Danny has been with the ISLAND CURRENT FLEET since the beginning. He is one of the corer captains you will be sure to have the...Danny: Captain/Mate
Danny has been with the ISLAND CURRENT FLEET since the beginning. He is one of the corer captains you will be sure to have the pleasure of venturing out with if you visit us on a frequent basis! He has worked his way from 1st Mate to USCG certified Captain. Captain Chris & Capt. Danny are long time friends since they were kids working as mates aboard local party boats. Danny brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise that impresses the most diehard fisherman. Whether Danny is running the boat or working the deck, you can rest assure that your service and experience will be first class. Show more
Captain Scott: Captain
Capt. Scott has been with the Island Current Fleet since 2009. His local knowledge of the waters we fish are first rate from the...Captain Scott: Captain
Capt. Scott has been with the Island Current Fleet since 2009. His local knowledge of the waters we fish are first rate from the western Long Island Sound to the Offshore Waters of the North Atlantic. Capt. Scott is a true professional behind the helm scoping out fishing terrain and helping out customers at the fishing rail. His knowledge navigation, engineering, mechanics, and deck general are indomitable. Show more
Ace Charters-Captain Jimmy Samia has been fishing the waters of Lake Ontario since he was old enough to hold a pole. He has been a very successful...Ace Charters-Captain Jimmy Samia has been fishing the waters of Lake Ontario since he was old enough to hold a pole. He has been a very successful licensed US Coast Guard captain for over 19 years. Jimmy holds a bachelors of science degree cum laude in Natural Resource Studies. Jimmy has always placed an emphasis upon fisheries and wildlife which has helped him to become much more aware of his surroundings both aquatic and terrestrial.
One might say that the pursuit of charter fishing is a personal passion that he has been training for his entire life. Our captain has been featured on outdoor TV shows which included Outdoors with Bob Coker, Bob Redfern’s Outdoor Magazine, and also New York Outdoors TV Show as seen on the Sportsman Channel and Versus.
Ace Charters and Captain Jimmy put a special emphasis on providing a family friendly fishing charter. That means that your safety and a pleasurable experience will always come first. Jimmy is a patient teacher and wants to be able to count on every client returning again and again as well as sending their friends. If you know of a way that we can improve our service to you please don’t hesitate to let us know. But don’t let that friendly smile fool you. Jimmy also has a reputation of always being on the fish and he has a tournament record to prove it. Show more
Captain Robert Taylor (USCG Licensed) of Newport Sport Fishing Charters (located out of Goat Island Marina in Newport, Rhode Island) has been...Captain Robert Taylor (USCG Licensed) of Newport Sport Fishing Charters (located out of Goat Island Marina in Newport, Rhode Island) has been fishing the waters off Newport, Block Island, Narragansett Bay and the off-shore waters of the south coast for over twelve years. A Newport resident, he has extensive knowledge of the southern New England waters; and prides himself on finding fish and ensuring his customers leave with a great hands on, educational fishing experience.
A winner of the “On the Water” Striper Cup, Monster Shark Tournament and Run and Gun Bluefin Shoot Out. Captain Rob steams to where the fish are biting. Captain Rob has been featured on NBC Sports TV shows such as Season on the Edge with Ken Baldwin. Although he is busy commercial and charter fishing, in his free time he is surf casting at his new secret fishing spot, to find out where and when the big bass are – locations he will come in to the rocks for his fishing charters. Show more
Captain Nick Campos was Born and raised in southeast Louisiana where he started out hunting and fishing in the coastal marshes as a kid. As he got...Captain Nick Campos was Born and raised in southeast Louisiana where he started out hunting and fishing in the coastal marshes as a kid. As he got older he expanded his range into the offshore fishing world free diving and fishing the many oil platforms that the Louisiana coast has to offer. Nick has spent a lot of time sailfishing in Mexico and marlin fishing several tournaments in the Gulf. In 2012 he became a full-time charter captain. He has acquired many different techniques and skills over the years that he now enjoys sharing with his customers on a daily basis. Show more
A native to Metairie, LA, Captain Matt Miranda spent his time as a young boy inshore fishing in Lake Pontchartrain. Wanting to continue what he...A native to Metairie, LA, Captain Matt Miranda spent his time as a young boy inshore fishing in Lake Pontchartrain. Wanting to continue what he truly loves to do, Matt was ready to test the waters of the beautiful Gulf of Mexico as an offshore fisherman. He began his career in Venice, LA as a mate to several close friends who have helped shape him into the fisherman he is today. He had finally found his calling and was eager to see what this lifestyle had in store. Matt spent most of his time learning and perfecting all of his fishing strategies. All of his hard work paid off in 2015 when he began a full-time career as a charter captain. Today, his hard work and dedication is shown through the once in a lifetime experience that he gives to each and every one of his charter fishing guests. Show more
Captain Chris Helveston, or Captain Heavy as most of us know him, grew up in New Iberia, Louisiana. He has had a love of hunting and fishing his...Captain Chris Helveston, or Captain Heavy as most of us know him, grew up in New Iberia, Louisiana. He has had a love of hunting and fishing his entire life, instilled in him by his father, a well-known hunting camp and deer club manager. After graduating from The University of Louisiana with a degree in Animal Science, he decided to pursue his dream of fishing for a living. While chartering, he racked up several tournament wins.
When Katrina hit in 2005, Captain Chris spent a winter fishing for blue fin tuna from Gloucester, Massachusetts to the outer banks of North Carolina. He eventually took a job as a mate on a private yacht in Costa Rica, where he bill fished the Pacific and had the opportunity to navigate the Panama Canal…a lifelong dream. Chris has fished for all species of fish all over the world.
After he got married and had a daughter, Scout, he decided to try the 8-5 life, but he just couldn’t get fishing out of his blood! Chris enjoys making sure that his customers have the most exciting and entertaining experiences of their lives and loves sending them home with plenty of meat in the ice chests. It’s never a dull moment on Captain Heavy’s 36′ Yellowfin. Show more
Captain Chad Pique grew up in south Louisiana hunting and fishing with his father and brother. Chad started working as a full-time deckhand for Trey...Captain Chad Pique grew up in south Louisiana hunting and fishing with his father and brother. Chad started working as a full-time deckhand for Trey in 2009 and it didn’t take him long to become one of the best guides in Venice. Chad started captaining one of our VooDoo Fishing Charter boats in 2012 and now runs a 39′ yellowfin with trip 350’s. Show more
Capt. Joe "KING COD" Tangel, is a US Coast Guard licensed 100 Ton Master. He has held his captains License for the last 20 years....
"I grew up...Capt. Joe "KING COD" Tangel, is a US Coast Guard licensed 100 Ton Master. He has held his captains License for the last 20 years....
"I grew up fishing Moriches Bay. I had my first boat at age twelve, a 16ft Grumman aluminum, with a 28HP Johnson Special! My father would trailer me out to the Forge River launch ramp, and let me go "have at it" for the day. The adventures, and the experiences I had, were priceless! I learned every inch of the bay, and put countless Fluke, Flounder, & Striped Bass in the cooler.
Since that day, I have never been without a boat, and have sailed thousands of trips through Moriches Inlet. I earned my captains license at age 18, later upgrading it to a 100 ton masters.
I've met many great people along the way, including having a chance to fish with, and learn from, the the late, great, Capt Ron Schlueter. Wrecks, and Codfish were always high on the list of things to to talk about with Capt. Ron! In the days before we had GPS on the boat, we made some incredible catches of Cod, & Seabass, finding and fishing wrecks, that were not common knowledge, just 15-20 short years ago. Today, I still eat, breathe, and sleep wreck fishing, always looking for that next big catch! Show more
Captain John Brackett spent every summer of his youth at the Jersey Shore, fishing almost everyday. He started working as a mate on the Queen Mary...Captain John Brackett spent every summer of his youth at the Jersey Shore, fishing almost everyday. He started working as a mate on the Queen Mary in 1972, a year after graduating from Rider University. In 1978 he became captain of the Queen Mary party fishing boat and bought the Queen Mary from captain Harvey Brown in 1980. He has been the owner and captain ever since. In 2011, Capt John went into semi-retirement selling the boat and business to long time deckhand and captain David Riback. The Queen Mary mainly fishes for bluefish and stripers. With thirty one years of experience of targeting just these two species, he has become one of the top experts at the New Jersery shore for party boat bluefishing and party boat striped bass fishing. Along with his experienced crew, his one goal is to catch you fish and show you a great experience so you want to come back again. His family consists of his wife Kristine and son Justin Show more
Captain Dave Riback purchased the Queen Mary from Capt John Brackett in 2011. Dave runs the day to day operation and a good percentage of the daily...Captain Dave Riback purchased the Queen Mary from Capt John Brackett in 2011. Dave runs the day to day operation and a good percentage of the daily and magic hour Striper trip. Dave started as a customer on the Queen Mary and became a mate at the age of twelve. After graduating from the University of San Diego, Dave got his captain's license at the age of 25. He started running the Queen Mary at night shortly after. Dave bought his first charter boat the Purple Jet in 1997. Over the next 15 season Capt Dave built a successful charter business. He upgrading twice and eventually sold in 2011 to take over daily operations on the Queen Mary! With all of the diverse experience Dave has from his charter boat days his expertise has given the Queen Mary a distinct advantage over others. Show more
Captain Bob Schmitt
Born and raised in Freeport, New York, I have been fishing Long Island’s beautiful local waters my entire life. It all started...Captain Bob Schmitt
Born and raised in Freeport, New York, I have been fishing Long Island’s beautiful local waters my entire life. It all started when my dad took me fishing for the first time at age 3. Since then I’ve been “hooked.”
Growing up on the water, I spent as much time as possible fishing from piers and boats. Eventually I became a mate on numerous charter boats, soaking in the natural splendor of the sea while learning all I could about charter fishing. As time went by, fishing became much more than a job or a hobby for me...it became my passion.
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.
As the captain of Sea Rogue Fishing Charters I’m able to do something that few people are given the opportunity to do: work at something I love. Plus, I get to share my enthusiasm for the sea and my knowledge of fishing with my customers. I’m proud to say that I have authored numerous fishing articles for publications such as Nor’east Saltwater and The Fisherman and am a featured seminar speaker.
Hope to see you aboard!
Captain Bob Schmitt | U.S.C.G. Masters License Show more
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