Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters

Bridge Tender Marina 1418 Airl…
Wilmington NC, United States

Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters offers rod bending offshore adventures from the scenic Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina. Whether it’s a ‘Wicked Tuna’-style pursuit after Bluefin Tuna or a Gulfstream adventure, Captain Jesse Gawlik has you covered!

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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Gulfstream
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1600
    up to 6 persons
    We will be fishing 50-70 miles offshore were the water is bright blue and the fish are big. A full day on the Atlantic Ocean which is fantastic for those who are up for an adventure and some great fishing! We normally catch Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish and Marlin.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Bluefin Tuna
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 Mar
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons
    Ready for an ultimate winter trip? This adrenaline-pumping adventure will take you up to 10 miles offshore in pursuit of Bluefin Tuna. You'll even have cellphone reception while fishing – you don't have to wait until the trip is over to brag about catching these Wicked Tuna!
  • Private trip
    3/4 day 9 hr Offshore Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    We will be fishing between 20-35 miles offshore. This is a great trip for anyone that wants to catch fish within one hour after leaving the dock. We will catch MahiMahi, Albacore, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 6 persons
    This a great fishing trip for the family or the first time fisherman or fisher women. Trips could yield Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Blue fish, Bonita, and Sharks. We will be fishing the near shore hotspots!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Nearshore (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 500
    up to 6 persons
    This a great fishing trip for the family or the first time fisherman or fisher women. Trips could yield Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Blue fish, Bonita, and Sharks. We will be fishing the near shore hotspots!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

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.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
American Express
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Jesse Gawlik
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Member since April 2016
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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%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.64
out of 5 stars from 50 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Joseph Rochel
Scottsdale, AZ
 5.00
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Fathers Day Weekend 2018

VERIFIED   May 18, 2018
Every year my brother and I take our dad somewhere for the weekend to make memories. This year we decided to go fishing and...
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Michael Dorsey
Butner, NC
 5.00
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Father And Son's Trip

VERIFIED   June 22, 2018
This was one of the best fishing trips ever. Capt Jessie and his first mate were awesome! We spent the day catching fish and...
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Shelby Haglund
Raeford, North Carolina
 5.00
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 5, 2018
Had a great time experiencing what could’ve been the most incredible fishing experience however it was cooler than normal...
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Daniel Tomaszewski
Fredonia, NY
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July 3 half day trip

VERIFIED   July 3, 2018
Jesse and Alex were able to put us on fish even though the bite was slow. The kids enjoyed their first charter experience and...
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Robert Caron
Monroe, North Carolina
 5.00
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Great Day on the Ocean Stinger

VERIFIED   July 1, 2018
My boys and I had a great day out on the water with Captain Jesse and Alex.  They were first class and we’re great with...
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Fishing Reports

Oct 24 2018 North Carolina Fishing Repor

October 24, 2018

Nearshore: Catching Spanish mackerel, Blue fish on beach front and around the masonboro inlet and masons inlet. On the beach front fish between caught between 20ft-30ft of water. Around the inlets we have been catching must all of our… Read Full Report →