Chris has been fishing for a living for 23 years and has held a Captain position for 12 years. He has his 100-ton Master's License. Before taking on a Captain's role, Chris mated for Brynner Parks on the Smoker and for Ronnie Fields on the D.A. Sea. Chris was named Captain of the Year out of Nags Head, NC in 2018. On the Fin Planner, Chris has recently placed and won in a number of tournaments such as Pirates Cove, Virginia Beach, Billfish Classic and Ocean City. In addition, he has placed and won in a number of tournaments around the world. In the winter months, Chris can be found running a charter boat in Costa Rica. Some of Chris's best days fishing include releasing 36 white marlin while fishing out of Ocean City, and 74 sailfish releases while fishing out of Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Fishing has taken Chris all over, from the Outer Banks to Ocean City to Florida, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, and throughout the Caribbean. When Chris isn't on the water, he spends his time with his wife, Lauren and their daughter, Omie, who is named after Lauren's grandfather, Omie Tillett, the legendary Outer Banks fisherman Omie Tillett.