Fishing Techniques, Regional Fishing, Commercial Fishing, Fishing Boats
Speaker Location Specific Topics
Joseph Rodgers Santa Cruz, CA Yacht appraisal, What is fair Market value? Commercial fishing, marine surveys, maritime history, sailing
Capt. Larry Dukehart Islamorada, FL Repair, Fiberglass repair, Outfitting a vessel, Diesel engines, Gelcoat, Blistering, Sportfishing, Safety
Capt. Dave Sipler Jacksonville, FL

NE Florida’s inlets: History and characteristics. Fishing/boating safety. New and interesting fishing techniques. Rigging and knot tying. Baits- where to find it and what to use. Tides, species and seasonal migrations. Light tackle, reels rods, line and lures.

Capt. Dave Sipler’s Fishing Charters

WL Knowles Stuart, FL Life related to boat history & construction of boats. Boat designer and boat builder-primarily offshore sportfishers. Surveyor and surveyor educator, consultant for boat buyers - Finding the right boat for you. Amateur ecologist, game fishing, fish & their environment, boats & the environment, magazine contributor.
Dr. Frederick Bell Tallahassee, FL Fishing, Economics Of Commercial & Sport Fishing, Fishing From The Economic Point Of View, Impact of Recreational Boating on Marinas.
Thomas Weaver Mt. Prospect, IL

Sea Scouts of America: History and Future, Multihulls, History of Power Trimarans, boat building, sailing down the Mississippi and back, salmon fishing on Lake Michigan.

Director of Boys No More - vocational/educational organization for teens at risk. Mentoring teens. Can customize talk to your group’s needs.

PA Office, USCG Station Boston, MA Safety, fisheries, law enforcement, defense readiness.
Capt. Sonney Forrest Lexington Park, MD Chartering, fishing, fish tag & release, on-board training, fishing equipment, fishing methods, chumming, etc., rigging, boat maneuvering.
Capt. Brandon Kamienski Belford, NJ

Techniques for throwing large cast nets for live bait and how to effectively fish live bait.

Charter Captain Kingfisher Sportfishing

Andrew Daniele Holmdel, NJ Bay fishing, scrimshaw instructions, lecturing and group lessons, wood carving. May require fee.
Robby Barradale Leonardo, NJ

Saltwater fly fishing, fly selection, tying, bait/lure selection, techniques for using above.

Expertise: Saltwater Fly Fishing, Light tackle, Stripers, Weakfish, Blues, Fluke, Bonito, Albacore. Most available Dec - April. Eagle Charters, Bayshore Saltwater Flyrodders, Hi-Mar Striper Club.

Capt. Gene Nigro Leonardo, NJ

Sportfishing, inshore fishing, striped bass, fluke, winter flounder, weakfish, blues. The history of fish, range, habitat, fishing season of fish. How to fish, catch, clean and cook the fish.

Phantom Sportfishing Charters

Capt. Frank Tenore, Jr Millburn, NJ

Inshore sportfishing. Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook, tackle, electronics use, building of a custom boat.

Fins on Feathers Charters. Inc.

Capt. Louis Rizk Shipbottom, NJ Offshore sportfishing, offshore & canyon tuna fishing, boat handling.
R. Warren Flint Buffalo, NY Fisheries, wise use of resources, toxic chemicals and human health, Zebra mussels.
Capt. Gary Peters Chagrin Falls, OH

Meteorology, Erie Canal, Great Lakes, small business development, fly-fishing basics.

Environmental Consultant, Proprietor, Erie Shores Sailing School.

Leroy Hushak Columbus, OH A Marina in your Community, Coastal Business Economics of Recreational Boating, Economics of Sportfishing, Economics of Tourism, Economics of the Environment.
Fred Snyder Port Clinton, OH

Lake Erie Fisheries, recreation, water quality, exotic species, environmental issues.

District Specialist and Ohio Sea Grant Extension Program Coordinator, OH State University Ext.

Capt. Steve Chaconas Alexandria, VA

Largemouth bass, fishing on the Potomac River, tackle used in fishing, locations of fish, seasonal tactics. Can address fishing in year-round conditions - What does it take to become a professional tournament fisherman? What is it like? skills, travel, sponsors, prizes, etc.

Professional Bass Fishing Guide -, Licensed by USCG and Potomac River Fisheries Commission. contributor and blogger, member of BoatUS Ask the Experts.

Charlie Taylor Herndon, VA

Fishing (fresh and salt water) in DC metro area, bass fishing, tidal rivers & vegetation, "That Dreaded Hydrilla", fishing & hunting equipment.

Enjoys teaching and fishing for various types of fish-fresh & saltwater. Northern Virginia angler, outdoor writer, and newspaper columnist.

Peter Paul Spring Grove, VA General boating, saltwater fishing, SCUBA Diving, PADI Instructor.
Peter Zuanich Bellingham, WA Marine surveying, accident investigation, boating safety, marine insurance, Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Act, purchasing & selling of vessels and all related marine topics.