The Hooker

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center
8770 Oregon Inlet Road, Off of N.C. Highway 12, Nags Head
(252) 473-1964

The Hooker offers full-day offshore trips for marlin, tuna, dolphin, wahoo and sailfish along with trips for blue fin tuna in the winter months. This 50-foot custom Billy Holton Carolina boat, based at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, has a remodeled salon provides the comforts of air-conditioning and heat, a microwave and a stereo, while the 1150 hp Caterpillar gets you to Gulf Stream fast and dependably. Captain Tom Krauss has been fishing locally for more than 40 years, and he strives to create a fishing experience that the whole family will enjoy. He goes fishing with his own family on weekends and has earned himself the nickname of Cappy from his grandchildren. With trips ranging from adventures for experienced anglers to those designed for families looking for their first offshore fishing trip, Capt. Tom's charter trips are recognized as some of the top on the Outer Banks.