Captain Dave Swain knows the Gulf Stream and the waters off the North Carolina coast like the back of his hand, having grown up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. His family ancestry originates from neighboring Tyrrell County and other close counties on the mainland. Captain Dave has been a licensed captain since 1980, working and fishing out of Oregon Inlet Fishing Center since that time. He loves enjoying the experience of accompanying both first time and experienced anglers to the Gulf Stream, having originally mated for some of the most experienced and original captains out of Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, his wealth of knowledge makes him one of the most experienced and fruitful captains to run the coast of the Outer Banks. He has fished numerous tournaments up and down the East Coast, including Ocean City Maryland, Florida’s East Coast, and the Bahamas, as both mate and Captain. Dave Swain not only fulfills the demands of being a fulltime captain on the High Return, but finds enough time to enjoy other interests, including hunting, skiing and other outdoor activities with his family and friends.