February 25 & 26, 2023 • Marriott Hotel, Quincy, MA
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About the Castafari Offshore Fishing Seminar

Welcome to the 8th Annual Castafari Big Game Fishing Seminar. Our last event welcomed over 350 guests and over 45 participating vendors. 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, February 25th and 8 am Sunday, February 26th.
  • 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 $225.00
  • SPECIAL HOTEL ROOM RATE OF $145 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. Bryan Sears, Capt. John Bunar, Capt. Jack Sprengel, Capt. Tommy Howd, Capt. Matt Perachio, Capt. Billy Shouldice, Capt. Kyle Douton, Dr. Jeff Kneebone. Check out their bios.

2023 Castafari Big Game Fishing Seminar Topics

  • What’s New In The Canyons – Capts. Mark Decabia & Damon Sacco
  • Jigging Giant Tuna – capt. Matt Perachio
  • Inshore Yellowfin (casting/jigging) – capt. Jack Sprengel
  • Giant Tuna On Stellwagen & Bay – Capts. Bryan & Taylor Sears
  • Modern Advances Jigging & Casting – Capt. Jack Sprengel
  • Chumming & Fludder Baits For Giants – Capt. Damon Sacco
  • Night Fishing For Swordfish – Capt. Tommy Howd
  • Rigging Natural Trolling Teasers Workshop – Capt. Billy Shouldice
  • Trolling Splash & Side Tracker Bars – Capt. Mark Decabia
  • The Butterfish Bluefin Secret – Capt. Matt Perachio
  • Intro To Canyon Fishing – Capt. Billy Shouldice
  • Rigging Hook Baits For Tuna – Capts. Damon Sacco & Mark Decabia
  • Rigging Swordfish Strip Bait Workshop – Capt. Tommy Howd
  • Splicing & Knot Connections – Capt. Matt Perachio
  • Throwing A Cast Net Workshop – Capt. John Bunar
  • Swimming/Releasing Giant Tuna - Capts. Bryan & Taylor Sears
  • Casting/Jigging Rec Bluefin East Of P-Town – Capt. Matt Perachio
  • How To Rig & Use Cockpit Harpoon – Capt. Ayron Briggs
  • Deep Dropping Tools Workshop – Capt. Tommy Howd
  • Bridling Live Bait Workshop – Capt. Billy Shouldice
  • Rigging Trolling Mackerel Workshop – Capt. Damon Sacco
  • Rigging Trolling Ballyhoo Workshop – Capt. Damon Sacco
  • Fall Yellowfin Chunking On The Draggers – Capt. Mark Decabia
  • Jigging For Tuna In The Canyons – Capt. Jack Sprengel
  • Tagging & Tracking Yellowfin Tuna – Dr. Jeff Kneebone
  • Deep Dropping For Swords & Tuna – Capt. Tommy Howd
  • Trolling Swimming Plugs For Tuna – Capt. Mark Decabia
  • Trolling Baits For Bluefin(all sizes) – Capt. Damon Sacco
  • Changing Out Casting/Jigging Hooks – Capt. Matt Perachio
  • Attaching Weights & Lights To Line – Capt. Tommy Howd
  • Changing Out Lure Hooks Workshop – Capt. Matt Perachio
  • Rigging Circle Hooks For Ballyhoo – Capt. Billy Shouldice
  • Using Your Marine Electronics Correctly – To Be Determined