Born and raised in Maryland, it came natural to Jeff to have an incredible passion and curiosity for the sea. This instinct led Captain Jeff to become a motivated explorer of the oceans. Jeff has logged over 6000 days on the high seas in search of giant gamefish.
At the ripe old age of 19, Capt. Jeff moved to Maui with his surfboard and tackle box, and was hell-bent on using them year round as much as possible! In no time at all, Jeff found himself in the cockpit of a game boat. Jeff worked his way up to the Captain's seat and has been there for 25-plus years. It's always been his goal to assist each client in catching their biggest fish to date.
Capt. Jeff is recognized for Maui’s first "Grander", or marlin of over 1,000-punds. The 1,118-pound Blue marlin was caught in 2002, and to this day, still stands as Maui's Blue marlin record. Jeff has been in search of granders across the globe, from Black marlin on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to giant Bluefin tuna off the coast of Nova Scotia.
Jeff is a proven winner who fishes in as many tournaments as possible. In fact, he founded and hosts *The Halloween Shootout*, which is one of Hawaii’s most prestigious marlin tournaments.
With four children who share a passion for the ocean as much as Jeff, don’t be surprised to see one of them setting a pattern for you on board PIPER. Climb aboard Captain Jeff’s owned and operated 47' Cabo and head out on an unforgettable fishing journey!