Fish Outer Banks

The Outer Banks, NC also referred to as ‘the Billfish Capital of the World’, offers some of the world’s finest OBX sportfishing and the most preferred game fish. Treat yourself to an on the water experience by reeling in yellowfin tuna, dolphin  (mahi-mahi), wahoo, marlin, sailfish, and bluefin tuna.

The Fishin Fannatic is a 53’ Viking Sportfish. This OBX fishing machine is fully rigged for sportfishing on the outside but hosts all the comforts of home on the inside. Plus we are proud to offer an unmatchable Outer Banks fishing trip experience with Captain Mark and his seasoned crew! With over 40 years of fishing experience, Capt. Mark is a highly skilled  Captain and takes pride in his profession – which you will see first hand when you get out on the water with him. Capt. Mark enjoys putting customers on the fish – from the skilled angler to the new customers just trying to enjoy a day on the water. Being a family man himself, Capt. Mark enjoys having the kids onboard the Fishin Fannatic, making memories that will last a lifetime.

Here on the Fishin Fannatic, fishing is not just our job, it is our true passion.
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Why us

Luxury Sportfishing Boat

Captain Mark owns and maintains his luxury 53′ Viking Sportfish vessel. She is outfitted with two brand new Catapillar 12.9 engines and all top of the line gear and electronics. We are all in to making this an trip to remember – making lasting memories is our specialty!

We Are Kid-Friendly

Being a father and grandfather himself, Captain Mark caters to children to provide a fun, safe and educational trip to all ages and experience levels.

USCG Approved Captains

Captain Mark is a United States Coast Guard 100 ton licensed Captain. He is on the water daily and knows our waters like the back of his hand.

5 Star Reputation

Our reputation is on the line daily to create memories with our clients. It is for this reason we don’t outsource our trips. When you book Captain Mark, you fish with Captain Mark!

We Fish Daily (Full Time)

We are a full-time charter boat. We even fish on our days off to know where the fish are biting and stay ahead of the trends. We want to give you the best opportunity to catch fish with us.

We Are Not A Booking Service!

When you contact Fishin Fannatic you will not be speaking to an answering service. Him and his wife answer the phones to get you on the calendar. From your initial call, you will feel like family.

Our Trips


Those looking for a huge catch should book an Offshore OBX Fishing Charter. Anglers, beginner or pro, can look forward to an entire day of adventure on the Outer Banks from 30 to 40 miles offshore. Whether we are trolling, kite fishing or using the “Green Stick”, the action is incredible. There is nothing like seeing a tuna come out of the water and hit the bait. Full day trips depart at 5:00 AM and return at approximately 4 PM. It takes a little over an hour to get out to the Point, where you can find the big catches like Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Billfish, and Wahoo. On the ride out to the fishing grounds, the Fishin Fannatic has a beautiful air-conditioned cabin or there is plenty of room on the bridge to hang out and take in all the sights. All of your fishing gear is provided free of charge but be sure to bring a cooler with your own food, drinks, and sunscreen!

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Nearshore fishing charters are a great way to experience high-quality sportsfishing in the Outer Banks while staying close to shore. We accommodate any skill level or fishing style while offering half and ¾ day excursions. Depending on the fishing season, you can expect to run into several tasty fish like cobia, spanish mackerel, or bluefish. One of the largest nearshore boats available, our 53’ Viking Sportfish is nothing like you have experienced before. We provide fishing licenses, bait, and tackle, so all you need to bring is a cooler with your own food and drinks!  Don’t forget your sunscreen! Great fishing trip for younger kids!

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Ready to treat yourself to a great offshore challenge? Our daytime swordfish trip may be just what you’re looking for. Swordfish, also called Gladiator of the Sea, is one the most elusive and sought after gamefish. As the sun rises, the swordfish heads deep, following their favorite prey, the squid. During the evening, the squid migrates up near the surface and then return to the deep as it gets light. In the daytime, swordfish usually are very deep, 1500 feet or more. We target these fish in the daytime with a variety of baits and a 12-16 lb “breakaway brick” weight to get to the bottom. The bite usually appears as a very subtle movement on the rod tip. The swordfish is not your ordinary billfish. He uses his powerful bill to “whack” his prey, sometimes over and over again, to kill it before eating it. Once on, it is an incredible fight that can challenge even the most experienced angler. Nighttime swordfish trips are also available, please call for availability and reservation.

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Kids Fishing

There’s no better way to create memories with the family then going fishing! 1/2 Day Nearshore Trips are an ideal option for groups with kids or for beginners. This is a great way to quickly get out on the water and enjoy your time fishing. Family members can sit on the wrap around couches while the kid’s reel in a catch!

Our OBX charters are safe, stress-free, and perfect for all ages.

Captain's Journal

Making Memories both Offshore, Nearshore and Inshore

It has been a busy week.  Both the Fishin Fannatic and the Fish Advisor have been bringing in the fish.  Offshore has been catching tuna, mahi, wahoo and a few billfish.  Nearshore has been catching ribbonfish, spanish mackeral and a few bluefish. Inshore has been catching speckled trout and drum (windy days are best for […]

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Great Week!!

The past few days have been filled with great fishing and wonderful customers. Offshore has been bringing in mahi, blackfin tuna, a few released sharks and a few yellowfin. Nearshore has been keeping busy with the spanish mackeral. We do have some availability for a offshore make up trip on 6/26. Come join in on […]

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Offshore and Nearshore – Fun TImes

The past few days have been filled with great fishing and wonderful customers.  Offshore has been bringing in mahi, blackfin tuna, a few released sharks and a few yellowfin.  Nearshore has been keeping busy with the spanish mackeral. We do have some availability for a offshore make up trip on 6/26.  Come join in on […]

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Marlin and Tuna Kind of Day

Another great day on the water. We caught (and released) a blue marlin and a white marlin. We also had a nice catch of dolphin. We still have some availability later in the week. We do have a make-up charter on Friday – come get in on the action. Book online at or call […]

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Lots of Action – Offshore and Nearshore

The past few days have been actioned packed!!  Great fishing both Offshore and Nearshore.  Looking for a great way to spend time with the family and bring home dinner – we have the trip for you.  Kids have a ball on the Fishin Fannatic – check out that smile!  Don’t miss out on making more […]

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Fun Day Offshore

Fun Day Offshore – we had Virgil and his sons out with us. Found some pretty water and landed right on top of the yellowfin today. We had our limit by 11:00 am! Nice quality tuna out there right now. We still have a few dates open for June. Don’t miss out on all the […]

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Family Time on the Fannatic

We have had some great trips this past week.  Nice yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna and wahoo have hit the dock.  Lots of families going offshore for the first time – talk about quality family time!  Book your family outing today – book online at or call (252) 473-7092  

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What A Difference a Day Makes

What a difference a day makes – yesterday nothing but cold, green water and today it was almost perfect. Abbey got to catch her first yellowfin!!! We have some great video from today, compliments of Abbey. I will get them posted tomorrow. Way to go. Fishing continues to get better every day – don’t miss […]

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Offshore Action Heating Up

The past few days we have been offshore – Friday the tuna bite was definitely off, so we went in search of som mahi and managed to get some in the boat. Saturday was much better for the yellowfin tuna.  We only had a few guys out with us today and had our limit of […]

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Tuna Fishing in the Outerbanks Update

We had a fantastic day on the open water today! Offshore conditions were perfect, and we were fortunate to hook two impressive bigeye tunas right off the bat. Although one managed to get away, we successfully reeled in the other, adding a spectacular catch to our day’s tally. In addition to the bigeye, we caught […]

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“Great trip and adventure with the captain and crew on the Fishin Fannatic, from the time we contact Captain Mark about booking the trip until we return to the dock. We couldn’t have asked for a better time aboard. Captain Mark and 1st mate Alex used all of their years of knowledge to find the fish and make this trip a memorable one for all. Looking forward to come back and fishing again with these guys!!!
Thank you Captain Mark and Alex for a great time and the cooler full of fish!!!”

Ron Volkmann New Jersey

“We had been out on several head boats in the past but wanted to charter our own boat for our party of five. We chose the half day near shore trip with Captain Mark and first mate John on the Fishin Fannatic. There were many boats to choose from so I figured for the money I’d go with the biggest boat we could find because two people in our party have had issues with sea sickness in the past so the bigger the boat the less motion in the ocean.

We made a great choice because both Captain Mark and John were very friendly and very patient with our relatively inexperienced group and got us on the fish quickly. Just a quick note that it was John’s first day working on the Fishin Fannatic (but he has years of fishing experience) and you would have thought he had been there for years, everybody really liked John and he took care of us like family! We all had multiple opportunities to reel in some fish and had a blast! We reeled in 29 spanish mackerel, 1 blue and and nearly reeled in another 10 fish that were lost while reeling them in so that was a very successful day in anyone’s book!

We had such a great experience on this trip that we are planning a full day off shore trip for next year with the Fishin Finnatic to have the chance at some bigger sport fish. I would recommend Captain Mark and the Fishin Fannatic to anyone looking for a great fishing experience in the OBX!”

Bill Warner Pennsylvania

“My son and I had a great time going out with Captain Mark and Alex. They took care of everything and was very attentive and friendly. We caught lots of fish and had an amazing day.”

Debbie Gill Texas

“Had a great day with the Fishing Fanatic , Capt. Fann put us on the fish! Asked him to take us out to fish what was biting, said the yellow tail was a little slow but the Mahi Mahi were biting descent. We had nonstop action catching our limit!”

Brian Pierce New York

“Jaden was a great help!!! Crew was knowledgeable and extremely helpful. So much fun!!!”

Kim Michaels Florida