How Captain Don became a Charter Captain :
From as long as he can remember nothing would stop Don from spending the first day of fishing season in a local stream and "stalking" the fish. He discovered all the best spots to catch fish. Everyone who knew him understood not to call him or look for him on April 1st of any given year. He loved the outdoors and outsmarting the fish. He always brought home a fish for dinner along with the satisfaction that he had a great day outside in the fresh air.
Fishing filled every spare moment and the next natural phase was to purchase his own boat. He continued to sharpening his boating and fishing skills while spend countless hours learning about all species, their habitats and especailly their habits. Don had a keen interest in seeking the infamous Striped Bass that travel from the ocean upstream into the tributaries in order to spawn. Don evolved into the best "fish detective" on the Hudson River, NY Harbor and Long Island Sound. He became a Licensed Captain of his own charter business, Hookem Charters. Captain Don is lucky to live by the following quote, "If you love your work, you will never work a day in your life." Actually he "works" to provide YOU with a great day on the water but always with a smile on his face.
When you are ready to experience a great day of fishing, share the fun and excitement with this experienced licensed Captain, call Hookem Charters. His knowledge and enthusiasm will be contagious.
Call early to make your reservations early as this Captain is in great demand. You will experience a remarkable day on the water. While with Captain Don on the Hookem Chartersvessel, whether you have the perfect weather or not, you will long remember the exhilaration that you experience when you hear the squeal of the reel. You will know that a YOUR FISH is on the other end of the line. YOU will long remember the battle with the BIG FISH and thrilled to have Captain Don on your team.
Captain Don Grippo looks forward to meet you or seeing you again! His aim is to provide you with the best personal service whether your group is a family group with children, a company outing, couples, ladies or just a bunch of guys. The attention you receive can ONLY occur when you are with Captain Don and aboard Hookem Charters. Captain Don's vessel is electronically equipped and stocked with quality tackle gear & safety equipment. Not only will you be in safe hands with the Captain but also WILL HAVE A FANTASTIC TIME.
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