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NYSF 2024 Show Seminar Series speakers

matt Broderick

Fisherman Magazine

Matt Broderick is the managing editor of the Long Island Fisherman. He fishes across the island from the city to Montauk and is well-versed in surf, kayak, boat and freshwater fishing.

Captain Tom Mikoleski

Captain Tom Mikoleski runs the Charter Boat Grand Slam specializes in bait fishing for trophy striped bass. As an Outdoor writer hundreds of his articles have been published in various magazines. In 2013 Captain Tom’s book “Bass Buff-A striper Fishing Obsession Guide” was published and received great reviews from Angler’s. Tom was also featured on Big Water Adventures with Mark Davis an award winning TV show on the Outdoor Channel. On this show Mark Davis landed his biggest striped bass to date, a true cow of 52- pounds, and in conversation with Tom, Mark has stated this show is still in his top 10 shows of all time. 


Tom Schlichter

Outdoor tom

“Outdoor Tom” Schlichter has been a writer, photographer and seminar speaker
for over 40 years. Author of four books on fishing and outdoors endeavors,
he also serves as a vice president for the New York State Outdoor Writers
Association, Tom has penned columns and feature articles for dozens of
national venues including Boating Magazine, Salt Water Sportsman, Southern
Boating and Sports Afield. A feature writer for Newsday, marketing writer
for Traditions Media, and president of Outdoor Tom Enterprises, Inc, among
other endeavors, he has previously served as managing editor of The Fisherman Magazine, associate editor for On The Water Magazine, Long Island
editor for Coastal Angler Magazine, and as a marketing writer for Animal
Planet’s River Monsters television show.


capt Joe Paradiso

Nautic Lady Fishing

Greenport, NY

Captain Joe has over 20 years of experience fishing the waters off Orient Point and Peconics. Specializing in bottom fishing for Blackfish, Sea Bass, Scup, and Fluke.  

Captain Ken Higgins


Running boats and CAPTREE since 1978 also ran boats in Florida fish in the Bahamas, also Ran boat whale watching in Cape Cod , Fish is the Florida keys, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica Panama and the Galapagos for all the assorted species.

Captain John mcmurray

one more cast charter

Capt. McMurray is the owner and primary operator of One More Cast Charters in Oceanside NY.  What started as an inshore light-tackle service more than two decades ago, evolved into a well known “jig-and-pop” tuna outfit.  Capt. McMurray doesn’t troll at all, and arguably pioneered the casting top water baits for tuna. 


Captain Bob Schmitt

Sea Rogue Charters

My fishing experiences extend well beyond Long Island’s waters and include many other fascinating locations as well. I’ve traveled up and down the eastern seaboard, from Maine to the Florida Keys, to ports in Hawaii, Mexico, Central America and throughout the Caribbean.

Captain Tony DiLernia


Captain Tony DiLernia has been fishing NY Harbor since the mid-60’s. He earned his Captains license in 1976 and worked the Bluefin Fleet in Freeport, NY from 1976-1996. In 1996 he started ROCKET CHARTERS sailing from the Sky-port Marina at East 23 street NYC focusing on striped bass and bluefish.

Jason Brunder


I’ve been surf fishing Long Island for the better part of 30 years. In this seminar I will discuss techniques for fishing bucktails in a wide range of locations and conditions. From back bays to inlets in rough surf or on a calm night, I’ll share what’s worked for me to help you have a more successful season.




Capt. Doug Toback

Corazon Fishing

Capt. Doug owns/operates Corazon Fishing with his son as first mate and has over 30 years of fishing in all NY waters.  He specializes in lifetime personal best inshore/offshore fishing and has 2 IGFA records sailing out of Freeport NY on their locally rebuilt 35’ Duffy Downeast.  Freeport has some of the best fishing in the Northeast and we capitalize on it


Captain John Paduano

Premium Charters

Instructional seminar on snap jigging. Learn the how to do this amazing technique from the originator.  

Charles Polley

Mate Extraordinaire

I have spent almost 20 years working as a mate on charter boats and party boats. Prior to that, I spent 5 seasons working in a bait shop. Over the past 25 years, I have acquired many tips to help you deal with the public and improve your skills as a mate.


capt. Derek Grattan

Gratitude Charters

17 year full time charter boat captain and mate hailing from Orient point. Owner of Gratitude charters. Trained by professional captains Bob Rocchetta, Phil Kess, and Rich Jensen. Specializing in striped bass, fluke, and blackfish in the waters of Long Island sound, Block Island sound and Peconic bay.

Capt. Chris Costa 

Captain Chris Charters

I’m Captain Chris,I fish out of Montauk, I’ve been fishing Montauk professionally for fifteen years this will be my sixteenth season!

Also have been fishing from Sag Harbor to Montauk my entire life,my grandmother had a house in Noyac , been fishing from Noyac Bay to Montauk for fifty years My season starts in May, I use wire line trolling,parachutes and also umbrella rigs for Stripers and Blues But also use light spinning rods with all kinds of jigs when appropriate,I have a hundred ton master captains license from the United States coast guard,I have a 30 foot pilot house that will be inspected the Coast Guard Captain Chris