panama, Mexico, the Canary Islands, Cocos Island, The Bahamas and Belize. In 2002, his career path led him into the world of TV, hosting the World Class Sport Fishing series on The Outdoor Channel. Then, he created his own production company and directed/produced/hosted the TELLY Award-winning TV series, IGFA Angler’s Digest. This broadcasts on Wild TV, The Sportsman Channel, Fox Sports Networks and the World Fishing Network.