About the Captain and Boat
About Captain Mark Armstrong……
Along with many other charter captains, Captain Mark’s love for fishing and the outdoors has led him to offering these wonderful experiences to others. Captain Mark has over 25 years experience in freshwater and saltwater fishing and he has been fishing the cape Fear area for over 15 years. The numerous years spent fishing the local waters will allow the Captain to put you on the fish and ensure a day filled with fun and adventure! Depending on your experience level, Captain Mark will work with you and your family to learn how to fish and he will provide helpful hints including bait selection, casting techniques, etc. He enjoys working with children and teaching them the skills needed to fall in love with fishing and the outdoors. He also enjoys taking experienced anglers into some of the most challenging areas and providing them a shot at a trophy fish using advanced techniques and tackle. Regardless, Captain Mark will take you to the best fishing spots and he will assist you in getting hooked up with the fish of a lifetime.
I will also provide you a wealth of information and history about the Cape Fear coast in addition to identifying wildlife that you will encounter during your adventure.
More about Captain Mark Armstrong:
- Holds multiple NC Saltwater Fishing Citations for: Red Drum, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel and Speckled Trout
- Member of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA)
- Member of Cape Fear River Watch (CFRW)
- Preferred Field Guide for Saltwater Marine
- US Coast Guard certified
- CPR/First Aid certified with the American Red Cross
- Member of MotorGuide, Optima, and Spot Pro Teams
There are two options for boats that you may spend the day on with Captain Mark Armstrong:
The 17’ Ranger Banshee with a 40HP Yamaha four stroke engine will get you to the best shallow water fishing spots! Custom rigged by the Captain with a Garmin Fish Finder, Garmin GPS navigational system, trolling motor, power pole, hydraulic jackplate, poling platform, and internet access. This boat has an 83 inch beam which creates an extremely stable, flat, unobstructed fishing platform. The Banshee is best for adventures on the flats, creeks and bays. The Banshee can float in 4.5 inches of water and run in 10 inches of water! This boat provides 2 cushioned seats along with a cushioned cooler seat. It is limited to carry no more than 3 people (2 anglers and the Captain).
The 22’ Key West bay boat with a 150 HP four stroke Yamaha will get you to the fishing spots fast! There is plenty of storage and seating available for up to six anglers. Custom rigged by the Captain with side imaging sonar, Power Pole, MotorGuide trolling motor, GPS chartplotter, stereo and VHF radio. Large front and rear decks provide a lot of room for fishing. The Key West is best used for trips in the ocean near shore and in the sound and river. There are 2 aft cushioned seats, a leaning post and a cushioned cooler seat.