Captain
Steven Davis

Member since May 2017 Topsail Beach, United States
Background
I am a retired United States Marine that has been fishing off the coast of North Carolina for over 10 years. My father got me into fishing as a young boy in the State of Michigan, there we fished for King Salmon and Walleye. I have to say I became a fisherman because of my dad and was hooked the first time I went. I moved to NC in 1996 and started fishing offshore and have to tell you I have been hooked on it ever since.
Techniques
Bottom Fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, Sea Bass, Porgies, and others. We troll for King Mackerel, and Mahi Mah, Spanish Mackerel and more. Trolling the gulf steam for wahoo, tuna, sailfish and more.

Hey, I'm Captain Steven Davis

Topsail Beach, United States
Background
I am a retired United States Marine that has been fishing off the coast of North Carolina for over 10 years. My father got me into fishing as a young boy in the State of Michigan, there we fished for King Salmon and Walleye. I have to say I became a fisherman because of my dad and was hooked the first time I went. I moved to NC in 1996 and started fishing offshore and have to tell you I have been hooked on it ever since.
Techniques
Bottom Fishing for Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, Sea Bass, Porgies, and others. We troll for King Mackerel, and Mahi Mah, Spanish Mackerel and more. Trolling the gulf steam for wahoo, tuna, sailfish and more.
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Fishing Reports

Morning trip half day offshore with Capt

May 07, 2019

Lots of Kong’s out there let’s get on wm Read Full Report →


Half day trips

May 04, 2019

Couple alf day trips on May 3 2019 Read Full Report →


Half day slay

April 04, 2019

Great half day today Read Full Report →


Yesssss!

August 07, 2018

Offshore halfday trolling is at its best let’s go! Read Full Report →


Did slaying

August 05, 2018

These guys killed a load of fish and I mean a load. Read Full Report →


Half day king fishing

July 19, 2018

Half day king fishing. A little rough but we go it done, this crew had a good time Read Full Report →


Half day offshore

July 11, 2018

Fun time on this half day Mahi Mahi and kings with a barracuda as well Read Full Report →


Half day offshore

July 06, 2018

King and more kingshood afternoon bite Read Full Report →


Grouper madness

June 09, 2018

Hammered the grouper today on a full day extended range trip for grouper Read Full Report →


Awesome half day offshore

June 03, 2018

Cobia, amberjacks, king Mackeral, Black Sea Bass, banded rudderfish what more can you ask for what a great time Read Full Report →


3/4 bottom

May 31, 2018

Great catch today snappers were biting Read Full Report →


Full day

May 26, 2018

Lots of fish on this full day Read Full Report →


Full day

May 25, 2018

Great fishing today with the Marines Read Full Report →


Full box, full day lots of fish

May 14, 2018

The Clayton’s wore them out today, limit of pinkies, huge Berliner’s, triggerfish, Almaco jacks, sea bass Read Full Report →


Gulf stream

May 12, 2018

Mahi are heating up we lost 7 fish today the mate is here for you let him work. We stopped on a giant school of trigger fish and landed 22, as well as two large sand tiles and some… Read Full Report →


Great day

May 11, 2018

Much fish to be had right now, Cobia, amberjack, pink snapper, sea bass, and more. These guys had a great time Read Full Report →


Bonito Action

April 27, 2018

Bonito nite is hot we hammered them this morning let’s go fishing Read Full Report →


WOW!

April 21, 2018

Really did it today the fish are definitely snapping Read Full Report →


What a day

April 03, 2018

Fishing was great, the girls outfidbed the guys. We caught, pink snapper, vermillion snapper, saw bass, grunts, porgies and released two big American reds. Thank you Steve Cline for booking Reel Cranky Charters Read Full Report →


Great day

April 02, 2018

Family reunion the guys went fishing and the ladies went shopping, some nice bass to be had right now Read Full Report →


Cooler full

April 01, 2018

Great family outing on the ocean today, we caught, bee liners, sea bass, white grunts, white bone porgies, ringtails and a beautiful amberjack that left a mark on that angler for some time to come. Read Full Report →


Bottom fishing

February 23, 2018

Went out scouting today, sea bass a still thick with limits, Berliner’s, triggers, almaco jacks and grouper were caught in 100 feet of water Read Full Report →


Half day sea bass Trip

January 20, 2018

75 feet of water was the ticket today, limited out on seabass and caught a stud gag grouper that had to be released due to it being out of season. The spines dogfish were thick as well with over… Read Full Report →


Grouper and sea bass time

December 01, 2017

Great day on the water back to the dock by 2pm left the dock at 0800. Very nice sea bass around, grouper are snapping really well. We caught a couple of pretty flounder as well as a couple other… Read Full Report →


Awesome full day

October 15, 2017

Great crew today, these guys did awesome, we caught grouper, vermillion snapper, trigger fish, pink snapper, grunts, big sea bass, and as a bonus fish we landed an ice 60 pound WAHOO! What a day. Read Full Report →


Kings

October 14, 2017

Great king bite right now Read Full Report →


WOW!

September 04, 2017

Man what a day. These guys poured it on the fish Read Full Report →


Full day cooler buster

September 03, 2017

Great catch today, sent these guys home with grouper, mahi, grey snapper, vermillion snapper, pink snapper, trigger fish and more. Awesome full day charter Read Full Report →


Half day pm

August 04, 2017

Spanish mackerel are biting Read Full Report →


Huge cuda

August 02, 2017

Family fishing trip, they had fun. Really big Barracuda, threw. Ack a short grouper. We had some bottomfish as well. Read Full Report →


Trolling/ Bottom fishing

July 27, 2017

Ran out to 115 feet of water, trolled picked up two mahi, switched to the bottom picked up a red grouper, 4 almaco jacks, limit of pinkies and 16 vermillions, threw back over a hundred other fish Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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4.92
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
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Afternoon Nearshore with Mark and Matt
4 hour near shore with Cap. Mark and Matt  Aug 2, \u201819
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Janet K.
Sanford, NC
 5.00
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4 hour near shore with Cap. Mark and Matt Aug 2, ‘19

VERIFIED   August 1, 2019
My family of 5, 3 boys ,17-22, had a wonderful experience with these guys. Captain Steve was wonderful with all communication...
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Cara W.
Richlands, North Carolina
 5.00
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Afternoon Nearshore with Mark and Matt

VERIFIED   August 2, 2019
We had a fantastic experience with Reel Cranky.  Boat was beautiful.  Equipment was top notch and our crew was fantastic...
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Jason L.
Hampstead, North Carolina
 5.00
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3/4-day Cranky Reel

VERIFIED   July 2, 2019
The Owner, Steve was very personable and friendly, as well as Captain Joe & big-Matt. Can’t expect great weather...
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Julie N.
Edgerton, WI
 4.67
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Made memories.

VERIFIED   July 30, 2019
We did a 5 hour trip with Martin and Matt and caught a lot of snapper, a mackerel and a few others. We were busy hauling in...
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Daniel P.
United States
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   June 24, 2019
Captain Steve and mate Cal were great! It was like going fishing with a couple of friends. They took us right to the fish and...
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