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

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(62 reviews)
Hatteras
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 62 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (64)
Nevin Honeycutt on his first Wahoo!
A Hatteras sunrise!
Yahoo for Wahoo
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
85%
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Doug R.
Foster, WV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Yahoo for Wahoo

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream on September 5, 2023
What a way to start your day, hearing the drag start screaming on a reel and Jim yelling “FISH ON”, before 8 am will jolt...
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Chad C.
Alexandria, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day trip with Capt Chris

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream on July 25, 2023
I’ve been thinking of anything to say that could be negative about the trip, and I honestly can’t come up with anything...
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Nancy B.
Bloomery, WV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day trip with capt chris

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream on April 20, 2023
We have fished with capt chris barnett srvrrsl times and they get better each time.  This time we caught 25 black fin tuna...
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Nancy B.
Bloomery, WV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day trip with Capt Chris

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream on July 19, 2023
Another fantastic trip with Capt Chris on the Predator. Caught our limit of wahoo and also caught sailfish, barracuda and albacore. ...
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Jordan B.
Avon, North Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day with Chris and Jim

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream on August 7, 2023
Beyond excellent day with these two guys.  Chris put us on the fish and Jim worked his ass off on the boat.  Great day of...
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