Captain
Chris Barnett

Member since September 2015

Hatteras, United States

Background
A third generation waterman, Captain Chris was born and raised in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He spent more than eight years mating on some of the top boats in the Hatteras fleet. After earning his Captain’s license, Captain Chris also operated a commercial boat out of Wanchese, NC during the off seasons. Captain Chris is incredibly passionate about fishing. He loves flying Billfish flags on the way home and throwing fish on the dock after a great day out on the water. His words of encouragement will keep anglers going even when their battle with a large fish is starting to wear them down. When he's not fishing, Captain Chris enjoys spending time with his wife Kerri and his two children, Sylas and Colbi.
Techniques
We are typically trolling skirted ballyhoo or pulling lures. A typical spread of lures will be 8-10 lines. This spread works great for tuna, dolphin, wahoo, marlin and sailfish. When we run across a school of dolphin, we will quickly pull the lines in and use light tackle drifting with lots of angler participation which gets fast and furious! Occasionally we will stop over some wrecks and other "secret" spots for some high speed vertical jigging or deep dropping for grouper and tile fish.

Hey, I'm Captain Chris Barnett

Hatteras, United States
Background
A third generation waterman, Captain Chris was born and raised in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He spent more than eight years mating on some of the top boats in the Hatteras fleet. After earning his Captain’s license, Captain Chris also operated a commercial boat out of Wanchese, NC during the off seasons. Captain Chris is incredibly passionate about fishing. He loves flying Billfish flags on the way home and throwing fish on the dock after a great day out on the water. His words of encouragement will keep anglers going even when their battle with a large fish is starting to wear them down. When he's not fishing, Captain Chris enjoys spending time with his wife Kerri and his two children, Sylas and Colbi.
Techniques
We are typically trolling skirted ballyhoo or pulling lures. A typical spread of lures will be 8-10 lines. This spread works great for tuna, dolphin, wahoo, marlin and sailfish. When we run across a school of dolphin, we will quickly pull the lines in and use light tackle drifting with lots of angler participation which gets fast and furious! Occasionally we will stop over some wrecks and other "secret" spots for some high speed vertical jigging or deep dropping for grouper and tile fish.

My Charter Listing

Predator Sport Fishing Hatteras

Hatteras
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trips from $900

Fishing Reports

3 for 3 Blue Marlins!!!

June 10, 2017

Went 3 for 3 on big (over 400lb) Blue Marlins Saturday!!! Filled the fish box with mahi, tuna and a grouper! Read Full Report →


Bottom fishing trip

April 12, 2017

Left that morning and headed out to a few wrecks to jig... Loaded up on sea bass... moved to another spot and loaded up on triggers... while catching the triggers, had a 300lb sandbar shark chomp on one of… Read Full Report →


Giant Bluefin Tuna!!!

February 17, 2017

We cruised out to the area we mapped out the night before based on our intel... At 7:30 a.m. the Accurate 80W starts screaming! The rod is bent in half and the guys go to work! By 9:45, we… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Great boat, great captain, great crew
Full day offshore
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100%
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Kevin A.
Suffolk, VA
 5.00
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Awesome day with Captain Chirs on the Predator

VERIFIED   August 5, 2018
We had a great full day of fishing out onthe ocean.  Captain Chris and First Mate E know how to find and catch the fish. ...
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Chris C.
United States
 5.00
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Great boat, great captain, great crew

VERIFIED   July 20, 2018
See you next summer Captain Chris.  Rough seas didn’t stop Captain Chris and Alex from working their tails off to help...
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Christopher D.
Saint Clair, MI
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Fishing with Chris

VERIFIED   May 27, 2018
We upgraded to the half day wreck trip   It was well worth it.
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David T.
Jacksonville, NC
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VERIFIED   June 18, 2018
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Steve B.
Boerne, Texas
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Go With Predator: Great Boat, Captain, and First Mate

VERIFIED   July 19, 2017
We had a great experience on the water and caught our limit of Mahi Mahi. Also had some fun binging in Trigger and a 22 lb...
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