Our Philosophy

I make my living from the sea but I realize the sea is not mine - it's ours to share. It's important to realize the ocean is a natural resource to be treasured and kept in good standing for future generations. I believe in catch and release for certain species, especially billfish. Billfish are routinely caught on the Dancin' Outlaw and I encourage our clients to take pictures of their catch but release them unharmed to help rebuild the stock.

I love to hunt for fish. Each day is different and requires a different approach than the previous day. I don't have predetermined routes or spots where I fish. In preparation for your trip I study weather conditions, water temperature and satellite shots of the fishing grounds. I also exchange information with other professionals here at the waterfront. We're competitive but we also help each other in making sure our clients have a great day. I can't guarantee you'll catch fish, but I do guarantee that no one will work harder to find the fish for you.

My family loves to eat seafood and I love seeing our clients catch some of the best eating fish in the sea. I have no problem helping you catch your limit of great eating, non-stressed species such as dolphin, wahoo, tuna, mackerel and bluefish. I'm happy to share with you cooking techniques and how to prepare various species. We'll make sure your catch is properly handled, cleaned and ready for the table. My feelings won't be hurt if you offer me a spare fillet of the days catch.

Safety comes first with no compromises. I've never had any serious injury while at the helm and I plan to keep it that way. The next most important thing is to have fun. I'm serious about fishing but don't be surprised to see the lighter side of me and my mate come out when you least expect it.

I believe in the old saying "give a person a fish and you'll feed him for a day, teach a person to fish and you'll feed him for life." I have no secrets when it comes to fishing. You charter the Dancin' Outlaw and my mate and I will share what we know and we're happy to show you as well. There is nothing more rewarding than getting people interested in the sport. It's a great family activity.

I've been doing this for 20 years but I'm not adverse to trying new things. If you have a new idea or technique I'll do everything I can to help you with it.

I'm a participant and advocate of North Carolina's Saltwater Citation program. Each year many of our clients catch fish that earn them a nice certificate detailing their catch from the state of North Carolina. These are particularly memorable when framed with a picture of that exceptional catch. I also like to post pictures of our clients and their catch on our Facebook page. It's a great way to share part of your day with your friends.

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Dancin' Outlaw Charters
Located on Evans Street at the Big Rock Landing on the Morehead City Waterfront
Morehead City, North Carolina
Call or text Capt. Wood directly at (252) 241-8346
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