Capt. Mike Cannon, Mike began fishing on party boats when he was 6 years old. His father would take him every weekend on board Capt. Al Coley’s Betty W from Sheepshead Bay, and his father would get seasick every week. Finally one day the Capt. told his father just to drop Michael off and pick him up and the him and the crew would take care of young Michael during the day. Hence began his love for the ocean and boating. At the age of 9 he was given the title of Chief Bucket Cleaner on board the Betty W and was a full fledged deck hand at 11. At the age of 13 his mother saw an ad in the fisherman magazine for a Howard Beach based boat looking for a deckhand. He answered the ad and the rest is history.
Under Capt. Mike Abbaticchio’s wing he learned how to run a boat and fish for all species as a teeneger, and achieved his Capt. license at the age of 18. At the age of 29 he took over the business in which he worked for his entire life, and is still going. Capt Mike knows Jamaica Bay and the NY Bight like the back of his hand. Knows where to go and when to be there to make sure his customers have the best chance of catching the big ones. He oversees daily operations of the boat and business, and runs most trips himself, and still jumps out of bed every morning not too goto work… but to take his friends fishing. He would love you as his friend.