Coaching Pro-Staff

Supporting Our Members & Providing Intel Up & Down the Coast!
The intel, support, and coaching Members receive as part of our Coaching Service comes from a wide array of Pro-Staff up and down the coast.  This isn't just about one Professional Crew and the rest of the intel comes from Members.  We have a Dozen of the best crews on the East Coast providing intel - on top of our Members!  This keeps us on top of every single bite offshore as it's going on........


Capt. Mark DeCabia - "REBEL" - Team "GOTTA GO" 
Capt. Mark Hoos - "MARLI" & Capt. Sean Welsh & Capt. Chris Huk - RESTLESS LADY" Fleet Plus Multiple Other Top Charter Boats out of OCMD 
Capt. Freddy Gamboa - "ANDREA'S TOY" & Capt. Jeff "WOLFPACK" Warford
Capt. Greg Mayer "FISHING FRENZY" & Capt. Pete Doran "CAPT. B.C" 


Capt. Mark DeCabia - Shinnecock & Montauk, NY (Spring, Summer Fall) - Stuart, FL (Winter)

Captain Mark has been fishing for over 30 years. His ongoing passion on the water eventually led him - after a 7 year stint running the Canyon Runner fleet - to a full-time career as a commercial fisherman and private boat captain.

Spending about 270 days a year offshore on average for the last 15 years , Mark has earned a reputation as one of the more proficient high liners in the northeast. Mark was recently featured in "In The Bite" magazine as one of the "Top Young Guns Of Sportfishing in 2018." He is also one of the top pro staff team members for Penn Tackle, Simrad, Momoi, Costa Del Mar, and Deep Ocean Apparel. 

Mark is no stranger to the tournament winner’s circle. He has secured several tournament wins, including some of the biggest sportfishing events on the east coast, including the Mid Atlantic 500, Tristate Tournament and White Marlin Open, Montauk Canyon Challenge to name a few........

Capt. Mark Hoos on the "Marli" out of Ocean City, MD 

Capt. Mark Hoos needs no introduction - a perennial tournament winning boat and crew and one that runs close to, if not, the most charters every year out of Ocean City, Maryland. 

Between "Marli" and "Restless Lady I & II" we have hundreds of fishing days covered for Members from South Jersey to Virginia Beach. We are just thrilled to be partnering with Capt. Mark & the "Marli" in the Coaching Service. 

We will have a tracking device on the "Marli" so all Members can log in and see where they are fishing on a daily basis. Capt. Mark will be providing daily reports and intel for the Membership, joining us a Zoom Seminars, adding content to our Private Facebook page and assisting in anyway possible making sure our Members are always in the know.  

Capt. Sean Welsh - "Restless Lady" Fleet - Ocean City, MD

Capt. Sean is a staple of the OCMD fleet - some would say it's Mayor!  With multiple boats running out of OCMD for years his fleet has been on the bite as long as many fisherman could first hold a pole.  Another perennial winning tournament team the two "Restless Lady" boats combined fish over 200 days a year.

Capt. Chris Huk - "Restless Lady II" - Ocean City, MD (Summer) - Marathon, FL (Winter)

Capt. Chris owns and runs the Restless Lady II and is a speaker at various Canyon Runner Seminars.  Summers in OCMD and winters in the Keys - Capt. Chris spends 200-250 days on the water.


Capt. Greg Meyer "Fishin Frenzy" - Oregon Inlet, NC

Capt. Greg needs no introduction - I'm sure you all know him from his adventures on Wicked Tuna - but we've been working with Greg for years prior beginning with our build of our Ritchie Howell back in 2008/9. And are just thrilled to be partnering with him now in the Coaching Service.

We will have a tracking device on the "Fishin' Frenzy" so all Members can log in and see where they are fishing on a daily basis. And Capt. Greg will be provided daily reports and intel for the Membership. This is our Second boat our of Oregon Inlet.

Capt. Pete Doran - "Capt. B.C." Oregon Inlet, NC

Capt. Pete Doran has been on the Team since last season and now running the "Capt. B.C."  Capt. Pete fishing on the Canyon Runner for a few years.  Owned and operated his own charter boat out of Ocean City, MD and now runs one of the top boats out of Oregon Inlet, NC.

Between the "Restless Lady" Fleet and the "Marli" - and with 2 boats out of Oregon Inlet we've got the southern boys covered. With those 5 boats - arguable among the top 5 boats in that region - on our Team - the intel, support and assistance that comes in from that region will be second to none!

Capt. Fred Gamboa - Point Pleasant, NJ - Raritan Bay, NJ

Captain Fred is a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain with a OUPV Near Coastal to 100 Miles offshore certificate. He has been running boats from NJ for the past 15 years and has fished for all species of fish from inshore to offshore. He has been a writing contributor to the Fisherman Magazine for the past 6 years and has been conducting seminars for the past 3 years for the Fisherman Magazine, Shimano, and Sportsman Center. Currently, Captain Fred is a Member of the Contender Boats Pro Fishing team and member of the Shimano Pro Staff. He's affiliated with companies which include Garmin Electronics, Gamma Fluorocarbon, Frabill Nets, Dennis Braid Products, West Marine, Trophy Teasers, and AquaSkinz.


Capt. Jeff Warford - "Wolfpack" - Barnegat, NJ

As a child, Captain Jeff Warford started fishing off the waters of Long Beach Island. Learning from the ground up the lifelong passion for bluewater fishing grew. At 16 Jeff was first mate for Captain Les Osborn aboard the “Little Chick” out of Barnegat Light, NJ. He quickly realized his love for tuna fishing. Seasoned by years of experience on the water, Jeff set out to make fishing his profession. Capt. Jeff has finished off many a season as one of the top tuna boats and after a number of years of successful charter fishing Jeff moved into the private boat world. In late 2016, Jeff took the job as captain of the 58′ Viking "Wolfpack" and hasn't looked back in working with the owner to start one of the most innovative tackle companies around.


Capt. Peter Doran - "Capt. B.C." - Oregon Inlet, NC

Captain Peter Doran has been fishing offshore since he was 10 years old. Through his high school and college years he worked as a mate on several private boats but really decided to make sportfishing his career when he took a job at Canyon Runner.

Fresh out of college he fished from Massachusetts to Miami and everywhere in-between on a Canyon Runner boat. He went on to purchase his own boat, help run the family business, and start a family. For the past 5 years Pete has stepped back down in the cockpit as a mate at the legendary Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. Throughout Peters career he has continued to be a Canyon Runner team member and now shares his knowledge at our seminars. He has logged thousands of offshore trips and has a love for teaching others from his experience

The "CAPT BC" has made her return home and will be captained by Buddy Callaway. Captain Buddy is no stranger to the ocean. From sportfishing with his grandad Captain Buddy Cannady to commercial fishing with his dad “Bilbo”, Buddy has spent the majority of his life on the deck or at the helm. He holds a 100 ton U.S Coast Guard Master’s License and is CPR certified. Whether you’re looking to fill the box with meat or put up a fight against a trophy fish, the CAPT BC will get you there!

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