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Crystal Coast Inshore and Nearshore Fishing Charters with Captain Will Jones

Captain Will Jones

     Captain Will started fishing the Harkers Island area when he was a young boy where his family has owned a cottage on Shell Point since the 70's. He started bottom fishing with bait shrimp for croakers, spot and pigfish, but his serious interest in fishing was brought to a whole new level when one day, on vacation in Hilton Head, SC he broke his ankle.  His father booked him an inshore fishing charter with a local guide because he felt bad for young Will... That day, Captain Josh Utsey put him on his first ever red drum and it was all over... Croakers, spot and pigfish would never again be enough! 
     His parents would eventually acquire a brand new 21' Sea Hunt Center console and that would be his fishing platform all through middle school when his family would go on vacation.  Then he would eventually be deemed responsible enough to use the boat on his own in high school.  With that boat, he chased cobia, tarpon, amberjacks, false albacore, king mackerel, spanish mackerel, bluefish, red drum, speckled trout, and even ventured offshore as far as the Big Rock to chase dolphin and wahoo. 
     He graduated from Appalachian State University with a BS in Ecology, Environmental and Evolutionary Biology.  Soon after graduating, he began working for the Division of Marine Fisheries in Morehead City and moved down to Harkers Island full time.  Now living full time at Harkers Island, he got his USCG OUPV 6-pack Captain's License and began fine-tuning his inshore/nearshore fishing skills from his new platform.  Later that year, he launched his guiding business and the rest was history...
     Captain Will is a true fishing addict and will be on the water whether you book a trip with him or not!  That being said, he usually has a very good idea of where the fish are and how they are behaving.  He will exhaust every resource and ounce of energy in his body to put you on the fish, because he knows he is truely blessed to have the opportunity to do what he loves every day and he wants to share his experience with YOU!  No captain can control the weather and prevailing conditions, but one thing is for sure; Capt. Will works as hard as he possibly can to make his crew members' day on the water an unforgettable experience and loves to share his fishing knowledge!
Adult red drum "Old drum" popping cork Neuse River, NC

The Sled

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     Capt. Will's 22ft Triton Bay boat is perfect for the type of fishing we do at Bounty Hunter Guide Service.  Rigged with an iPilot trolling motor, power pole, the latest Lowrance HDS electronics, a hydraulic jack plate, trim tabs and a 225hp Yamaha outboard, the captain's boat is ready for anything. From getting up on the flats, into the creeks and out to the wrecks here at Cape Lookout, to running and gunning in search of old drum on the mighty Neuse River, the Triton will get you to the fishing grounds in style and quickly.