Freeport Show 2020 Seminar Line-Up

New York Sportfishing Federation 
2020 Forum & Auction Seminars*

Daily price of admission to the Freeport Show includes admission to the fishing seminars held in room 101 or 102 at the Freeport Recreation Center.

*  Days, times, and subjects may be subject to change.  Check back regularly for updates.

9 AM Captain Phil Kess “Fishy Business Charters” Room 101
  Hands on guide for tying reliable knots and rigs for fishing success.  
10AM Captain Tom Mikoleski “Grand Slam Charters” Room 101
  Making the most of inshore game fishing on the fabled waters of Montauk.  
10AM Captain John Paduano “Premium Charters” Room 102 
  Light tackle guide for successful bucktailing: fluke, stripers, and weakfish.  
11AM Captain Bob Rocchetta “Rainbow Charters” Room 101
  Tips for targeting the Mighty Striped Bass along the Long Island coast.  
11AM  Captain Joe Paradiso” Nautic Lady Charters”  Room 102
  Proven strategies for solving the conundrum of east end Blackfishing.  
12PM Captain Al Goldberg of “Goldberg’s Custom Rods”   Room 101
  Light tackle choices for bucktailing Fluke in shallow bays and deep water structure.  
12PM Captain Jerry McGrath Room 102
  Primer for planning your fishing trip of a lifetime to Tanaku Lodge, Alaska.  
1 PM  Chris Paparo “Fish Guy Photos” Room 101
  Fishing Bio 101-A photo look at what tugs on the end of your line.  
1 PM  Captain Bob Schmitt “Sea Rogue Charters Room 102
  Top techniques for bottom fishing on structure. Presenting with Bob, IGFA Junior record holde , David Weakly.  
2 PM Matthew Broderick Room 101
  Proper plug selection for the different stages of the surf fishing season.  
2 PM  Captain John Capuano “Shinnecock Star”  Room 102
  Skinny water fluke fishing on the bays and creeks of Long Island’s South Shore.  
3 PM Captain Fred Mignone “Castaway Charters” Room 101
  Proven tactics for season long bottom fishing success off Long Island’s North Fork.  
3 PM Jason Brunder “Surfcasting Unlimited Bucktails”  Room 102
  Spring tactics to kick off the surf fishing season with a bang.  
10AM Captain Ken Hejducek “My Joyce” Room 101

Taking advantage of the abundant bottom fishing opportunities during Montauk’s fall season.

10AM Captain Marco DeStefano ” Krystyna Maria Charters” Room 102
  Improving one’s success while using jigs for tenacious Blackfish.  
11AM Captain Stu Patterson ” Northport Charters” Room 101
  How to have consistent success for doormat Fluke in Long Island Sound.  
11AM Ralph “Tin Man” Votta Room 102
  Making the most of Long Island’s fall run while surf fishing with tins and other lures.  
12PM Captain Clyde McMurdy “Get Hooked Charters” Room 101
  The ins and outs of light tackle casting for Bass and Blues from spring to fall.  
12PM Captain Jerry McGrath Room 102
  Primer for planning your fishing trip of a lifetime to Tanaku Lodge, Alaska.  
1 PM Tom Schlichter “Newsday Outdoor Writer” Room 102
  “Outdoor Tom” discusses new paths to consistent Fluke fishing success.  
2:30 PM Fishing Auction Room 101

The annual “New York Sportfishing Federation Fishing Auction” will take place.  This event contains thousands of dollars worth of fishing related items up for bid including: charter boat discount vouchers, party boat trips, custom rods, reels, apparel, fishing related artwork, and much, much more.


All proceeds from the New York Sportfishing Federation auction will benefit programs designed to support the New York Sportfishing Federation mission. These programs include, but are not limited to our Teach A Kid to Fish (TAKTF) event, and other worthwhile charitable efforts to promote sportfishing opportunities throughout the region.