Captains & Crew

Captain Ray Bukowski, Jr.

Capt. Ray Bukowski, Jr.
Captain Ray Bukowski, Jr. is a USCG-licensed captain and has decades of fishing experience in New Jersey’s bays, rivers, near-coast areas, and offshore areas. Some of his specialties include striped bass, bluefish and bonita; sea bass and other wreck species; and tuna/canyon fishery. his pleasant personality, desire to provide quality charters to his clients, and willingness to share his knowledge of the sport has led to the proliferation of his success as both a fishing and hunting guide. Captain Bukowski has appeared on local and national broadcasts on hunting and fishing, but enjoys being at home in his New Jersey waters the most. He prides himself on operating charters that cater to the client’s interests, needs, and level of experience.

Captain Jay Andrews

Captain Jay Andrews is a USCG-licensed captain. He is a lifelong shore area resident with a lifetime of experience and family lineage to create an enormous bank of knowledge. Jay has been responsible for the operations of several charter, corporate and private boats over the past 25 years. Jay has countless canyon runs under his belt, and is just as comfortable in inshore water. His pleasant easy-going nature surprises many when he FLIES around the cockpit to catch fish. Jay is a retired school teacher who also guides duck hunts with Reedy Creek Outfitters. Finally in and in addition, Jay operates a 65 foot research vessel for the Monmouth County Academy of Science & Technology.

Captain Alan Lee

Capt. Alan is a USCG-licensed Captain (OUPV). He is also the owner and frequent operator of the Mushin. He has fished for well over that last 40 years from freshwater panfish to blue marlin, and most everything in between. He has fished the Jersey Coast for over four decades, and enjoys pursuing all species of saltwater fish. His specialties include bottom fishing for cod, tog, and sea bass; and offshore canyon fishing for tunas, sharks, and marlin. He views every trip as unique, and tries to tailor trips to the client’s interests and skill level.

Jason Szabo

Jason Szabo, a lifelong resident of Brick, NJ, has been a Mate for the Mushin crew for years. He spends countless hours on the water. Jason specializes in back bay and inshore fishing for all species. He also has plenty of experience fishing for mid-range/offshore pelagics. Even from a young age, Jason has been a fixture in at least two of the area’s most prominent tackle shops. When not on the Mushin or elsewhere on the water, you will find him on the floor at Fishermen’s Supply where he has helped countless customers perfect their fishing skills. Jason has a wealth of knowledge that he gladly shares with clients on board the Mushin. He takes the time to show hands-on tricks and tactics to add to the excitement of the Mushin experience.Jason is often our “honorary mate in absentia” – even when he’s not personally on the boat, he’s the guy who ensures the bait and ice get on the boat, and supplies us with tons of fresh fishing info and intelligence.

Darryl Goffreda

Darryl Goffreda has had a lifelong love for fishing, and has been at it for over forty years. He has fished all over, from Alaska and British Columbia for halibut and king salmon to Costa Rica for sailfish and tarpon, but his true passion is chasing striped bass up and down the east coast from New Jersey to Massachusetts. He also enjoys offshore fishing for tuna. Darryl is a professional chef and has been known to slice up some tuna sashimi and prepare other mouth-watering delicacies when on board the Mushin.

John Wardlaw

John Wardlaw is an avid and experienced fisherman on the water chasing many different species of fish from the bays and rivers to offshore canyons. He has operated his personal boat, and was among the first to graduate the MRMTC Mates program. He has been a fixture on the sales floor at one of the area’s top tackle shops, where he readily shares many different and innovative tactics of catching all types of fish. He loves seeing people enjoy fishing the way he does, and is always willing to teach others his fishing secrets. John takes fishing very seriously, but loves having a great time in the cockpit with the charter.

Ryan Kluzner

Ryan Kluzner is an accomplished inshore and offshore angler with years of fishing experience chasing after countless species. Aside from running his own private boat, he is a mate on some of Manasquan Inlet’s most popular party boats. Ryan is great with anglers of all different experience levels, and happily shares his fishing knowledge and skills to make your day an enjoyable day!