Captain
Thomas Mikoleski

Member since March 2016 Montauk, United States
Background
A person is very lucky if they love their job. I'm pleased to say, I'm now a very lucky person because I run the Montauk charter boat Grand Slam. This was not always the case because for 20-years previous I was a member of two New York City Law Enforcement Departments. This initial career choice may have delayed "my luck" for a period of time, but being "on the job" gave me the opportunity to retire at a relatively young age. So, in 2006 I switched professions to pursue my long simmering obsession with the striped bass. An obsession with a fish may seem strange to normal people. However, in my world, it was destiny a long time coming.
Techniques
I have an obsession with striped bass fishing. This wily species of game fish has had an incredible hold on me since my early teens. In relation, I began fishing Montauk Point in the 80's, and from the first time I dropped a line in the pristine, fertile waters of the Point I've been hooked on fishing there ever since. In my opinion, the prime times to be fishing for striped bass off Montauk is from late June until mid-October. On the Grand Slam we do both day and night striper fishing trips. However, if you wish to experience the true aura and mystique of striper fishing, I'd highly recommend a summer nighttime excursion with us on the water. Summer weather off Montauk is very stable, with warm S/W winds being the norm, these types of winds produce optimal fishing conditions during "moon tides" when big striped bass will normally feed aggressively.

Hey, I'm Captain Thomas Mikoleski

Montauk, United States
Background
A person is very lucky if they love their job. I'm pleased to say, I'm now a very lucky person because I run the Montauk charter boat Grand Slam. This was not always the case because for 20-years previous I was a member of two New York City Law Enforcement Departments. This initial career choice may have delayed "my luck" for a period of time, but being "on the job" gave me the opportunity to retire at a relatively young age. So, in 2006 I switched professions to pursue my long simmering obsession with the striped bass. An obsession with a fish may seem strange to normal people. However, in my world, it was destiny a long time coming.
Techniques
I have an obsession with striped bass fishing. This wily species of game fish has had an incredible hold on me since my early teens. In relation, I began fishing Montauk Point in the 80's, and from the first time I dropped a line in the pristine, fertile waters of the Point I've been hooked on fishing there ever since. In my opinion, the prime times to be fishing for striped bass off Montauk is from late June until mid-October. On the Grand Slam we do both day and night striper fishing trips. However, if you wish to experience the true aura and mystique of striper fishing, I'd highly recommend a summer nighttime excursion with us on the water. Summer weather off Montauk is very stable, with warm S/W winds being the norm, these types of winds produce optimal fishing conditions during "moon tides" when big striped bass will normally feed aggressively.

My Charter Listing

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(22 reviews)
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (19)
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Half day with Capt. Tom
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
81%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Mark R.
Putnam Valley, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Morning

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 21, 2022
Very friendly and accommodating. We had a great time ! Thank you Cap
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John D.
GRND VW HUDSN, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Capt. Tom

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Full Tide on October 2, 2021
Couldn’t be better. Capt. Tom knew where the fish where and we caught more than we could imagine by the end of our trip....
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James S.
Cortland, NY
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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3/4 day with Grand Slam Charter

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Full Tide on May 18, 2021
Captain Tom got us on fish.  Bluefish were hitting like crazy and were a lot of fun.  We also caught some Stripers, but...
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MIchael C.
Wading River, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Thomas

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Full Tide on August 10, 2021
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Shawn S.
Boston, MA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Thomas

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 10, 2021
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