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 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, 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. 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.

2020 Castafari Big Game Fishing Seminar Topics

  1. Adapting To The Latest Trends Of Northeast Canyon Fishing. Capts. Damon Sacco & Mark Decabia --NEW
  2. Stellwagen Bank Giant Tuna...Here & Now by Taylor & Bryan Sears --NEW
  3. Tracker Bars In The Northeast Canyons by Jack Sprengel, Mark Decabia, Justin Braun --NEW
  4. Bluefin Tuna Around The Commercial Scallop Fleets & Coimbra Wreck by Louis DeFusco, Peter Bacon, Shamus Mara--NEW
  5. Deep Dropping With Conventional Tackle For Tuna & Swords(IGFA Legal) by Tommy Howd & Mark Decabia --NEW
  6. Giant Tuna Hook Bait Workshop by Damon Sacco & John Bunar --NEW
  7. The Swordfish Game After Dark by Tommy Howd--NEW
  8. Rigging Natural Teaser Baits For Canyons by Damon Sacco & Billy Shouldice --NEW
  9. Shute Over RonZ Trick (IGFA Legal) by Jack Sprengel & Mark Decabia --NEW
  10. Best Fishing Hooks & Why by Damon Sacco, Jack Sprengel, Lou DeFusco --NEW
  11. Rigging Eels(deadly!) Workshop For Tuna, Marlin, & Swordfish by Tommy Howd--NEW
  12. How To Handle, De-Hook, & Release Big Fish Tuna/Marlin Workshop by Taylor/Bryan Sears & Damon Sacco --NEW
  13. Fishing Getaways...Where, How, & When by Damon Sacco, Louis DeFusco, Jack Sprengel--NEW
  14. Shark Fishing Here & Now by Shamus Mara & Peter Bacon --NEW
  15. How To Throw A Cast Net Workshop(3 Classes) by John Bunar
  16. Getting Rigged Up For Tilefishing Workshop by Louis DeFusco & Kyle Douton --NEW
  17. Hydro-Gutting & De-Boning Trolling Mackerel Workshop by Damon Sacco & Billy Shouldice --NEW
  18. Troubleshooting Finicky Tuna That "Won't Bite" by Mike Hogan --NEW
  19. Skirt A RonZ For Trolling Hands On Workshop by Jack Sprengel --NEW
  20. Tracking/Following The Northeast Yellowfin & Bigeye Population by Dr. Jeff Kneebone
  21. Bigeye Tuna Secrets That Work by Mark Decabia
  22. Canyon Hook Bait Rigging Workshop by Mark Decabia, Damon Sacco, & Tommy Howd
  23. Get Into The Bluefin Game by John Bunar
  24. Servicing Your Reels Workshop By An Industry Professional by Penn Reels --NEW
  25. South Of Vineyard Offshore Center Console Fishing by Mike Hogan --NEW
  26. Tracking Northeast Giant Bluefin Tuna by Dr. Walter Golet
  27. Casting/Jigging Tackle Workshop by Mike Hogan & Kyle Douton
  28. Rigging Trolling Mackerel & Ballyhoo Workshop by Damon Sacco & Billy Shouldice
  29. Rigging A Natural Squid For Swordfish by Tommy Howd
  30. Bluefin Tuna Fishery Regulations Now by Mike Pierdinock --NEW
  31. Deep Drop Workshop...What You Need by Tommy Howd
  32. Wind Turbines Impact On Offshore Fishing by Jeff Kneebone --NEW
  33. How To Rig/Use A Cockpit Harpoon & Flying Gaff by Tyler Noveletsky
  34. Rigging A Swordfish Strip Bait Workshop by Tommy Howd & Louis DeFusko
  35. Modern Advances To Jigging & Casting by Jack Sprengel