FEATURE REPORT: PELICAN
Growing up fishing in Northern Florida and Virginia Beach, it was just a matter of time before the reports of the hot Outer Banks fishing scene would lure Captain Arch away from his childhood home. He began his career as a mate for an offshore charter boat out of Rudy Inlet before transitioning here and joining Captain Chip Schaffer as his mate in the early 1980's. Captain Arch has called the Outer Banks home for more than 35 years now, celebrating the start of his 26th year of charter boat fishing from the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. He is an avid angler, with a strong passion for fishing and it shows. He is an accomplished Tournament Champion, winning 1st place in multiple annual tournaments along the east coast, since the early 1990's, with many back-to-back wins, and consistently placing in the top 3. His charter boat anglers certainly reap the benefits of skills and techniques he uses in his tournaments. Whether he is hosting a recreational fishing charter group, or participating in a tagging program, or deep in the heat of competition tournament fishing, you can be sure than Captain Arch's drive, focus, and attention to detail will always be 100%. He is a dedicated angler, captain, and conservationist, who practices catch and release whenever possible, and always attentive to his anglers desires to make their trip the most memorable Outer Banks adventure.
"The Pelican" is a custom-built 56 foot Paul Mann craft sporting a big Catepiller engine to speed you to the fishing grounds in short order. "The Pelican" employs the latest in navigational technology and electronic monitoring devices at the captain's seat. The cabin is equipped with microwave, media center, air conditioning, comfortable lounging areas, and a restroom. The deck is spacious with 3 chairs and plenty of room for a standup fight as well. Captain Arch carries a well-maintained arsenal of top-of-the- line tackle and equipment. You will also have a seasoned pro in his Mate Lee Albarty, who is ready to help you hook up to your dream catch and land your next fish story!
To view more information about Captain Arch and "The Pelican", please visit his website at www.fishthepelican.com or his Facebook page www.facebook.com/FishthePelicancom-116699952299
To schedule your adventure, give us a call 1-800- 272-5199 or visit our website - inlet.com to view availability and book online.
When you call or go online to book, please mention "OIFC Boat Feature: Pelican". We look forward to talking with you soon!!