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

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 →


North Carolina Coast: Wahoo Bite is on.

October 03, 2018

Wahoo Bite is on in the Gulfstream. 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.… Read Full Report →


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

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4.65
out of 5 stars from 51 reviews
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Good experience
84%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Scott Jackson
Waxhaw, NC
 5.00
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Half Day (due to inclement weather) Trip

VERIFIED   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...
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Kevan Martin
United States
 5.00
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   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...
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Robert Ortega
Charlotte, NC
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Full day Gulfstream turned making the best of bad weather

VERIFIED   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...
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Ron Ridenhour
Charlotte, NC
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3/4 day with captain Gawlik

VERIFIED   August 11, 2018
Caught two decent size Mahi and had a lot of other opportunity’s during the day. Not bad considering the murky...
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Jeff Melton
Virginia Beach, VA
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VERIFIED   August 13, 2018
Overall great experience Captain Jesse Gawlik is very knowledgeable His goal is to catch fish Unfortunately...
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