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.

My Charter Listings

      
Wilmington
trips from
US$ 500
Morehead City
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US$ 1100

Fishing Reports

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 →


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 →


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 →


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

4.86 out of 5 stars from 24 reviews

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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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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

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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Went fishing on Saturday, August 26, 2017

Professional friendly and informative. Great trip and Great fishing !

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, August 21, 2017

Fished August 2017

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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.

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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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.


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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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.

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Fished July 2017

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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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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.

Went fishing on Friday, July 21, 2017

Fished July 2017

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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!


Went fishing on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, July 24, 2017

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

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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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.


Went fishing on Monday, July 17, 2017

Fished July 2017

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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.


Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Fantastic in every way we had a great time

Fished July 2017

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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!!!


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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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!!


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

Fished July 2017

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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!


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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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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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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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!

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Fished June 2017

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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!

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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Replied to this review on Monday, April 17, 2017


Went fishing on Saturday, November 19, 2016

It was great!  They definitely know their stuff!

Fished November 2016

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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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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

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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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.

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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