Captain
John Paduano

Member since October 2016 Montauk, United States
Background
In addition to running a charter business, Captain John is a seminar speaker and outdoor writer. He specializes in light tackle fishing for all species and has developed a new fishing technique known as "snap jigging". He is happy to share his vast wealth of knowledge with all those who would like to learn more about fishing.
Techniques
I like to use light tackle. The fisherman gets a more enjoyable time when light tackle fishing. I developed the snap jigging technique and can teach it to you on my charter. It is a highly effective way to catch most game fish.I also have other original techniques for different species, all very effective and fun. If you are into fly fishing, I can accommodate you depending on the time of year. Offshore fishing has us casting poppers and jigs to tuna over trolling.

Hey, I'm Captain John Paduano

Montauk, United States
Background
In addition to running a charter business, Captain John is a seminar speaker and outdoor writer. He specializes in light tackle fishing for all species and has developed a new fishing technique known as "snap jigging". He is happy to share his vast wealth of knowledge with all those who would like to learn more about fishing.
Techniques
I like to use light tackle. The fisherman gets a more enjoyable time when light tackle fishing. I developed the snap jigging technique and can teach it to you on my charter. It is a highly effective way to catch most game fish.I also have other original techniques for different species, all very effective and fun. If you are into fly fishing, I can accommodate you depending on the time of year. Offshore fishing has us casting poppers and jigs to tuna over trolling.

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Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Chris R.
Ellington, Connecticut
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Snap jigging with the expert

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 11, 2022
Had a great time with John! Highly recommend. He consistently found huge fish and he’s a great teacher. All around great...
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Brian M.
Farmingville, New York
Excellent
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Fantastic day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 26, 2022
Capt John was a rock star. Taught the family his technique and was a great teacher and extremely patient will see him again.
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Drew P.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 25, 2022
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Ricardo C.
Jericho, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 15, 2021
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Cory W.
Hauppauge, NY
Excellent
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Above and beyond my expectations

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Inshore on August 27, 2020
This trip was by far one of the greatest fishing experience I’ve had in montauk. Captain John went above and beyond all of...
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