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Bob Rocchetta

Rainbow Charters

Phone: (631) 765-4314
Web site:
Location: Montauk, NY

Captain Bob Rocchetta has spent much of his lifetime on the water. As a boy on Long Island, he spent many afternoons casting off the docks for bass and dropping in a line for flounder. As a young man, he joined the United States Marine Corps and, soon after, began his career in the Suffolk County Police Department. Most of his work in the department was spent in the marine division, enforcing marine law and water safety.

Captain Bob turned his fishing hobby into a business in 1980 when he started Rainbow Charters. In 1981, he broke the long-standing IGFA All-Tackle World Record for striped bass with a 76 lb. bass caught off Montauk. Currently, he is the IGFA line class and New York State record holder. Over the years, he has served as public relations representative and pro-staffer for a number of fishing-related companies and continues to conduct fishing seminars in the off-season. Captain Bob has been Vice President of The North Fork Captains Association since 2004.

He and his wife Joan have been married for 32 years, they have four daughters, and they have recently become first time grandparents.