Captain
Mark Fann

Member since May 2017 Wanchese, United States
Background
I grew up fishing in South Florida and knew I wanted to be a fisherman as my career. I have been fishing the waters up and down the east coast for over 38 years. I have spent time on everything from drift boats, long lining, private boats, charter boats and have owned by own charter operation for a number of years.
Techniques
I really enjoy the offshore fishing for tuna, mahi, wahoo and the billfish. One of my favorite techniques is kite fishing I have been very successful in catching fish with this type of fishing

Hey, I'm Captain Mark Fann

Wanchese, United States
Background
I grew up fishing in South Florida and knew I wanted to be a fisherman as my career. I have been fishing the waters up and down the east coast for over 38 years. I have spent time on everything from drift boats, long lining, private boats, charter boats and have owned by own charter operation for a number of years.
Techniques
I really enjoy the offshore fishing for tuna, mahi, wahoo and the billfish. One of my favorite techniques is kite fishing I have been very successful in catching fish with this type of fishing

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Fishin Fannatic Sportfishing

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Fishing Reports

Great Times on the Outer Banks

September 15, 2019

We have had some wonderful people this past week.  The nearshore action was good - lots of spanish mackeral and bluefish.  This week is not looking too good weather wise, but we should be back in action this weekend. … Read Full Report →


Great Family Day here on the O

August 19, 2019

Today we had Ben and the family out for a fun day offshore.  It was the first time offshore for his son.  What a great day they had - a nice limit of tilefish and a limit of mahi… Read Full Report →


Great Day on the Water here on the Outer

August 17, 2019

We a fun day we had today.  We had a great group of retired Frogmen with us today for a tilefish trip.  We ended up with our limit and the guys have some great dinners coming up.  Very few… Read Full Report →


Great Day of Spanish Mackeral Fishing

August 13, 2019

Today we had Mike and the gang out with us for a half day nearshore trip.  The spanish mackeral bite was great!  The past few days the fishing has been incredible, both nearshore and offshore.  Add some great fishing… Read Full Report →


Great Week Here on the Outer Banks

August 09, 2019

The week ahead is looking great! The fishing this week has been a mixed bag - mahi, wahoo, billfish releases, tuna, king mackeral, tilefish, barracuda and spanish mackeral. Add some great fishing memories to your Outer Banks vacation. Don't… Read Full Report →


Fun Day Offshore Here on the Outer Banks

August 07, 2019

Today we had Ron and the boys out with us.  What a great day we had.  These guys were a blast to have on the boat for the day.  On our way out, we stopped and fished for some… Read Full Report →


Fun Day Offshore here on the Outer Banks

August 06, 2019

On Tuesday, we had Brian and the family out for a fun day offshore.  The tuna were jumping all over the place, however, they were not cooperating at all.  They had no interest in anything we tried.  We headed… Read Full Report →


Great Family Time on the Outer Banks

August 03, 2019

On Saturday, we had the O'Conner family from Illinois out with us.  They were on an Extended half day trip and as luck would  have it, the mahi were only about 14 miles off today and we had enough… Read Full Report →


Great Days of Fishing this Week on the O

August 01, 2019

The last few days have been a blast offshore here on the Outer Banks!  We have had some great people out fishing with us and some great fish caught.  We have had yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna. lots of mahi,… Read Full Report →


Mahi Time!

July 28, 2019

It was another beautiful day offshore.  Once again, we had a great mahi bite and also had a nice wahoo kicker.  This week looks like a perfect time to get out on the water.  Lots of sun and calm… Read Full Report →


Great Day Offshore - Mahi Time

July 27, 2019

We had Chad and the boys out with us today.  It was finally a beautiful day offshore here on the Outer Banks.  We ended the day with a nice limit of mahi.  Had a great day with everyone, looking… Read Full Report →


Family Time on the Outer Banks

July 23, 2019

Today we had Matt and the gang out with us for a nearshore trip.  What a great time for these boys - something they will remember for a long time!  This is what it is all about - great… Read Full Report →


Fun Time Offshore here on the Outer Bank

July 19, 2019

On Friday, we had Mike and the gang out for a full day offshore trip - we ended up with a mixed bag of tuna, wahoo and mahi.  The sharks were really bad today and it was a bit… Read Full Report →


Making Memories on the Outer Banks

July 18, 2019

On Thursday, we had Mike and the kids out with us for a half day nearshore charter.  The kids had a blast catching spanish mackeral.  Mike is headed out on a full day offshore charter with the bigger "kids"… Read Full Report →


Great Day Offshore Here on the Outer Ban

July 15, 2019

Today we had Ben and the gang out with us for a full day offshore trip.  The weather today here on the Outer Banks was picture perfect.  We started the day off at our tilefish spot and ended up… Read Full Report →


Great Tilefish Trips This Week

July 11, 2019

It's that time of year again - time for Tilefish and black seabass trips here on the Outer Banks.  The past week has been great fishing for the tilefish.  We have had limits every trip.  This is a trip… Read Full Report →


Great Way to Celebrate the Fourth of Jul

July 04, 2019

Happy Belated 4th of July everyone - Capt. Mark and the crew of the Fishin Fannatic want to thank everyone who has made all the freedoms we have today possible - we love our military!  Without you, we would… Read Full Report →


Great Fishing Here on the Outer Banks

June 28, 2019

On charter on Friday was a make-up trip.  We decided to stop on our way out to stop and hit the tilefish spots - glad we did!  We ended up with a limit of really nice tiles.   We then… Read Full Report →


Incredible Nearshore Fishing

June 27, 2019

The nearshore fishing has been incredible the past few days - everyone has been coming in with limits of spanish mackeral.  Now is a great time to gather up the kids and get them out fishing.  Plenty of action… Read Full Report →


Another Great Day Offshore Here on the O

June 26, 2019

Today was another fun day offshore - the tuna bite for us was a little slow, however, we did find the mahi!  The weather forecast for the remainder of the week is looking excellent - a perfect time to… Read Full Report →


Great Tuna Fishing on the Outer Banks

June 24, 2019

The tuna bite continues to be strong.  We had a great day today - bigeyes, yellowfin, wahoo and mahi.   The weather is beautiful and the fishing HOT!  Read Full Report →


Great Tuna Fishing Here on the Outer Ban

June 22, 2019

 Today was an awesome day for tuna fishing here on the Outer Banks - Don't miss the bite - book your charter today.  Read Full Report →


Great Fishing Here on the Outer Banks

June 20, 2019

The fishing has been consistent the past week - Offshore fishing has been having some great catches of mahi, yellowfin tuna and bigeye tuna.  The nearshore has been bringing in large numbers of spanish mackeral, bluefish and ribbon fish. … Read Full Report →


Yellowfin Tuna - 115 lbs

June 15, 2019

Today was a great day offshore.  We ended up with a super nice yellowfin tuna tipping the scales at 115.  A true butterball.  We ended up the day with a some yellowfin, a nice wahoo and some mahi.  We… Read Full Report →


Great FIshing Offshore

June 14, 2019

The past few days have been really great!  On Thursday, we had Jarred and the guys out for a nearshore trip.  Kept the guys busy on the spanish mackeral and bluefish.  On Friday, we had Mike and friends out… Read Full Report →


Tuna and Mahi - the weekend flavors

June 08, 2019

This weekend was a great time offshore - on Saturday we had the group from LF Jennings out with us.  Ed caught a really nice bigeye tuna and we also had some yellowfin tuna and mahi .  On Sunday,… Read Full Report →


Great Day of Nearshore Fishing on the Ou

June 06, 2019

We had great day fishing nearshore here off the Outer Banks.  The spanish mackeral and bluefish action was non-stop.  Both trips had a great number of both spanish and bluefish.  The ribbonfish have also shown up.  The offshore trips… Read Full Report →


Happy Memorial Day - Great Fishing Conti

May 26, 2019

The past few days have been a blast fishing here on the Outer Banks.  We have had a nice mix of yellowfin tuna and mahi.  The mahi continue to be plentiful here and the weather has been pretty nice. … Read Full Report →


Mahi Madness on the Outer Banks

May 24, 2019

Yesterday was a fun day offshore here on the Outer Banks.  We had Ted and the gang out with us.  The mahi continue to be all over the place.  Most every boat out there brought in a nice haul. … Read Full Report →


Great Day on the Outer Banks

May 20, 2019

What an amazing day we had yesterday.  The fishing was a win some, loose some but the day was filled with excitement and a great time.  We had long time friends, Steve, Jason and John out with us.  Everyone… Read Full Report →


Mahi Fishing on the Outer Banks

May 17, 2019

We had another great day of mahi action here on the Outer Banks.  The weather is perfect and the fishing is hot!  Ready to make some great memories - book your charter today. Read Full Report →


Family Fun Fishing on Fishin Fannatic

May 15, 2019

Today we had Rocky and the boys out with us.  It was a beautiful day here on the Outer Banks - plenty of sunshine and a nice calm ocean.  The boys caught some really nice gaffer mahi and some… Read Full Report →


Another Great Day

April 29, 2019

Another amazing day here on the Outer Banks - Nothing like heading in and seeing this view - we love our "office". Book your charter today and enjoy some great fishing and fantastic views. Read Full Report →


Introducing the new "Fishin Fannatic"

April 15, 2019

We are proud to introduce the new "Fishin Fannatic". She is a 53' Viking Sportfish with all the amenities. She is one of the largest nearshore boats available on the Outer Banks - Come see our new boat and… Read Full Report →


Bluefin Time

January 24, 2019

t's BLUEFIN SEASON!!! The smackdowns have begun and we are ready to roll. Book your trip today to catch your own Giant Bluefin while the quota is still open. It will not last long. Yellowfin and bigeyes are mixed… Read Full Report →


Bluefin Season is Coming to the Outer Ba

October 25, 2018

Don’t let the cooler temperatures fool you, the Outer Banks has some of the best fishing during the fall/winter months. As the water cools off, the tuna bite gets hot! The Bluefin tuna is the ultimate catch. These fish… Read Full Report →


Great week in the Outer Banks

October 20, 2018

What a great time of year to be in the Outer Banks.  This past week we have had some great fishing.  The inshore trips have had some great action with limits of spanish mackeral and good numbers of bluefish. … Read Full Report →


Great Fall Fishing here in the Outer Ban

October 18, 2018

Fall fishing here in the Outer Banks continues to be great!  Yesterday we had Kris and the gang from Ohio out with us.  We had an action packed day - the green stick action kept the guys busy most… Read Full Report →


Great Day Offshore

October 06, 2018

Today we had Darrell and the boys out with us. We had alot of action today. Caught some yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, skip jack tuna and had a sailfish as a nice kicker. October action had been really great… Read Full Report →


Great Fall Fishing

September 27, 2018

We had another great day offshore with Barry and the boys.  The mahi and tuna action continues to be hot, along with the wahoo and billfish.  The fall fishing has started off strong and looks like October will bring… Read Full Report →


First Day back offshore since Hurricane

September 20, 2018

We finally were able to get back to fishing today. We definitely were blessed here in the Outer Banks not to have Hurricane Florence pay us a visit.  We just wish our friends to the south were as lucky. … Read Full Report →


Tuna Time

September 06, 2018

What an awesome day offshore! We had a box full of yellowfin and blackfin tuna. The green stick action was on fire today! Book your trip now while the action is hot! Read Full Report →


Back to Business

September 05, 2018

We were very blessed here in the Outer Banks this week. Hurricane Florence turned away and missed us completely. We had a little bit of rain and some wind, but nothing major. Our thoughts and prayers are with our… Read Full Report →


Great Inshore Action

September 02, 2018

The past few days have been really great inshore. The spanish mackeral and bluefish have been thick. On our 6 hour extended trip, we have been able to get out and find the king mackeral and a few mahi.… Read Full Report →


Great Inshore Fishing

August 30, 2018

The inshore fishing has really picked up the last few days. We have been catching some nice spanish mackerals, bluefish and bonitos. Our extended half day trips have been catching some mahi and king mackerals as well. We have… Read Full Report →


Some Great Mahi on the 6 hour

August 25, 2018

We have been some really nice catches of mahi on our 6 hour trip - don't miss out - book today Read Full Report →


Another Great 6 hour Trip

August 22, 2018

This afternoon we had the Warne family from Ohio out with us. We headed out to the tower and caught some really nice mahi and bonito. Wonderful afternoon and great dinners for all! Read Full Report →


Kids + Mahi = Great Time

August 21, 2018

This morning we had Peter and the kids out on our 6 hour trip.  We headed out and caught some really big blue runners (most in the 4-5 lb range).  After that, we headed out towards the north tower… Read Full Report →


Tilefish Season ends August 31

August 16, 2018

One of our most popular trips, our 6 hour tilefish trip, is coming to an end on August 31.  The season will be closed.  Book now, a few openings left before closure. Read Full Report →


Tile Time

August 16, 2018

This past week we have had some really great tile fish trips.  We have had a limit on every trip so far.  Some great meals for our guests.  The king and spanish mackeral bite has picked back up this… Read Full Report →


Great Fishing Here in the Outer Banks

August 15, 2018

We have a great week so far.  Our 6 hour tilefish trip has been really hot this week, with limits on every trip.  Offshore this week has seen some yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, a few mahi and a some… Read Full Report →


Mahi Time

August 08, 2018

We had a wonderful day offshore today.  The water is finally starting to clear up from all the rain that we have had.  We headed out and it didn't take too long once we were in the blue water… Read Full Report →


Great Tilefishing Today

July 30, 2018

With all this rain, the fishing in close has not been very productive. Both the tilefish trips and the offshore trips have been producing more fish. Yesterday, we had a very productive tile trip. We limited out within an… Read Full Report →


Business Back to Usual Here in the Outer

July 26, 2018

After 5 days of being weathered in, this is a beautiful sight - off the dock and back fishing again! Few openings left this weekend! Read Full Report →


Great Morning of Tile Fishing

July 17, 2018

We have been having a great week so far.  The offshore trips have been producing limits of mahi.  We have also had some limits of tile fish this week.  Only a few openings left for this weekend and the… Read Full Report →


Mahi Time on the Fishin Fannatic

July 15, 2018

We had a great time with Joe and the family from Ohio today.  Found some really nice grass mats and had a blast catching mahi.  The mahi fishing has been great this week - call today to book your… Read Full Report →


Bye Bye Hurricane Chris

July 11, 2018

We are finally saying good bye to Hurricane Chris.  Today is the first day we have been able to fish since Friday.  The seas here in the Outer Banks have not been very friendly due to Chris.  Luckily the… Read Full Report →


Mahi Time here in the Outer Banks

July 03, 2018

Today we had Elaine and the gang from Montana out with us.  Found a nice edge out there today and the mahi bite was on!  Always a blast when you run into the school and have six fish on… Read Full Report →


Great Fishing in the Outer Banks

July 02, 2018

This morning we had Marcus and the guys from West Virginia out with us.  We head out and caught a nice limit of tile fish.  In the afternoon, we had Stuart and the gang for a half day inshore… Read Full Report →


Great time offshore today -

June 28, 2018

The weather is absolutely beautiful here in the Outer Banks right now.  Our seas have calmed down and the fishing was awesome today. We had Jeff and the gang from Virginia out with us today.  As soon as the… Read Full Report →


Looks Like A Great Weekend Here in the O

June 27, 2018

The seas have not been to friendly for fishing  yesterday and today here in the Outer Banks.  However, things are looking much better starting tomorrow.  This weekend is going to be gorgeous and the fishing should be red hot. … Read Full Report →


Fun Time Offshore

June 25, 2018

Today we had Kevin and the gang from Pennsylvania out with us.  Plenty of action out there today, both with the tuna and unfortunately the sharks.  After feeding the sharks for a bit, we headed out a little further… Read Full Report →


Fun Time Inshore

June 15, 2018

Had a great morning inshore yesterday.  We ended up limiting out on spanish mackeral.  Plenty of action for our group.  The fishing both inshore and offshore has been really great this week.   Read Full Report →


Offshore Action

June 14, 2018

It was a little bumpy out there today, but our guys hung in there and ended up with a nice catch. Lots of action, both inshore and offshore.  Its a great time to get out there and have some… Read Full Report →


Tuna Time at Fishin Fannatic

June 01, 2018

What a great day offshore today.  We had Patrick and the gang from  NC out with us.  We were in the meat all day.  As soon as the baits were out, bam, fish on.  We also had a nice… Read Full Report →


Flavor of the Day - Spanish Mackeral

May 31, 2018

This morning we had Jeremy and the gang out with us. We had plenty of action to keep everyone busy all morning long. The inshore bite has been on the past few days. Read Full Report →


Time to "Get With It" Here in the Outer

May 24, 2018

If you ask Capt. Mark or our grandson what time it is, there response is "time to get with it" and that's exactly what everyone is doing. The fishing has been red hot these past few days here in… Read Full Report →


Prepped and Ready

April 23, 2018

Engine room all clean and painted, ready to drop in the new engines this week. We cannot wait to get back on the water. May 1st cannot come soon enough. The weather here has been crazy, a few good… Read Full Report →


Engines are out!!!!

April 13, 2018

Ever wondered how they get an engine out of a boat? R.I.Pieces old girl. May 1st can't come soon enough, dying to get back on the water. Now that we have finally had some spring weather, the boats that… Read Full Report →


The New Engines Have Arrived!!!

April 05, 2018

The new engines have arrived!!!! Time to get busy. We will be up and running on May 1st. If this past weekend is any indication of what is on the horizon, its going to be an amazing season here… Read Full Report →


Season is Coming Quick

March 17, 2018

We are so excited for the upcoming season. The Ole girl is in the yard getting a makeover and will be ready to roll May 1st. Looking forward to seeing everyone this year. Its going to be GREAT Read Full Report →


Inshore Family Time - Spanish mackeral

September 04, 2017

The weather here on the Outer Banks has been crazy this past week, alot of wind and rain.  Luckily, the past few days have been really nice.  Yesterday, we had a really great inshore trip.  Caught a bunch of… Read Full Report →


Mixed Bag at the Tower

August 23, 2017

What a great day at the Tower.  Today we had Johnny and his family with us.  We headed out to the Tower,  trolling on the way we caught a nice 65lb wahoo and some king mackeral and bonitos.  The… Read Full Report →


Awesome Day - White Marlin

August 09, 2017

What an awesome day we had today. We had Lenny, Angel and Dylan from Virginia out with us for a Tower trip. It was a bit bumpy out there today, but our guys were troopers. We started trolling towards… Read Full Report →


Family Week

August 03, 2017

This week we have had some wonderful families out with us. There's nothing better than the excitement of the kids catching fish! Our Tower trips this week have been terrific, with limits of amberjacks and quite a few little… Read Full Report →


Fun

July 22, 2017

The past couple of days we have had some extended inshore trips (tower trips). We have had some really great guys out fishing with us, the action and the laughter has been a blast! Each trip we have caught… Read Full Report →


Great Week - Great Fishing

July 19, 2017

We have had some exciting days this week! Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, Mahi, Spanish Mackeral, Bonito, Blue Runners, triggerfish Red Drum. The offshore and inshore fishing has kept us busy this week. The weather started off crazy at the beginning… Read Full Report →


Still Going Strong

July 13, 2017

It has been another great week of fishing here in the Outer Banks. We have had some wonderful families out with us this week. The kids have been having a blast bringing in some nice fish. The spanish mackeral… Read Full Report →


Another Great Day at the Tower

July 10, 2017

Today we had the Kursch family out with us for an extended inshore trip. We headed out to the tower and caught some really nice amberjacks and mahi. We just love to see all the smiling faces and everyone… Read Full Report →


Awesome Tower Fishing Day

July 05, 2017

Today we had an extended inshore trip and headed out to the Tower to drop on some amberjack - and what a great catch the guys had today Read Full Report →


Tuna and Mahi Still Strong

June 29, 2017

The fishing has been really great the last few days. On Wednesday's trip, we caught quite a few gaffer dolphin. We also had on a couple of nice yellowfin tuna, but the sharks managed to get two and one… Read Full Report →


Exciting Week Here in the Outer Banks

June 24, 2017

This has been an exciting week here in the Outer Banks. We have had a mixed bag of everything...rain, wind and fish! The inshore trips this week have produced some really nice catches of spanish mackeral along with a… Read Full Report →


Summer Time in the Outer Banks

June 14, 2017

Wednesday was a day of inshore fishing. We had some first time anglers out with us, Chase and Ty. They caught spanish mackeral and bluefish. We love watching the excitement of someone catching their first fish! The smiles on… Read Full Report →


Tuna Time

June 10, 2017

Great tuna bite today, unfortunately, it was also a great shark bite today. We had quite a few tunas lost to the sharks. Luckily, the sharks did save us a few!! Fishing has been really great the last few… Read Full Report →


WOW!! What A Week It Has Been!!

June 04, 2017

Wow! What a week it has been!! No wonder Oregon Inlet is the fishing capital of the world. Folks that have made the investment to venture offshore have been rewarded with limits of yellowfin tuna, some of which were… Read Full Report →


Family Fishing Day in the Outer Banks

June 01, 2017

We definitely had a family fun day in the Outer Banks with the Masten/Wells family. Chris put together a “surprise” inshore trip for his dad. This was the family’s first time fishing in the ocean. We caught some nice… Read Full Report →

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Waited for this experience for a long time

VERIFIED   October 13, 2018
I booked this trip a couple weeks in advance, only to be confronted with the possibility of Hurricane Michael ruining the whole...
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Bluffdale, UT
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Half day near shore

VERIFIED   July 10, 2019
Nice boat - fast and roomy. Great crew. They put us right on the fish. Perfect for kids and families. We caught lots of Spanish...
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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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Spanish Mackerel with Mark and Alex

VERIFIED   July 16, 2019
Great job by everyone. Great people. We were able to introduce our young 4 yo and our 13 yo nephew to inshore fishing. They...
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Sondra S.
Moneta, Virginia
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VERIFIED   July 30, 2019
What an amazing trip. The Captain and First mate were great!!!!!!
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Tom F.
Harrisonville, MO
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VERIFIED   June 4, 2019
We had a great time with Fishin Fanatics. Would definitely recommend.
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