You will find Dr. Frank Pettisani either at the helm of ‘Exile’ or in the cockpit of ‘Exile’ or ‘Exile 65’. Frank and Ricky have been fishing together for well over a decade. The two of them have multiple international tournament wins together and the most important thing to them is showing their guests a trip they will be talking about for years to come on every trip.
Frank Pettisani has over 30 years of experience fishing competitively on sport fishing boats. Whether he is the Captain, the mate, or the angler, he is a major asset to the crew. He is also a great teacher for those looking to sharpen their skills as an angler and does whatever possible to help his guests catch the fish of a lifetime. You can guarantee he will find a way to show you an amazing time on the water.
BIO of Dr. Frank Pettisani:
Frank has been fishing since he was a kid on his father’s boat and with friends in the Mid Atlantic. No matter what the target species was Frank absolutely loved figuring out the fish and catching as much as he could from flounder and striped bass on up to the offshore fishery of marlin and tuna. His fishing’ addiction has taken him to many locations throughout the world, primarily chasing billfish, especially blue marlin. Frank spent nearly a decade in the incredible fishery in Venezuela in the 90s and sharpened his skills as a billfishermen. Also during this time he toured many Caribbean islands targeting billfish on the ‘Exile’ on up to St. Thomas and back to Venezuela placing in numerous fishing tournaments throughout his travels.
In the early 2000’s, Frank brought ‘Exile’ back to New Jersey to get the boat back into shape and fish the Mid Atlantic waters again for marlin and tuna. He ran his boat for all of the trips and this is where he and Ricky Wheeler met. Ricky became his mate and Co-Captain in NJ until the boat went back to the Caribbean again in the end of 2010.
Dr. Frank Pettisani has always had a love for the sport of fishing. This coupled with so much time and experience on the water in so many locations around the world makes Frank the hands on crewman that can show you an incredible time on the water.. Not only has he experienced many different locations, but he has been effective in all of them proven by top tournament finishes. He always strives to be the best and loves seeing people enjoy being on the water as much as him.
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