Captain
Jesse Gawlik

Member since April 2016

Wilmington, United States

Background
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.

Hey, I'm Captain Jesse Gawlik

Wilmington, United States
Background
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.

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Fishing Reports

Summer Bites Heats Up

August 05, 2018

Nearshore: Spanish Mackerel are being caught in 45 ft – 60ft of water over drop offs and structure. We have caught must of spanish mackerel 5-6 miles off the beach this week. 5 miles is were the water clears… Read Full Report →


5/10/18 North Carolina Fishing Report

May 10, 2018

Offshore: King Mackerel bite is picking up in the 20-30 mile mark. Water temps have been slowly on the rise. The water temps at 25 mile mark northeast of Masonboro Inlet is 64 degrees. We are using blue/white Ilanders… Read Full Report →


Great Fishing Report North Carolina

April 22, 2018

Fishing Report Week of 4/23/2018 Wrightsville Beach & Wilmington Nearshore and Offshore Waters Captain Jesse : Writes weekly fishing reports for Fisherman’s Post and FishingBooker.com Offshore: King Mackerel bite is picking up in the 20-30 mile mark. Water temps… Read Full Report →


North Carolina Offshore Fishing Report

March 09, 2018

Offshore: We are using small blue/white Ilanders rigged with small ballyhoo on the inside out riggers and red/white Ilanders rigged with small ballyhoo on the outside outrigger. We are also running 2 skirt rigs on flat lines on the edge… Read Full Report →


Offshore Fishing Report

February 23, 2018

Fishing Report Week of 2/22/2018 Wrightsville Beach & Wilmington Nearshore and Offshore Waters Captain Jesse : Writes weekly fishing reports for Fisherman’s Post and FishingBooker.com Offshore: We are using small blue/white Ilanders rigged with small ballyhoo on the inside… Read Full Report →


Offshore North Carolina Report

February 08, 2018

Offshore: 72 degree water is pushing closer to shore. Still about 50 miles but its moved in over the last 2 weeks. We are using small blue/white Ilanders rigged with small ballyhoo on the inside out riggers and red/white… Read Full Report →


Fishing Report Week of 2/6/18

February 06, 2018

Wrightsville Beach & Wilmington Nearshore and Offshore Waters Captain Jesse : Writes weekly fishing reports for Fisherman’s Post and FishingBooker.com Offshore: We are using small blue/white Ilanders rigged with small ballyhoo on the inside out riggers and red/white Ilanders… Read Full Report →


Fall Fishing is on Fire

November 04, 2017

Nearshore: The King Mackerel bite has been best in the 35ft-65 ft of water. We are pulling small blue/white, red/white black/purple Ilanders rigged with small ballyhoo on the inside out riggers and red/white Ilanders rigged with small ballyhoo on… Read Full Report →


Week of Oct 23 Nearshore-Gulfstream Fish

October 22, 2017

Nearshore: Spanish Mackerel and Blue fish bite has been steady in 25 ft – 40ft of water along the beach front over drop offs and structure. We are starting to see more bait balls the last couple weeks. We… Read Full Report →


Fall Fishing is Heating up!

September 19, 2017

Nearshore: Spanish Mackerel and King Mackerel bite has been steady in 20 ft - 40ft of water along the beach front trolling over drop offs and structure. Spanish have been on the larger size this week. 18''-23''. The kings… Read Full Report →


Great Fishing Nearshore-Offshore-Gulfstr

August 26, 2017

Nearshore: Spanish Mackerel and Blue fish bite has been steady in 25 ft - 40ft of water along the beach front over drop offs and structure. We are starting to see more bait balls the last couple weeks. We… Read Full Report →


Summer Bite Heats Up

August 20, 2017

Gulfstream The bite has been steady in the stream. We have been targeting Mahi and Black fin. The bite has been good in the 50+ mile range. Finding clean blue water full of nutrients and bait is the key… Read Full Report →


The Bite is on. Nearshore to the Gulfstr

July 31, 2017

Captain Jesse Gawlik Ocean Stinger Fishing Charter Gulfstream/Offshore: The bite has been steady in the stream. We have been targeting Mahi and Black fin. The bite has been good in the 50+ mile range. Finding clean blue water full… Read Full Report →


North Carolina Fishing Report

July 13, 2017

7/14/17 Fishing Report Captain Jesse Gawlik Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters Gulfstream We have been catching Mahi and Blackfin Tuna very good in the last week. We have been targeting the Mahi and the bite has been good in the… Read Full Report →


Mahi Madness! Book Your Trip Today!

July 10, 2017

Gulfstream/Offshore: We have been catching Mahi and Blackfin Tuna, 40-60 fathoms of water, while trolling small ballyhoo on small Ilander skirt rigs. Best colors have been blue/white, black/purple, green/sliver. We are also catching Mahi, Blackfin Tuna on small bait… Read Full Report →


The Bite is on!! Nearshore/Gulfsteam

July 05, 2017

Fishing Report Check out Fisherman’s Post for all our weekly reports. Captain Jesse Gawlik Ocean Stinger Fishing Charter Gulfstream/Offshore: We have been catching Mahi and Blackfin Tuna, along with an occasional Sailfish in the 40-60 fathoms, while trolling small… Read Full Report →


Great Fishing!!

July 02, 2017

Captain Jesse Gawlik Ocean Stinger Fishing Charter Gulfstream/Offshore: We have been catching Mahi and Blackfin Tuna, along with an occasional Sailfish in the 40-60 fathoms, while trolling small ballyhoo on small Ilander skirt rigs. Best colors have been blue/white,… Read Full Report →


Tuna, Mahi, King Bite is Great!

June 27, 2017

Nearshore: We are catching Spanish Mackerel and Blue Fish in the range of beach front to 50 ft of water has been producing solid numbers of fish for us. We have been catching a few 5lbs+ Spanish the last… Read Full Report →


Fish "ON"

June 17, 2017

Nearshore: We are catching Spanish Mackerel and Blue Fish in the range of beach front to 50 ft of water has been producing solid numbers of fish for us. We have been catching a few 5lbs+ Spanish the last… Read Full Report →


Week of May 29th 2017 FISHING REPORT:

May 28, 2017

Week of May 29th 2017 FISHING REPORT: Nearshore We are catching Spanish Mackerel in the range of beach front to 40ft of water has been producing solid numbers of fish for us. Early morning is the best time. Troll… Read Full Report →


The bite is on Nearshore and Offshore

May 21, 2017

May 21st FISHING REPORT: Nearshore We are catching Spanish Mackerel in the range of beach front to 40ft of water has been producing solid numbers of fish for us. Early morning is the best time. Troll anywhere from 7-9… Read Full Report →


May 5 2017 North Carolina Fishing Report

May 01, 2017

Nearshore in the 5-10 miles were catching really nice Blue fish, and a few Spanish mackerel are mixed in to . Fishing over Dallas Rock, 10 Mile Rock and have been producing solid numbers of fish for us. Troll… Read Full Report →


May 1,2017 North Carolina Fishing Report

April 30, 2017

Jesse, of Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters, reports that the nearshore bluefish bite is great, with small Clarkspoons behind a #1 or #2 planer being the way to connect. The king mackerel bite has been good in 65-100’ of water,… Read Full Report →


Spring Fishing Report

April 22, 2017

The King Mackerel bite has been good 85-110 ft of water. King are schooled up on ledges and drop offs about 20 miles off the beach. They will be moving closer to shore as the water temps continue to… Read Full Report →


Spring Fishing Bite Is ON

April 02, 2017

March 30, 2017 FISHING REPORT: The warmer temp are turning the fish on. The King Mackerel and False Albacore (Little Tunny) bite is really good in 85-120 ft of water. Need to find water temps 65+ to catch these… Read Full Report →


Spring Fishing Report

March 18, 2017

Spring is here!!! Water is warming up. The fish are starting to show up in good numbers. The King Mackerel and Albacore (false) bite is really good in 80-110 ft of water. You need to find water temps at… Read Full Report →


March OBX Fishing Report

March 01, 2017

The warmer temp are turning the fish on. The King Mackerel and bonita bite is really good in 80-120 ft of water. Need to find water temps 62+ to catch these fish. We have had some really good trips.… Read Full Report →


Fish on! Early March Report

March 01, 2017

The warmer temp are turning the fish on. The King Mackerel and bonita bite is really good in 80-120 ft of water. Need to find water temps 62+ to catch these fish. We have had some really good trips.… Read Full Report →


Winter Fishing Report

February 11, 2017

OFFSHORE REPORT: Bluefin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel and Wahoo. Bluefin tuna have been caught along the beach front. Slow trolling horse ballyhoo has been the bait of choice for the bluefin. Look for diving birds, whales and ball… Read Full Report →


February Fishing Report

February 01, 2017

OFFSHORE REPORT: Bluefin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel and Wahoo. Bluefin tuna have been caught along the beach front. Slow trolling horse ballyhoo has been the bait of choice for the bluefin. Look for diving birds, whales and ball… Read Full Report →


Winter Bite it on!

January 21, 2017

The bite is on!! Bluefin Tuna, Blackfin and Wahoo . Wahoo fishing is GREAT now! We fished last week. The Bluefin Tuna bite is picking up 1-10 miles from the beaches. We are trolling for the Bluefin tuna using… Read Full Report →


Winter Fishing North Carolina

January 12, 2017

OFFSHORE REPORT: Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo . Wahoo fishing is GREAT now! We fished this weekend and caught our limit 1/1/17 and 1/2/17. Most of the action for us has been around the Steeples, Same “ole” Hole,… Read Full Report →


Tuna Wahoo Winter Season

January 01, 2017

OFFSHORE FISHING REPORT 1/5/17 Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo . Wahoo fishing is GREAT now! We fished this weekend and caught our limit 1/1/17 and 1/2/17. Most of the action for us has been around the Steeples, Same… Read Full Report →


Fall Bite is ON

November 01, 2016

Jesse, of Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters, reports that spanish mackerel and false albacore are still hanging out a few miles off the beach, and both of these fish can be targeted by casting small metal jigs on a 20-30… Read Full Report →


Fish ON

October 31, 2016

Jesse, of Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters, reports that spanish mackerel and false albacore are still hanging out a few miles off the beach, and both of these fish can be targeted by casting small metal jigs on a 20-30… Read Full Report →


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 →


Fall Fishing BIG BITE

September 11, 2016

Fishing Report: 9/7/16 Jesse, of Ocean Stinger Charters, reports that nearshore the Spanish mackerel bite has really turned on with the wind shift from the north. Schools of fish are starting to stack up around Masonboro and Mason’s inlets… Read Full Report →


Great Fishing Wrightsville Beach

August 07, 2016

Fishing Report: 8/7/16 Captain Jesse, of Ocean Stinger Charters Jesse, of Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters, reports that the nearshore bite has been on and off due to the warmer water temperatures, but the bite seems to improve once you… Read Full Report →


Ocean Stinger Fishing Is On The Fish

July 09, 2016

7/10/16 Fishing Report Captain Jesse Gawlik Ocean Stinger Fishing Charter Gulfstream/Offshore: We are still seeing some action with Mahi and Blackfin tuna, along with an occasional Wahoo, while trolling the Gulf Stream off Wrightsville/Carolina Beach. Both rigged ballyhoo and… Read Full Report →


Catching our limits

June 20, 2016

Nearshore: We are catching Spanish Mackerel and Blue Fish in the range of beach front to 40ft of water has been producing solid numbers of fish for us. Early morning is the best time. Sun rise till 11am is… Read Full Report →


Mahi Madness

June 16, 2016

Jesse, of Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters, has reported that spanish mackerel and bluefish are being found nearshore in the 5-10 mile range. Specifically, 10 Mile Rock and 12 Mile Rock have been producing a large quantity of take home… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.64 out of 5 stars from 50 reviews

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UPPR MARLBORO, md
Went fishing on Saturday, September 8, 2018

This was our first deep sea fishing trip and it was great from start to finish. Capt. Jesse and his crew took great care of us and we will book him again!

Fished September 2018

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United States
Went fishing on Friday, August 24, 2018

I would highly recommend Jessie and Alex for a fishing trip. Great guys that know what there doing. Our trip was rough waters but we caught fish anyway. If we would have booked with another boat we would’ve never went out with the rough waters. These guys know there shit. So book with Jessie and Alex if you want the best chance to catch fish in any conditions. Awesome trip

Fished August 2018

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 27, 2018

Thank you very much!! see you guy in the fall and spring for the mahi run!!

Virginia Beach, va
Went fishing on Monday, August 13, 2018

Overall great experience
Captain Jesse Gawlik is very knowledgeable
His goal is to catch fish
Unfortunately Fishbooker is a little misleading
Call Captain well In advance for specifics
I Will definitely plan another trip with Ocean Stinger
Jesse and Alex are professionals

Fished August 2018

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Charlotte, nc
Went fishing on Saturday, August 11, 2018

Caught two decent size Mahi and had a lot of other opportunity’s during the day.
Not bad considering the murky water conditions. Captain Gawlik was working hard
to get fish in the boat all day, even stayed a little longer to try and get a few more in the boat. Great charter boat will absolutely do it again!!

Fished August 2018

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Columbia, sc
Went fishing on Thursday, August 9, 2018

Fished August 2018

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Lowell, ma
Went fishing on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Great morning with great crew.  Five teens and myself. On a lot of fish with some variety in species. We will be back for more, God willing.

Fished August 2018

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 9, 2018

Thank you very much we had a great time on the water fishing with you guys too


Charlotte, nc
Went fishing on Monday, July 30, 2018

If you know of a charter boat Cpt. that can control the weather and make fish bite, let me know. Until then, a Cpt. and crew with a positive attitude who work the hand nature has dealt and just try to put you on fish is the next best. Jessie and Alex did just that and my four children were very excited to be able to reel in the biggest fish they have ever caught. Not a trip for breaking records but for making memories my kids will not soon forget. Thanks to the fellas on Ocean Stinger.

Fished July 2018

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Waxhaw, nc
Went fishing on Friday, July 20, 2018

Best fishing experience ever! Jesse and Alex are very knowledgeable and fun to hang out with. They really go above and beyond to help you have a great time. The weather was terrible and we still had just as much fun as we would’ve had, had we caught a lot of great fish. Captain Jesse is uptmost concerned with safety and takes every step possible to make it an enjoyable experience. We will definitely be back, highly highly recommend! Great job Jesse and Alex!

Fished July 2018

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 21, 2018

Thank you very much! Myself and Alex take praide in all we do while on and off the water. Even though the weather was not great we made the best of it and caught some nice fish! See you in the fall.

Holly Springs, North Carolina
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Weather was bad to say the least. Arrived back at the dock safe. Went straight out 10 miles trolled for kings with massive tuna rods tied to the boat. Could not pick up rods and could not tell if there was a fish hooked.but did land 7 king mackeral in 4 hrs. 1 spanish and a false albacore. If you want to customize a trip not for you. If you want to catch what the captain feels like catching how he feels like catching it go for it.

Mike Mitchell does not recommend Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters

Fished July 2018

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 23, 2018

Mr. Mitchell,

As we told you all on our trip, safety is our number one priority. Your group booked a 3/4 day trip, which usually consists of catching Spanish Mackerel to start and then King Mackerel and Mahi Mahi afterwards, weather permitting. Unfortunately on the day of your trip, we had to cut it down to a half day due to the inclement weather (30+ mph winds and 8-10 ft swells). Conditions like that make it very difficult for us at Ocean Stinger Charters to tailor a customized trip. Regarding our king mackerel planer rods, it is standard practice to use safety leashes. Using planers puts more stress on a rod and reel than any other style of fishing, requiring very heavy and expensive rods and reels. In order to prevent losing this equipment in situations where items like grass, logs, or other floating or submerged debris may catch the planer and pull the rod out of the holder, we use the safety leashes.

We are glad though on that day that we were able to produce and catch fish to the best of our ability. Behind safety, that is our number 2 concern! We are sorry your trip fell on a foul weather day but we fished to the best of our ability. We appreciate your business.

Thanks,
The Ocean Stinger Team


Salisbury, md
Went fishing on Friday, July 6, 2018

We all had a very good time,catching fish and enjoying a day on the water.
Head should have been in service.

Fished July 2018

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Fredonia, ny
Went fishing on Tuesday, 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 had a lot of fun. Jesse and Alex were very personable and made the day easy…plus it was great to spend time with a fellow Western New Yorker!

Fished July 2018

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Thomasville, North Carolina
Went fishing on Monday, July 2, 2018

6 hr. trip is really a 4 hour trip. We left a few minutes after 1:00 PM and arrived back at dock exactly at 5:00 PM. I believe interest was lost due to not much activity. I have done numerous Charters over the years and when your not catching fish one way you try something different. The Website states Credit Cards accepted but that is not true either. I had to run to Gas Station to get Cash to pay balance. Snacks and Drinks are provided assuming your the Captain or First Mate. This really needs to be called a Spanish Mackerel Trip if they happen to be hitting. Total disappointment all in all.

Brian Mcrae does not recommend Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters

Fished July 2018

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Monroe, North Carolina
Went fishing on Sunday, 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 the boys.  I will be booking another trip in the fall.

Fished July 2018

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Columbus, oh
Went fishing on Monday, June 25, 2018

Fished June 2018

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 1, 2018

We had a great time fishing with you and your family.

Butner, nc
Went fishing on Friday, 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 creating great memories for my son’s and grandson. Will definitely book Capt. Jessie again.
M. Dorsey

Fished June 2018

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Raleigh, nc
Went fishing on Thursday, June 21, 2018

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United States
Went fishing on Monday, June 11, 2018

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Canton, ga
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Head was out of service. Front window off hinges.
Mate lost four fish , back lashed a reel and had the leader on the planer wrapped around his head at one point. Boat ran great Capt. Jessee seems like an ok guy.

Jacob Schnurr does not recommend Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters

Fished June 2018

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 18, 2018

Wow that’s a lot of great fish in that pic! Mahi, Kings, and tunas caught.  More in the box! Also have more pics.   Glad you appreciate all the hard work and effort that Alex and I put into all our trips.  Everyone at Wrightsville Beach Fishing Charters Ocean Stinger say THANK YOU.  Glad we were able to provide you and your family with a great time on the water.  About the backlashed reel and the line getting wrapped around me. I had to react fast to a situation that was created by one of your angler’s.  If I recall the angler was reeling in a Mahi and hit the drag leaver and totally messed up the reel and all the line. Which Alex and I got under control and maintaining a super safe boat and deck. Yes we lost a great fish. 1st mate Alex and I explained inn detail everyone how to use the rods and reels to rel in fish. No fish would of been lost if everyone would of listened you Alex and I about rod reel safty and landing a fish.  We are so happy that we were able to educate and show you and your family on the does and the don’t of boat and passenger safty.  We had a great time while fishing. We also enjoyed show the Jr angler’s had a blast while fishing.


Shavertown, pa
Went fishing on Thursday, May 31, 2018

Had a great time! Would highly recommend!

Fished May 2018

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thank you!!!

Scottsdale, az
Went fishing on Friday, 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 we chose the best captain to go with. Jesse was awesome. He called us the day before to go over any questions we had, which really gave us a good feeling about the trip. The day of he was so welcoming and knowledgeable. We learned a lot, and had a great time. Looking forward to going again with Cpt. Jesse!

Fished May 2018

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Thank you so much!!! I was great meeting you guys. See you in July!

United States
Went fishing on Saturday, May 12, 2018

We do a lot of fishing best pass time with the family, this trip ranks in my top 3 Captain Jesse and first mate Cory went over and beyond to put us on fish, we are definitely going to go again already got his schedule to book our next trip, if you book with Ocean Stinger you won’t be disappointed.

Fished May 2018

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Thank you so much!!! This how all my fishing trip are. We always have fun and catch a lot of fish!! Glen I truly enjoyed fishing with you and your family. Once again thank you!!

Lake in the Hills, il
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Very good and found us fish. We were looking for thrill and big not dinner.  He is not the first Captain we have used that took us to catch what he wanted us to catch.  Very good if ur looking for a bag of fish to bring home..

Fished May 2018

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Spring Lake, nc
Went fishing on Saturday, April 14, 2018

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

Kale Skogen does not recommend Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters

Fished April 2018

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, 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.

Durham, nc
Went fishing on Saturday, March 24, 2018

Fished March 2018

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, 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.

Raeford, North Carolina
Went fishing on Monday, March 5, 2018

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 2018

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, 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.

Clemmons, North Carolina
Went fishing on Sunday, November 19, 2017

Ive chartered fishing trips all over the world.this peticular trip with captain magic tops them all.we booked a half day inshore trip and caught nothing, excuses were plentiful.then i looked back at the captains postings for that the same day and low and behold he boasted a load of fish on his offshore trip, hum.

Robert J Albrecht does not recommend Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters

Fished November 2017

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
Went fishing on Saturday, September 16, 2017

We didn’t know what to expect on our trip, since it was our first one. We had a wonderful time! I would suggest this trip, especially if it is your first time.  We are planning a longer trip with him!

Fished September 2017

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sonja, Thank you so much! I really enjoyed teaching you all on how we fish and the techniques we use to catch so many fish. Next trip will be even better!! Bigger fish.
Talk to you soon. I will be in touch. Thank you Capt. Jesse Gawlik

Charlotte, North Carolina
Went fishing on Saturday, September 2, 2017

I booked this trip for my daughter birthday because that was all that she wanted to do. She absolutley loved it and we caught fish the entire time. I would highly recommend this boat and captain to anyone.

Fished September 2017

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High Point, North Carolina
Went fishing on Saturday, August 26, 2017

Professional friendly and informative. Great trip and Great fishing !

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Gallatin, Tennessee
Went fishing on Monday, August 21, 2017

Fished August 2017

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thank you Mr Gann. It was so nice to have you on the boat yesterday and watch you catch fish. See you next season.

The Bronx, New York
Went fishing on Sunday, August 6, 2017

Jessie and ken was awsome couldn’t ask for two better guys lots of fun we will be back

Fished August 2017

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 7, 2017

Billy Thank you for everything. We had a great time on the water! We caught so really nice fish today. See you soon. Thank you for you Business.


Atlanta, Georgia
Went fishing on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Our family had a great experience with Capt Jesse and Cory. Not everyone in the family was comfortable with the idea of getting in a boat and going out and they both made everyone feel right at home. It was like fishing with two old friends. Both are very knowledgeable and talked about their experiences and approach.  We caught a lot of fish and overall just had a great time. We will be back and that’s the best endorsement I can give.

Fished July 2017

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

What a great trip we had!! Glad we showed you good of fisherman we are. Also teaching people how we catch all our fish is very important to us at Ocean Stinger Fishing. Thank you so much for booking with Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters.

United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Fished July 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Monday, July 24, 2017

Captain Jesse took us right where the fish were. We caught 30 Spanish mackerel. The other came where we were. 1st Mate Corey was very helpful keeping our lines in the water and untangled.

Fished July 2017

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 27, 2017

What a great trip we had!! You saw first hand how good the fishing is on the Ocean Stinger.  Thank you very much.  See you soon for your next trip.

Charlotte, North Carolina
Went fishing on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 24, 2017

Tim, Thank you for fishing with us! Lets do it again soon!

United States
Went fishing on Friday, July 21, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 24, 2017

Mr Carey, Thank you very much! So glad you and your guest had a great time while on the water with us. Fishing was great and we can’t wait to go fishing again!


Charlotte, North Carolina
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

We had a great morning with captain Jesse. He had us on the fish fast and kept us busy reeling them in. There was a storm that rolled through and he kept us out of it so the water was calm and we barely got wet.

Fished July 2017

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Kevin, Thank you so much! My self and Cory had a great time with you and your family on the water.  We got on the fish fast and the action did not stop until that storm started to roll in. Safety of my passengers and crew is the most important thing to me while water. Once I saw the storm on my boats weather radar screen I put my storm plan in place.
We have to do it again soon!! 32 Spanish Mackerel was very good morning.


United States
Went fishing on Monday, July 17, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Thank you very much Joe. It was great fishing with you and your family today! We had such a great fishing trip! So glad your kids had a blast as well! Enjoy all the fish.


Charlotte, North Carolina
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Fantastic in every way we had a great time

Fished July 2017

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Thank you very much for fishing with us!! We had a great time on the water. Enjoy all your fish!! Lets do it again soon!!!


Wilmington, North Carolina
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Our family had a great experience while visiting from New York, thank you again!!

Fished July 2017

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thank You!! We had a great time fishing you! Your kids really had a great time reeling in a lot of fish and leaning about salt water fishing. See you soon!!


Charlotte, North Carolina
Went fishing on Sunday, July 2, 2017
Jonathan Sanchez does not recommend Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters

Fished July 2017

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Thank you very much!! We had a great time. Glad we caught you a lot of fish and provided a great fishing service!


United States
Went fishing on Thursday, June 29, 2017

My wife and I had an amazing time with Captain Jesse and Cory. They worked extremely hard to find and get us fish. This was probably the best deep sea charter I’ve ever done and I’ve done many up and down the east coast. Jesse’s knowledge, professionalism and friendliness made this a great experience. Definitely a keeper!

Fished June 2017

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Wilmington, North Carolina
Went fishing on Sunday, June 25, 2017

I had no bad expectations. The trip exceeded any expectation I had by a mile. Thanks guys.

Fished June 2017

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 26, 2017

D!! We enjoyed the time on the water with your family. Thank you so much!! Glad we could catch you all lots of Spanish Mackerel. Enjoy the fish fry!

United States
Went fishing on Sunday, June 25, 2017

Can’t Jesse and Scott were great.  It was the kids’ first time on a boat and fishing the ocean.  Had a great time and learned a lot.  The fish were biting pretty good the first couple of hours, everyone got to catch a fish.  Highly recommend this trip for first timers.  Great experience for all and Capt Jesse and Scott were friendly, knowledgeable, patient, and just overall great.  Looking forward to a deep sea venture to the gulf in the near future.

Fished June 2017

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 15, 2017

Mr Rzeszotarski Thank You!! We had a great time on the water with you! Y"all were the best!

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Went fishing on Sunday, April 16, 2017

We had a very good experience trolling aboard the Ocean Stinger. Capt Jesse and his mate were very nice, professional, knowledgeable, and safe.  Would highly recommend.

Fished April 2017

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 17, 2017


Wilmington, North Carolina
Went fishing on Saturday, November 19, 2016

It was great!  They definitely know their stuff!

Fished November 2016

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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
Went fishing on Sunday, September 18, 2016

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.

Fished September 2016

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, 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

Mocksville, North Carolina
Went fishing on Sunday, August 14, 2016

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

Fished August 2016

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Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, 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.

Wilmington, North Carolina
Went fishing on Thursday, August 4, 2016

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!

Fished August 2016

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