Hatteras Dolphin

Pretty work guys!  A nice catch of dolphin to top off a beautiful day.  Scott and Chris – so nice to meet you both… Pop John and Dougie – thank you…as always!!  There’s nothing as special as finding the time to spend with family…no matter how far off they may be most of the year.  We need make this a habit – what a great time!

Hatteras Bound!

We are headed back to Hatteras for May!!  The Fistful boat will be at Teach’s Lair until the beginning of June… Come see us for Full day OFFSHORE trips or Half Day, 3/4 Day, and Full Day NEARSHORE trips.. our Internet access is a little limited during this time – if you have immediate interest – call Captain Karl at (252) 395 – 1907 or Kathy at (252) 455 – 1595… this is always a great time and fantastic fishing!!!

Spring Cleaning

 It finally feels like spring time! The Fistful is out of the water for a few days… a little bottom paint, some wax, and a few maintenance chores and we will be ready to head south to Hatteras… Our days are starting to fill up with Offshore (Full day) and Nearshore (Half, 3/4, and Full Day) Trips… “Dracula can see his reflection on her”

Spring and Summer on the way!

With all the cold weather hanging around it’s hard to believe spring will ever get here…but it’s on the way!! Spring time is HATTERAS time for the Fistful boat and we are getting ready to head south in the next month for both OFFSHORE fishing in the Gulf Stream (Chasing DOLPHIN, TUNA, WAHOO, BLUES and WHITES and SAILS and more!) and NEARSHORE trips (for SPANISH MACKERAL, KING MACKERAL, BLUEFISH, and everything else close to the beach!)… our trips in the spring are run out of Hatteras Inlet and we typically stay until the first week of June before heading back to Pirate’s Cove for the Summer rush… In the mean time… we are currently running trips as hard as we can on our 23 Maycraft for the INSHORE SOUND ROCKFISH…  Tons of fun on light tackle and lots of fish everywhere!!  Please don’t hesitate to call or email us for more information on any of our upcoming trips…Inshore, Nearshore, and to the gulf stream!


Summer will be here soon..Flip flops and shorts..Fishing with family and friends…Catching  spanish mackeral , bluefish , triggers , and Cobias are in our sights starting in June..Last year we had great fishing all summer long.These trips are $500 for a half day and $975 for a full day…Great for the whole family and kids of any age…So come join us , kick back with your favorite beverage and let us handle the rest..Its easy..

In the box

Commercial day for us this time…Plenty of dolphin and some tuna as well.  Pretty day!


The dolphin showed up in droves this day… always great action and incredible eating!  This is a fish we never get tired of seeing (or catching!)  Almost always plentiful somewhere in the warm waters of summer off our coast, these fish are amazingly athletic and can show up in schools numbering in the hundreds behind the boat.  Bailer size fish were the norm for us this season with several nice gaffers thrown in the mix.  Our trips departing both Hatteras and Oregon Inlets saw plenty of these guys all summer… always a great time!

Inshore Fishing: Hatteras NC

A beautiful day inshore fishing with the O’donnell family from Ohio! Plenty of Bluefish and Spanish Mackeral plus a fun group makes for a wonderful day… lots of thanks to Mike, Emily, Sarah, Brandan, Nate, and Jack for a fantastic trip! Hope to see you back in Hatteras next summer!