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Freshwater team

Oliver Ngy

Owner/Founder Big Bass Dreams A self-taught angler from Southern California. He learned the values of commitment and dedication at an early age, and has since become a familiar face in the bass scene. He's renowned...for catching monster fish of many species with a specialty in double-digit largemouth and 5-plus-pound smallmouth bass. His absolute obsession for large swimbaits and new lures led him to Nomad and he is currently working to develop a new line of baits for Nomad. He also puts on clinics for new anglers and they are encouraged to reach out to find out more information. Oliver is currently competing nationally in the Bassmaster Open Tour & FLW Toyota Series while exploring multi species fishing opportunities along the way.

Gerald Spohrer

MLF Bass Pro Tour Angler Gerald Spohrer, from Louisiana, qualified for the Bassmaster Elite Series by winning Angler of the Year in the Bassmaster Opens Central Division in 2016 and competed in the Elite Series...and qualified for the 2019 Bassmaster Classic. In 2019 he was one of the initial anglers invited to be part of the new MLF Bass Pro Tour. Gerald and Nomad began talking in the fall of 2021 and have signed a contract to be one of Nomad’s Original Freshwater Pro Staff members. Nomad and Gerald are already working to design a line of baits that Gerald will make household names. He has hit the road for the 2022 season and place second in the first tournament he fished Nomad on the Atlas 55 Squarebill Crankbait. Stay tuned for more success! Contact Information: Email: CHRfishing@gmail.com

Greg DiPalma

Bassmaster Eilte Pro Tour Angler From Millville New Jersey Greg is one of the hardest working anglers on the tour. He fished all over the northeast and began dominating the local tournament scene immediately. He...is also Nomad's first sponsored tournament angler. He started fishing the Bassmaster Opens in 2005 and through dedicated hard work qualified for the Elites. Greg has helped Nomad design several baits but his input on the Swimtrex Lipless Crankbait was essential to the unique bait's action, colors, and fishability. Greg is currently working on the next generation of Nomad Design Freshwater baits and we can't wait to show them to you! Greg will be fishing the Elites again in 2022 and will be fishing Nomad's new Freshwater Hardbaits all along the way.

Dieter Scheel

Dieter is a staple on the Delaware and Susquehanna Rivers with his iconic bright candy apple green inboard river-jet. As owner of Big D Guide service he has been fishing these rivers for over 40...years. He is considered one of the area's best American Shad guides and is in high demand. He also is a smallmouth addict and puts hours, miles and dedication to run long stretches of river to chase trophy smallmouth deep into the winter. A great guide and careful steward of the resource Dieter is a wonderful addition to our Freshwater Ambassador Program!

Jason Shay

Jason Shay started fishing before he could walk. He used to ride his bike to all the local streams to catch fish. At the age of 13 he got his first boat, a 14 foot...jon boat. In 2002 he started taking his fishing passion seriously and started fishing tournaments at a club, state and regional level. However he found a true love on the Susquehanna river. He guides year round. He loves the rush of putting clients on hard fighting smallies. He operates a 1866 custom built Alumaryder inboard jet powered by a Mercury 200 sport jet, all the Minn Kota accessories and a UHMW high strength bottom to make his boat glide over the rocky Susquehanna bottom. This helps him get to areas other boats can't get to. Jason's clients often believe in disbelief of how awesome a fishery the Susquehanna river is. He is constantly on the water to keep his clients on the big ones. Let Jason prove to you why the Susquehanna is one of the best fishing smallmouth rivers in the nation. Jason is a commercially insured and PA licensed fishing guide with both CPR and first aid certifications.

vibing for largemouth

swimtrex - big bass dreams
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offshore team

Mark DeCabia

Captain Mark DeCabia has been fishing for over 30 years. His ongoing passion on the water eventually led him 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 20 years, Mark has earned a reputation as one of the more proficient high liners in the northeast and was recently featured in "In The Bite" magazine as one of the "Top Young Guns Of Sportfishing." 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, White Marlin Open and the Montauk Canyon challenge. When it comes to bigeye tuna, Mark is undoubtedly one of the best in the game, averaging around 25 per season. He has caught well over 300 bigeye tuna in the northeast canyons Canyon fishing has always been one of Mark's biggest passions, and he has offered to share his knowledge and fishing adventure to help connect more people with more big fish. Mark can be reached at Mark@broadbill.com and you can also follow him On Instagram @captmarkdecabia.

Dave Schunke

Captain of the Fish Circus Fishing Team on the TV show “Fish Mavericks” Dave spends a large portion of the year on the waters of the East Coast, from Maine to Florida and beyond. Much...of this travel is to fish in tournaments and film for “Fish Mavericks”. Dave has been published in several fishing magazines and conducts seminars all over the USA. Perhaps what Dave is most proud of is his participation in benefit and charitable events such as the Make a Wish Foundation, the Adopt-A-Soldier Platoon and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Bill Pappas

William James Pappas (aka Wildone) Raised on the island of Oahu, I was taught to love and respect the ocean. I come from a long line of dedicated fishermen and women. I am respectful of...what the ocean provides us and I love sharing that with family and guests on our charter boat. I love to personally fish in my free time for swordfish, tuna offshore in the canyons and fish inshore on the wrecks. I enjoy sharing my passion for the sea with others as a means to get away from life’s troubles and fill it with great catches, to share with our friends, and families. Get Booked and Get Hooked. Captain Bill Pappas Playin Hookey Charters. playinhookeycharters.com

Blake Devine

I was born and raised in the bayous of South Louisiana. Growing up in the town that I did, there was only one way to live, on the water! From crawfish to tuna, Louisiana offers...many things by water. Growing up this way, it only made sense to become a charter captain and share my love with people from around the country. I love fishing with Intensity Offshore Charters. As six years in the charter industry, I can honestly say that I was born for this!

Jim Freda

Capt Jim is a USCG licensed Captain and has been fishing the inshore and offshore waters of the Jersey Shore for over 40 years targeting striped bass, bluefish, false albacore, bluefin, yellowfin, and mahi. Jim...runs our 28 Parker Sport Cabin and is on the National Elite Pro Staff for St. Croix Rods and many other national brands. Jim is a highly respected author, seminar speaker, and photographer. Jim has been featured as one of the “Stars of the Show” at the Saltwater Sportsman National Seminar Series, the Fly Fishing Show, World Fishing and Outdoor Expo, the Saltwater Expo, the Philadelphia Fishing Show, and the Canyon Runner seminar series. His book, “Fishing the New Jersey Coast”, is a best seller on the market today and has received the “New Jersey Center for the Book Award” as one of the most notable NJ books.

Gene Quigley

Capt. Gene, USCG licensed Captain, hails from the Jersey Shore. For over 40 years Captain Gene has been fishing the inshore & offshore waters of New Jersey and New York. Focusing on catching trophy Striped...Bass and Tuna on top water lures, jigs and fly tackle and captains the Shore Catch 36 Yellowfin and 41 Valhalla. Gene is a noted author, seminar speaker and has been featured on many TV shows. He was voted Saltwater Sportsman Magazine's "Top 50 Captains worldwide" and one of Field & Stream Magazines "Top 100 Guides in North America". Gene is on the board of directors for the American Saltwater Guides Association. He has written many articles in On The Water and his relationships with top brands like Nomad Design round out this complete captain!

John McMurray

For the better part of the last two decades, Capt. McMurray has been the owner and primary operator of “One More Cast” Charters. He runs trips on both the skiffs and the Contenders, pretty much...every day the weather allows, from mid-April through December – with the notable exception of every other Sunday, which he sets aside to take his 10 year old son fishing (AKA “Bro-day”). As is the case with any small business owner he is the chief maintenance officer, booking agent, mechanic, electrician, accountant etc. And yes, we know that Capt. McMurray looks like Thanos.

Derek Bielitz

Captain Derek was born and raised in Highlands, New Jersey which is situated near Sandy Hook Bay. He started fishing at a young age and developed a passion for it. His first summer job at...the age of 15 was at a bait and tackle shop and gas dock on the Shrewsbury River. At 16, he became a deckhand on the party boat, Miss Take II out of the Highlands. At 17, he was a mate on a corporate offshore boat heading out to the canyons in search of big game fish. At 18, he became a mate on the charter boat Eagle out of Atlantic Highlands. In 2005, he earned his Masters License and began this full time charter business in 2006. Derek is not only a Captain but an avid fisherman. Derek has always had a passion for the water and an instinct for landing fish. From winter flounder in the rivers and bay, to live lining adult bunker for trophy striped bass, to jigging in the canyons for bluefin and yellowfins, Derek makes the most of his time on the water looking for trophy fish for his clients and himself. He has personally landed 5 striped bass over 50 pounds and 8 doormat fluke over 10 pounds. Derek continues to have the driving ambition to look for bigger and better fish, mixing new techniques with old reliable ones.

Fred Gamboa

Captain Fred is a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain. He has been running boats from NJ for the past 15 years and has fished for all species of fish from inshore to offshore. Specializing In...multi species fishing from New Jersey to Florida/Bahamas. He has been a writing contributor to the Fisherman Magazine and has been conducting seminars for the Fisherman Magazine, Shimano. Currently on pro staff off major companies Contender, Yamaha, Shimano, and Owner. Capt Fred is very active on the Seminar circuit and has shot numerous TV shows on Sportsman Channel and the Outdoor Channel

Greg DeMello

Captain Greg DeMello holds his USCG 100 Ton Masters license and captains Andrea's Toy Charters out of New Jersey fishing both inshore and offshore waters. Captain Greg's passion for saltwater fishing began through his parents....He accompanied them on land based fishing adventures in the summer months at a mere 6 months old when they would catch snapper blues and porgies while attending to him in a stroller- quite literally growing up fishing! Many years and many fishing trips later Captain Greg has logged time both commercial and recreational fishing from Cape Cod to New Jersey. Exploring different fisheries in the Northeast has allowed him to adapt techniques and employ them into other fisheries similar to Nomad's introduction of "vibing" from Australia into our local NJ waters. Captain Greg has been featured on Saltwater Underground and Reel Fishing with Upstream. He has a passion for science and is a tagging partner with Gray Fish Tags. Striped bass, blackfish, tuna and other species tagged with Gray Fish Tags provide scientists and biologists with valuable information on migration patterns, fish stocks, growth rates, habitat depths and much more. From novice to experienced fishermen, Captain Greg welcomes all to enjoy the great fisheries that can be enjoyed in New Jersey!

Casey Scott

Born and raised in the Florida Keys, Captain Casey is a 4th generation Captain known for his hard work and dedication to his trade. At a young age Casey started his career Marlin fishing on...all corners of the map. The knowledge he gained from some of the worlds best Captains in some of the most diverse locations on Earth has helped him become one of the most well known Captains in the Florida Keys. With a large assortment of boats, Captain Casey can fish anywhere there is water. Give him a call today to book a fishing trip customized to your needs and expectations.

R. Tyler Macallister

Captain R. Tyler Macallister has been a commercial and charter fisherman for 38 years, fishing for groundfish, striped bass, and bluefin tuna in New England. He offers charters on both of his boats, the F/V...Cynthia C. 2, a 38’ custom Holland downeast and Bottom Line, 28’ Whitewater center console starting in the April through November chasing many different species but focuses giant and recreational size bluefin on spin, troll and live bait after August 15. Charters sail from varying southeastern Massachusetts ports, depending upon the location of the action. Captain Macallister holds a Masters Captains License as well as a degree in Marine Biology focusing on large pelagic species specifically bluefin tuna and other highly migratory species. He currently serves on several NOAA committees for both recreational and commercial fishing for highly migratory species and has contributed to the ongoing research by providing photos and videos taken from the boat and his spotter plane. For more information, videos and photos and to follow the action, check us out at: https://fvcynthiac.com/

Mexican Gulf Fishing Company

The Mexican Gulf Fishing Company (MGFC) is a Louisiana based, Charter outfitter. We run offshore and inshore guided fishing trips in the Gulf of Mexico, and we operate with the best boats, technology, and tackle...in the industry. MGFC is based at Venice Marina in Venice, LA. Captains Billy Wells, Kevin Beach, Jordan Ellis, Zach Lewis, Colin Byrd, Wade Wells, Chad Reinhardt, Matt Miranda, and Paul Miller … bringing you the best fishing experiences on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Mathew Scholz

Matt loves every type of fishing from conventional fishing, fly fishing and also spear fishing. He has turned his passion into a career and now you can find his adventures on YouTube while he still...learns more and more about fishing but also is teaching through his channel along the way. Matt grew up learning the ropes alongside his dad and their hobby soon became an obsession for Matt, constantly travelling all over Australia and also overseas to try and catch some rare but massive species.

jonny brooks

What inspires me to fish is the fact that every time I fish there’s a possibility that something crazy will happen. It’s that not knowing that today could be the day that excites the hell...out of me. Big fish casting big lures is where it’s at for me. In saying that I’ve been really enjoying all kinds of fishing, learning new things, catching different fish using different techniques. It’s all fun.

Matt Perachio

Captain Matt Perachio comes with a well earned lifetime of experience fishing the waters of the North East. He grew up fishing his hometown lakes and rivers as well as Cape Cod MA during his...summer break. The saltwater game became a way of life for him and eventually grew into a career. His specialty includes light tackle fishing for Bluefin Tuna, Striped Bass, Cod and Bluefish. He is well known for his work ethics, his unique sixth sense in locating fish, getting out early and staying till the job is done. Captain Matt will provide you with the best chances at a successful, safe, and most importantly enjoyable day out on the ocean!

Chris Valaskatgis

Manolin Charters No matter the season, and no matter the species I always find myself inspired and energized to put in the work to figure out the pattern of the day. Whether it is trolling...for rainbow trout in my aluminum boat in the spring or going toe-to-toe with a giant bluefin tuna offshore, you will know that I am in my happy place when I am out fishing, I started fishing freshwater with my father and mother for largemouth bass in our local ponds since I could walk. When I was 8 years old, my family bought a saltwater boat and that is when I fell in love with saltwater fishing. I spent my summers in high school and college working as a mate on the local party boats. Making new friends and fishing everyday was a way of life I could get behind. It was a great opportunity to learn how a charter fishing business operates. It was very hard work, but I loved every minute of it. As soon as I graduated college, I got my Captain's License and 2022 will mark our 10th year as a charter company (Manolin Charters in Salisbury, MA). We run two boats and two captains and fish everyday throughout the summer. Over the years, my primary love has been striped bass fishing. I love the challenge and the variability of striper fishing. Stripers are unique to othwr fish because of the myriad of situations you can catch them. Everyday you have to figure out what they want and how to entice a bite with your presentation. Fishing for stripers in my local forces an angler to use a variety of techniques, and trying to master new techniques is one of the most exciting parts of fishing for me. Developing relationships with my clients and seeing them have success has been one of the greatest rewards of being a charter captain, and nothing beats seeing kids catch a big one!

Damon Sacco

Captain Damon Sacco is the founder of Castafari Inc. which was established in 1998. Castafari Inc. is a sportfishing enterprise offering 3 big game fishing tournaments, a winter sportfishing expo/seminar series, custom offshore fishing tackle,...and private sportfishing adventures. Over the past 25 years, Castafari has gained recognition along the eastern seaboard, earning 20 tournament wins, two Massachusetts state records including a 183 lb. wahoo, and notable catches including 2 fish over 1,000 pounds. Castafari offshore adventure has been featured on ESPN, National Geographic, Spike, Versus, CNN, ABC, CBS, The Scarborough Show, and the Today Show. Damon is currently a pro-staff member at Shimano, Costa Del Mar, Simrad, Milton Cat, Starbrite, Deep Ocean Apparel, and Sufix Line. He is a vocal contributor to the big game fishing industry, sharing his experience and knowledge regularly. He is also a passionate advocate of fisheries preservation. Damon has worked alongside aquatic biologist Dr. Greg Skomal (division of Mass. marine fisheries) tagging and studying sharks in waters south of Cape Cod. Castafari has brought several sportfishing tournaments to New England, The Hyannis Tuna Fest, The Oak Bluffs Bluewater Classic, and Battle Of The Bay. All events have generated over $150,000 to help pediatric cancer and autism victims and their families. In 2015, Castafari launched it's Big Game Fishing Seminar Series, which is held during the winter and spring months in the Greater Boston area. This event welcomes over 400 guests and over 50 participating vendors. In 2021, Damon will be adding a virtual seminar series to the Castafari line-up. Captain Damon is an active sportfishing writing and photography enthusiast, and has had several of his fishing related photos and stories published in major fishing publications such as Marlin Magazine, The Big Game Journal, Saltwater Sportsman, and On The Water Magazine. Damon is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain, and has logged over five thousand offshore hours at sea in waters from Maine to Florida, and worldwide. Damon has fished at many global destinations, including Panama, Bora Bora, The Galapagos, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, The British Virgin Islands, Belize, The Bahamas, Columbia, Mexico and right here in America. .

Tim Gray

Captain Tim Gray of the Beeracuda Fishing Team

Super Strike Fishing Charters

Our expert captains have been putting anglers from around the world on the fish for more than 20 years. Founded in 1997, Super Strike’s owner, Captain Damon McKnight, started with just one boat. Since then,...Super Strike has grown into a fleet of both nearshore and offshore vessels with five captains. We are ideally located in Venice, Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi River. This stellar location provides us fantastic access to both the backwater and marsh of the river while putting us near open water access. The Gulf Coast provides some of the best fishing opportunities found anywhere, and due to our strategic location, we can travel to some of the most unique and productive fishing spots in a minimal amount of time. As we continue to grow as a company and expand our services, we remain steadfast. In our long history, we have weathered various storms including Hurricane Katrina in 2005 that devastated our area. Along with the weather, we have overcome man-made disasters such as the BP Oil Spill resulting from the tragic loss of the Deepwater Horizon platform in 2010. We are proud to still be here after the various struggles throughout the years, and we hope that you find confidence in our resilience as a company that has not only withstood the trials but continued to grow and thrive through them all. We are proud to say that we are still here and committed to chartering with fun and safety.

Scott Balogh

Scott Balogh is the owner, operator and captain of Nachyo Mammas Sportfishing and Red Frog Bungalows Resort in Bocas Del Toro Panama. Scott moved to Bocas in 2000 and built Red Frog Bungalows Resort from...the ground up. His fishing and surfing resort is 100% off the grid using power from the sun, water from the skies, passion from the heart and takes conscious approach supporting sustainability and the local community. Scott has a full time fishing operation with a fleet of boats. He has built a reputation in the islands as one of the most hardworking, well-respected and experienced captains in Panama. With over 25 years of experience in this region, his knowledge of the ocean, local weather, currents, and annual fishing and surfing conditions allows him to provide an elite experience to all of his guests. There is no substitute for experience, commitment, and integrity! Scott Balogh Red Frog Bungalows Bocas del Toro, Panama www.redfrogbungalows.com WhatsApp 50765395151

the vibe story

Watch the story of how Capt. Jarad "Dingo" Boshammer and Nomad Design founder, designer and charter captain Damon Olsen teamed up to bring Vibing to the USA.

THE PURSUIT OF GIANTS

Jump onboard with Matt Scholz and experience the topwater GT action of Australias Great Barrier Reef.
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inshore team

Jarad "Dingo" Boshammer

I like every part of fishing, the people that I meet and places it takes me. I like fishing my local spots and always trying to get better at my craft. I like fishing new...places and learning new spots. There is something special about not knowing what is around the next bend of a river. Or putting pieces of the puzzle together and figuring out where and when fish will be in places I have never been. I love that no two days are ever the same. There are so many variables and fishing keeps me humble.

Eric McDonald

Eric McDonald Deep Blue Kayak Fishing Eric McDonald of Boynton Beach Florida makes dreams come true. He and his business partner take anglers just off the beaches of eastern Florida in kayaks to catch fish...that many anglers never get to catch even on big sportfishing boats. A Hobie Kayak team member, Captain Eric specializes in Sailfish, Kingfish, and other pelagic fish not often caught in a kayak. His input has helped Nomad in becoming a household word in the Inshore market.

Aiden Downs

Our youngest Pro Staff Ambassador and its 100% deserved. Young Aiden may only be 10 years old however he has magazine covers and big Striped Bass under his belt. Aiden and his father Brian haunt...the nigh-time beaches, bays, rivers in New Jersey and frequently visit other Striped Bass hotspots like the Cape Cod Canal. His diminutive size and age are quickly forgotten as he interacts naturally even the saltiest of Striper sharpies and gains their respect. The future is unlimited for Master Aiden and we cannot wait to watch him grow up on the Nomad Team!

Bill O'Bry II

Captain O'Bry operates WeKetchUm Charters out of Ingles on the west coast of Florida. Specializing in light tackle inshore fishing, Captain O'Bry is one of the most consistent guides in the area and super ambassador...for Nomad Design. He is part of the high end electronics revolution using the latest in technology to precisely place his Nomad Vibes and other inshore lures right in front of the biggest fish for his customers.
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Vibing team

Join the #Vibetribe

Jarad "Dingo" Boshammer #vibemaster

I like every part of fishing, the people that I meet and places it takes me. I like fishing my local spots and always trying to get better at my craft. I like fishing new...places and learning new spots. There is something special about not knowing what is around the next bend of a river. Or putting pieces of the puzzle together and figuring out where and when fish will be in places I have never been. I love that no two days are ever the same. There are so many variables and fishing keeps me humble.

Mathew Scholz #vibemaster

Matt loves every type of fishing from conventional fishing, fly fishing and also spear fishing. He has turned his passion into a career and now you can find his adventures on YouTube while he still...learns more and more about fishing but also is teaching through his channel along the way. Matt grew up learning the ropes alongside his dad and their hobby soon became an obsession for Matt, constantly travelling all over Australia and also overseas to try and catch some rare but massive species.