Meet Our Captains
At the end of the day the Captain wants you to be safe, have fun, and learn how to bring in the big game independently (with confidence). It doesn’t matter if you need to start with the basics, or dive straight into advanced techniques. Our captains are dedicated to giving you an experience you won’t forget! Besides…It’s great to have that epic fishing story to share with family, friends and co-workers. Call the Pelagic Beast today and schedule an action-packed day of fishing! Call now: 914-216-4899
Captain/ Owner: Jason Spina
Captain Jason began fishing from a very young age, being taught by his grandfather, who was an avid fisherman. His life-long dream was to do what he loved, as a career, sharing what he’s learned over the years with others. He began his career in 1997 working as a licensed guide on Lake Champlain in New York.
Over the next 20 years, he professionally fished from the South Atlantic Ocean in Florida, to the Gulf of Mexico in Texas, giving him a wide variety of experience. He then went to captain’s school and obtained his 100 ton United States Coast Guard Captains license while working on party boats along the coast of the Long Island Sound. It was now time to do what he’s always dreamed of, and opened up the Pelagic Beast Fishing Charters sailing out of Norwalk CT and over the last year has acquired the Pelagic Beast II sailing out of Stamford CT, with intentions to keep growing.
Captain: George Torok
George joined our team in 2018 and carries his 100 ton United States Coast Guard captains license. He has many years experience on the Long Island Sound fishing for bass, blues, porgies, sea bass, blackfish but his personal passion is for Fluke. He loves teaching people how to fish but especially enjoys working with children. Nothing makes him happier than seeing the excitement on children’s faces when they catch their own fish.
Captain: Jeremy Rubino
Jeremy holds his 100-ton USCG captains license and has been part of our team for the last 2 years. He has grown up fishing up and down the east coast as well as other parts of the world for many different species. He has spent most of his time fishing the Norwalk area of the Long Island Sound since he was a young child. Jeremy enjoys taking clients out on the water that have little to no experience and teaching them the proper techniques for them to become better independent fisherman. His goal this year is to catch a blackfish in the “teens”.
Captain: Tony Canneto
Tony holds his OUPV (6 pak) United States Coast Guard Captains license. He has been fishing in the Long Island Sound his entire life. Whether he is freshwater fishing in the local rivers and ponds, or he’s searching for new rock piles and wrecks in the Sound, Tony spends a lot of his time on the water. Professionally Tony has worked on commercial fishing boats in the area and has been with the Pelagic team going on 4 years now. He has found a true love for taking customers on the water, whether they’re experienced fisherman or first timers, and seeing the excitement on their faces as they reel in their personal best catch. He especially enjoys working with children and teaching them different techniques that they will take with them for a long time to come.