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.

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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.
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
81%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Kevin A.
Suffolk, VA
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Awesome day with Captain Chirs on the Predator

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream on 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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Boerne, Texas
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Go With Predator: Great Boat, Captain, and First Mate

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream on 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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United States
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Great boat, great captain, great crew

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream on 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 get...
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Hardy, VA
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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip - Gulf Stream on June 3, 2021
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Joe H.
Birdsboro, PA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Nearshore (AM) on July 25, 2019
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