910-777-9734|1418 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403

Welcome to Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters

Whether you have years of experience on the water or desire a tranquil family outing, Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters will suit your needs. Fishing is always met with different variables. Winds, currents, and weather patterns are constantly changing. During our fishing charters we take these variables into account while simultaneously considering customer preference. We target every species in the Carolina’s including;  Spanish Mackerel, Bonita, Flounder, Grouper, Snapper, Yellowfin Tuna, Bluefin Tuna, Wahoo, King Mackerel, Dolphin, Sail fish and Marlin to name a few. We predominantly fish light to medium tackle and make the most elusive game fish a reasonable target for even the most inexperienced anglers. Your safety, comfort, and enjoyment are our only priorities from the moment you contact us. Keep reading and you’ll understand why “No Fish is Safe!


Fishing Report Week of 8/21/17

Check out Fisherman’s Post for all our weekly reports.

Captain Jesse Gawlik Ocean Stinger Fishing Charter

Gulfstream/Offshore: The bite has been steady in the stream. We have been targeting Mahi and Black fin. The bite has been good in the 50+ mile range. Finding clean blue water full of nutrients and bait is the key to catching fish during the heat of summer.  I always look for 3 things bait, structure, tides. We have been trolling small ballyhoo on small Ilanders on #2 planner with 30 ft 60 lbs floro carbon spring line. We have caught must of our mahi on this set up in the passed 2 weeks.  We have been catching must of our blackfin on small bait less UV skirts rigs. Such as Fathom half pints, Sea Vixens. Good colors have been black/purple, blue/white flying fish, green/white.


Nearshore: While trolling we are catching solid numbers of Spanish mackerel 1-5 miles off Wrightsville. We are catching them while trolling 00 sliver and pink/sliver Clarkspoons spoons. Use #1 planner with 40ft 20lbs floro leaders. In the 5-10 mile range king bite has been steady. Most of the kings have been undersized but there are keeper kings in that range as well. We are catching keeper kings on our rods that are set 100ft-150ft back from the boat.

Captain Jesse Gawlik has 15 years of experience of charter fishing and commercial fishing and first mate. He also writes weekly fishing reports for the highly respected Fisherman’s Post Magazine which known as the best fishing magazine in the Carolina’s.

Captain Jesse has owned and operated Ocean Stinger Fishing Charters for the last 10 years. He is experienced on the coastal and offshore waters of North Carolina. As a Gulfstream fisherman he will put you on the game fish! Call him today to book your trip.

As a USCG Licensed Captain Jesse is determined to deliver the best blue water experience available for you and your friends or family.

Boat: Ocean Stinger

Boat— 2001 40′ Luhrs SX

Powered with BRAND NEW 2017 Twin Diesel Caterpillar C 7.1 507 HP per engine. Accommodates up to 6 people. Very spacious fully air-conditioned galley with mater bed, 2 twin beds, refrigerator, microwave, marine head and shower. Cockpit has a brand new 4-sided Strata glass enclosure. Brand new 2016 seats in the helm and cockpit area. Our custom tuna tower is ideal for spotting birds, debris, or roaming fish offshore. -2016 Simrad electronics  -2016 Simard Chart Plotter, Radar and Color Sounder-2016 Simrad 4G radar  -2016 Simard VHF  -2016 Simrad GPS -Wifi -2 50 gallon live wells  -Lee Outriggers  -Shimano Tiagra and TLD Reels -Shimano Rods -Penn International Rods and Reels -Fishing Licenses State and Federal -Coast Guard Safety equipment

Charter Discloser: SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE

Contact Captain Jesse

910-777-9734 or Bridge Tender Marina 910-256-6550
Located at Bridge Tender Marina 1418 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403