Melissa Sliwkowski


Favorite Fish to Catch: False Albacore

Melissa combines an extensive background in the retail business, a passion for the island, and of course, knowledge of fishing Vineyard waters.    She is an active derby participant and has won a number of daily and women's weekly prizes.   With Melissa, when the fishing is on...she will be in the thick of it.

Peter Sliwkowski


Favorite Fish to Catch: Giant Trevally

Peter is an avid fisherman who has traveled to some of the best fishing spots in the world including Alaska, Christmas Island, Argentina, Baja and throughout the Caribbean, but believes that the Vineyard is one of the best fishing destinations.  He is an a active member of Martha's Vineyard Surfcasters Association and a passionate participant of the Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby. Some of his Derby accomplishments include Top Rod in 2009, 2nd place winner for False Albacore in both 2010 and 2013. 

Julian Pepper

Senior Staff Member

Favorite Fish to Catch: Striped Bass

 Julian is one of the most active and knowledgeable angler on the Island.  Whether is from the surf, inshore, or offshore, Julian knows how to catch fish. His derby accomplishments include a grand leader for bonito, and numerous grand slam awards.

Karen Kukolich

Senior Staff Member

Favorite Fish to Catch: Sailfish on the Fly

Karen is Larry's fly fishing expert.  She has fished all around the world including Baja, Christmas Island, New Zealand, and Florida Keys.  Karen has held multiple world records for fish on the fly.  

Sam Bell

Senior Staff Member

Favorite Fish to Catch: Striped Bass

Sam grew up on the Vineyard and he is known as one of the passionate fisherman on the Island.   He fishes all around the Island and knows where they are biting and what to use .  Sam was the winner of 2013 Martha Vineyard's Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby.

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