Captain
Doug Sullivan

Member since July 2016 Wanchese, United States
Background
What can I say about myself? I was born to a 5th generation boat builder slash charter boat captain son.As a child most kids push a lawn mower to make money but at age 10 I was taking on as a second mate on my dad's 50 foot charter boat the marlin fever. After working through most of my teenage years as a mate I noticed that you cannot fall in love with the ocean at a young age for it will take you away from your family. So after many years of Contracting building houses I later returned to the ocean at the age of 35. Enjoying the last decade-and-a-half fishing side-by-side with my father I got my captain's license 3 years ago due to my father's illness. Since then I've taken over the family business and become a 6 generation boat captain. Every time I leave the dock I believe that I'm going to set a world record with a fish now although I cannot promise you a world record I can promise you to give you the most memorable trip possible and hopefully with some fish.
Techniques
For up close to the beach we like to troll with spoons for the best way to catch fish is to make it look like what the fish like to eat

Hey, I'm Captain Doug Sullivan

Wanchese, United States
Background
What can I say about myself? I was born to a 5th generation boat builder slash charter boat captain son.As a child most kids push a lawn mower to make money but at age 10 I was taking on as a second mate on my dad's 50 foot charter boat the marlin fever. After working through most of my teenage years as a mate I noticed that you cannot fall in love with the ocean at a young age for it will take you away from your family. So after many years of Contracting building houses I later returned to the ocean at the age of 35. Enjoying the last decade-and-a-half fishing side-by-side with my father I got my captain's license 3 years ago due to my father's illness. Since then I've taken over the family business and become a 6 generation boat captain. Every time I leave the dock I believe that I'm going to set a world record with a fish now although I cannot promise you a world record I can promise you to give you the most memorable trip possible and hopefully with some fish.
Techniques
For up close to the beach we like to troll with spoons for the best way to catch fish is to make it look like what the fish like to eat

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Fishing Reports

Adam and his great wonders

July 31, 2020

Had a wonderful family on the boat today that amazed me. It was blowing 25 out the Southwest with two the four Footers and the boat was all over the place bill I never saw the kids miss anything… Read Full Report →


Doug took Doug on Doug's boat fishing

July 31, 2020

Today we had a wonderful group on the boat. The father and his sons and I got to see the joy and a Father's Eyes to help us Sons do something like fishing. He was quite a natural at… Read Full Report →


The great Beatties

July 28, 2020

This group went on a 6-hour trip. with a strong Southwest wind a little rough but it's same time it was mighty good fishing. We got into the Spanish mackerel and found them in different places where the birds… Read Full Report →


The Robinson trip

July 28, 2020

This trip starts out spectacular. We've run right into the albacore put the Bates Out start pulling the Bates we have one hit we really mup then we have two more hit and they both got off and we… Read Full Report →


Family Beer & Boat Ride

July 23, 2020

Had a wonderful family today that came out to enjoyed a fishing Excursion. Would 35 Mi an hour Southwest when it was not exactly a trip that you would be able to stand up and walk around but still… Read Full Report →


Two guys on a trip

July 23, 2020

These two buddies went out to enjoy a trip today. It will Southwest winds 25 miles an hour and it made it very hard to try to stand up in the boat. What did fishing be in slack around… Read Full Report →


A wonderful fishing day

July 23, 2020

Today I had a wonderful couple that just wanted to get out on the boat. Although his back was in pain they book The Sound trip and I hope that they had a blast they said they did. Although… Read Full Report →


Out with the boys

July 21, 2020

This group really wanted to get into a lot of fish they booked a 6-hour trip and the way it started off with unbelievable. We got in two birds flying everywhere Bait fish jumping everywhere Spanish mackerel all over… Read Full Report →


One fish two fish three fish

July 21, 2020

Had a wonderful group this morning that wanted to go out and catch some fish. so they had booked the sound trip and they got plenty of fish. Unfortunately there weren't many big enough to keep but there was… Read Full Report →


The Haney family on board

July 20, 2020

Our story starts last Monday turn my party showed up on the. And the boat wouldn't start unfortunately I had to cancel but rescheduled them for Friday morning. By then the boat was fixed party showed up they were… Read Full Report →


Not Always going to catch

July 20, 2020

The ocean was a little rough yesterday try to make the best up unfortunately after a couple of hours with no help I disgusted going inside everybody get a chance to catch fish Read Full Report →


The family that wanted different stuff

July 16, 2020

Did family come to the dock with a sound trip already booked. But they Dad decided he wanted to go in the ocean although it was blowing 50 miles an hour and 5 foot waves. But after mama said… Read Full Report →


Second trip was a bummer

July 15, 2020

We just come off of a 6-hour trip that was just phenomenal when we got into our second trip it was a four hour trip we had albacore hit in the first 10 minutes that we were trolling then… Read Full Report →


One of those trips

July 15, 2020

One of those trips you know the type I'm talking about where everything is perfect additions weather fish agree nothing can go wrong. Well that's the way it was it was a mama daddy little girl a more fishing… Read Full Report →


The wandering trip

July 14, 2020

I gave it this title because we wondered all over the ocean trying to find a fish. Kinda sounds funny if you're reading this but to be on the boat it was far from funny. We searched all over… Read Full Report →


Jeff and the boys

July 14, 2020

Had a great group of young anglars today that did real well in the ocean unfortunately all the searching that we did we could not seem to locate fish for them to reel in so at half trip just… Read Full Report →


A great group from Alaska

July 11, 2020

The Chris and his crew in for the 10:30 Trip after coming off of a slow first trip I was worried about the second one in the fish. Once we got in the ocean right off the bat we… Read Full Report →


A date on the water

July 11, 2020

Anna and her better half went on a fishing trip today. And although we did not set the world on fire we were able to catch a few fish and they seem to have a good time on the… Read Full Report →


What are boys will talk about four gener

July 09, 2020

So you think hiring a boat going out in the ocean it's all about catching the biggest fish but sometimes you may be right. There are those times then hiring a boat going out in the ocean with your… Read Full Report →


Mom stepping up and being the best

July 08, 2020

Well my fishing story today is not a great one but at the same time it is wonderful. This group was the absolute blast to be around and as the story unravels I found out more about what it… Read Full Report →


Two Dads and the crew

July 07, 2020

Set the Two Dads. It would be a wonderful thing take the kids out fishing in the ocean and it probably would have been a wonderful thing if it weren't rough and fish not cooperating. After the little girl… Read Full Report →


Three generations equals fun trip

July 02, 2020

Had a wonderful group this morning took them out fishing in the sound and they had a ball. Who's the grandfather daughter and daughter's daughter can anyone guess who caught the most fish. Of course it was the granddaughter… Read Full Report →


We just want something big to catch

July 01, 2020

Yep that's right so many times I've heard the same words we just want something big to catch. Today I explained to the group we can go and try but sometimes we can't find them and then you wasted… Read Full Report →


The men finally caught the biggest fish

June 30, 2020

Unfortunately or should I say fortunately women always seem to catch the bigger fish on the taxi. So when this wonderful family decided to take their group and go sound fishing I didn't think anything would be any different.… Read Full Report →


A wonderful group on a wonderful day

June 27, 2020

We had a great group today. Had a lot of fun with them getting out on the ocean it had just enough chop and just enough wind to keep you from getting too hot. With a couple youngsters on… Read Full Report →


Three for the road

June 27, 2020

This family was on the way home today. That means they took their trip and right afterwards they got in their car and headed back to where home was. It was a wonderful group mother father and their son.… Read Full Report →


One ribbon at a time

June 25, 2020

What is a ribbon you asked well I'll tell you I need a flat their long hair shiny and they have a lot of teeth. Kris didn't mind they reelef them in like Champs. It was a good trip… Read Full Report →


Come from all over the country to get on

June 24, 2020

We had some from the West for as Seattle we had some from the north as far as Maryland by the way saying that they fixed the best crabs then we have some from right here and I'll great… Read Full Report →


New Hampshire catching the fish in the s

June 22, 2020

Had a wonderful group yesterday. Just wanted to get out in the water and catch anything I would bite and I believe they had a wonderful time we really had a great time. Read Full Report →


A fun sound trip

June 18, 2020

We had a wonderful group it didn't exactly have a good fishing experience last time they were on the Outer Banks. So they decided to slow it down and stay in calm water. And I believe they had fun… Read Full Report →


A fish throw down

June 07, 2020

Right now Cobia fishing is the best and it can possibly be. With the migration on to the north there is a good supply of cobia in a good chance for a wonderful fight possibly once-in-a-lifetime fight. At the… Read Full Report →


The Three Amigos

June 06, 2020

We had a absolute blast today with Jeff and his family. Because the ocean was choppy and they took it so well I could tell that this was not their first time. And like pros they were able to… Read Full Report →


Delaware looking for some big scales

September 19, 2019

We had a very nice group from Delaware today. Turns out they've been all over the country catching different fish so I knew that I had my work cut out for me. Being a day of a 25 mile… Read Full Report →


Hillbillies on the boat

September 16, 2019

Had a wonderful group from West Virginia today unfortunately Northeast winds were strong waves were hard and fishing was rough. After catching to Spanish Michael's on the first half of the trip we decided to move to the inside… Read Full Report →


The long family trip before the hurrican

September 03, 2019

I had a wonderful family from Virginia today that wanted to get their trip in before the hurricane got here. After troll in a while and having a good catch of Spanish mackerel and Bluefish which most with throwbacks… Read Full Report →


Thompson's and the ribbon fish

August 20, 2019

Had a wonderful family today a dad his wife and two girls. They weren't hard to please I don't like a lot of parties they just wanted to catch some fish and when I said something about ribbon fish… Read Full Report →


Three guys in a very wet day

August 16, 2019

I mean yesterday we had a wonderful group from Richmond Virginia. We were attempting to have a wonderful day on a 6-hour trip but Mother Nature wanted to try this and she won. Heading out with already discussed that… Read Full Report →


The little ones mean everything

August 10, 2019

Had a very good friend and his gang go out with me today including his son and his little friend. We were trying to locate the albacore and king mackerel and weren't having much luck of it after half… Read Full Report →


Two Against the World

August 07, 2019

We had a wonderful couple go out with us today. Saying that this fishing trip was going to be the highlight of their vacation always puts a lot of weight on my shoulders hoping not to disappoint. When we… Read Full Report →


Frank cloud in the gang

August 06, 2019

We had a wonderful group today Frank cloud with his family we're absolutely fun to be around from the very first moment I met him on the dock. They had a 6-hour trip with us and although I can't… Read Full Report →


The excitement of the Bracken family

August 01, 2019

We had a wonderful group today the Bracken family. Started out I forgot that I needed to fuel up so I was already worried that I had lost face with the party. After greeting them and getting them on… Read Full Report →


The Magic in the smile of a child

July 31, 2019

Was absolutely a wonderful day on the water. Slight Southwest win just a little bit of roll in the water and visibility was wonderful take me to Ross. We got away from the fleet and went our own way… Read Full Report →


Illinois and the Albacore

July 30, 2019

Had a absolutely wonderful family from Illinois today. They have been fishing anywhere from Florida to Alaska with all kinds of fish stories. So when I heard that the fleet was catching ribbon fish I knew that that was… Read Full Report →


DC on the water

July 26, 2019

It was a rather windy day 10 to 15 out of the Northeast. Ways to work out all the bar was ugly and after catching a few fish on the inside the party was determined to go to the… Read Full Report →


Sound fishing with the family

July 25, 2019

There was a hard Northeast wind that kept us from going out in the ocean today. So we were able to go in the back water and locate blue fish and Spanish mackerel. With slightly cloudy and a strong… Read Full Report →


Options options options

July 18, 2019

Had a wonderful trip with Corey and his friends. Went out and got into some blue fish where to Big Bite but we did catch some fish. After trolling for a little while we ran across a Spanish mackerel… Read Full Report →


Brent's family trying to get the big one

July 17, 2019

We had a wonderful family from Kansas City today Bob Brent and his wonderful family. Although there was no lacking of reeling time there was lacking of size. Probably call 50 fish when was the nice gray trout but… Read Full Report →


Four guys in a boat load of laughs

July 04, 2019

It was an absolutely gorgeous morning nice little south Breeze to keep all the heat off you and the water had just enough riple to keep everything wonderful. By the halfway point of the trip we'd only had two… Read Full Report →


Not sure Michigan or Indiana

July 03, 2019

Had a wonderful party this afternoon some from Michigan some from Indiana still a fun family. They had a bottom fishing trip book with me where we go out and anchor up and drop lines down in the water… Read Full Report →


DC on the ocean

July 03, 2019

The fun part of my job is getting city Folk out on the boat. These guys were really good though there was no problem with the waves no problem with the fishing and no problem when I had a… Read Full Report →


Albert all the way to the Core

July 02, 2019

I had such a fun-loving family today and hats off to John osakowicz. Janet asked me this morning if there was any way we could get into some fish because he had some young guys on the boat and… Read Full Report →


Dad and son against the world

June 26, 2019

It was an absolutely gorgeous morning when I first met this family they came to my boat and had booked two boats. Five teenagers got on and Dad and the little guy that only other which was ours. I… Read Full Report →


The three The Three Amigos from West Vir

June 25, 2019

We had a wonderful group from West Virginia and it's always nice to have a family on board. It was a gorgeous day with hardly a ripple in the water a great day to be out there fishing but… Read Full Report →


What ties the family together our memori

June 25, 2019

It was a 92 with a south wind at 7 miles per hour with just enough Breeze to keep it nice and cool during a good day of fishing. Wow trolling and not getting the bite we wanted excited… Read Full Report →


Good trip for husband and wife

June 19, 2019

We had a trip June 19th morning hours. It was a little rainy very wet and fishing did not exactly what were the sway we wish it would have. After going round and round we did finally locate some… Read Full Report →


Daddy and his little girl

September 08, 2018

Although the pictures don't show up but it was quite a day of fishing. We started off with getting into the Spanish mackerel and everything was wonderful mid trip hook the king mackerel lost him at the back of… Read Full Report →


From the mountains to the ocean

September 06, 2018

Had a wonderful group today from Maryland and West Virginia it was a very nice family. We started out catching some Spanish mackerel just make sure they got plenty of reeling and then finished it off with going a… Read Full Report →


DC coming to the Outer Banks

September 05, 2018

Gorgeous afternoon Southwest wind blowing little bit of chop not much started right out off the bat catching Spanish mackerel. Captain heard something about a good bite on king mackerel 3 miles off the beach so we turn to… Read Full Report →


Three generations of happy people

August 29, 2018

Let's see how can I describe this trip wow exciting dramatic OMG the Lord blessed us in my favorite fish on that's what I said for most of the trip. Had a wonderful family from New York and the… Read Full Report →


Birthday via Philly

August 28, 2018

It was a absolutely beautiful day on the water with six very close friends sharing a birthday. Could not ask for better weather 89 degrees with a nice breeze on the ocean. The fish completely cooperated what a variety… Read Full Report →


Wonderful group from Virginia

August 24, 2018

It was a bad Eastwind on this Friday morning had judgements on not going out would be too rough for party. Party said that they would Brave it out so we headed out. 10 minutes after we set our… Read Full Report →


Connecticut in the house

August 23, 2018

I always like a fun-loving party in this group didn't let me down. It was a little too rough to get out into the ocean so we stayed in side in the sound and call numerous fish of all… Read Full Report →


And then there was Albert

August 14, 2018

We had a wonderful group from Richmond today they were real energetic and enthusiastic. But the fish weren't quite as great as we would like it to be on a near-shore trip but we did get lucky from a… Read Full Report →


2 Dad four boys and plenty of excitement

August 09, 2018

It was an absolutely beautiful day what a wonderful party. Never had I had so much energy on the boat at one time and could also set the hook and catch as many fish as we did. It was… Read Full Report →


Long Way away from New Orleans

August 08, 2018

His family had a four-hour a.m. trip and the weather was absolutely beautiful. The water was cold near the beach so we ended up about five miles off the beach. Located some boats that were catching some king mackerel… Read Full Report →


A wonderful family from PA

August 01, 2018

We had a great family that book this up for a 3 to 7 and was a nice day with Southwind. We went and anchored up had a steady catch of small fish ranging from Big Fish the Croaker's… Read Full Report →


Three dads two sons

August 01, 2018

Had a great group today down from Philadelphia we took him out to catch the big fish but we're unlucky of finding after having just a few small fish but decided to come inside so the kids can catch… Read Full Report →


A wonderful family on a 6-hour trip

July 26, 2018

Started out as a beautiful morning and then we got into the ocean. Ocean was a very ugly thing this morning did not have the color that we would like to see did not have the color that the… Read Full Report →


On vacation from work and fishing with t

July 11, 2018

Although the cats weren't as great as what we wish for it still was a wonderful time with Vince and his group out on the boat. Winds were out of the Southwest and the ocean was rather nice we… Read Full Report →


Taking the in-laws out

June 26, 2018

It was blowing 15 to 20 East today so it was a nice good trip to do a sound trip back in the sound. Had a gentleman that took his in-laws out fishing they were from Germany and did… Read Full Report →


Taking the boys out fishing

June 21, 2018

Had a wonderful group from Michigan took their two young boys out and think they had a blast. It was a nice cool morning and the ocean was flat as any like you can find. We ended up with… Read Full Report →


A family that plays together stays toget

June 19, 2018

We had a wonderful trip with a family from Michigan they were so much fun. Everyone was eager to learn more on how to catch fish. We caught some we lost some but we still had fun. Spanish mackerel… Read Full Report →


Family that plays together stays togethe

June 13, 2018

This morning was kind of slow we went out to the Eastern trying to find something big and it didn't happen for us. But we were able to swing back in by the bar and pick up a handful… Read Full Report →


Time with the family

June 09, 2018

Today's trip was a 6-hour extended trip Nearshore. It was a beautiful day and had a wonderful family on the boat with us unfortunately the catch weren't as great as we wanted but the kids made up for it.… Read Full Report →


Father and Son trip

June 08, 2018

We had a 6-hour morning trip this morning with two very special people father and son and I would like to think that they had a blast. We were able to go a little bit further away since it… Read Full Report →


A happy birthday for his father

June 05, 2018

A very good friend of mine Kevin gave me a call and said that he wanted to do something special for his father he would love for his father to catch a fish on his birthday. First attempt was… Read Full Report →


Ocean trip with the family

August 16, 2017

With a slight Northeast Breeze today kept the bar just a little choppy. But the Seas were not bad at all we work our way down towards Roadanthony. And after a while of being with the other boats to… Read Full Report →


Sound fishing with the kids

August 15, 2017

It was a beautiful day on the water. Everyone got their fair share of reeling in some fish. Mama called the biggest skate unfortunately at the uneatable fish. The kids got their fair share of reeling into. It was… Read Full Report →


Duval sound fishing trip

August 14, 2017

It was a great morning to be in the sound catching fish it was overcast with an slight Northeast Breeze. We called seven speckled trout but none were big enough to keep. We call 9 sea mullets and three… Read Full Report →


trip with the family

July 26, 2017

We had three generations on the boat today ranging for my old Marine down to his four-year-old grandson. It was a Northeast wind coming out of the inlet the boat took a pounding but after we crossed the bar… Read Full Report →


Birthday fishing

July 25, 2017

We had a wonderful family that was out to catch fish for a birthday party although everyone got really fish in don't think we quite called enough for a big party. Started out as a beautiful day with a… Read Full Report →


The family that plays together stays tog

July 21, 2017

We had a wonderful family that wanted to get out of the house so among this group we had a grandfather a son-in-law a son my daughter-in-law and a granddaughter. The trip started out with a slight Southwest Breeze… Read Full Report →


The group for goofing off

July 20, 2017

It was a good group they wanted to do something different so they booked us on a sound trip and brought their beer. They caught a lot of Throwbacks from croker to pig fish and even caught a skate… Read Full Report →


Ocean trip

July 20, 2017

We had a father and son that booked us for the half-day trip unfortunately the Southwest wind has kept all our warm water offshore and fishing was real slow but they were Troopers and enjoyed the boat ride Read Full Report →


Evening sound trip

July 18, 2017

There were squalls all around but luckily it was a dry trip. We had a gentleman from Charlotte and his full boys wanted to get out on the water and try to catch something for dinner. But the Southwest… Read Full Report →


Morning sound trip

July 13, 2017

We had a great time with a family from Indiana wanted to come out and spend some time on the water. It was a grandfather a father and his two kids. We did not get a lot to feed… Read Full Report →


Fishing with the family

July 06, 2017

Had a wonderful group they ended up chartering three boats. And it was fun to see how excited they were to see who can catch the most fish the weather was wonderful with a Southwest wind with just enough… Read Full Report →

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4.70
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Satisfied with the boat
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Kris L.
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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Half Day Trip with the Fishing Taxi

VERIFIED   June 24, 2020
On June 25th we took a half day fishing trip with Captain Solomon.  Unfortunately the fishing taxi was experiencing some...
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Warfordsburg, PA
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Awesome fishing trip with Capt Doug and First Mate Tucker

VERIFIED   NEW  July 17, 2020
This was the first trip for the kids on a fishing vessel and the Captain and First Mate didn’t disappoint! Capt Doug made...
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Manteo, North Carolina
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Half day trip with captain Doug and mate Tucker

VERIFIED   July 9, 2020
It was a great trip, very kids friendly. Even though the weather was pretty bad, captain Doug explained the situation and we...
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Annapolis, MD
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Morning sound fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 19, 2020
We had a great day on the water. The weather was beautiful and the water was calm. A quick boat ride out to the sound for some...
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Maple Heights, OH
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Half day trip with Capt Doug & Mate Tucker

VERIFIED   NEW  July 23, 2020
Left early this morning to inshore fish, beautiful sunrise, caught lots of croaker, a few sea bass, small trout, and even a...
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