Welcome to Fishmap.org.
My name is Ryan Crutchfield and I am an angler, explorer, archaeologist, and software architect. I initially built this site as a tool to better understand the fish species around me and then in June of 2013 I decided to publish it online for everyone.
I live in Tampa Bay, Florida and my goal is to catch, photograph, and
release as many fish species as I can
- I have caught 273 species
to date. I love nature, adventure and exploring; most free hours are spent hiking, kayaking, fishing and taking photos. I am currently in the process of earning my Florida Master Naturalist
certification. I am a member of Tampa Bay Watch
, the North American Native Fishes Association
, and the Southeastern Fishes Council
I have a BA in Anthropology from Auburn University and an MA in Archaeology from the University of Alabama and I am active member of the Drone Archaeology Research Group
. I currently spend
my time working in information technology programming and architecting logistics, warehouse, and order management systems. I have
worked with most web based programming languages and databases; recent projects have included real time analytics using Node.js, cross border transit integrations, and executive summary dashboards.
I hope some of you find the site useful and feel free to contact me
with questions or comments. I would
love to hear how people are using the site and any feedback you have.