Captain
James Gavin

Member since January 2016 Wrightsville Beach, United States
Background
Capt. James Gavin grew up fishing the ponds and creeks of Upstate New York. As he matured, work and travel led him from the shores of the Atlantic to the islands of Hawaii, and wherever he went he would follow the fish. Once Capt. James earned his USCG Master's Captain License he moved to North Carolina and has spent the last few years there learning and enjoying the waters near Wilmington.

Hey, I'm Captain James Gavin

Wrightsville Beach, United States
Background
Capt. James Gavin grew up fishing the ponds and creeks of Upstate New York. As he matured, work and travel led him from the shores of the Atlantic to the islands of Hawaii, and wherever he went he would follow the fish. Once Capt. James earned his USCG Master's Captain License he moved to North Carolina and has spent the last few years there learning and enjoying the waters near Wilmington.

My Charter Listing

Gone Coastal Charters

71 reviews
Wrightsville Beach
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Fishing Reports

Wrightsville Beach

March 18, 2020

3/4 offshore on St. Patrick's Day. The birthday boy and his family having fun reeling in the false albacore. The water temperature was 62 & raising every day. The true Atlantic Bonito, Spanish and Kings should be showing up… Read Full Report →


Bull Red Drum!!

October 21, 2019

These reds are here and are chewing 14 trophies citation reds today and a batch of gray trout. Had a great day fishing with father and his 2 sons. If you're wanting to fight one of these book your… Read Full Report →


New ride & Big Bull Reds

October 20, 2019

The bull reds are chewing some big as 50+”. The bottom has been very successful. Coming soon 306 Cabon Kevlar Egret custom built by Frank at Egret. I will be offering Gulfstream trips soon. Read Full Report →


Wrightsville Beach

July 07, 2018

Nearshore fishing been very good. With lots of King Mackerels to be screaming are reels. The Mahi have pushed in the 12 to 20 mile range. The offshore bottom has been producing some nice grouper snappers triggers & black… Read Full Report →


Wahoo bite is on!!

April 12, 2018

Shawn and I saw a break in the weather to be able to finally get to the Wahoo bite that’s been going on. We prepared for our trip the day before and headed out at 5am. 15min after Shawn… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.64
out of 5 stars from 71 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Dwayne G.
Clinton, NC
 5.00
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6 June 2020 morning fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 6, 2020
It was a great day on the water.  The boat was clean and Captain James was waiting for us at the dock, exactly when he...
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Jamie A.
Rocky Point, NC
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VERIFIED   July 12, 2020
Capt was very friendly and welcoming.  The boat was comfortable and not rough at all even though the water was 3 to 4...
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Scott P.
Asheboro, North Carolina
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Full day with Capt. James

VERIFIED   October 19, 2019
We went out with a tropical storm approaching so it was a bit rough. It started off slow trolling, but picked up with bottom...
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Kevin C.
Sneads Ferry, NC
 5.00
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Half day with Capt James

VERIFIED   NEW  September 2, 2020
Great experience.  Captain James took care of everything for us and was a great captain and guide.  I would recommend!
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Kathy A.
Wilmington, NC
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3/4 Day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  September 27, 2020
Caught lots of fish.many small, but fun to catch. Helpful, friendly captain. A perfect day!
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