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
Nags Head
trips from
US$ 500
Morehead City
trips from
US$ 1100

Fishing Reports

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 →

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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


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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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

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.

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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