Captain Rom Whitaker- Release Sportfishing
Captain Rom Whitaker is a native of Kinston, NC. I first started fishing with my father and grandparents at the age of three. I can remember my grandmother, Attwood Cameron, taking me fishing from dawn to dusk on the piers at Atlantic Beach. She loved to catch flounder. I always told her if I could get out in that ocean I could really catch some big fish. My father and grandfather spent many hours teaching me how to catch bass and speckled robin in Broad Creek on the lower Neuse River. My first trip to Hatteras was in 1970 in a 19' Thunderbird boat where I quickly realized there were some big fish out there and I needed bigger tackle. Over the next few years, I purchased a 23' SeaCraft and took it to Hatteras fishing just about every weekend. Finally with my wife's blessings, I moved to Hatteras in 1986 and started fishing for a living. I have been blessed with a wonderful wife, Elaine, and two great sons, Rom IV and Cameron. Fishing has really been good for me. I owe my success to all my loyal and supportive customers from all over the US. After 29 years of fishing as a vocation, I am often asked, "Don't you get tired of fishing?" Fishing is what makes my job so much fun. I can truly say that every morning when I get up I am excited and ready to go to work. Fishing is truly unique at Hatteras because you never know what your next big bite is going to be.
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Captain Wade Fickling- The General Sportfishing
Wade has made his full time living for the past 15 years in offshore fishing. He has seen some of the best fishing imaginable along the East Coast of the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico, and off the Pacific coasts of Guatemala and Costa Rica. The majority of Wade’s experience comes from working the deck of the Bill Collector in Morehead City for ten years. Fishing alongside a great captain, with a demanding yearly schedule, gave him invaluable experience that will help ensure your day is a success. Wade lived in Wyoming to gain experience fly fishing the Western rivers, and still enjoys throwing a fly rod into the saltwater today. These opportunities have given Wade the necessary experience. Wade holds a USCG 100 Ton Master’s License with a towing endorsment.
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