Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters

1418 Airlie Road
Wilmington NC, United States

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Boat Specs

Luhrs (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2001. Powered by 2 420HP Caterpillar 3126 engines with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

40 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 60 miles
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Targeted Species
Black Drum
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Black)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White)

Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Bluefin)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters offer rod bending offshore adventures from the scenic Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina. Your trip will be held among the smooth lines of a 40 ft Luhrs sportfishing boat. Powered by dual Caterpillar 3126 engines, the boat offers a secure and fast ride to the fishing grounds, where it will use Simrad electronics to accurately pinpoint the best fishing spots in the area. With a flybridge for superior views of potential fishing areas and an enclosable cabin area, you will be comfortable and part of the action regardless of the weather conditions.

Trips run from six to twelve hours long, and depending which trip you decide to take you could be fishing for species such as Sharks, Spanish Mackerel, Bigeye tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, King Mackerel, and Marlin. Top of the range equipment is used on board, with Penn International rods and reels, Shimano rods, and Shimano Tiagra and TLD reels all part of the package. Light tackle, heavy tackle, and spinning gear are all supplied, ensuring that you always have access to the best tackle for the situation.

Charters include state and federal fishing licenses, bait, ice, and refreshments, and any fish you decide to keep will also be filleted and bagged at the end of your trip.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Penn and Shimano
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on trip and number of days booked

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Master Card, Check, Bank Transfer, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

Jesse Gawlik
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Member since April 2016
Captain Jesse Gawlik is a Charter Captain and a writer for the Fishermans Post magazine, where he is a featured Captain in the fishing report section each week. He has 15 years of experience in the Carolinas as a charter captain and commercial fisherman. He is experienced on the coastal and offshore waters of North Carolina and knows how to catch fish! As a USCG Licensed Captain Jesse is determined to deliver the best blue water experience available for you and your friends or family.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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We just had bad luck. The fish were there. We could see them, just not biting. Captain Jesse was good and we will use him again.

Jay Elliott • Fished Sep 18, 2016
Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 19, 2016

Thank you Jay. We enjoyed the time we spend on the water with you. Can’t wait for the next trip!! It was rough and rainy but we toughed it out and still had a decent day considering the weather conditions we fished in.  Thanks again my friend
Captain Jesse Gawlik and Crew

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nearshore half day trip with nonstop action. Captain Jesse really worked hard to keep us on the fish. We will be back!

Bobby Strickland • Fished Aug 14, 2016
Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 15, 2016

We had a great time! Thank you! Hope you enjoy all the fish we caught. It was a great birthday gift for your son.

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Captain Jesse and 1st Mate Scott went above and beyond to insure that we had every chance to catch fish.  Unfortunately, the water was excessively warm so the fish were elusive.  Had a great experience overall.  Hope to plan future trips!

Jean Ellisen Luhring • Fished Aug 04, 2016
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Fishing Reports

Fall Bite Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi, Kings

October 05, 2016

Jesse, of Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters, reports that nearshore the spanish mackerel bite has really turned on over the past couple of weeks. Schools of fish have started to stack up around Masonboro and the inlets in 25-30’ of… Read Full Report →


  • 1418 Airlie Road, Wilmington
    NC 28403, United States