Captain
Ricky Caton

Member since June 2019 Hatteras, United States
Background
I started fishing because my grandfather was a commercial fisherman and I used to go with him. As soon as I graduated from high school, I moved to Hatteras Island, NC and started mating. I have fished from the Maryland, VA, line to South Carolina, as well as Florida, and in the Bahamas. I fished offshore as a mate for some of the icons of the Offshore Fishing Industry out of Oregon Inlet, NC. Tony Tillett, Buddy Cannady, and John Bayliss were 3 of the truly notable ones.
Techniques
After numerous years of offshore fishing, I bought the "FREE AGENT" and choose to fish mostly inshore for Red Drum, Tarpon and Cobia. Red Drum & Cobia are mostly sight fishing. I do a lot of family trips trolling in the calmer inshore waters for Spanish Mackeral & Bluefish...drifting for Flounders as well as Spots and Croakers. I also do fun 1/2 day calm water educational fishing/crabbing trips. We also still fish offshore trolling for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, King Mackerel and bottom fish for Seabass, Triggerfish, Sharks, and Snappers.

Hey, I'm Captain Ricky Caton

Hatteras, United States
Background
I started fishing because my grandfather was a commercial fisherman and I used to go with him. As soon as I graduated from high school, I moved to Hatteras Island, NC and started mating. I have fished from the Maryland, VA, line to South Carolina, as well as Florida, and in the Bahamas. I fished offshore as a mate for some of the icons of the Offshore Fishing Industry out of Oregon Inlet, NC. Tony Tillett, Buddy Cannady, and John Bayliss were 3 of the truly notable ones.
Techniques
After numerous years of offshore fishing, I bought the "FREE AGENT" and choose to fish mostly inshore for Red Drum, Tarpon and Cobia. Red Drum & Cobia are mostly sight fishing. I do a lot of family trips trolling in the calmer inshore waters for Spanish Mackeral & Bluefish...drifting for Flounders as well as Spots and Croakers. I also do fun 1/2 day calm water educational fishing/crabbing trips. We also still fish offshore trolling for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, King Mackerel and bottom fish for Seabass, Triggerfish, Sharks, and Snappers.

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Fishing Reports

July 27 morning Happy Crabber Trip

July 27, 2020

July 27 morning Happy Crabber Trip Off this morning with the Walsh crew on a extended 1/2 day Happy Crabber trip. Caught a few nice Spanish Mackerel  and the Crabbing was good. Thanks Guys Read Full Report →


July 25 All Day Trip 

July 25, 2020

July 25 All Day Trip     Off today with the Richardson crew on an All Day Trip. We had very rough conditions today and it was a struggle. Caught some Amber Jacks live Baiting and caught a few Sea… Read Full Report →


July 24 afternoon Happy Crabber trip

July 24, 2020

July 24 afternoon Happy Crabber trip Off this afternoon with the Grecco crew on a Happy Crabber trip.Caught a few Bluefish & Spanish Mackerel.We  then went crabbing which was good. Thanks Guys Read Full Report →


July 24 3/4 day trip

July 24, 2020

July 24 3/4 day trip Off this morning with the Valrose crew on a 3/4 day trip. Went live baiting and caught some Amber Jacks then went bottom fishing with the light spinning tackle and caught some Sea Bass… Read Full Report →


July 23 afternoon Happy Crabber Trip

July 23, 2020

July 23 afternoon Happy Crabber Trip Off this afternoon with the Macfee crew on a Happy Crabber trip.Caught a few Bluefish & Spanish Mackerel in the CALM back water deep channels and the Crabbing was OK...Thanks Guys Read Full Report →


July 23 morning Happy Crabber Trip

July 23, 2020

July 23 morning Happy Crabber Trip Off this morning with the Thompson crew on a Happy Crabber Trip. Trolling in the CALM deep water back channels was good for Spanish Mackerel and a scattered Blue Fish and the Crabbing… Read Full Report →


July 22 afternoon Inlet Adventure

July 22, 2020

July 22 afternoon Inlet Adventure Off this afternoon with the Little crew on an Inlet Adventure trip.Trolling for the Bluefish was OK with a few Spanish Mackerel mixed in ...Thanks Guys Read Full Report →


July 22 morning Happy Crabber Trip

July 22, 2020

July 22 morning Happy Crabber Trip Off this morning with the Armagost crew on a Happy Crabber Trip.Trolling for Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish was OK  as well as the Crabbing...Thanks Guys Read Full Report →


July 21 morning Inlet Adventure Trip

July 21, 2020

July 21 afternoon Inlet Adventure Trip Off this morning with the Gorham crew on an Inlet Adventure Trip. Still pretty breezy so we stayed in the CALM deep water back channels trolling for Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish while looking… Read Full Report →


July 21 afternoon Happy Crabber Trip

July 21, 2020

July 21 afternoon Happy Crabber Trip Off this afternoon with the Knietnuant crew on a Happy Crabber Trip. Trolling in the CALM water back channels for Spanish Mackeral & Bluefish  was slower this afternoon than the morning but still… Read Full Report →


July 20 afternoon Inlet Adventure Trip

July 20, 2020

July 20 afternoon Inlet Adventure Trip Off this afternoon with the Lawchon crew on a Inlet Adventure Trip. It has been a very windy day so we spent the whole trip in the CALM deep water back channels trolling… Read Full Report →


July 20 morning Happy Crabber Trip

July 20, 2020

July 20 morning Happy Crabber Trip Off  this morning on a Happy Crabber Trip with the Dejulio crew. Trolling in the CALM deep water back channels was pretty good for the Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish. The crabbing was OK… Read Full Report →


July 17 all day trip

July 17, 2020

July 17 all day trip Off this morning with the Watson crew.WOW,....WEE...What a drop dead beautiful day!!!! We caught Amber Jacks,Almaco Jacks,Bluefish,Seabass, Triggerfish,Gag Groupers and Red Snappers Thanks Guys Read Full Report →


July 16 3/4 day trip

July 16, 2020

July 16 3/4 day trip Off this afternoon on a 3/4 day trip.Caught Sharks and Amber Jacks and released a under sized 35" Cobia. Thanks Guys Read Full Report →


July 16 morning 1/2 day Happy Crabber Tr

July 16, 2020

July 16 morning 1/2 day Happy Crabber Trip Off this morning with the Wenrich crew  on a Happy Crabber trip. Caught a few Spanish Mackerel trolling  and the Crabbing was GREAT!! Thanks Guys Read Full Report →


July 15 3/4 day trip

July 15, 2020

July 15 3/4 day trip Off this morning with the Stanell crew on 3/4 day trip.Caught Amber Jacks & Sharks live baiting Thanks Guys Read Full Report →


July 14 Extended morning 1/2 day trip

July 14, 2020

July 14 Extended morning 1/2 day trip Off this morning with the Murhpy crew on an extended 1/2 day trip. Trolling for Spanish Mackerel was slow so we went live baiting and caught a few Amber Jacks. Thanks Guys Read Full Report →


July 13 extended morning 1/2 day

July 13, 2020

We had an Extended 1/2 day trip with the Lawhon crew.Weather was still sketchy and we fished in the deep water back channels and caught a few Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish. Thanks Guys Read Full Report →


July 10,11,12 Bad weather canceled trip

July 10, 2020

July 10,11,12 Bad weather canceled trips Read Full Report →


July 9 afternoon "Happy Crabber Trip"

July 09, 2020

July 9 afternoon "Happy Crabber Trip" Off this afternoon with the Myers crew on a Happy Crabber Trip.Caught some Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish trolling in the deep backwater channels then went Crabbing.The Crabbing was a bit slow today.....Thanks guys Read Full Report →


July 8 all day

July 08, 2020

Off today with the Carroll crew on an all day trip. Weather was terrible.We caught some Amber Jacks live baiting and attempted to bottom fish. Caught a few Seabass but it was to rough and we went in early.Sorry… Read Full Report →


July 7 afternoon Inlet Adventure Trip

July 07, 2020

Off this afternoon with the Pohlschmidt crew. Spent the whole trip in the deep water back channels trolling for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish while looking to sight cast Cobia & Red Drum. The trolling was very slow and there… Read Full Report →


July 7 morning 1/2 day "Inlet Adventure"

July 07, 2020

July 7 morning 1/2 day "Inlet Adventure" trip Off this morning with the Reese crew. Spent the whole trip in the deep water back channels trolling for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish while looking to sight cast Cobia & Red… Read Full Report →


July 7 All Day Wreck Fishing Trip

July 07, 2020

July 7 All Day Wreck Fishing Trip Well if the weather gets any better I'm gonna have to set on my hands to keep from clapping. WOW ...it has been an amazing streak of beautiful days    Off today… Read Full Report →


July 6 afternoon Happy Crabber Trip

July 06, 2020

July 6 afternoon Happy Crabber Trip Off this afternoon on a Happy Crabber trip with the Valensky crew. Could not find the Spanish Mackerel this afternoon but found some nice Bluefish trolling in the deep water back channels. The… Read Full Report →


July 5 1/2 day morning Happy Crabber Tri

July 06, 2020

July 5 1/2 day morning Happy Crabber Trip Off this morning on a Happy Crabber trip with the Mitchell crew. And yet we have another beautiful day at hand here on the OBX......WOW.....sure has been a nice stretch of… Read Full Report →


July 4 3/4 day "Wreck Fishing Trip"

July 04, 2020

Off the morning with the Ritter crew on a 3/4 day (7 hour) “Wreck Fishing “trip. It was a little choppy in the morning put turned out nice as the day went on. We started out catching live bait… Read Full Report →


July 3 morning 1/2 day "Inlet Adventure"

July 03, 2020

July 3 morning 1/2 day "Inlet Adventure"  Off this morning with the Caudill crew on a morning  1/2 day "Inlet Adventure" trip. Wow 5 beautiful days in a row.....that is an amazing phenomena on the OBX.....you can best believe… Read Full Report →


July 2 morning1/2 day "Happy Crabber Tri

July 02, 2020

Well we got another beautiful day here on the OBX……Totally amazing. Off this morning with the Benfield crew on a morning Happy Crabber Trip. Scratched out a small catch of Spanish Mackerel and the crabbing was fair. Thanks Guys Read Full Report →


July 2 afternoon 1/2 day "Inlet Adventur

July 02, 2020

July 2 afternoon 1/2 day "Inlet Adventure" Off this afternoon with the Brenneck crew on an afternoon "Inlet Adventure "trip. Spent the whole trip trolling for Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish while looking to sight cast to a Cobia or… Read Full Report →


1/2 day morning “Inlet Adventure Trip”

July 02, 2020

Off this morning an a 1/2 day “Inlet Adventure Trip” with the Best crew. Well all the Spanish Mackerel that were in the deep water back channels disappeared…so we had to make the long run to the Ocean. Once… Read Full Report →


July 1 Afternoon 1/2 day "Inlet Adventur

July 02, 2020

July 1 Afternoon 1/2 day "Inlet Adventure Trip" Off this afternoon with the Futterman crew on a 1/2 day "Inlet Adventure" Mr.Futterman's  2 sons were some fish smashing machines I mean to tell ya.They had me scared!!! We went… Read Full Report →


WE HAVE FRIDAY JULY 3 OPEN ALL DAY FOR T

June 30, 2020

We are open all day on Friday 3 for 1/2 days or an all day Contact FishBooker.com to book......Come on down to GOD's COUNTRY in Hatteras ,NC and escape all the worlds chaos for awhile Read Full Report →


June 30 afternoon extended 1/2 day "Inle

June 30, 2020

June 30 afternoon extended 1/2 day "Inlet Adventure Trip" Off this afternoon with the Lively crew on an Extended (5 hour) 1/2 day "Inlet Adventure Trip" Went right back to where we left from this beautiful morning and the… Read Full Report →


June 30 morning 1/2 day "Happy Crabber T

June 30, 2020

Off this morning with the Bailey crew on a morning Happy Crabber trip. Absolutely the prettiest day of the summer so far...OUTSTANDING!!!! We started out trolling in the deep water back channels for Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish and had… Read Full Report →


June 29 afternoon 1/2 day 'Inlet Adventu

June 29, 2020

 June 29 afternoon 1/2 day 'Inlet Adventure Trip" Off this afternoon with the Harker crew on an "Inlet Adventure Trip".......My ,my,my what a difference a few hours makes. This morning trolling for Spanish Mackerel was pretty slow...but this afternoon… Read Full Report →


June 29 morning 1/2 day "Happy Crabber T

June 29, 2020

June 29 morning 1/2 day "Happy Crabber Trip"  Off this morning with the Rockwell crew on a "Happy Crabber Trip" Started out trolling for Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish in the deep water back channels and it was slow. Went… Read Full Report →


June 28 morning 1/2 day “Happy Crabber T

June 28, 2020

Off this morning with the Deverick crew on a Happy Crabber trip. Wind was howling and we spent the morning trolling in the deep water back channels for Spanish Mackerel & Blue fish while looking for Cobia & Red… Read Full Report →


June 28 afternoon 1/2 day "Inlet Adventu

June 28, 2020

Off this afternoon with the Haymon crew on a afternoon 1/2 day “Inlet Adventure”. Well the tide had changed and the fishing fell off dramatically .Anyway we were right back where we did well this morning and they were… Read Full Report →


June 27 morning 1/2 day "Happy Crabber T

June 27, 2020

  Off this morning with the Bowling crew.It was pretty breezy so we fished the deep water channels in Pamlico Sound. Fishing was slow but we picked out a small catch of Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish.   Took off… Read Full Report →


June 26 morning 1/2 day Inlet Adventure

June 26, 2020

Off this morning with the Pittman crew.Well to make a long story short…..the fishing was bad in the back bays as well as the Ocean.Caught 3 Spanish Mackerel and burned alot of fuel looking….Sorry Guys…Maybe next time Read Full Report →


June 26 afternoon 1/2 day Happy Crabber

June 26, 2020

Off this afternoon with the Light crew on a "Happy Crabber Trip"......Fishing was still slow and we caught a few Bluefish & Spanish Mackerel. Checked the Blue Crab traps and that was "Great"  Thanks Guys Read Full Report →


June 25 morning Extended 1/2 day trip

June 25, 2020

Off this morning with the Spence crew on a Extended 1/2 day trip.Ocean was still pretty rolly so we stayed inside trolling for Spanish Mackerel & Blue Fish in the deep water channels while looking to sight cast to… Read Full Report →


6/25 afternoon Happy Crabber Trip

June 25, 2020

Off this afternoon on a 1/2 day "Happy Crabber Trip" with the Poznick crew. Tried trolling in the deep backwater channels and it was slow but we did manage to pick out a catch of Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish,… Read Full Report →


June 24 afternoon 1/2 day Happy Crabber

June 24, 2020

Off this afternoon with the Scherr crew on a “Happy Crabber Trip” Started out trolling in the channels for Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish and it was kinda slow,,,but the Crabbing turned out OK…Thanks Guys Read Full Report →


June 24 morning 1/2 day "Inlet Adventure

June 24, 2020

une 24 morning 1/2 day "Inlet Adventure Trip"   Off this morning on a Extended 1/2 day "Inlet Adventure Trip" Wind was howling and the Ocean was raging so we spent the morning back in the deep water channels trolling… Read Full Report →


June 23 afternoon "Happy Crabber Trip"

June 23, 2020

Off this afternoon on a “Happy Crabber “trip with the Pullins crew. Ocean was still rough so we stayed in the deep water back channels trolling for Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish,I t was slow but we caught a few.… Read Full Report →


June 23 morning Inlet Adventure Trip

June 23, 2020

Off this morning with the Knieriem crew on an “Inlet Adventure Trip’…….Wind was howling and the Ocean was rough.We tried in the Ocean briefly and that was not gonna happen so we spent te whole trip in the deep… Read Full Report →


June 22 afternoon extended 1/2 day "Inle

June 22, 2020

Off this afternoon with the Milham crew.   Run out into the Ocean. Spent the whole trip trolling for Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish whie looking for Red Drum & Cobia. Did well on the Spanish Mackerel and had no… Read Full Report →


June 22 morning 1/2 day "Happy Crabber T

June 22, 2020

Off this morning with the Peet crew. Tried trolling some deepwater back channels  in Pamlico Sound with no love.Dropped out into the Ocean and did pretty good trolling for the Spanish with a few Bluefish mixed in. Ran back… Read Full Report →


June 20 All Day Trip

June 20, 2020

Off this morning with the Heretick crew again. We decided to stay along the beach trolling for Spanish Mackerel and Blue Fish while looking for a Cobia. We did drop off the beach for a while and try this… Read Full Report →


June 18 All Day Trip

June 18, 2020

Off  morning with the Houser crew.The fish Gods were smiling on these guys today after have a horrible day Cobia fishing  earlier in the week.We started out catching live bait right out side the marina...then ran off shore. We… Read Full Report →


June 17 3/4 day trip

June 17, 2020

Off this afternoon with a 3/4 day wreck fishing trip with the Gimon crew. These guys were tough.It was blowing a solid 20 knots and it was rough. Started out with the light spinning tackle catching Triggerfish,Seabass,Vermillion Snappers &… Read Full Report →


June 17 morning 1/2 day Happy Crabber Tr

June 17, 2020

Off this morning with the Sexton crew on a morning 1/2 day “Happy Crabber Trip”……..WOW……The wind is still blowing but the big sunny ball is in the sky. Thank the Lord.Caught a few Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish in the… Read Full Report →


June 16 1/2 day afternoon Happy Crabber

June 16, 2020

Off this afternoon with the Rhoades crew.Another group of great people who were not cry babies about the weather….which sucked worse this afternoon than it did this morning.Anyway the Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish had left the deep water back… Read Full Report →


June 16 morning 1/2 day Happy Crabber Tr

June 16, 2020

Off this morning with the Dukes crew.Windy,Cloudy,and Raining…but these guys were Troopers and did not care. We found the Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish in the deep backwater channels and did well on them.Went and checked the Crab Pots and… Read Full Report →


June 14 All Day" Down In Flames"

June 14, 2020

Off this morning with the Houser crew on an All Day Cobia trip.Well weather conditions as of lately continue to suck far beyond human imagination Wind & Rain….Wind & Rain….Wind & Rain….truly like a nightmare.Anyway sight casting was not… Read Full Report →


June 13 All Day "Plenty Enough Rough"

June 13, 2020

Off this morning with the Graham crew......2020 has not been a very good weather year thus far as well as just being a good year period with all the other shenanigans that have been going on.Blowing.rough and rainy all… Read Full Report →


June 11 afternoon 1/2 day "Inlet Adventu

June 11, 2020

Off with the Burns crew this afternoon on a 1/2 day “Inlet Adventure Trip”……..Conditions had improved somewhat over the mornings trip and the fishing for Spanish Mackerel in the backwater deep channels was better.Thanks Guys Read Full Report →


June 11 morning extended 1/2 day "Inlet

June 11, 2020

Off this morning with the Creasy crew……Had bad conditions and the Spanish Mackerel did not bite very well. We tried bait fishing for Cobia …no love there either … caught 2 80 pound Sting Rays…….Not much love in fish… Read Full Report →


June 10 morning 1/2 day "Inlet Adventure

June 10, 2020

Off this morning with the Jack crew on an “Inlet Adventure Trip”.Wind picked up as the morning progressed and we spent the morning trolling for Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish in the calm deep backwater channels while looking for Big… Read Full Report →


June 10 afternoon 1/2 day "Inlet Adventu

June 10, 2020

Off this afternoon with the Brinker crew.Wind was blowing pretty hard .This afternoon was pretty much a repeat of this morning …..looking for Big Red Drum & Cobia while trolling for Spanish Mackerel & Blues fish in the calm… Read Full Report →


June 9 Extended morning 1/2 day “Happy C

June 09, 2020

Off this morning with the Mckee crew on an Extended 1/2 day “Happy Crabber Trip”. Started out trolling and looking for Cobia in the calm water deep channels back in the sound and did well on the nice Spanish… Read Full Report →


June 8 All Day Light Tackle Bottom Fishi

June 08, 2020

Off today with Ray and “Triggerfish Tammy” Winkel. Finally we have a nice calm day…..it’s a miracle I tell ya!!! Used light spinning tackle and caught Seabass,Triggerfish,Sharks,Vermillion Snapper and released several American Red Snappers which are out of season.Tammy… Read Full Report →


June 6 1/2 day morning "Inlet Adventure

June 06, 2020

Off this morning with the Paine crew. Once again the wind is blowing……..Imagine that!!….Anyway we spent the morning trolling for Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish in the deep water back channels while looking for Drum & Cobia.Had no love from… Read Full Report →


June 5 1/2 morning "Happy Crabber Trip"

June 05, 2020

Off this morning on a 1/2 day Happy Crabber Trip with the Sooper crew. We stayed in the deep water channels trolling and the nice Spanish Mackerel were snapping!!!Caught a few Bluefish as well!! Went to check the Crab… Read Full Report →


FREE AGENT SPORT FISHING UPDATE MAY 15

June 04, 2020

May 15 thru June 4 update….What a sad,,,sad,,,state of affairs it has been Well to make a long miserable story short…..On May 16 the OBX opened up to the visitors just in time for a Tropical Storm…..OUTSTANDING…. between people… Read Full Report →


FREE AGENT SPORT FISHING UPDATE MAY 15 2

May 15, 2020

Well the OBX is opening up to our visitors on 5/16/2020...THANK THE LORD......The C-19 virus hoax has just about broke everyones back on the OBX as well as across the nation....We alone have lost 17 dearly needed trips because… Read Full Report →


April 26 Update on the Covid-19 Crisis o

April 26, 2020

This is an update as of yesterday about what is happening with this fiasco.We are still in limbo as to when the OBX with fully open to visitors…….right now it is looking like between May 8 and the 15……We… Read Full Report →


GET AWAY FROM THE HUSTLE & BUSTLE FISH

March 09, 2020

We will start running trip April 1 just in time for the EASTER VACATION WEEK We fish Inshore as well as Offshore so we can handle it all Read Full Report →


GETTING READY TO GO....COME ON DOWN TO H

March 09, 2020

Well Guys & Gals.......it's that time of year.....sanding/painting/polishing...getting ready for the 2020 season. It has been a long Winter and we are looking forward to a good Summer.Hopefully it will be a mild Summer weather wise with not a… Read Full Report →


FREE AGENT SPORT FISHING UPDATE JANUARY

January 31, 2020

Well…not alot to report.Been walking ALOT….doing the ole cardio thing after by pass surgery.Been walking alot in the Frisco National Park/Camp Ground.If any of you guys are into camping it is truly a beautiful place.I myself am not much… Read Full Report →


2020 FREE AGENT SPORT FISHING UPDATE

January 23, 2020

Well guys… Sorry for the slack reporting…….Really not been alot of GOOD to report…….EXCEPT….I’m ALIVE AND KICKING…..I’ll be glad to get 2019 behind me.Been a trying year all the way around.Several really expensive break downs through out the season… Read Full Report →


FABULOUS FALL FISHING OUT OF HATTERS

October 31, 2019

Well the Summer has flown by,,,,,I hate to see it go ,But with that being said...the Fall ushers in some great fishing. The Light Tackle Bottom Fishing is good as well as live baiting for the Big Fall King… Read Full Report →


October 29 All Day Bottom Fishing/Trolli

October 29, 2019

October 29 All Day Bottom Fishing/Trolling Trip ***GREAT FISHING*** Off today with the Kahler crew.Weather in the morning was a little choppy but it got nicer as the day went on. We spent 3/4 of the trip bottom fishing… Read Full Report →


October 27& 28 report

October 27, 2019

October 27& 28 …Weather was to bad to go charter fishing…so I went commercial net fishing with my son on his boat “LITTLE CLAM” and we caught a few King Mackerel,and some Black Tip & Hammer Head sharks.Got really… Read Full Report →


October 26 afternoon "INLET ADVENTURE" t

October 26, 2019

Off this afternoon with the Wyatt crew on a family gathering event. Well the fishing was pretty slow.Tried trolling for Bluefish ….got no love. Went bottom fishing with light spinning tackle on an inshore wreck and caught a few… Read Full Report →


October 25 All Day Light Tackle Bottom F

October 25, 2019

October 25 All Day Light Tackle Bottom Fishing Trip report Off today with the Team “ROD HOGS” again..It was pretty much a repeat of yesterday with more Sea Bass & Triggerfish and less Vermillion & Red Snappers…Once again THANKS… Read Full Report →


October 24 All Day Light Tackle Bottom F

October 24, 2019

October 24 All Day Light Tackle Bottom Fishing Trip report Off today with “Team ROD HOGS”…….Day 1 of 2 that these guys had booked. Well the weatherman did a fantastic job of totally missing the mark today,These guys have… Read Full Report →


FREE AGENT SPORT FISHING REPORT OCT. 16

October 18, 2019

Oct.16 & 17 ….No Trips…Sketchy Weather October 18 All Day Light Tackle Bottom Fishing Trip Off this morning with the Caporaso crew…Just Ray and his darling wife.Weatherman once again missed it ……wind was suppose to be falling out as… Read Full Report →


October 9 thru 15 FREE AGENT SPORT FISHI

October 15, 2019

Well October has not been what I would call a very special month thus far.Very few trips and some pretty rank weather. We just got over about a 7 day North Easter that closed off the road south of… Read Full Report →


October 8 Report......Just Setting here

October 08, 2019

Not really alot to report.Been just working on the boat and tackle waiting on some trips and the weather to straighten out….This week 10/8 is looking like a washout with the weather…….but we will be standing by ready to… Read Full Report →


September 25 thru October 3 Report

October 03, 2019

September 25 thru October 3 Report Sept.25 thru Oct. 1……During this time frame we had 1 trip and had a mechanical issue and had to cancel it. The joys of boat ownership Oct. 2 Afternoon Inlet Adventure Trip. Off… Read Full Report →


!!!WOW!!! October is here!!

October 01, 2019

Well…it is hard to believe that it is already October……Where did the Summer go??? Anyhow…the “FREE AGENT” well be ready to run charters all the way through December.Fishing is generally good ….and the weather is by far more stable… Read Full Report →


September 24 "FINALLY BACK IN THE OCEAN

September 24, 2019

Well after 21 long miserable days on land..we finally,finally got back out to sea and the fishing was GREAt..Glad to be back in the Ocean Off today with the Hess crew Richard & Mimi. Spent the bulk of the… Read Full Report →


September 3 thru 23 "What a long 21 day

September 23, 2019

Well it has been a long time between posts…..Sept.3 I had to move my boat to a safer dockage to weather out hurricane “Dorian” …….Hurricane preparations took place Sept. 3 thru the 5…..Sept. 6 hurricane “Dorian” comes smashing into… Read Full Report →


September 1& 2 Report

September 02, 2019

Sept.1 report Had to cancel trip due to impending sea conditions in the Ocean due to the up coming hurricane “Dorian” September 2 trip report Off on a last minute “Happy Crabber” trip with the Reese crew. Caught some… Read Full Report →


August 30 & 31 Trip Report

August 30, 2019

August 30 morning 1/2 day trip Off this morning with Larry Gray aka “Cobia Killer” on a 1/2 day trip around the Inlet.Caught some nice Bluefish and a few Spanish Mackerel August 31 3/4 day trip Off this morning… Read Full Report →


August 29 3/4 day trip (7 hours)

August 29, 2019

Off with the Smith crew again today on a 3/4 day (7 hour) trip. It was kinda choppy. Caught some live bait first thing outside the marina. Ran off the beach and caught a few False Albacore trolling then… Read Full Report →


August 28 1/2 day "Happy Crabber Tri

August 28, 2019

Off this afternoon with the Patten crew on a “Happy Crabber Trip” Trolling around the Inlet for Spanish Mackerel & Bluefish was good and the Crabbing was OK Thanks Guys Read Full Report →


August 28 1/2 day "Inlet Adventure Trip"

August 28, 2019

Off this morning with the Smith crew. Spent the whole trip trolling around the Inlet for Spanish Mackeral and Bluefish while looking for Red Drum & Cobia.Trolling was good.Thanks Guys Read Full Report →


August 24 morning 1/2 day "Inlet Adventu

August 24, 2019

Off this morning with the Albright Brothers . Went down to the Inlet and did well trolling for Bluefish and caught a nice Flounder as well on the Bluefish rigs. Spent the rest of the trip anchored up Shark… Read Full Report →


August 22 1/2 day "Happy Crabber Trip"

August 22, 2019

Off this morning with Sal Clap and his crew on a Happy Crabber trip. Started out catching Bluefish at the Inlet and it was pretty good. Tide changed and they quit biting so we tried drifting for flounders and… Read Full Report →


August 21 morning 1/2 day "Inlet Advent

August 21, 2019

Off this morning with the Campbell crew. Started out trolling in the Inlet and the Bluefishing was Great!! Dropped off the beach a few miles and caught a couple of King Mackerel and a False Albacore Thanks Guys Read Full Report →


August 21 afternoon 1/2 day "Inlet Adven

August 21, 2019

Off this afternoon with Shawn & Rider Chappel.Today was Rider’s 8th birthday!! Happy birthday Rider.What a great way to spend ya b-day….fishing with ya Dad. Tide had changed from this morning and the wind had picked up pretty good… Read Full Report →


August 20 afternoon "Happy Crabber" trip

August 20, 2019

Off this afternoon with the Martin crew. Started out trolling in the Inlet and the fishing for the nice sized Bluefish was great..also had a few Spanish Mackerel mixed in. Ran back in the Sound and checked some of… Read Full Report →


August 19 morning 1/2 day Happy Crabber

August 20, 2019

Off this morning with the Metzel crew on a "Happy Crabber Trip". Spent the first part of the morning trolling in the channels behind the Inlet for it was a bit rolly in the Ocean. Started out slow but… Read Full Report →


August 20 morning 1/2 day "Inlet Adventu

August 20, 2019

Off this morning with Larry Gray aka “Cobia Killer”. Caught some nice Bluefish and a few Spanish Mackeral and went in early to beat the heat. Thanks LG Read Full Report →


August 18 "SHARK BITE UPDATE"

August 18, 2019

Well it is 19 days since the “Shark Bite Incident” and we are pretty well healed up.I never in my life have seen so much “Hoopla” about nothing!!! You would think that with as much stuff going on in… Read Full Report →


August 14 morning Happy Crabber trip

August 14, 2019

Off this morning with the Turskiy crew.Weather was not very good and to make a long story short..the fishing & crabbing was slow. Read Full Report →


August 13 All Day Blue Water Combo Troll

August 13, 2019

Off this morning with the Guzivich crew.Well today….these guys won the lottery on the weather.Every year that they go it is rougher than Hell…..Today is beautiful. Fishing was hard for the bulk of the fleet today,….pretty scrappy .We spent… Read Full Report →


August 11 morning extended 1/2 day "Inle

August 11, 2019

Off this morning with the DeBastiani crew. Caught some live bait first thing,then went trolling for Bluefish which was slow then drop off the beach and went livebaiting and caught some Amber Jacks.Stopped on the way in and caught… Read Full Report →


August 8 extended 1/2 day "Inlet Adventu

August 08, 2019

Well the pretty stretch of weather we had lasted about 1 1/2 weeks…it was awesome.The past few days the wind took back over and successfully smashed down our play house of Inshore Dolphin,good Bluefish & Spanish Mackerel trolling and… Read Full Report →


August 6 All Day Trip "Great Fishing"

August 06, 2019

Off this morning with the Hamm crew.First I want to say “THANKS” Jim for driving all the way from Corrolla to Hatteras…wow…you are to be commended. Another beautiful day in “Paradise”.Started out catching live bait outside the marina and… Read Full Report →


August 2 all day trip

August 02, 2019

Off this morning with my Man Fuel Pump his darling and my wife….on yet another drop dead gorgeous day….WOW….Sure has been alot of nice days lately…wonder what the price tag for that will be ???Anyway….. We went to Cape… Read Full Report →


August 2 3/4 Day Trip

August 02, 2019

Off this morning with the Black crew on a 3/4 day wreck fishing trip. Started out catching live bait then went off the beach.Caught the Amberjacks pretty good livebaiting as well as a rare “Rainbow Runner”…….pretty cool fish. Finished… Read Full Report →


August 1 afternoon 1/2 day "Inlet Advent

August 01, 2019

Off this afternoon with the “Shark Week/ Shark Bite” crew..the Ring/Bates crew.These are the customers that were aboard the day of the “EVENT”!!! We trolled around and caught some nice Bluefish and tried for the Sharks but did not… Read Full Report →


August 1 morning "Happy Crabber Trip"

August 01, 2019

Off this morning with the Lawther crew.Another pretty day in Paradise . Trolling in the backwaters and channels for Bluefish was good and the crabbing was good as well. Thanks Guys Read Full Report →


August 1 morning "Happy Crabber Trip" G

August 01, 2019

Off this morning with the Lawther crew on a Happy Crabber Trip.Winds are calm ….but we are surrounded by threatening looking clouds…but it turned out Great. Trolling in the channels was great for the Bluefish and the Crabbing was… Read Full Report →


July 31 morning "Happy Crabber Trip"

July 31, 2019

Another beautiful day in paradise WOW!!!! Off with the Thacher crew this morning.Spent the whole trip in the channels trolling catching Bluefish & a few Spanish Mackerel…it was pretty good.Finished off the trip fishing the Crab Pots and it… Read Full Report →


July 31 morning 1/2 day "Happy Crabber T

July 31, 2019

Another beautiful day in paradise WOW!!!! Off with the Thacher crew this morning.Spent the whole trip in the channels trolling catching Bluefish & a few Spanish Mackerel…it was pretty good.Finished off the trip fishing the Crab Pots and it… Read Full Report →


July 30 afternoon extended 1/2 day "Inle

July 30, 2019

Off this afternoon with the Ring crew.What a trip this would turn out to be WOW WOW WOW!!! Started out catching some really nice Bluefish…biggest ones we have caught all year. While we were fishing …the Blacktip & Spinner… Read Full Report →


July 30 morning extended 1/2 day "Inlet

July 30, 2019

Well the beautiful weather continues to persist WOW…..it has been great…..wonder what the price tag for this will be???!!! We are off this morning with the Gibran crew on an extended 1/2 day.Caught some Bluefish around the Inlet first… Read Full Report →


July 29 morning Happy Crabber Trip

July 29, 2019

Off this morning with the Van Damm crew on a morning “Happy Crabber Trip” Beautiful flat slick calm…..clear water…you could see the bottom in 15 feet. The fishing was slow…caught a few Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish and the crabbing… Read Full Report →


July 27 morning "Happy Crabber Trip" Gr

July 27, 2019

Off this morning with the Bailey crew. Still blowing a gale out of the N/E…..but at least it has cooled down and the humidity has dropped!! Spent the first part of the trip trolling in the Inlet and back… Read Full Report →


July 25 morning "Happy Crabber Trip"

July 25, 2019

Off this morning and it was blowing a steady 25 knots outta the N/E……but no humidity …..Yipppeee!! Trolled around the Inlet and back in the channels and caught some Bluefish and a few Spanish Mackeral . We tried drifting… Read Full Report →


July 24 extended 1/2 day "Inlet Adventu

July 24, 2019

Off this morning with the Brinker crew on a 3/4 day trip. Started out catching bait out side the marina. .We then stopped in the Inlet and caught a few Bluefish.Plenty of left over swell from the 4 day… Read Full Report →


July 23 morning "Happy Crabber Trip"

July 23, 2019

Off this morning with the Williams crew on a Happy Crabber Trip. Weather was sketchy with alot of S/W wind and a few storms looming around us.But the good thing about this trip is…..we stay where it is calm.… Read Full Report →


July 22 afternoon "Inlet Adventure Trip"

July 22, 2019

Off this afternoon with the Bailey crew.Wind was howling outta the S/W and is suppose to be worse tomorrow. W tried the Ocean for a bit but the fishing was alot better in the channels and sound. Trolling for… Read Full Report →


Calm Water Family Oriented Crabbing/Fish

July 21, 2019

HAPPY CRABBER The “Happy Crabber” trip is a calm water, education and family-friendly fishing trip. We start off the trip fishing by either trolling for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish or Bottom fishing for Flounder, Sea Mullets, Croakers, Spots, and… Read Full Report →


July 16 afternoon Happy Crabber trip

July 16, 2019

Off this afternoon on a “Happy Crabber” trip with the Nixon family. Started out trolling for Bluefish & Spanish Mackerel in the channels and worked our way out into the Ocean and the fishing was great. Dropped back into… Read Full Report →


July 15 All Day Trip

July 15, 2019

Off today with the Duncan crew on an all day trip. Another slick calm beautiful day…….amazing here in Hatteras!!! Went wreck fishing and caught some Almaco Jacks then trolled for Dolphin and caught 3 and went bottomfishing and caught… Read Full Report →


July 14 All Day Trip

July 14, 2019

Off today with the Blazich crew on day 3 of our “Great Big Giant 5 Day Red Snapper Season”. What a beautiful day for this.Stopped and caught some live bait first thing and headed offshore.Tried several different spots and… Read Full Report →


July 13 All Day Trip

July 13, 2019

Well today was day #2 of our “Great Big 5 Day Red Snapper Season”…so graciously given to us by the brain children at NOAA. Day #1 on 7/12 was a wash out due to high winds Off today with… Read Full Report →


July 11 All Day Trip

July 11, 2019

Off this morning with the Lanz crew.Kinda choppy today. Started out catching some live bait in the Sound.Ran offshore to 4 different spots and between it being choppy and the Barracudas wearing us out it was a struggle livebaiting… Read Full Report →


July 10 am "Inlet Adventure" trip

July 10, 2019

Off this morning with the Lipar crew.WOW what a nice morning. Spent the whole trip trolling for Spanish Mackeral & Bluefish while looking for Red Drum and Cobia in the Ocean ,Inlet and Channels…….saw no Drum or Cobia but… Read Full Report →


July 4 am "Inlet Adventure Trip"

July 04, 2019

Off this morning with the McKinney crew. It was choppy around the Inlet.We caught some Bluefish & Spanish Mackeral trolling in the Ocean. After a while we came back inside where it was calm and drifted for Flounders caught… Read Full Report →


July 3 All Day Trip

July 03, 2019

Off this morning with the Nowalk crew. Started out catching live bait outside the marina ,…then ran offshore to some Bluewater Wrecks to try for Cobia,Sharks ,Almaco Jacks& Amber Jacks. Caught no Cobia or Sharks but did well on… Read Full Report →


July 2 pm "Inlet Adventure"

July 02, 2019

Weather the last 2 days has been drop dead gorgeous.Water around the Inlet looks like the Bahamas!!. Spent the whole trip trolling for Bluefish & Spanish Mackeral while looking for a Cobia and the Big Red Drum…and did good… Read Full Report →


July 2 am "Happy Crabber Trip"

July 02, 2019

Off this morning with the Powell crew. Caught some Spanish Mackeral & Blue Fish trolling on the Inlet . After that we went and checked the Blue Crab Traps and it was great!!We had 1 1/2 baskets of crabs… Read Full Report →


July 1 morning "Inlet Adventure Trip"

July 01, 2019

Off this morning with the French crew. Started out trolling and caught some Bluefish & Spanish Mackeral.After that we switched over and tried some Shark Fishing and caught 2 Sharks that were so small that they would get lost… Read Full Report →

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4.85
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Cynthia J.
Camden, North Carolina
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Rick

VERIFIED   June 10, 2020
We had a great time with Captain Rick and First Mate, Josh!! Both were very welcoming to our family of novice(literally, first...
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Glenn G.
Moneta, VA
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Half-day trip with Capt. Ricky

VERIFIED   NEW  July 21, 2020
Had to change to half-day inland trip due to weather conditions.  No regrets. Capt. Ricky put us on the fish and Josh...
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Aaron L.
Gallipolis, OH
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Half day extended trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 13, 2020
Good day on the water. Conditions were not ideal, but manage to find a few fish. Captain and first mate were great to go with....
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Emilee H.
Buxton, NC
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Great experience with Free Agent

VERIFIED   June 29, 2020
I gave the trip to my husband for his birthday. He had a great time and caught lots of fish!  Rick was great to work with...
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