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21' Southern Skimmer

About your Captain  and the Boats

23 Outrage

     Capt. Lee Parsons, born in the summer of 1952, started fishing at age 3 when he caught his first Flounder. At age 12 he cast his first fly into the saltwater. He was hooked on fly fishing life! He was born on Wrightsville Beach and then his family moved to Hewlett's Creek in Wilmington, NC. where he lives today.           
     He received his Captains license in 1996 and started Gottafly Guide Service. He now guides about 150 to 200 days a year. When he is not guiding you will find him doing; Seminars, Lectures, Tackle Schools, Fishing Schools, Boat Shows or on the water finding or perfecting new fisheries. Along with all that, he is also an amateur photographer and writes for fishing magazines.                                                               
      Quote by Capt.Lee: "I started Gottafly Guide Service because of my love for fishing and seeing the fun & pleasure that the people who are on my boat take with them, especially the kids. There is nothing better than to hear a kid scream and to take a picture of them when they have a fish on the other end of the line!

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     The "Gottafly" is a customized 23' Boston Whaler Outrage set up for the light tackle, or fly fishing the near shore waters of NC out to 35 miles. She carries 166 gallons of fuel, 25 gallons fresh water, has a saltwater wash down, plenty of dry storage, 1 GPS, 1 Furuno color chart plotter  Differential GPS, Furuno color depth recorder, powered at present with a 225 Opt Max Mercury. She is very comfortable & very safe.                                     
      The 21' Southern Skimmercalled the "Incognito" is a center console powered by a 90 four stroke Honda, designed to get you in the skinny water for chasing the Red Drum. She provides super large forward "Casting Deck" & very wide walking gunnels for chasing fish around the boat. She will run flat out in 12" of water, floats & poles in 6" of water, which allows her to run to places where others have to pole. The 96" beam & 21' length makes her very stable & safe. A great platform for a evening cruse, a family outing of up to 6 for a "Waterman" consisting of fishing Crabbing throwing the cast net for shrimp or just piling the kids in for a morning of fishing.

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      Come spend the day aboard my customized Boston Whaler, fishing out of the Bridge Tender Marina, located beside the south side of Wrightsville Beach draw bridge. There's fishing for...Trout, Red Drum and Atlantic Bonito in April; or Stripers on the Roanoke River the first May... Spanish or King Mackerel and Red Drum in the flats in June & July, with the chance for Sailfish the same day. Wreck fishing for big Amberjack or kings near shore in August and September. Inshore has Trout & Red Drum with the big Flounder moving in the last of September. October marks the "magic" month World Class fishing for False Albacore at Cape Lookout in October & November as well as some of the best Speckle Trout fishing in the world. I work out of Harkers Island there.

     If ocean fishing is not your bag perhaps you would  like an inshore trip in my Southern Skimmer chasing Stripers on the Roanoke River at Weldon N.C. in May, or Flounder gigging at night in June through September...Poling the flats for our state fish, "Drum"...or maybe night fishing for Lady Fish!
Maybe fishing is not your thing...how about an after dinner-cruise around the beach or a walk on one of the few undeveloped beaches in our area? How about bird watching or photography for coastal birds in the marshes around Wrightsville Beach or in the beautiful Cape Fear River and intracoastal waters of North Carolina. Be sure to bring your camera and tripod with lots of film to capture the memories of your day.