Captain Dennis Endee found his passion for fishing young, and started his fishing career as a mate on head boats in NJ when he was only 11. Since then he has captained private boats up and down the east coast, until he settled in the Outer Banks area of North Carolina in 1997. He started A Salt Weapon Sportfishing in 2001.
Captain Dennis’ skills and experience has been featured on ESPN and he has some notable tournament wins:
2013 ALICE KELLY TOP JUNIOR ANGLER
2013 BIGGEST DOLPHIN OBX 65 POUNDS
2013 MOST BLUE MARLIN CAUGHT IN OREGON INLET EAST/WEST TOURNAMENT
2012 3rd PLACE BOAT BUILDERS TOURNAMENT
2012 TOP LADY ANGLER ALICE KELLY
2012 4TH PLACE PIRATES COVE BILLFISH TOURNAMENT
Captain Endee runs the A-Salt Weapon, a 56′ Paul Mann Custom Carolina with twin 1015 hp CAT engines cruising at a comfortable 25+ knots. The boat is decked out with modern Simrad electronics. It has all the creature comforts like AC, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, ice maker, mezzanine seating, and satellite TV. The boat is hauled out yearly for maintenance and upgrades – you simply won’t find a better maintained boat in the fleet.
For 9 years the boat spent summers in the Outer Banks and winters in Isla Mujeres. But for the last 3 years, Captain Endee has switched his winter home to the Bahamas. His Schedule is roughly as follows;
Manteo, North Carolina
May 1st – November 1st: May – July is prime time for yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna, mahi mahi, and blue marlin. They target fish on the kite and trolling. July – September the fishing shifts to mahi mahi, white marlin, blue marlin, and sailfish. The boat is available for tournaments up and down the east coast during these months. They are still available for this years Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament starting on August 15th.
Long Island, Bahamas
February 1st – March 10th: Captain Endee will start fishing in the Bahamas in February and be in Long Island until March 10th. The hot action this time of year is big wahoo, 100+ pounders. There can also be great marlin fishing and deep drops for grouper and snapper. For the big wahoo you can expect to do some high speed trolling. If you have never been to Long Island in the Bahamas you will be pleased with the quiet and restful retreat that the island provides. Non-angling family members will not be disappointed with the top notch accommodations and plenty of relaxation. Ask Captain Endee for hotel recommendations.
Abaco Islands, Bahamas
March 15th – April 15th: Captain Endee moves to the Abacos to fish from March 15 – April 15th. Fishing from Hope Town on Elbow Cay you will be trolling for wahoo, mahi mahi and billfish. There is also excellent fishing for shallow water grouper. Have your catch vacuum packed and fly home with it or send it home on the boat and pick it up in North Carolina when the boat returns in May. With 3 of the top 10 beaches in the world located in The Abocos, angling and non angling travelers alike will enjoy the setting. Hope Town is an old English town with great food and great shopping.
No matter what time of year or where you fish on A Salt Weapon with Captain Endee, you are in for a treat. The captain and crew will work hard to put you on excellent fishing. They are family friendly and welcoming of anglers of all skill levels. Call Dennis Endee today to book a trip (844-655-0466).
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