Customer Reviews of Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters

4.68 out of 5 stars from 30 reviews

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Long story short the effort was not their on the crews part. Caught a few small guys which was fun, but only spend about 2.5 hrs fishing out on a 6 hr trip and were only about 9 miles out. I am no charter fishing expert, but I can tell when someone is just going through the motions, and my other budies who have used many charters said that b far this was the worst. Not because we only caught a few, (the cpt cant control the weather or the fish), but just because of the lack of apparent care and customer service.

Bottom line is I would not recommend this charter.
P.S. The restaurant right next to their slip has not been cooking your catch if you bring it in for about a year now, regardless of what the first mate says.

Bottom line I would not use again.
Happy fishing

Kale Skogen • Fished Apr 14, 2018
Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 16, 2018

Kale, my question to you is; How can you say there was no effort by the crew? When we always work hard to catch fish and maintain the safety of the crew and passages while on the water. Myself and Cory have a very high standard and take pride in our job as fisherman. We were fishing with in 15 mins of leaving the dock. Then we pushed offshore 10 miles were we caught 20-25. Looked like you and your buddies were having a great time laughing and catching fish. Before and during every fishing trip we have the bait all cut up and gear ready to go. We baiting your hooks and removing the fish from the hooks as well. And we were showing you and your buddies how we catch fish while bottom fishing. Sounds like we put in a lot of effort so far.  If I recall we got back to the dock at 5:50 pm, yes we were early. But if you recall at 5:00 pm there was a small craft advisory posted. Meaning the seas were starting to build and it was going to become unsafe on the water. As a USCG Captain the safety of the passagers, crew and boat is the most important thing while on the water.  I even told you I would give you a price break on the balance of the trip since we are going back a little early.  So Cory and I went above and beyond to make fishing trip enjoyable. It was great meeting you and your buddies, we enjoyed the time while on the water with you.

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James Chakey • Fished Mar 24, 2018
Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 28, 2018

James, Thank you for fishing with us! We had a great time while on the water. When you guys come back this summer we will rock the fish in the Gulfstream. Take care man. See you in a few months for the Gulfstream trip.

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Had a great time experiencing what could’ve been the most incredible fishing experience however it was cooler than normal and very windy so not a good combo for good fishing. Under different weather circumstances I’m sure we would’ve caught fish, but still had a time we will remember! Thanks Jesse and Cory, it was great to meet you both and the conversations were memorable.

Shelby Haglund • Fished Mar 05, 2018
Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 7, 2018

Shelby, Thank you very much for booking your fishing trip with Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters.  My self and First Mate Cory had a great time on the water with you and family. I enjoyed talking to your father about the oil he uses in his diesel trucks. Please send me any info you have. Again thank you for your business! Talk to you soon.

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Ive chartered fishing trips all over the world.this peticular trip with captain magic tops them all.we booked a half day inshore trip and caught nothing, excuses were plentiful.then i looked back at the captains postings for that the same day and low and behold he boasted a load of fish on his offshore trip, hum.

Robert J Albrecht • Fished Nov 19, 2017
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We didn’t know what to expect on our trip, since it was our first one. We had a wonderful time! I would suggest this trip, especially if it is your first time.  We are planning a longer trip with him!

Sonja Whiteside • Fished Sep 16, 2017
Jesse Gawlik (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 17, 2017

Sonja, Thank you so much! I really enjoyed teaching you all on how we fish and the techniques we use to catch so many fish. Next trip will be even better!! Bigger fish.
Talk to you soon. I will be in touch. Thank you Capt. Jesse Gawlik

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