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 Listings

Hatteras
trips from
US$ 800

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

5.00 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, October 20, 2017

Our first trip to OBX, the highlight fishing with Capt Chris and Mate Alex. We caught 6 wahoo and 1 blue marlin.

We look forward to coming back!

Fished October 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, August 14, 2017

Incredible experience, caught target fish and more, Captain and mate delivered superior fishing extravaganza. Beautiful clean boat staffed with helpful and dedicated fisherman who walk you through every step. Great team here!

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, 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 grouper. Chris really knows the waters and made sure we had a great time.  Al had all the equipment in great shape and worked his butt off to keep us fishing.

The only thing to be aware of is that there is a 3% surcharge over your quoted price if you don’t pay cash. That was not clear.

Another tip: if you have the dock clean your fish think ahead about what you will keep. They charge 50 cents a pre-cleaned pound. You can always donate what you won’t consume.

Fished July 2017

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Chris Barnett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 21, 2017

Steve - Sorry that your feel this way.  Your group caught more fish that day then any other boat in Hatteras including a limit of 60 dolphin, over 30 trigger fish and a grouper for a total weight of nearly 400 pounds!  You landed a citation grouper and one of your friends landed a citation trigger fish!  Not sure what else Captain Chris or Mate Alex could have done???
The additional fee for using a credit card is stated in the contract with Fishing Booker and is almost universal across the charter industry to charge the additional fee (we pass along what the credit card companies charge us).  95% of our customers pay in cash and this allows us to keep our costs as low and competitive as possible.
Unfortunately, the fish cleaning service is completely out of our control.  Marina policy will not allow us to clean the catch for our customers.  We offer our customers the option to use the service to have their fish cleaned or they can take their catch with them whole.
Attached are pics of the spectacular catch for the day…


Went fishing on Saturday, July 15, 2017

Second time out deep sea in a month with Predator. Capt Chris and Alex are the coolest!  Wouldnt go with anyone else.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fantastic day on 22 June 2017. Boat is very well equipped. Chris and Alex are a great team that made it easy for the passengers to enjoy the day and catch lots of fish

Fished June 2017

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