Drum Stick Fishing Charters
Same owners, same great captain and mate, introducing our new boat- The Cap’n B!
If you have ever been to Ocracoke and sat at the bar at the Anchorage Marina, you have probably noticed the big red boat that brought in loads of fish. The big red boat, the Drum Stick, has been an Ocracoke icon for years. Owned by Captain David Nagel, known for being a great fisherman but rough around the edges, decided to sell the boat in 2008. Captain Farris O’Neal who had been a mate on the Drum Stick with Captain Nagel decided it was a great opportunity to get started in the charter fishing industry. He purchased the boat in 2008, hired Captain Marty Baumgaertel and Mate Nick Piland and began what is now a well known charter business. The Drum Stick was known for their massive catches of gaffer dolphins, wahoo, and tuna, and always had a large crowd waiting to see their catch when they returned to the dock. Although the Drum Stick was a fishing machine, it was not the most pleasant ride to the gulfstream.
In September 2019, Captain Farris and family decided it was time to grow the business and purchased the Cap’N B charter boat of Hatteras Island. The Cap’N B charter boat was a well known boat that was owned by Bernice Ballance who was a respected and excellent Captain.
Captain Farris drove the boat home days before Hurricane Dorian devastated Ocracoke Island. Luckily the new boat survived with little damage.
With all of the damage Ocracoke sustained, fishing was on the back burner. Finally in April 2020, Captain Farris, mate Nick and friends went on their maiden fishing voyage. It was an epic day with a huge catch of large yellowfin tuna, that got fishermen up and down the coast excited. The Cap’N B was following in the foot steps of the Drum Stick to be a fish magnet!
The Cap’N B provides a much more enjoyable ride to the gulfstream than the Drum Stick. It is large and in charge, spacious and comfortable, with all of the latest equipment and electronics. We still have our excellent Captains Farris and Marty and our mate Nick. Same great Captains and mate of the Drum Stick, now with a bigger, nicer boat!