Pro Staff Members

Bernie Hoyt

Bernie Hoyt (a.k.a.Bernie Bass),Bernie Hoyt is a NY State Certified Fishing Guide who specializes in surf fishing with over 30 years of experience. Bernie is a native Long Islander who was introduced to surf fishing by his father at a young age along the beaches of Fire Island. Today he continues to fish those beaches of Long Island; including the “mecca” Montauk, NY.

He offers trips for all ages and skill levels. When not fishing the Long Island Outer Beaches and inlets; he conducts trips to Cape Cod Canal, Cuttyhunk, and other striper coast locations. He delivers informative seminars throughout the off season in hopes of assisting and improving anglers’ strategies and techniques; to spark a flame in people, especially the younger generation that may be interested in learning about the sport; and to inform anglers about “Catch and Release” and its relevance to the sport. “I believe what makes me unique is my experience of becoming an angler at such a young age and my ability to get people of all ages excited about the sport of fishing. Bernie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the sport of surfcasting. Among his many strengths are the flexibility and experience to fish under various conditions and the willingness to learn and develop new strategies to be more successful.

He currently writes a monthly article on surf fishing for IBASS360.COM. He is a team member for S&S Bucktails, ODM RODS, KASTKING, GOIN’EAST AND IBASS360. He is also a long time member of the Long Island Beach Buggy Association and The Montauk Surfcasters Association.



Captain Frank Lanzo

Captain Frank Lanzo

Captain Frank Lanzo will charter your party around the Long Island Sound to fishing grounds that have caught the best fish the area has to offer. He is a U.S.C.G licensed charter boat captain. With over 25 years of fishing Long Island Sound waters you can trust his expertise.
Captain Frank is honest and hardworking. He will make the best recommendation for your trip based on the time of year and customize to your needs. He will run the boat hard to find and bring you to the fish.
From trophy Striped Bass to doormat Fluke, a successful catch awaits you. Frankie is sure to show your charter party the best time. Book a charter now to reserve your date.

Captain Brett Taylor

Captain Brett Taylor

Matt Carson

Matt Carson

Jonny Thomsen Jr

Reel Drag Captain Tony Miller 2230 Bridge Ave Point Pleasant NJ 08742

Reel Drag Captain Tony Miller
2230 Bridge Ave Point Pleasant NJ 08742



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Northeast Boat and Kayak Charters with IGFA Captain Jerry Sparks offers tours, instruction and premier light tackle and fly fishing in the RI and C T Costal Waters   targeting Striped Bass, Bluefish, False Albacore and Bonita.

IGFA Captain Jerry Sparks, with his extensive knowledge and passion for Striped Bass fishing, can accommodate all anglers from beginners to the more advanced while providing them with new techniques and all the necessary equipment to create the best boat or kayaking fishing experience.

Captain Sparks has been a tournament angler and fishing guide for over 20 years.. He is an expert in inshore boat and kayak fishing techniques, and is a frequent speaker at fishing seminars and expos along the East Coast, and had been referenced many times by the fishing and paddle sports media.  He is also on the pro staff for many of the leading bands in the industry, including SCOTTY, BENDING BRANCHES,, AFTCO , NRS, DOA LURES, EDDYLINE KAYAKS, S & S BUCKTAILS, SOFT SCIENCE SHOES

Mike Placko

Captain Mike Placko is a United States Coast Guard approved captain with a 6 pack license. He runs his Charter Sign Me Up Fishing with his 2015 30′ center console Sailfish out of Crystal Pointe Marina which is located in Point Pleasant NJ. Mike started off fishing at the Jersey Shore area over 25 years ago and has made it a passion of his ever since. He started off surf fishing and then started helping out as a mate on others boats which made him realize he had to get a boat and start introducing others to what he loved.  Through the years Mike has established himself as a excellent inshore fisherman and has gained extensive knowledge on both inshore and offshore fishing.  From inshore fishing for tog, sea bass, fluke, bluefish and striped bass to off shore catching Tuna, Mahi Mahi & shark. Whether it’s trolling or jigging you are bound to get a catch to remember. When in doubt Mike always loves to do some wreck fishing because you just never know what will be on the other end of that line. He also on the Pro Staff for Accurate Fishing Reels,Tony Maja Products . So whether you are a beginner angler or advanced Mike will set you up on a great fishing experience.  Book a charter now to reserve a date.


Our lures are utilized extensively by these noted charter boat captains:

Capt. Matt Carson Tammi-Lynn Charters
Captain Angelo – Jewel Charters