CAPTAIN JOE II Fare Ticket, Belmar, NJ – 1979 The "CAPT. JOE II" sailed from Belmar, NJ and was owned and operated by father and son Captains Joseph and Mickey Vassallo. Captain Mickey Vassallo introduced late afternoon/early evening 'magic hours' Whiting (Silver Hake) fishing to the party boat fleet. The Whiting, the "CAPTAIN JOE II" and Captain Mickey are all gone now, but the innovation of 'magic hours' fishing still continues to be a favorite among local anglers.