ABOUT THE HUNTER AND CAPTAINS
Captain Mike Ardolino:
Captain Mike has been running the Boats since he was 21-years-old. Capt Mike started off as a deckhand when he was 12 years old during the summer months. During the school months Capt Mike would rush home from school to get down to the boats to help clean buckets. Capt Mike worked his way up to become one of the most known and respected Captains on the east coast.
Captain Mike is known for all his years aboard the BROOKLYN VI and this has been his life long dream to now own his own boat. Captain Mike is a knowledgeable and one of the most hard working captains who takes pride in fishing both inshore and offshore. His knack for offshore fishing has proven second to none and he has set the bar high for his competition.
Captain Larry Patrin:
Captain Larry began his fishing journey in 1992, as a kid fishing the local piers of Sheepshead Bay. At the age of 10 he became a familiar face to party boat captains and the regulars of the bay. Wether it was filling the buckets with porgy on The Pilot skippered by Tom Marconi or lifting monster bluefish over the rail on the Brooklyn, ran by the Saponara family, the young man became a true fanatic of the game. Residing in Sheepshead Bay, Larry spent his teen years mating on the local boats where he learned from the top bottom fishing and Striped Bass legends on the Northeast. It was not until later in life that he decided to obtain his Merchant Mariner License and share his expertise with the fishing community.