Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters

Wilmington NC, United States - Show map
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Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters offers rod bending offshore adventures from the scenic Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina. Your trip will be held within the smooth lines of a 40 ft Luhrs sportfishing boat.

Powered by a Brand New 2017 Caterpiller 7.1 engine, 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.

Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters offers rod bending offshore adventures from the scenic Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina. Your trip will be held within the smooth lines of a 40 ft Luhrs sportfishing boat.

Powered by a Brand New 2017 Cater

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Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip - Gulfstream
    12 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1600 private charter
  • 3/4 day 9 hr Offshore Fishing Trip
    9 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 900 private charter
  • US$ 500 private charter
  • US$ 500 private charter
There are 31 people looking at this charter.

About this listing

Targeted Species

  Barracuda (Great)
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Grouper (Black)
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)

  Marlin (Blue)
  Marlin (White)
  Shark (Tiger)

  Tuna (Bluefin)
  Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Luhrs (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2001. Powered by 2 507HP 2017 Caterpillar 7.1 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

40 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included


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 your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Bank Transfer
American Express

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%

Wilmington Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 27 reviews

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Long story short the effort was not their on the crews part. Caught a few small guys which was fun, but only spend about 2.5 hrs fishing out on a 6 hr trip and were only about 9 miles out. I am no charter fishing expert, but I can tell when someone is just going through the motions, and my other budies who have used many charters said that b far this was the worst. Not because we only caught a few, (the cpt cant control the weather or the fish), but just because of the lack of apparent care and customer service.

Bottom line is I would not recommend this charter.
P.S. The restaurant right next to their slip has not been cooking your catch if you bring it in for about a year now, regardless of what the first mate says.

Bottom line I would not use again.
Happy fishing

Fished April 14, 2018
Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 16, 2018

Kale, my question to you is; How can you say there was no effort by the crew? When we always work hard to catch fish and maintain the safety of the crew and passages while on the water. Myself and Cory have a very high standard and take pride in our job as fisherman. We were fishing with in 15 mins of leaving the dock. Then we pushed offshore 10 miles were we caught 20-25. Looked like you and your buddies were having a great time laughing and catching fish. Before and during every fishing trip we have the bait all cut up and gear ready to go. We baiting your hooks and removing the fish from the hooks as well. And we were showing you and your buddies how we catch fish while bottom fishing. Sounds like we put in a lot of effort so far.  If I recall we got back to the dock at 5:50 pm, yes we were early. But if you recall at 5:00 pm there was a small craft advisory posted. Meaning the seas were starting to build and it was going to become unsafe on the water. As a USCG Captain the safety of the passagers, crew and boat is the most important thing while on the water.  I even told you I would give you a price break on the balance of the trip since we are going back a little early.  So Cory and I went above and beyond to make fishing trip enjoyable. It was great meeting you and your buddies, we enjoyed the time while on the water with you.

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Fished March 24, 2018
Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 28, 2018

James, Thank you for fishing with us! We had a great time while on the water. When you guys come back this summer we will rock the fish in the Gulfstream. Take care man. See you in a few months for the Gulfstream trip.

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Had a great time experiencing what could’ve been the most incredible fishing experience however it was cooler than normal and very windy so not a good combo for good fishing. Under different weather circumstances I’m sure we would’ve caught fish, but still had a time we will remember! Thanks Jesse and Cory, it was great to meet you both and the conversations were memorable.

Fished March 5, 2018
Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 7, 2018

Shelby, Thank you very much for booking your fishing trip with Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters.  My self and First Mate Cory had a great time on the water with you and family. I enjoyed talking to your father about the oil he uses in his diesel trucks. Please send me any info you have. Again thank you for your business! Talk to you soon.

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