Captain 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 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.
Alan is also among a select few who serve as SHIMANO FISHING TACKLE ProStaff, as well as representing other brands such as PowerPro, Sterling Tackle, G. Loomis, Costa, MaddMantis, Old Man’s Tackle Box, and others.
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 for over 40 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. Capt. Jay also operated a Sandy Hook-based research vessel for Monmouth County Academy of Science & Technology.
Captain Dan Fischer
Dan joined the crew in 2017 as a full time mate after being highly recommended by other boats he was affiliated with. He came to the team an avid angler with lots of inshore fishing experience. But after running offshore many days per week in his first season, Dan quickly developed an offshore angling skillset that takes many fisherman a lifetime to achieve. Prior to joining the Mushin team, Dan studied marine sciences and worked for New Jerseys Marine Fisheries Administration and Artificial Reef Program. In his spare time, you can find Dan chasing stripers, fluke, seabass, sharks, and a host of other species on his family’s boat or with friends. He also enjoys hunting, surfing, and snowboarding and has traveled Mexico, Central America, West Africa, and beyond in pursuit of the mightiest fish and the perfect wave. Dan is a licensed OUPV captain and feels equally comfortable behind the wheel or in the ‘pit.
Capt. Peter Clarke
Capt. Peter has been fishing the Atlantic Ocean for over 35 years. Born and raised on the New Jersey coast, he has fished from Maine to Florida, and everywhere in between, for species from Striped Bass to Giant Bluefin Tuna. He received his Masters degree from the University of Massachusetts studying marine fisheries and has made his career in marine resources.
Capt. Nick DeGennaro
Capt. Nick first joined the Mushin Crew as a deckhand, but he quickly advanced as Captain. Nick grew up fishing and working on his father’s very popular charter boat pursuing many species of inshore and offshore gamefish. He has a long lineage of well-established saltwater anglers and Captains. Nick enjoys both inshore and offshore fishing, and his passion is definitely targeting tuna and other offshore species. Nick has his Bachelor’s degree in Marine Science, a vast knowledge on the marine life, and years of practical experience on the water. Nick has is USCG-OUPV along with years of intense fishing knowledge, a pleasant demeanor, and an uncanny sense for fish!
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 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.
Mike is an accomplished angler and operator. He has successfully had his own charter operation, Allison Rae, and run many private sport fishing vessels for many years, before coming to the Mushin team. He has fished the local inshore and offshore water for decades, which is a decided advantage to put anglers into the fish. His easy-going personality and humor keep everyone laughing for days!
Tommy is a full-time Mate with the Mushin Crew as he pursues his USCG Captain’s License. He has been fishing the inshore and offshore waters for more than 15 years, and fishes more days than not. He has a wealth of experience on a number of well-respected charter and private vessels, including his father’s highly-successful charter operation. His passion is not just to catch fish, but to share his knowledge with others and advance his skills and abilities to the next level. Tommy’s advanced expertise is recognized as he has been appointed as Pro Staff with several major tackle manufacturers and presents frequently at top-level seminars.