Freeport Show 2019 Seminar Line-Up

New York Sportfishing Federation 
2019 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” Room 101
  Hands on guide to construct proper knots, and fish catching terminal riggings.  
10 AM  Captain Tom Mikoleski “Grand Slam” Room 101
  Top fishing tactics and strategies for targeting Long Island’s trophy striped bass.  
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
  Targeting trophy Striped Bass from Long Island waters  
11 AM   Al Goldberg”Goldberg Custom Rods”  Room 102
  Light tackle Fluke bucktailing rod and tackle choses for bays or ocean.  
12 PM  Capt. Bob Schmitt “Sea Rogue”   Room 101
  Tips for successful west end wreck fishing  
12 PM 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 Joe Paradiso ”Nautic Lady”  Room 102
  Blackfish 101:  Biology and techniques on catching east end Tog  
2 PM Matthew Broderick Room 101
  Proper plug selection for the different stages of the surf 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 Kayak Fishing Association of NY Room 101
  A comprehensive guide to successful angling, and safe kayak procedures.  
3 PM Captain Stu Paterson “Northport Charters”  Room 102
  Drifting and chumming techniques for Fluke, Sea Bass, and Porgys.  
4 PM Jason Brunder Room 101
  Surfcastinng: Spring Tactics  
10 AM  Captain Ken Hejducek “My Joyce” Room 101

Striped Bass strategies and bottom fishing secrets fishing Montauk waters.

10 AM Captain Fred Mignone “Castaway Charters” Room 102
  Improving your success when targeting the North Fork’s tenacious blackfish.  
11AM Captain Marco DeStefano”Misty Dawn II” Room 101
  Montauk bottom fishing for Doormat Fluke and jumbo Sea Bass.  
11AM Ralph “Tin Man” Votta Room 102
  Reading the beach and choosing proper tins for varied conditions.  
12 PM  Captain Tim O’Rourke-“MtkPointFlyfishing” Room 101
  his SAGE pro staff guide shows you the ins and outs of fly and light tackle fishing Montauk Point.  
12 PM 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” shares his secrets to successful Long Island freshwater fishing.  
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.

updated 1//28/2019