Client Reviews


Best deep sea fishing trip I have ever been on. Let me express to you that we had a successful fishing. We headed out with expectations of a few nibbles and a nice day on the water with friends/family, but we got so much more. Captain Frank Smith and first mate Carson are experts. The Capt and Carson have dedicated their life to the ocean. Its not just a job, but a passion! They are both friendly, humble, experts, and focus on the angler. From the beginning, the Capt was quick to respond to calls. He made a concerted effort to personalize the trip and do what you wanted. We got to know the Capt and Carson and they got to know us! We definitely had some laughs! I got 100 times better trip than I was expecting. Planning to go back for Wahoo in October! Emily Slater 2016


Amazing trip! Amazing captain and mate. These guys put us on the fish! Great day of fishing. Had mutiple double catches and a couple times had three or four rods go off at once. More than enough fish for the week. Cant wait to try some spanish mackeral fish tacos. Deff reccomend Capt. Frank on the Wild Card. Will deff be lookn him up next time we come down. Matt Ehrin 2016


My husband and I went out with Captain Frank and Carson and we had a great time. We caught a ton of mahi and bonita tuna for the freezer, and they tasted great! then hooked a shark that was super awesome (released) and hooked a white Marlin that threw the hook after a couple of good jumps. Captain Frank knew exactly where to go and Carson work really hard to be sure we had a great time. We also got to see some porpoise, Spinner sharks, and a sea turtle. we will definitely be going back out with him as soon as possible. I definitly recommend the Wild Card and crew!! j Maze 2016


First of June fishing. Capt and Mate worked their butt off! Good fishing, great day, thanks! greg clark 2016


We had the best time with captain Frank and Carson, the trip was awesome and we caught a ton of fish. Almost got a Marlin but I let it go. Bekki and Tony Maze Sherma Elliott 2016


Fishing with Frank and Carson was great caught a sail fish tuna and dolphin and one King .This was a great trip May 8,2016. Carl Griffith, May 17, 2016


My son and I haven't had a "guycation" in over 15 years. We decided to include a day of Sportfishing off the putter banks. We took a chance on the weather and the fishing season and booked Wild Card. Our expectations were to maybe get a tuna. Well we were not disappointed. We got two yellow fin. (-: plus we got some bonus fish. Two mako sharks, two mahi mahi, AND a wahoo. Capt Frank and mate Carson made this a trip I'll be talking about for a long time. If you are still trying who to fish with on the Outter Banks, I'll tell you, you can't go wrong choosing Capt Frank and the Wild Card George Richard FitzGerald, 2016


We had a great day fishing with captain Frank and mate Carson !! Awesome weather and a bunch of blues..!!!! We will definitely be back. Pat Barney, 2015


Awesome Day fishing!! Great Captain and awesome mate!!!!! Can't wait to do it again!!. Thank you so much!! Karon Shaffer, 2015


Hey had a awesome time with u guys! Hope to do it again! April Fiume, 2015


THE BEST fishing charter in The Outer Banks. If you're looking for a charter that knows where and how to fish, go with Wild Card. Thanks again for an awesome day! Matt Grant 2015


It has taken too long to post this but on 9/9/15 Capt. Frank took my family, The Moon's, on the fishing trip of a lifetime!!! We will be eating Mahi Mahi until the next trip!!! Thank you so much for an amazing trip!!!! ‎Debra Smith Moon‎, Washington, PA 2015


This was our first time out deep sea fishing. What an amazing experience. We loved every minute of it. Captain Frank and his Mate Carson were great they were so friendly and social. They were very knowledgeable about where the fish were at and the type of fish. The boat is in great shape and very clean. You guys were great! We will definitely be back in the future!! Keep up the great work!! Krystal Shaaw, 2015


We had a great time with Capt Frank and mate Carson. Would book a trip with them anytime I get the chance. We had a great day of fishing and good conversation and learning with Capt Frank. You can't go wrong with a trip on the Wild Card!!! Lisa Tarbox, 2015


Even though we didn't get so much as a nibble, we had an amazing trip. Both Capt. Frank and his mate Carson made the day fun and full of OBX history and knowledge. Kristen Miller, 2015


I just wanted to say thank you to Frank and Carson the crew of the "Wild Card". Our families recent trip with you guys was the best day of fishing I ever had. Not only did we have a great catch, but the Wild Card's crew was knowledgeable, answered all questions, and were overall great guys. I've been fishing my entire life and these guys know what they are doing. Next time we come to OBX we know the deal.........we gonna' spend a day fishing on the "Wild Card". Lou Fiume,Maple Shade, NJ


I have known Frank Smith for quite a while and been offshore with him 3 different times as my captain! He is energetic, loves to fish and wants everyone to have a great time! My experience on the Wild Card was one in a million and I can't wait to go back! If you have chance and want to have an experience of a lifetime call Frank and he will "hook you up"! Fish on! Ashley Clayton, Greenville, NC


I first went fishing with Capt. Frank 5 years ago. It was truly a "bucket list" fishing trip, as I caught 3 species of fish that I have always dreamed of catching. I got to fish on the Wildcard again last summer and had another great day, catching my first yellowfin tuna. Capt. Frank Smith is a friendly and very knowledgeable captain, and his first mate is first class. I look forward to going fishing again and I will definitely bring my family along. Clean boat, family friendly, great fishing, comfortable and safe vessel = the perfect charter! Brian Luthart, Buffalo, NY


When the OIC at Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet announced that Captain Frank was holding a military appreciation fishing trip, I jumped at the chance! I had been stationed in Hatteras for almost a year and still hadn't been fishing, so I was extremely excited. I wasn't let down. Myself and one other shipmate, and four marines met up with Captain Frank and had a blast. Not only did I catch 2 dolphins, I got to be out enjoying the water in shorts instead of a uniform! And on a boat with much comfier seats. After some friendly competition and bartering with the marines (that the Coasties obviously won), and a long day in the sun, I was exhausted, but it was worth it! I am extremely grateful to Frank and his generosity. He works hard to make sure clueless people like me feel like they are real fishermen. What an extremely genuine and friendly guy. He has kept in contact with me ever since the trip, and I've kept him updated on my career adventures. It was meeting folks like him that made my time in the Outer Banks such a fond memory. Mary Hauptman - USCG Boatswains Mate 3rd Class


What a wonderful and adventureful trip we had with Cap. Frank ! The past memorial weekend, together with Jesse, Michelle, me and my two boys total 5 of us caught 20 fish, weigh about 280 lbs. Some big eye tunas, and many Mahi Mahi. Comparing with most other boats that had only about a handful. We had so much fun. Cap Frank and his mate Carson are awesome, Frank and his Wildcard have so many gears that guided us where the fishes are, and Carson working nonstop in getting the gears ready all the time. The last catch was a 10 footer brown shark, Jesse fought with it for about 30 minutes before reeling it in. Since we can't fish shark, so he let it go finally. Overall, it was such as wonderful day trip, if we ever come to fish at outer banks, we will fish with Cap. Frank for sure. Highly recommended. Chris Zhang


Had a great experience on the wild card. He put us on fish on a day when no one was catching anything. I don't think I will ever use anyone else as long as the wild card is in the outer banks. John Bohasky


Capt. Frank was so eager to share his knowledge of outer banks fishing. I really felt welcome on the boat and was surprised to be able to set and rig baits when I wanted to.. I have fished with with the Wild Card crew a few times and can tell you it was the best experiences I have had offshore. Very capable vessel and crew. Thanks for many awesome experiences with a clean and professional Captian and mate. Can't wait till next time!, Willie Jefferson