Mike is a third generation fisherman on the Long Island Sound. He started on the Bluefin in 2000 as a mate moving his way up to Captain in 2003 and becoming an owner in 2006. Besides charter fishing, he is also a well known commercial fisherman for Giant Bluefin Tuna from Georges Bank to the Southern Outer Banks of North Carolina. Mike has also fished and placed in many Billfish, Tuna and Shark tournaments such as The Bacardi Billfish, The Big Rock, and Star Island Shark Tournament in which he led the crew of the Bluefin to a first-place finish in 2012.
Captain Mike is a full-time year, around fisherman who loves his profession. Whether it is taking a family out for their first fishing trip or 6 seasoned fishers to the Continental Shelf for overnight Tuna, he truly enjoys sharing his excitement of being on the water and the pursuit of trophy fish.
Josh began working on the Bluefin in 2014 after graduating from the University of Rhode Island. Taking his first steps on a boat, Josh is as comfortable on the water as he is on land. His eagerness to develop his skills and knowledge of saltwater fishing has led him to become a well-rounded fisherman, both inshore and offshore. Josh provides excellent instruction to our customers, to ensure every trip is fun and successful. Aside from helping charter customers land the fish of their dreams, he has a passion for tournament fishing. He has been United States Coast Guard licensed OUPV Captain since 2015.
Tara MarroFirst Mate
Returning for her 10th season as a part-time mate for Bluefin Charters, “T” has worked her way up to becoming one of the veteran crew members. Growing up in Clinton, CT., she has always been around the water, but, it was not until she met Captain Mike 10 years ago that she avidly got into fishing. She’s been hooked ever since. Don’t let her looks or charm fool you; this girl has decked over 15 Giant Bluefin in her fishing career. She knows the ins and outs of inshore fishing and has the expertise to assist clients with anything they may throw at her. When not in the cockpit you will find Tara hard at work behind her desk at the Yale Medical School in the accounting department.