Captain Frank Smith is dedicated to providing Outer Banks visitors both young and old with an informative, congenial, fun and friendly fishing experience on the OBX.

From your first OBX Oregon Inlet charter trip, Capt. Frank will show you that he is a very dedicated charter captain! He has learned to interpret each charter angler's experience level so that everyone onboard has the very best family fishing experience imaginable. Capt Frank has been known to allow well mannered anglers to join him on the bridge to talk about his obvious love for fishing, the Gulf Stream and the secrets of the Atlantic Ocean that he has learned over the last 38 years. Rest assured that you and your family will feel 100% safe and in the best of hands when you are aboard Wild Card. Capt. Frank is a Veteran of the US Coast Guard and he has held a US Coast Guard 100 Ton Master's License with Unlimited Radar and Towing endorsements for many years. Over his career he has owned several commercial fishing operations, a marine diesel service and he has personally delivered many private boats up and down the East Coast and Great Lakes.

Family Style Outer Banks Fishing Charters!

Wild Card is a classic 35 foot twin diesel Bertram Sport Fisher. Bertrams are well known for their incredible sea keeping ability and their safe comfortable ride with plenty of deck space for fish catching and storage of your deep sea catch. Oregon Inlet and its feisty reputation is no place for inadequate boats! Families should choose a boat with all the comforts of home rather than an open skiff that doesn't offer shade or even a sheltered head!

Capt. Frank recently rebuilt and refitted Wild Card. You will find her to be exceptionally clean and extremely well maintained. Nothing is more important for your family's safety than chartering a meticulously maintained boat like Wild Card. We employ a full compliment of state-of-the-art modern marine electronics that include: multiple chartplotters, 48 mile radar, color fish scope, GPS, auto-pilot, sea water temperature recorder, marine vhf radios. Wild Card is a proud member of the Eye Catcher Lures Pro Staff. All the required US Coast Guard safety gear is carefully stowed and always up to date.

Capt. Smith and Wild Card promise you and your group a "hands on" Outer Banks fishing experience from bait rigging, handling the rods, fighting the fish, and even proper care for your catch. On Wild Card every family member onboard including sons, daughters, mothers and fathers are all encouraged to participate whenever appropriate to do so. You can ask questions and learn our trade or just sit back and enjoy your fish catching experience to its fullest.

The best way to describe every trip on Wild Card is that we are strongly committed to our policy of being respectful, entertaining and most importantly ........ family friendly!