Staff

Pro Staff Members

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Bernie Hoyt

Bernie Hoyt (a.k.a.Bernie Bass), a native Long Islander was introduced to surfcasting the beaches of Fire Island & Montauk- the surfcasting capital of the world, at an early age. Currently, he is a NYS Certified fishing guide with over 30 years experience. He has found success while fishing the various outer beaches and inlets along the striper coast ( including Cape Cod & Cuttyhunk Island). When not fishing Bernie Hoyt delivers informative seminars throughout Long Island in the hopes to assist and improve angler’s strategies and techniques; and inform anglers of all ages; catch and release and its relevance to the sport. For more information, visit his website at

berniebass.com


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.


Matt Mcgaffney

Matt Mcgaffney

Matt McGaffney Owner/First mate TEAM OVER POUR SPORTFISHING Cape May NJ, joined S&S Bucktails pro-staff in 2016. Matt’s personality and passion for fishing led to Off The Hook bait and tackle to recommend him as a valuable asset to the S&S team. Over the past 12 yrs Matt has established himself as an excellent inshore fisherman with Flounder, Stripers and Black Drum being his favorite species to target. His knowledge of the inshore ocean wrecks and reefs as well as the shoals and lumps of the Delaware Bay have established him as one of the most reputable anglers in the Cape May area. He has served as a mate under Captain Frank Perillo for nearly a decade, and now with his purchase of the Over Pour II (30 ft Albamarle Express) plans to persue a charter Captains liscense of his own this February. Matt’s 2016 flounder season was highlighted by 15 consecutive trips with at least one 5lb or greater fish landed, on S&S Bucktails (of course)

Chris Buchta

Chris Buchta

Captain Brett Taylor

Captain Brett Taylor

Matt Carson

Matt Carson


Jonny Thomsen Jr

Frank Mackney

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

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

Captain Tom Mikoleski

Captain Tom Mikoleski


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

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