Sigler Guide Service Reviews & Testimonials

Randy Sigler out of Marblehead, MA is the personification of what every captain should strive to be….intelligent, personable, prepared, hard-working and most importantly he delivers.  I have had the privilege of fishing with great guides in Florida, the Carolinas, the Caribbean, the Arctic and up and down the West Coast, but none have come close to the experience that Randy offers.  It doesn’t matter if we are digging Striped Bass out of the rocks inshore or chasing giant Bluefin Tuna offshore on Stellwagon Bank, Randy always gets us on the fish. Fishing with Randy is a must do every season.

Jens Mayer
Managing Director & Global Co-Head of Investment Banking 
Canaccord Genuity Corp. 
Toronto, Canada

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I have had the good fortune to hire charters from Hawaii to Florida to New Brunswick, and have enjoyed many trips with a wide variety of highly skilled captains.  In my 25+ years of charter fishing, I have never had any captain that was as talented, accommodating, or attuned to both the needs of his clients and the protection of the natural habitat as Randy Sigler.  I took my first trip with Randy nearly 15 years ago, and have chartered with him every time the opportunity has arisen since.  He has taken me on numerous trips with business colleagues, as well as with my son whenever he has been able to accompany me to Boston.  Randy knows how to find fish, never fails to put together an entertaining trip, and has a wealth of knowledge about the fisheries in and around Salem Harbor and the Cape Anne area.  Randy’s depth of knowledge and flexibility in approach has meant we have never been on the water with him without catching fish, whether fly-casting, trolling or still fishing.   I can say without hesitation that Randy is absolutely the top charter captain I have ever had the pleasure to fish with. 

Chauncy Curtz
Lexington, KY

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Fishing mojo: Some guides have it, others not so much. I should know ... Between my home in the Keys and on the North shore of Massachusetts I have had my fair share of guides these past years 50+ years, early on with my dad and later as an adult.

No one comes close to delivering the goods like Randy Sigler. Over our 15 year span of fishing together we have tackled just about everything on a fly that the Northeast can offer; even those wonderful football Blue Fins.

With Randy's patience and knowledge both my son and my daughter have grown up on resident stripers and blues … learning how to fish and learning life lessons in the process. Thanks to his guidance, as young adults, they now both carry forth the tradition of conservation and love for the sport with my daughter the fly caster in the family.

Randy is the total package. His knowledge, passion, commitment and attention to detail sets him apart from any other guide I have fished with, delivering a high level of fishing experience. Fishing mojo ... Some guides have it. Randy Sigler has it in abundance!

Jack Tatelman
Marblehead, MA

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As an avid fisherman (50yrs old) who has had the luxury of fishing with many guides throughout North America, I would like to highlight Randy Sigler.  Randy is a local native who has been fishing the Marblehead waters all his life. Randy’s combination of passion for fishing, experience and expertise of our waters, and background in education is a unique combination that affords an ultimate experience.  Combine all that with a personality of wit and optimism…and you have one superb captain.  As for the fishing itself, he always delivers top quality equipment, is prepared for all methods of fishing in all conditions and for any species to be targeted, a quality boat and a timely service.  Once on the water…the expertise as an angler is evident, combined with the ability to enjoy the entire experience, pointing to the nuances of marine life, weather, water movement, fish behavior, etc. that might go unnoticed.   And, even though I have my own boat, I hire Randy several times each year with friends, clients and family as I always learn something new and we catch a lot of fish (and a lot of BIG fish).

Tom Gabel
Marblehead, MA

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I would like to take a moment to recognize Randy Sigler of Marblehead, MA as a Top Captain. I have been an avid fresh water and saltwater fishermen for over 35 years and I have had the privilege of fishing with a number of very good guides. Randy is the finest guide that I know!  He has an exceptional knowledge of the water and has an uncanny ability to consistently put you on fish regardless of the conditions. In addition, he truly wants his clients to enjoy themselves and he does an excellent job of matching the tackle and the approach to fit the skill set of his clients. Randy has provided my son and I many great memories and we can’t wait to fish with him again.

A. Matthew Kramer
Mendon, NY 14506

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Ever since we heard about Randy and his summer camp for kids, we've built our summer plans around my children's wish to spend time on the water, experiencing the most outstanding fishing available.  Each time my kids have gone out with Randy has been "the greatest day EVER"!!  They learn about marine life, explore the sea through eyes taught to look though the lens only Randy could enable.  

It is almost impossible to describe the level of joy and engagement that is offered on every outing with Randy. He teaches what he knows and loves and transcends these passions into the people he takes out.  I really believe his work is transformative.  Everyone that experiences a trip with Randy has an exceptional and outstanding experience that will impact their future by challenging them to love the sea and lift their lens toward appreciating it wholly!

Joanne Miller MPH
Marblehead, MA

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I began fishing with Randy over 10 years ago while we were temporarily living in the States. Eventually, I brought my young boys along on a trip, and they became hooked on Capt. Randy. This led to the boys becoming frequent participants in Randy’s Kids Fishing Camp … which is absolutely one of the most innovative, educational, and amazing fishing experience a kid could ever have.

We now dedicate at least one week of our summer holiday to visiting Marblehead so that we can fish with Randy. His personality, his attention to detail, his way with the boys, and his exceptional fish finding skills make him, without question, the premier guide that we have fished with  … anywhere.

Having fished and hunted with guides around the world (including Mexico, Mauritius, Norway and Brazil), I feel confident describing Randy as ‘The Best of the Best’!

Johannes Närger
BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH
Munich, Germany

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I have learned much about fishing and the sea since I met Randy over a decade ago.  As a born and raised Marbleheader, Randy knows the water like the back of his hand, and offers such a great fishing experience to all levels of enthusiast that I call on him every year to take out friends, family, business colleagues and even my spouse—they all have a great time! Fishing with Randy, I have caught too many stripers to count, and have been part of catching not one, but two Blue Fin Tuna (one was 282 pounds on a light rod!)  Not sure if it is luck or genius, but it certainly calls for a helluva captain!! 

Jeanne A. Gilchrist, CFA
Vice President/Equity Research Analyst
Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P.

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Mastery of fishing ability and skills on the water should be a given to be considered a great captain. Its what the Captain then does with those skills that should define them as "best in the game." A great Capt. should be an ambassador for fishing and help pass on what they know to inspire others to get out on the water and enjoy fishing. Capt. Randy Sigler has an incredible ability to tailor each charter so that his client gets the most out of themselves on each trip. Randy has the ability to transfer his knowledge to his clients and bring out the best in them while having fun and sharing his love of the ocean. Having a charter client leave with a bag of filets and a smile is great. Having them also leave with a better understanding of the ocean, fishing, some new skills, and a desire to get out and fish more is truly exceptional. Capt. Randy embodies this idea and is truly a top captain.

Matt Dolan

Partner, Harborside Realty