The Rhode Island waters surrounding Block Island are famous for some of the greatest fishing in the Northeast. The water depths, proximity to the Gulf Stream, migratory path and the varied ocean bottom of shipwrecks and ledges create an ideal habitat for many varieties of fish, with a long and abundant fishing season.
Captain Dave Chieffo is a professional Charter Captain, a year-round resident of Block Island, RI and the owner/operator of Block Island Fishing Guides, LLC. He has over 35 years of fishing experience in the Northeast & West Coast Florida. He is an active and successful tournament angler, as Captain of Team Triton/Mercury he led the team that holds the current Walmart FLW Striper Series Championship and Record. He is a USCG Licensed Master Captain ~ 100 Gross Registered Tonnage, with a commercial assistance towing endorsement.
He is an active seminar speaker with the American Sportfishing Association, published outdoor writer and has made several TV appearances as guest host on ESPN’s “Going Coastal” with Bryon Velvick, “Addictive Fishing” with Blair Wiggins (“Rocking The Block – Striper Action”, “Rocking The Block – Sharking”), “Hook The Future”, and “Northeast Angling TV”.
He is a pro-staff member for many fishing product manufactures, assisting in the design and testing of new products. Among other sponsors, Captain Dave is on Pro-Staff for Triton Boats, Quantum Fishing, Fin-Nor, Mustad, Fins, Frabil, Kaenon Polarized, Bio-edge Fishing Products, Hogy Lures, Rugged Shark®, PowerPro, ENGEL Deep Blue Coolers, Lamiglas, Cannon Downriggers, and is a Raymarine Pro-Ambassador. Captain Dave is one of the regions top authorities on saltwater downrigger fishing. He has worked hard to create the perfect trophy bass presentations and has developed numerous techniques and The Striper Snake™ to target trophy game fish. Look for his article on “Controlled Depth Fishing” in the June 2010 “Striper Addition” of On The Water Magazine!
Captain John Luchka is a USCG Licensed Master and simply one of the most dedicated sport fishing guides in the metropolitan region. He has been fishing Block Island, Montaulk and the Western Long Island Sound for over 24 years. Capt. John is also a member of the Yamaha Pro Fishing Team. This fishing team competes in both inshore and offshore events throughout the Northeast. Capt. John is an IGFA Certified Guide and if you are looking to hook into a World Record, we can submit it for you! “Whether you are a beginner or an expert, we have a fishing charter to make your saltwater fishing dreams come true. Welcome aboard!”
Capt John is an active seminar speaker, He does numerous seminars throughout the year at many of the regional boat and sportsman shows. He is a well-known published outdoor writer and has been featured on the hit TV show’s “Addictive Fishing” , “Northeast Angling” and “Field & Stream’s Hook Shots”, his articles have appeared in The Fisherman Magazine, New Jersey Angler, Striped Bass Magazine and Saltwater Sportsman.
He is a pro-staff member for many fishing product manufactures, assisting in the design and testing of new products. Captain John is on Pro-Staff for Penn Reels, PowerPro, Berkley Pro Spec, Berkley Gulp, LoadRite Boat Trailers, ENGEL Deep Blue Coolers, Mustang Survival, SPRO, Costa Del Mar, Korkers, AquaSkinz, Gamakatsu, Malin, Frabill Nets, Hobie, Spiderwire, Rugged Shark®, Simrad, Yamaha and many more.