Show 2023 Seminar Line-Up

New York Sportfishing Federation is sponsoring the NEW

NYSF 2023 Show Seminar Series

Daily price of admission to the Freeport fishing and Boating Show Fundraiser 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.


   2023 Fishing and Boating Show



9:00       Captain John Paduano “Premium Charters”                                     Room 101

A light tackle guide to “Snap Jigging” for successful for fluke, stripers, and weakfish catching.                


9:00         Captain Bob Schmtt “Sea Rogue Charters”.                                       Room 102               

Top techniques for West End fishing on structure for fluke, sea bass, scup, and blackfish.


10:30        Captain Derek Grattan ofGratitude Charters”                               Room 101

Keys to successfully targeting and catching trophy sized blackfish form Long Island Sound.


10:30          Captain Tony Dilernia of “Rocket Charters”                                  Room 102

Introducing anglers to the great fishing opportunities available on the West End waters surrounding Manhattan Island.


12:00          Captain John McMurray of “One More Cast” Charters             Room 101

Jig/popping for tuna on the West End. Where to go, signs to seek, and reliable gear to depend on.


12:00               Captain Joe Paradiso “Nautic Lady Charters”                          Room 102

Proven strategies for solving the conundrum of catching blackfish from Long Island’s North Fork.                             


1:30         Captain Tom Mikoleski “Grand Slam Charters Montauk”           Room 101

Making the most of fishing for striped bass, fluke, and other bottom dwellers on the storied waters of Montauk.


1:30               Captain Doug Toback  “Corazon Charters”                                    Room 102

Discusses the world class fishing available for striped bass, fluke, and inshore pelagics from the West End Inlets.


3:00                 Charles Polly “Mate Extraordinaire”                                           Room 101

Mating on a professional vessel is a challenging, rewarding experience. Charlie will discuss his many tips for helping all levels of anglers to catch more and bigger fish.                       





10:30           Jason Brunder “Surfcasting Unlimited Bucktails”                     Room 101                                                         

Top strategies for “Surf casting” the waters of Long Island from End to End, and back bays to the rolling surf.


10:30             Captain Chris Costa “Captain Chris Charters”                          Room 102              

A guide to trolling wire line for catching  striped bass and bluefish from Montauk waters.   


12:00              Captain Ken Higgins “Captree Pride”                                          Room 101                                       

Party boat fishing is one of the most popular forms of fishing available to anglers.  Capt. Ken will discuss making a day aboard any of these vessels a great success.


12:00              Tom Schlichter “Newsday Outdoor Writer                              Room 102                               

“Outdoor Tom” discusses fishing opportunities available on Long Island’s fresh water, ponds, lakes, and streams.


1:00             Matthew Broderick  ‘The Fisherman Magazine”                        Room 102                                          

Targeting and catching the tenacious blackfish from shore- based locations.    


      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.