Recommended Guides and Other Contacts on the Striper Coast
Captain Dave Pecci
Pecci works the Kennebec River and surrounding coastal waters for stripers and blues. He also goes offshore for sharks.
Captain Dave Gittins
Gittins fishes the York River and Maine/New Hampshire coastal waters.
Captain Dave Burkland
Burkland fishes the Piscataqua River and surrounding coastal waters, including trips to the Isle of Shoals. He's a striper hound.
In addition to tying flies and writing books, Gartside leads fishing trips in the harbor and offers on-the-shore instructional
classes. You'll be hard pressed to find someone more knowledgeable - or entertaining - than Jack when it comes to shore fishing
Skok offers guided fly-fishing trips in the Boston Harbor area. He's young, talented and lucky. What else do you need in a guide?
Stetzko leads surfcasting trips on Cape Cod for both fly and conventional fishermen. His home base is in Orleans and he's a
master at sniffing out big fish.
Captain Jaime Boyle
Captain Boyle knows where the fish are. Call him early if you want to book a Derby date.
Captain Dave Skok
Skok spends the Derby on the Vineyard chasing albies and guiding shore fishermen.
Coop's Bait & Tackle
If you need anything - tackle, advice, support, - stop by this shop while on the Vineyard.
Island Taxidermy Studio
If you land a derby winner and want it mounted call Messineo. She's more artist than taxidermist.
Captain J. Bruce Borges
A lifer on Cuttyhunk, Captain Borges is a fantastic guide.
If you're looking for fabulous footage of stripers buy one of Laptew's videos. His latest creation, Understanding Fish and
How to Catch Them, features Lefty Kreh and a hell of a lot of striped bass.
Captain Barry Kanavy
Captain Barry spends the fall in Montauk. For the rest of the season he's in the Great South Bay on Long Island's South Shore.
He's as good as a guide can get.
Melnyk is now a registered surf guide. While he doesn't take clients skishing, he consistently puts them into fish-and a good time.
The "mayor" will teach anyone about fishing the surf and driving a 4x4 on the beach. You can also subscribe to his daily fishing reports.
New York City
Captain John McMurray
McMurray fishes Jamaica Bay and the New York Harbor environs. I have had countless trips with McMurray with unbelievable top water
action. The man can fish.
Captain Frank Crescitelli
Captain Frank works the New York Harbor area and the offshore waters. You won't find a more passionate or talented fisherman.
Captain Gene Quigley
My trip with Captain Quigley was blown out but I hear he's a great guide.
Captain Charlie Stant
Stant knows the seaside of the Chesapeake Bay better than most men know their backyards.
Captain Devin Cage
Captain Cage knows as much about catching big stripers on the Outer Banks as anyone.