March 5 & 6, 2022 • Marriott Hotel, Quincy, MA
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About the Castafari Offshore Fishing Seminar

Welcome to the 7th Annual Castafari Big Game Fishing Seminar. Our last in person event welcomed over 350 guests and over 45 participating vendors. It's been a challenging couple of years since then dealing with the Covid-19 crisis, but we are very excited to be back in full swing! The Castafari seminar will offer 35 different topics to choose from including 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 5th and 8 am Sunday, March 6th.
  • Complimentary Lunch Buffets On Both Saturday and Sunday!
  • Over $15,000 in Door Prizes and 45 vendors setting up at our show!
  • Price of admission is $199.00
  • 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. Tommy Howd, Capt. Mike Hogan, Capt. Shamus Mara, Capt. Peter Bacon, Capt. Mike Pierdinock, Capt. Billy Shouldice, Capt. Tyler Noveletski, Capt. Kyle Douton, Dr. Walter Golet, Dr. Jeff Kneebone, Tony Dubeck(Penn Tackle). Check out their bios.

Castafari Big Game Fishing Seminar Topics

Presentations
  1. New Trends Northeast Canyons - Capts. Damon Sacco and Mark Decabia
  2. Tricks For Giant Bluefin Tuna - Capts. Taylor & Bryan Sears
  3. Latest Trends At 30 Fathom Line - Capts. John Galvin & Mike Hogan
  4. Chunking Around The Draggers - Capts. Peter Bacon & Shamus Mara
  5. Modern Advances Casting/Jigging Tuna - Capt. Jack Sprengel
  6. The New Tracker Bar Invasion - Capts. Mark Decabia & Justin Braun
  7. Swimming Giants Boatside Tools/How - Capts. Taylor & Bryan Sears
  8. Night Fishing For Swordfish - Capt. Tommy Howd
  9. Stellwagon Bank & CC Bay Bluefin - Capt. John Bunar
  10. Tools From The Deep Old & New - Capt Archie Jost
  11. Fishing Getaways Worldwide - Capts. Damon Sacco & Jack Sprengel
  12. Deep Dropping Swords & Tuna - Capts Tommy Howd & Mark Decabia
  13. Bigeye Secrets That Work - Capt. Mark Decabia
  14. Skirting Tails For Trolling A RonZ - Capts. Jack Sprengel & Mark Decabia
  15. Hooks...Which Ones & Why - Capts. Damon Sacco & John Galvin
  16. Tagging & Tracking Bigeye & Yellowfin Tuna - Dr. Jeff Kneebone
  17. Tagging & Tracking Bluefin Tuna - Dr. Walter Golet
  18. Bluefin Regs New - Capts. Mike Pierdinock, Brad McHale, Barry Gibson
  19. Offshore Wind Farm Effect On Fish - Capts. Crista Bank & Jeff Kneebone
Workshops
  1. How To Throw A Cast Net - Capt. John Bunar
  2. Rigging Ballyhoo Circle Hooks - Capt. John Galvin
  3. Using A Snooter Device For Marlin - Capt. Damon Sacco
  4. Rigging Natural Teaser Baits - Capt. John Galvin
  5. Rigging Natural Squid Hookbait - Capt. Tommy Howd
  6. Rig Trolling Ballyhoo & Mackerel - Capts. Damon Sacco & Billy Shouldice
  7. Rigging Eels For Swords & Tuna - Capt. Tommy Howd
  8. Rigging Hookbaits Canyons & Giants - Capts Damon Sacco, Mark Decabia, John Bunar, & Archie Jost
  9. Deep Dropping Workshop Tools & Tackle - Capt. Tommy Howd
  10. Casting & Jigging Tuna Gear/Tackle - Capts Mike Hogan & Kyle Douton
  11. Skirting A RonZ Tail - Capt. Jack Sprengel
  12. Bridling Live Bait Ray Rosher Style - Capt. Damon Sacco
  13. Rigging A Cockpit Harpoon - Capt Mike Hogan
  14. Rigging Strip Baits For Billfish - Capt. Tommy Howd & Archie Jost