Each year, a small group of anglers joins us in the waters around Thompson Island to vie for the biggest fish and most catches of the day. Event fee includes a full day on the water with a Coast Guard certified fishing guide and a post-fishing celebration on Thompson Island. Bring your own gear or use rods provided by your guide.
6:00 AM Check In at EDIC Dock, Seaport, Boston
Full Day Fishing (snacks/lunch on the boat)
2:00 PM Guest Ferry from Seaport, Boston to Thompson Island
Afternoon Awards and Celebration on Thompson Island
5:00 PM Return Ferry from Thompson Island to Seaport, Boston
$1,500 Tournament Fee, of which $1,000 is a tax-deductible donation to support youth programming.
CAPT WILL DANFORTH - North Shore
781.249.9480 | [email protected]
CAPT SCOTT EDWARDS - North Shore
617.909.7122 | [email protected]
CAPT WAYNE FRIEDEN - Boston Harbor
Capt. Wayne Frieden helps anglers experience the beauty and challenge of fishing the rocky Outer Harbor Islands and the unique urban setting of the Inner Harbor with Reel Dream Charters. Wayne specializes in fly and light tackle fishing and is celebrating his 19th year guiding in Boston Harbor.
617.909.7122 | [email protected]
CAPT RYAN GLUEK - Buzzards Bay to Block Island
Captain Ryan Gluek began fly fishing at age 10! His guiding career has taken him to Alaska helping clients land trophy trout and Pacific salmon, to Colorado including wilderness float trips and to Patagonia, Chile, for trophy trout. Now back in his home waters, Double Haul Anglers chases everything from stripers to tuna on light tackle and fly rods.
401.578.4649 | [email protected]
CAPT ERIC KULIN - Boston to Cape Cod
Captain Eric Kulin works as a commercial photographer as well as a fishing guide during the summer months. He has been shooting and fishing in the Northeast for 25 years. EricKulin.com and SnapShotCharters.net are a perfect mix of two passions that became a career.
617.645.5500 | [email protected]
CAPT FAXON MICHAUD - North Shore
Captain Faxon Michaue has been guiding the north shore waters for the last 8 years from striped bass to bluefin. He enjoys sharing his passion for fishing with anglers of all abilities. You’ll catch him on his days off from guiding (few and far between) doing the exact same thing.
978.500.7883 | [email protected]
CAPT SHAUN RUGE - Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod Bay
Captain Shaun Ruge is the Product Manager for Navionics and has been with Riptide Charters for 15 years. Shaun’s saltwater roots are in Boston Harbor light tackle and fly angling and he is now based in Cape Cod & the islands.
508.414.9045 | [email protected]
CAPT TONY SANTOSUS - North Shore
Captain Tony Santosus is a licensed U.S Coast Guard Captain and holds a 50 Ton Master’s License.Tony’s passion for fishing started in the waters of Long Island sound over 50 years ago. He has traveled the globe in pursuit of unique and exciting opportunities to test his angling skills. Today, Tony is the owner/operator of Cutwater Guide Services in Marblehead, MA focusing on light tackle and fly fishing along the North Shore.
978.337.9934 | [email protected]
CAPT RANDY SIGLER - North Shore
Captain Randy Sigler has run Sigler Guide Service for over 20 years, fishing Boston’s rocky island-studded North Shore with fly and light spin tackle. Between their Kids Fishing Camp, group corporate charts, family trips, inshore or offshore, Randy and his nine guides love sharing all that they know about fishing Boston’s North Shore.
617.459.1798 | [email protected]
CAPT MATT ZIMMERMAN - North Shore
Captain Matt Zimmermann is as energetic at it comes. Growing up, he worked on charter boats off Block Island. After graduating from Endicott, he has been fishing the waters North of Boston for 10 years, specializing in top-water and fly fishing for large striped bass.
860.256.7923 | [email protected]
CAPT JOSH FARKES - Boston to Cape Cod
CAPT NICK KATHMANN – Boston, Cape Cod, Rhode Island
Captain Nick Kathmann is a fifth generation fisherman who grew up fishing speckled trout and redfish down in New Orleans before moving up to Boston 14 years ago. Operating Fly Guy Fish Guides, he offers full service catch and release fly fishing and light tackle charters from Boston, Cape Cod and Islands to Rhode Island. Outside of fishing, Captain Nick is also an outdoor educator, having taught sailing in the Boston Harbor, and led outdoor trips in hiking, rock climbing, and ice climbing throughout the northeast.
508.936.3474 | [email protected]
CAPT ART SAWAYER - Cape Cod
Captain Art Sawayer has earned his USCG Approved Master Captains License and has over 50 years of experience fishing the coastal waters of MA. His passion and expertise during those years has been the thrill of catching large numbers of Striped Bass, Bluefish, Bonito and Albacore with fly rods and light tackle.
508.223.7517 | [email protected]
CAPT ALEX GOTTLIEB - Cape Cod
Capt Alex Gottlieb is a fly and light tackle guide on Cape Cod specializing insight-fishing the shallows. Alex grew up fishing the Cape, taught himself to cast a fly rod, and realized guiding needed to be a part of his future. In the offseason, he can be found studying at UMass Amherst.
774.238.0107 | [email protected]