Fishing USA Mid-Atlantic:
Captain Gary Caputi
Gary Caputi is a well-recognized angler, writer, photographer and lecturer from New Jersey. He began his career as a writer in 1975 when along with friend and writer Pete Barrett started the New Jersey Fisherman magazine.
Over the years Caputi has had the opportunity to fish all over the United States, Canada, Central and South America with recent jaunts to the Great Barrier Reef and Galapagos Islands. His talents and experience include fly fishing for trout, salmon and billfish, all types of inshore fishing and big game fishing for tuna and marlin from the Canyons off the Mid Atlantic coast to exotic locales. Closer to home he is a highly regarded authority on East Coast striped bass and the author of Fishing for Striped Bass, a best selling instructional book on the subject.
Caputi is a field editor for Saltwater Sportsman, a masthead contributor to Motor Boating and Angler magazines and his writing and photography are featured regularly in numerous national and regional fishing and boating periodicals and websites. He has been a featured co-host at many of the Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar Series stops in the Mid Atlantic and Northeast alongside Versus TV personality George Poveromo and his own one-man seminars on striped bass fishing and other topics are always well attended. He is also a marketing and public relations consultant to outdoor related businesses through his company iFish Marketing.
Caputi is known for more than just his fishing and communications skill. He has worked tirelessly on conservation and recreational fishing rights issues over the past 30 years, including a nine year stint on the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and six years as an advisor to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. He was instrumental in helping form the Recreational Fishing Alliance 15 years ago, a political action organization dedicated to providing saltwater anglers with a strong voice in the political process in Washington and coastal state houses across the country. He remains active with the RFA and works with other organizations involved in protecting marine resources and responsible recreational access to those resources for anglers everywhere.