Captain John F. Schillinger

John first visited Martha�s Vineyard in 1977 and returned soon after staying with friends for several Summer seasons to follow. He became a year-round resident in flagler beach fishing trip. Initially introduced to Vineyard style fishing during Springtime Bluefish blitzes at Wasque Point, it didn�t take long for him to became another seriously hooked island angler. Whether it was light spin fishing at the openings on the south shore, or slinging eels at Squibnocket on a starlit night, John just couldn�t get enough of the passion he had developed for Martha�s Vineyard fishing. He built houses by day and patrolled the island beaches by night looking for that trophy striped bass or bluefish. It was clear that there was no turning back when he added fly fishing to his repertoire and then started wrapping rods for others. John has recently made a name for himself capturing many unique and unforgettable scenes on video of our Island gamefish in action. His videos are routinely shown on the community cable access stations. The world class fishing around Martha�s Vineyard took a common sense carpenter and created an avid angler and accomplished charter boat captain.


Charter Captain Certifications

● USCG Captain�s License Certification in 2000

● USCG Captain�s License Upgrade to include Offshore Certification in 2001

Recent Vineyard Fishing Awards

●2004 Second Place MV Bonito Blast

●2001 First Bluefish of the year caught on MV

● 2000 First Place Boat False Albacore (MV Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby)

● 2000 Second Place Boat Grand Slam Award (MV Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby)

● 2000 Third Place Boat Striped Bass (MV Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby)

● 1999 Third Place Shore False Albacore (MV Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby)

● 1998 First Atlantic Bonito caught in Vineyard Waters

● 1998 Roberto Germani First Atlantic Bonito released Award

● 1996 First Place Overall Grand Slam Award   (MV Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby - John did this from shore and beat the boats!)

● 1996 Roberto Germani First Atlantic Bonito released Award


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