Captain Frank Smith

From your first Oregon Inlet charter trip Capt. Frank will show you that he is a very dedicated charter captain! He has learned to interpret each charter angler's experience level so that everyone onboard has the very best family fishing experience imaginable. Capt Frank has been known to allow well mannered anglers to join him on the bridge to talk about his obvious love for fishing and the ocean that he has learned over the last 38 years. Rest assured that you and your family will feel 100% safe and in good hands when aboard Wild Card. Capt. Frank is a Veteran of the US Coast Guard and he has held a US Coast Guard 100 ton Master's License with Unlimited Radar and Towing endorsements for many years. Over his career he has owned several commercial fishing operations, a marine diesel service and he has personally delivered many private boats up and down the East Coast and Great Lakes.

Family Style Outer Banks Fishing Charters!

Wild Card is a classic 35 foot twin diesel Bertram Sport Fisher. Bertrams are well known for their incredible sea keeping ability, safe comfortable ride with plenty of deck space for fish catching and storage for your deep sea catch. Oregon Inlet is no place for inadequate boats so families should choose a boat with all the comforts of home rather than an open skiff that doesn't even have shade or an enclosed head.

Capt. Frank recently rebuilt and refitted Wild Card. You will find her to be exceptionally clean and extremely well maintained. Nothing is more important for your family's safety than chartering a meticulously maintained boat. We employ a full compliment of state-of-the-art modern marine electronics that include: multiple chartplotters, 48 mile radar, color fish scope, GPS, auto-pilot, sea water temperature recorder, marine vhf radios. All the required US Coast Guard safety gear is carefully stowed and up to date.

Capt. Smith and Wild Card promise you and your group a "hands on" Outer Banks fishing experience from bait rigging, handling the rods, fighting the fish, and even proper care of your catch. On Wild Card every family member onboard including sons, daughters, mothers and fathers are all encouraged to participate whenever appropriate. You can ask questions and learn our trade or just sit back and enjoy the experience to its fullest.

The best way to describe every trip on Wild Card is respectful, entertaining and most importantly family friendly!