NOREAST'R TEAM


Capt. Stephanie Griffith

Capt. Timothy Griffith

Middlebank II sails seven days a week, offering daily fishing trips from Captain's Cove Seaport. Middlebank II fish the Long Island Sound from May thru December. During this time, the Long Island Sound provides an abundant mix of the North East's in-shore game fish. Middlebank II sails daily from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on the weekends from 4:00pm - 8:00pm (Memorial Day - Columbus Day).

If you're looking for a private charter, Middlebank II can also accommodate large groups!


Capt. Bobby Tambascio

Bobby Tambascio - Founder and Captain - found his calling at a young age. With his high level of energy and love for the sport he has always been one to excite others and catch fish. Bobby has first-hand knowledge of local waters, and is especially skilled at getting fish on the line. When seen out on the water most may say: Yesss Bob!

Bobby holds a near coastal 100-ton Masters Captains License. He has also worked within the marine departments of various Yacht Clubs and has been a private fishing guide to local boaters for several summer seasons.


Capt. Joe DeGruttola

Captain Joe DeGruttola is a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain with an OUPV Near Coastal to 100 Miles offshore certificate. He has been fishing and running boats from the Raritan Bay for the past 15 years and has fished for all species of fish from inshore to offshore. Joe has also participated in many tournaments that include Monster Shark, Mako Mania, White Marlin Open, Mid-Atlantic 500, Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout, and many other striped bass tournaments on the ASA Striper Trail. Captain Joe is affiliated with companies which include Keepin' It Reel, H2o Lures, Seaguar, Avet Reels, and Sting-o Fish.


Capt. Dustin Strehl

Captain Dustin Strehl started fishing at a young age. He grew up in Port Monmouth, NJ and fished down at the Belford Co-op with his life long friend, Johnny Adubato on Johnny's dad's boat, the "Johnny Boy." Dustin got his boating license and first boat at the age of 13 and fished the local waters. At the age of 16 he got his first job as a commercial fisherman on his neighbor's bunker boat. It was then he realized his passion for fishing. He has worked on many boats and fished a lot of tournaments up and down the East Coast, including the ASA, American Striper Association, where he learned many different techniques on fishing for striped bass. Dustin worked as a Mate on Fins on Feathers Charters out of Leonardo, NJ for 4 years. In November 2016, Dustin caught the Fish of a Lifetime, a 22.5 lb Tog. He now holds the IGFA line class World Record for 20 lb test line.

Dustin took the Captain's exam and decided to start his own Charter Boat Fishing business. He bought a boat in 2017 and now owns Sea Beast Sport Fishing Charters out of Leonardo, NJ. The Sea Beast is a 33 foot Bertram, with twin diesel engines. He will be fishing for all species of fish, inshore and offshore, including fluke, sea bass, striped bass, blackfish, ling, cod, winter flounder, shark, tuna, and tile. He runs Open Boats and 6 Man Charters. To book your spot, please contact Captain Dustin Strehl at 908-601-4828 or like us on Facebook, Sea Beast Sport Fishing Charters.


Capt. Derek Bielitz

Derek is not only a Captain but an avid fisherman. Derek has always had a passion for the water and an instinct for landing fish. From winter flounder in the rivers and bay, to live lining adult bunker for trophy striped bass, to jigging in the canyons for bluefin and yellowfins, Derek makes the most of his time on the water looking for trophy fish for his clients and himself. He has personally landed 5 striped bass over 50 pounds and 8 doormat fluke over 10 pounds. Derek continues to have the driving ambition to look for bigger and better fish, mixing new techniques with old reliable ones.


Capt. Kris Black

Captain Kris Black has over 20 years of fishing New Jersey's inshore waters. That's most of his life. Putting fish on the deck is what he lives for and he'll do whatever it takes. If you have fished with him, you already know, he knows where to find the fish. The amount of business, regular customers, pictures and fishing reports of record catches that he has produced over the years, speaks for itself.

Specifically Bottom Fishing for Fluke, Seabass, Ling, Porgies and Blackfish, also targeting Striped Bass and Blues. Capt Kris is an EXPERT live bait fisherman for Stripers. Captain Kris holds a 50 ton Masters U.S.C.G. License. He is a career fisherman, not part time or "side job to cover costs" running the boat full time, 7 days a week and his reputation is ALWAYS on the line.


Capt. Josh & Capt. Jess

GypSea Fishing Charters is located out of Seaway Marina in Rockaway Beach. Capt. Josh has fished all over the island in search of trophy catches. His dedication and drive in putting customers over fish is what keeps them coming back.

Capt. Jessy's passion and enthusiasm for the industry is second to none. Growing up fishing and working on boats, Jess acquired the knowledge and skills required to one day own an operation of her own. Her knowledge of Jamaica Bay is second to none.


Capt. Robert & Capt. Mike

The Brooklyn VI is a charter fishing vessel that has offered a high standard of deep sea fishing and service since 1970. Operations are established in Sheepshead Bay, 2200 Emmons Ave Brooklyn NY 11235 and owned by the Sapanara family.

The Brooklyn VI is a modern exceedingly fast 110' long, 26' wide super cruiser and is one of New York's largest fishing boats that offers offshore fishing. The fishing vessel is powered by 3 JOHN DEERE engines (newly repowered for the 2012 season) which allows the Brooklyn VI to achieve a maximum speed of 27 knots. The Brooklyn VI can accommodate up to 132 passengers and can allow up to 120 passengers to participate in our party boat fishing. The spacious cabin can seat 100+ passengers and is air conditioned for those hot summer days as well as heated for those frigid winter days.

Captain Robert
Captain Robert has been running his boat since he was 18-years-old. He specializes in top water fishing in New York, but his experiences don't stop there.He also is one of the best Mackerel fishermen and is one of the hardest fishermen out there. Captain Robert is an all-around excellent fisherman.

Captain Mike
Captain Mike has been running the Brooklyn VI since he was 21-years-old where he started out in the galley and worked his way to a deck hand when he was only 11-years- old. Captain Mike is a great fisherman and takes much pride in deep sea fishing. Captain Mike runs our day trips, as well as all our offshore trips. When he is not up stairs navigating the vessel, he is usually working as a deck hand.


Capt. Jill & Capt. Steve

Steve and Jill have been fishing together for over 20 years, having spent the majority of that time in Montauk. They started NOVEMBER RAIN CHARTERS in 2003 with their 28' BHM. Shortly thereafter, they purchased the next NOVEMBER RAIN, a 35' Young Brothers, which they fished for over 10 years. Currently, they run their custom built 43' Lowell, one of Montauk's few USCG-certified multi-passenger charter boats. They can accommodate groups of up to 20 people and offer full and half day trips, along with non-fishing cruises.

The boat is equipped with bench and booth seating, A/C & heat, satellite TV and radio, a galley, and a clean topside head (restroom).

They target any species in season, which generally includes striped bass, bluefish, fluke, blackfish, black sea bass and scup; they also run offshore shark and tuna trips.

The NOVEMBER RAIN sails 7 days a week all season long from Westlake Marina, in Montauk.

This is a true passion for both Steve and Jill, who spend as much time as possible on the water. They love fishing and have spent over 15 years building their business and reputation. Every trip will include at least one of them on the boat to ensure the very best experience for their charter.


Nino Aversa

Ron Redrow

The El Nino Saltwater Fishing Team is based in Southern NJ. They are a group of seasoned anglers with collectively over 40 years' experience on the water predominately growing up fishing around the waters off Wildwood, Cape May, and Delaware Bay . They fish all facets of saltwater from the back bays to 100 miles offshore. Including many tournaments and a grueling schedule of recreational trips. The team is on the water 10-11 months out of the year as many days that conditions allow. For their team a hobby has turned into a passion that they will keep pursuing for a long time.

The traditional recreational fishermen keeps their boat in a slip for the season or trailers to their local waters. Every year the ELNino a (2320 Parker Pilothouse) stays on the trailer and they tow it to some of the most desirable places to fish on the East Coast. During their season they travel to most common coastal areas from Ocean City Maryland to Raritan Bay, Long Island, and Montauk New York selectively strategizing where the best place fish week to week. Doing so they have established a vast combination of exposure and great relationships with fishermen, charter captains, tackle shops, and tournament directors all throughout the fishing communities. The relationships, the memories, the laughs along the way is what keeps them living the dream.


John Adubato
Port Monmouth, NJ

Marilou Geverola
Port Monmouth, NJ

Zachary Frankel
Wall Township, NJ

Aaron Ciccia
Belford, NJ

Kevin Staub
Middletown, NJ

Joseph Miele
Leonardo, NJ

Joe Zagorski
Manasquan Park, NJ

Michael Ruttkamp
Wilton, CT

Justin Liptak
Saratoga Springs, NY

Philip Tumminia
Staten Island, NY

Nicholas Tennaro
South Amboy, NJ

Kellie Magyari
Stamford, CT

Kevin Macarthur
Highlands, NJ

Doug Larsen
Union Beach, NJ