2016 Expo Info


The Ward Melville High School Fishing Club will host the 4th Annual Saltwater Fishing Expo and Fundraiser on Sunday March 6 2016.

Ward Melville High School
380 Old Town Rd
East Setauket NY 11733
(primary entrance on NORTH side of building)  Majority of everyone will be in our large gymnasium and our cafeteria.
Doors open to the public @ 8:30 AM

Title Sponsors of the event are The Fisherman Magazine , Surfcasters Journal and Van Staal and White Water Outfitters.  Make sure to check both of these locations as they will be advertising for this event.




This event is FREE to the public.

New floor plan, seminars and hands on learning opportunities for all who attend.


New for this year will be a 2 hour+ session with a PANEL OF EXPERTS on fishing Long Island Waters

Please click on the below links as they will take you to a separate page for information on these new components to the expo.

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SEMINARS — new speakers this year…click on link to check out the schedule

Seminars begin at 9:00 AM (Schedule and listing TBA).  The below listing of vendors is only of those verified as Feb 18 2016.  More, many more to be verified and added to the list in the upcoming weeks.  Make sure to check back periodically.


Custom Rods
Al Goldberg Custom Rods
ChunkZ Customs
Eastern Rodworks
Fishing Rods By Captain Neil
Joey’s Rod Building

Custom Lures/Plugs/Jigs
247 Lures
3D Fishing Products
Al Gag Custom Lures
Asgard Jigs
Backwater Baits
Big Fischer Lures
Blue Frog Bucktails
East Coast Kayak Trolling Tubes
Geezer’s Teasers
Harvey’s Killer Teasers
Jetty Ghost Tackle
Madd Mantis Tackle Works
Point Hooker Bucktails
Premium Bucktails
S & S Bucktails
Shadman Tackle Co
Striper Candy Lures
The Worm Bar Co
Tight Liner Lures
Tom’s Teasers (ReelTeaser)
Vertabrae Lures

Charter/Party Boats/Guide Services
Angelo Peluso Outdoors
Bass Bandit Charters
Bingo Fishing Charters
Bloodline Sportfishing w/ Capt. Joe Wenegenofsky
Bucktails II Charters
Capt. Bob Fishing Fleet
Captain Ian Devlin Charters
Captain John Paduano
Captain Robert Thompson
Captains Table Charters
Castaway Fishing Charters
Celtic Quest Fishing Fleet
Eleventh Step Fishing Charters
Elias Vaisberg
Fin Chaser
Hooks & Brooks Guide Service
John Skinner
King Cod
Lori-C Fishing
MarCeeJay Sport Fishing
Northport Charters
Orient Star IV
Osprey Fishing Fleet
Sea Rogue Charters
Shinnecock Star
Stony Brook Charters
Sunrise Charters
Swashbuckler Charters
Tom Schlchter – Outdoor Tom Enterprises Inc.

Bill Durkee – apparrel
Bill Smith
Bob Hart – misc
Brian Dutton
Donald LaRubbio – hooks and hardware
Frank Dimario
George Fabricatore
Jeff Schwager
John Schabhuttl
Kenny Halverson
Lawrence Carlucci -misc items
Mark Yetman
Mitch Barba
Paul Krupsky
Peter Cash
Ronald Setnikar – misc items
Ronald Turbin
Scott McVicker

Tackle Shops/Small Businesses
Captain Kayak
Chucks Bucks
Cow Harbor B&T
ePoseidon Tackle Company
Fishy Business Tackle
Goin East
Great South Bay Bait & Tackle
J&J Sports Inc
L I Outdoorsman
Miller Place B&T
ODM Rods
Paulies of Montauk
Reel Time Designs
RG Sports
River Bay Outfitters
Sea Tow of Port Jefferson
Set The Hook
Smith Point B&T
Suffolk Marine
The Surfcaster
Tight Liner Fishing Tackle
Twin Fork Traps
Van Staal
White Water Outfitters
Zev’s Best Rigs

Marine Photography/Art
Captured McGraphics
Fish Guy Photos
Tom O”Dwyer (gyotaku and other fish prints)

Classic Insurance Agency
KFA-NY (Kayak Fishing Assn of NY)
Lady Reelers
LIBBA (Long Island Beach Buggy Association)
Long Island Fly Rodders
Montauk Surfcasters Association
North Brookhaven Fishing Club
SouthHampton High School Shark Research

Fishing United
On The Water Magazine
Surfcaster’s Journal
The Fisherman Magazine

All the above info is in the process of being updated periodically.



(this list will be added to on a weekly basis)

$5 RAFFLE CHANCES   (last 3 # on ticket)

*Van Staal VM150  JAMES LAROSA 160
*Al Goldberg Custom 7’4″ Lamiglas Triflex rated 6 to 10 oz, spiral wrapped Blackfish  Rod  Vin Conwell 182
*Capt. Neil Custom Rod Geeks Bottom Fishing (3 to 6 oz) Rod  Jerry Mosca  421
*Joey LaMonica Custom Rod  Larry Gaither (675)
*Shark Charter aboard the Breakwater courtesy of Capt Harry Garrecht of Offshore Harry Sportfishing in Montauk, NY  Joe Albanese (081)
*1/2 Day Charter aboard Lori-C Fishing courtesy of Capt. Cary Palmer Stony Brook, NY  Steve A (682)
*1/2 Day (pick em) Trip (for up to 4) aboard Captains Table Fishing Charters courtesy of Capt. Mike Bady of Greenport, NY  Kevin Kellne (273)
*FULL Day Striped Bass charter (for up to 4) aboard Sunrise Charters courtesy of Capt. Gary Nilsen  Tim Abrams (148)
* half day charter aboard Stony Brook Charters courtesy of Capt. Bob Simon Stony Brook, NY   KENNEDY (297)
*half day Moriches Bay Fluke 6 man charter (weekday only) aboard the King Cod courtesy of Capt. Joe Tangel Moriches NY   BOB ZEBROWSKI (040)
*4 passes aboard the Fin Chaser of Montauk courtesy of Capt. Keith Williams Montauk, NY     Fogarty (038)
*trip for one or two on a flats style charter w/ Capt John Paduano of Premium Bucktails Charters   bERNRO (242)
*$300 voucher towards a 6 person, half day Fluke Charter to be booked in May or June of 2016 aboard the Northport Charters courtesy of Capt. Stu Patterson  KENNEDY (297)
*Kayak Fishing Package courtesy of Capt. Kayak (includes 1-Tsunami Classic Series 7’H 3pc travel rod, 1-Tactical Anglers Assault Pouch, 2-pks of TA clips, 1-pk Tsunami Swim shads, 1-pk Tsunami 5″ split tail Minnows, 1-Tsunami 4″ Talking Popper, 1-Tsunami 1.5 oz wood popper)  Paul Saponien (641)
*Fly box filled with 33 custoim tied teasers (and case)courtesy of Harvey Cooper Vinny Conwell (321)
*Tog Gun half day charter courtesy of Suffolk Marine Josh Tesla (287)
*$250 off any charter courtesy of Capt Tom Mikoleski of Grand Slam Charters Olivio P (753)
*2 person open boat passes aboard the Bloodline Sportfishing    G WRIGHT  (930)
*ChunkZ Custom Neon Fluke Ninja Bruce B (024)
*Jake Custom Rod  George (876)

*2 half day passes aboard the Captain Gillan courtesy of the Captain Gillan of Captree NY      KENNEDY (657)
*2 half day passes aboard the Celtic Quest Fishing Fleet courtesy of the Celtic Quest Fishing Fleet of Port Jefferson NY      K SANTINO (755)
*2 – GC for the Osprey Fishing Fleet courtesy of Capt Amanda and Capt James of the Osprey Fishing Fleet Port Jefferson NY    BRIAN OHST (180)
*Fish Guy Photos Prints #1   J Stauant (962)
*Fish Guy Photos Prints #2  G Maynard (360)
*Lot#1 of Jetty Ghost Tackle Jig Assortment   Susan Heinsohn (139)
*Lot#2 of Jetty Ghost Tackle Jig Assortment  Fred Miller (777)
*Tom’s Teasers Teaser assortment   Charlene (826)
*1 Year Membership with Sea Tow courtesy of Sea Tow of Port Jefferson   Lynnie (358)
*stainless steel flying tailer with 6ft 6 inch handle courtesy of Dhooker24   G Maynard (364)
*4.5′ gaff and hooks courtesy of Donald La Rubbio  Billy Fischer (358)
*Lot #1  of Otter Tails   Nick Trezza (609)
*Lot #2  of Otter Tails   Nick Sarno (697)
*Lot of Bluefrog Bucktails    Tony Lazavis (490)
*Lot #1 of 247 Plugs   Vinny Conwell (104)
*Lot #1 of 247 Plugs   Roger Bloom (112)
*package of Goin East Product   Kevin Marques (419)
*Lot of 2 Guppy Lure Poppers courtesy of Guppy Lures   Matt Brakrick (939)
*Gyotaku print courtesy of Tom O’Dwyer   Jeff Petizie (952)
*Penn Battle 6000 courtesy of Smith Point Bait & Tackle   Vinnie Conwell (092)
*SR4000 KastKing SR Series Pro Lite Spinning Fishing Reels   Eileen Winkler (998)
*SR4000 KastKing SR Series Pro Lite Spinning Fishing Reels   Perino (265)
*SR4000 KastKing SR Series Pro Lite Spinning Fishing Reels
*Paul Krupsky Saltwater Tackle Assortment STEVEN C (395)
*Paul Krupsky Freshwater Tackle Assortment  RICK (240)
*Plug lot courtesy of Tight Liner Lures VIN CONWELL (909)
*50 assorted jig heads courtesy of KFA-NY    OTTO  (176) 
*Lot #1 of Big Dee’s Kayak Trolling tubes (4 diff colors per lot)   LEE D (969)
*Lot #2 of Big Dee’s Kayak Trolling tubes (4 diff colors per lot)   STEVE (097)
*Super Strike Show Special #1 & Smart Lanyard   CHRIS ZARATZ (549)
*Super Strike Show Special #2 & Smart Lanyard   BILLY FISCHER (415)
*Super Strike Show Special #3 & Smart Lanyard   JUSTIN KING (543)
*Super Strike Show Special #4     MICHAEL DOUGLAS (828)
*Flatlander Surfcasting Custom Belt Billy Fischer   (419)
*Orvis Chest Bag  VINNY CONWELL (061)
*Lot#2 of Bluefrog Bucktails  BARRY SPAINER (865)
*Assorted bucktails   J STEWART (960)
*Lot of Asguard Bucktails courtesy of Great South Bay B&T   KEVIN MCCARTHY (923)
*LI outdoorsman $25 GC   RONALD MOE (107)
*LI Outdoorsman $25 GC   PATRICK  (335)
*Orient Star IV open Boat pas courtesy of Capt Dan Buckley Orient Star IV  FRANK MARTINO (377) 
*Lot #2 of Reel Teasers  CHRIS THEODANELLIS (814)
*Lot #3 of Reel Teasers (Teasers by Tom Caruso)  S KULI (070)
*Angelo Peluso 3 set of books  LYNNIE s (352)
*Assorted plugs courtesy of Matt Hetterich of Eastern Rodworks   VINNIE CONWELL (693)
*Geezer Teasers Teaser Assortment   S EWERT (888)
*Sweatshirt and Hat courtesy of LIBBA   CHRIS PALANK (521)
*Lot #3 of Otter Tails   BOB D (595)
*Lot #4 of Otter Tails   HENRY SCHIMMEL (684)
*Autographed Beachmaster Pencil Popper   LIZ MALLINS   (256)



11 thoughts on “2016 Expo Info

  1. bob, bill smith seeking conformation on march fishing show it say march 6 which is a sunday want to make sure another show is ALSO ON SAME DAY PLS CALL 631 704 9136 THANKS


  2. Hi Bob,
    WOW!!! What an explosion of great Long Island talent. This is going to be a fantastic event.

    Cudos to the foresight of the WMHS faculty/administrators for making this fishing club possible for the students.

    Keep up the good work.

    Capt Neil


  3. The show was a huge success. Tremendous variety of tackle. Great venue! The offshore seminar I gave was well attended. Several people stayed until 3:30 asking additional questions. I know the fishing club has many members but I can donate a free inshore trip for up to six people. Great job Bob, sorry I didn’t get the chance to meet you.


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