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Meet the Pro's

Gene is a U.S.C.G. licensed Captain and is considered one of the top fly and light tackle guides in the Northeast. A native of the Jersey Shore, Captain Gene has been fishing the inshore and offshore waters for over 25 years. Captain Gene is a noted author, photographer, and seminar speaker. He contributes regularly to Fly Fishing in Saltwaters Magazine, Fly Fisherman Magazine, The Fisherman Magazine , and is a featured speaker on the Sport Fishing Magazines , Learn From the Experts Seminar Series. Gene also has a fishing column in the Asbury Park Press newspaper. Captain Gene sits on the national factory team for St. Croix Rod Company, and is on the national prostaff for Parker Boats, Tibor Reels, AVET Conventional Reels, Rio Fly Lines, Spotters Sunglasses, Patagonia, and Korkers.
Currently, Captain Gene is the Director of the New Jersey Professional Fly & Light Tackle Guides Association and sits on the association's national Board of Directors.
Jim is a U.S.C.G. licensed Captain. He has been fishing the inshore waters of the Jersey Shore for over 25 years. Jim is on the national Pro Staff for St. Croix Rod Company, Spotters Sunglasses, Aussie Tackle, AVET Conventional Reels, and Korkers. Jim is a noted author, highly sought after seminar speaker, fishing columnist, and outdoor writer. Jim is a noted author, highly sought after seminar speaker, fishing columnist, and outdoor writer. His book, Fishing The New Jersey Coast is a best seller on the market today. Jim writes regularly for Fly Fishing In Saltwaters Magazine, Fly Fisherman Magazine, and The Fisherman Magazine. He has also written for NJ Angler Magazine and NJ Boating and Fishing Magazine. Jim also has saltwater fishing columns that appear in The Bergen Record , Asbury Park Press , and Coast Star Newspapers. Jim is a member of the Atlantic Saltwater Flyrodders and Manasquan Fishing Club. He resides in Manasquan with his wife Mary and three children, Christie, Carlie, an

Capt. Rich Kosztyu
M.R Charters

Captain Rich has been fishing the waters of New Jersey, from Sandy Hook to Cape May, for over 20 years and was featured in the June 2010 issue of Salt Water Sportsman Magazine.  His knowledge of the waters, both inshore and offshore, and boating expertise create safe and memorable outings off the Jersey Shore.

Captain Joe DeGruttola

Captain Joe DeGruttola
Chasin'tail Sportfishing

Captain Joe DeGruttola is a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain with a OUPV Near Coastal to 100 Miles offshore certificate. He has been fishing and running boats from the Raritan Bay for the past 15 years and has fished for all species of fish from inshore to offshore. Joe has also participated in many tournaments that include Monster Shark, Mako Mania, White Marlin Open, Mid-Atlantic 500, Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout, and many other striped bass tournaments on the ASA Striper Trail. Captain Joe is the owner/operator of Chasin'tail Sportfishing Charters out of Port Monmouth, NJ. He is affiliated with companies which include Keepin' It Reel, H2o Lures, Seaguar, Avet Reels, and Sting-o Fish
capt. kris black

Captain Kris Black 
Fish Stix Sportfishing

Captain Kris is energetic and has over 18 years of fishing New Jersey's inshore waters. He has been fishing the Belmar area as long as he can remember. Specifically targeting Striped Bass and mostly Bottom Fishing for Fluke, Seabass and Blackfish. Kris holds a 50 ton Masters U.S.C.G. License. He is a career fisherman running the boat 7 days a week.

Captain Mike Sisto
Jersey Key Fishing

Captain Mike Sisto is a USCG licensed captain, who is the owner and operator of Jersey Key Charters. He grew up local to the Raritan Bay and has been fishing it for 20 years. Mike has expanded his fishing experience by working on boats that allowed him to fish the Florida Keys, Bahamas, Virginia Beach, and Montauk. He has combined these various fishing skills and techniques with his own local knowledge, which allow him to bring many different styles to each trip. Mike has also been heavily active in tournament fishing with Contender Boats, including the White Marlin Open, Beach Haven White Marlin Open, Mid Atlantic 500, Mako Mania, Brett Bailey, and several Florida sailfish tournaments. All anglers that fish with Capt. Mike will have clean, top-of-the-line tackle, and a hard working crew to put you on fish!

Captain Rick Woerner
Carnivore Sport Fishing

Captain Rick Woerner is a Masters Licensed U.S.C.G Captain, who is the owner and operator of Carnivore Sport Fishing, a 31 ft. Ocean Master CC, out of Keyport, New Jersey.  Captain Rick is a third generation owner of a family marina in Sewaren, New Jersey.  This is where Rick grew up acquiring local knowledge of the anglers from the Raritan Bay which included his father, a former charter captain of The Eagle in the 70’s. His love for the water led him to the Coast Guard where he served until 2002.  Soon after, he purchased his first boat and got started working inshore for stripers, weakfish and fluke.  These days Rick can be found from the back-bay to the canyon edges, fishing for every species in between, from stripers to big eye tuna. Whether he is taking out charters or fishing with his team; Capt. Rick gets on the water as much as possible.  He recently got started on the seminar circuit at the NJ Boat Show in Edison where he spoke about catching BIG fluke in the back bays of New Jersey.  Along with being written up in the Star Ledger Rick and his team have placed in several local tournaments, most recently taking 2nd in the 2014 JCAA annual fluke tournament, landing him on the Aug 2014 cover of The Fisherman Magazine.  Captain Rick is also a Pro Staff Captain for Costa Sunglasses.

Capt. Paul Hebert
Of The Television Series Wicked Tuna

Paul is a third-generation fisherman and has been fishing since he was a child: “I grew up doing this. My father was a fisherman, and my five brothers do it. My mother does it. It’s all I know. It’s like growing up on a farm, and knowing about cows. I grew up knowing bluefin."

"When I was 4, my dad used to set me up next to him in a chair while he went harpooning.” While some fishermen go through entire careers without even daring to tackle the mighty bluefin, Paul caught his first one at the tender age of 8, using a handline. “It was 1,100 pounds!” he recalls.

Captain Skip Jastremski
Stalker Fishing Charters

Captain Skip Jastremski has been fishing in the Cape May area for 30 years. He was born and raised in Cape May County and has experience with all types of fishing from surf fishing to offshore fishing. He worked as a mate on the Miss Cape May and has been the full time Captain of Stalker Fishing Charters for 17 years! He makes sure his 7 day a week charter boat (STALKER II) Is equipped with the finest fishing reels in the world........AVET!

Captain Dave DeGennaro
Hi Flier Sportfishing

Dave has been fishing the Jersey Shore since 1970. Since 1998, he has been targeting everything from striped bass to bluefin tuna on his charter boat Hi Flier that sails from Waretown, NJ. Dave and the Hi Flier have been featured in numerous articles in SaltWater Sportsman, Sport Fishing, The Fisherman, and On the Water magazines. Although he targets a wide variety of species, he is especially adept at back bay weakfish (sea trout) and bonita and albacore fishing at the offshore lumps. He has a complete arsenal of AVETS that have caught fish in Hawaii, Alaska, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Florida Keys, Baja,the Bahamas, and most of the Eastern Seaboard.

Capt. Bob DeCosta
Albacore Charters

Capt. Bob DeCosta - second generation charter captain – Albacore Charters, Nantucket Ma.  Est. 1968
Full time guide /captain with over 45 years’ experience.  0wner/operator of Albacore Charters guiding over 300 charters a year on the waters around Nantucket Island.

2-time winner Nantucket Bluefin Blast Tuna Tournament
3-Time winner Nantucket Anglers Club Shark Tournament
Winner 2007 Martha’s Vineyard Monster Shark Tournament (Televised on Spike TV)
Voted one of the top 50 charter captains in the world by Saltwater sportsman magazine 2013.
Featured in numerous, television shows, videos, and articles including Saltwater Sportsman and Sport Fish TV.

Capt.Derek Bielitz
BND Fishing Charters

Derek is a USCG licensed 100 ton captain. Derek has always had a passion for the water and an instinct for landing fish and can be found daily running his 31' contender center console around the waters of Sandy Hook.

From winter flounder in the rivers and bay, to live lining adult bunker for trophy striped bass, and jigging in the canyons for bluefin and yellowfins, Derek makes the most of his time on the water looking for trophy fish for his clients and himself. He has personally landed 5 striped bass over 50 pounds and 8 doormat fluke over 10 pounds. Derek continues to have the driving ambition to look for bigger and better fish, mixing new techniques with old reliable ones.

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