March 21 & 22, 2020 • Marriott Hotel, Quincy, MA
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About the Castafari Offshore Fishing Seminar

Welcome to the 6th Annual Castafari Big Game Fishing Seminar. Our 2019 event welcomed over 300 guests and over 45 participating vendors.The Castafari seminar will offer 40 different topics to choose from, 18 hands on workshops, and the most comprehensive bait-rigging instruction ever offered at any fishing seminar (Ballyhoo, mullet, bluefish, mackerel, skip baits, strip baits, eels, stick baits, butterfish, and squid).

After co-founding the Big Game Bash seminar in 2009, Castafari went on to join forces with J&B Tackle, presenting the Castafari Offshore Seminar Series in 2015. As always, J&B Tackle will be setting up a fully loaded retail store at this event, and offering a vast array of products and discounts. J&B has more than proved to be one of the best and most reputable tackle centers in the northeast.

Castafari, Inc. is no stranger to creating and hosting successful big game fishing events, ie: The Hyannis Tunafest, Oak Bluffs Bluewater Classic, Battle Of The Bay, and Big Game Bash. The Castafari Seminar will offer a vast array of knowledge, experience, and products to bluefin tuna and northeast canyon fishermen. Our speakers hold numerous state/world records and tournament wins and accomplishments, not to mention decades of offshore fishing experience. All of them are worth checking out on our speakers page page. A seminar is only worth what presentations and knowledge it has to offer which in the end will help save you time and money, and more importantly, connect you to fish! No one knows everything, and the sport of big game fishing is constantly evolving. This event helps us all stay one step closer to what is happening out there.

This exclusive 2 DAY event will enable you to experience ALL of the presentations and amenities we have to offer.

  • Doors open at 11am on Saturday, March 21st and 8 am Sunday, March 22nd.
  • Complimentary Lunch Buffets On Both Saturday and Sunday!
  • Get a chance to Win A FREE PANAMA FISHING ADVENTURE if you register by January 15th!
  • Over $15,000 in Door Prizes and 45 vendors setting up at our show!
  • Price of admission is $185.00
  • SPECIAL HOTEL ROOM RATE OF $129 is available...Limited Block!
  • Ticket Holders will get incredible discounts on tackle and accessories.

Learn from the Pros - 2 Full Days of Detailed Presentations
Capt. Damon Sacco, Capt. Mark Decabia, Capt. Taylor Sears, Capt. Brian Sears, Capt. John Bunar, Capt. Lou Defusco, Capt. Jack Sprengel, Capt. Joe Shute, Capt. Tommy Howd, Capt. Roland Beamish, Capt. Tim Picket, Capt. Billy Shouldice, Capt. Tyler Noveletski, Dr. Walter Golet, and Dr. Jeff Kneebone. Check out their bios.

34 Different Topics To Choose From!!

  1. Finding & Catching Bigeye Off The Edge Of The Shelf by Mark Decabia
  2. Sears Brothers Stellwagen Giant Tuna Tactics by Taylor & Bryan Sears
  3. Trolling 100 FT Down At The Canyons Carolina Style by Marty Hiatt
  4. Tracking/Following The Northeast Giant Tuna Population by Dr. Walter Golet
  5. Cox Ledge Bluefin Tuna Early Season...High & Low by Lou Defusco & Tommy Howd
  6. Backyard Marlin Fishery South Of Cape & RI by Shamus Mara, Chris Young, & Peter Bacon
  7. The Butterfish Bluefin Game...Topwater Bluefin Tactics by Terry Nugent
  8. Modern Advances To Jigging & Casting by Jack Sprengel
  9. Correctly Swimming/Icing/Selling Your Tuna by Rory O'Donnell
  10. Concealing Your Hook When Fishing Live Bait by Damon Sacco & Tommy Howd
  11. Day Time Fall Canyon Chunking Inside Fish Tails by Mark Decabia
  12. Trolling Deepwater Bluefin East Of Stellwagen & Provincetown by Scott Sinclair
  13. Trophy Tile Fishing At The Canyons by Lou Defusco
  14. Live Bait Fishing Stellwagen Bank Tactics by John Bunar
  15. Latest Topwater/Jigging Tackle Demo & Showcase by Jack Sprengel
  16. Deploying Your Liferaft & Survival Live Instruction by LRSE Company
  17. Mate Maintenance Workshop...What, When, How...hands On by Mark Decabia
  18. Tracking/Following The Northeast Yellowfin & Bigeye Population by Dr. Jeff Kneebone
  19. Servicing Your Reels Workshop By An Industry Professional by Penn Reels
  20. Planer Rod Set Up Workshop...Hands On Start To Finish by Marty Hiatt
  21. Trolling Skirted Baits For Tuna by Joe Shute
  22. Intro To Canyon Fishing 101 by Mark Decabia & Kyle Douton
  23. How To Throw A Cast Net by John Bunar
  24. How To Rig A Cockpit Harpoon by Tyler Noveleski
  25. Dredge Workshop From Start To Finish by Marty Hiatt
  26. Rigging Big Game Lures Where, How, & Why by Roland Beamish
  27. Bridling Live Bait Workshop by Scott Sinclair & Damon Sacco
  28. Rigging Trolling Mackerel & Ballyhoo Workshop by Joe Shute, Marty Hyatt, & Scott Sinclair
  29. Rigging A Natural Squid For Swordfish by Tim Picket & Tommy Howd
  30. Canyon Hook Bait Rigging Workshop by Mark Decabia, Damon Sacco, & Tommy Howd
  31. Deep Drop Fishing What You Need To Get Started by Tim Picket
  32. Why 10% Of Fishermen Catch 90% Of Fish by Mark Decabia
  33. Rigging A Trolling Mullet by Joe Shute
  34. Rigging A Swordfish Strip Bait Workshop by Tim Picket & Tommy Howd