Captain DM Gray has lived in his family home in Hatteras Village all his life, and now shares it with his wife Kristin and their two children. He has been working on or around charter boats for the last 30 years. Fishing is all he has ever done and owning his own boat had been a lifelong dream, one that was accomplished after years of hard work both as a mate and a captain. He has owned the Native Son for 16 years now and has built a successful business with many happy clients. We hope that you will join us for a trip sometime in the near future.
Captain DM's mate also has a great amount of experience and is very professional and courteous. You will be able to see this by watching him rig baits and run the cockpit during your fishing day. He will also answer any questions that you may have while at sea.
The History of the Native Son
The Native Son is a 48 ft. custom Carolina boat built by Captain Sheldon Midgett of Wanchese, NC with a smooth, comfortable 23 knot cruise to get you to the fishing grounds more quickly. We fish the Gulf Stream waters off Hatteras North Carolina in. Join us for some amazing fishing and a lot of fun and beautiful sights.
The Native Son has a large salon that provides ample room to stow your gear while relaxing comfortably in air conditioning on the way to and from the fishing spots. Bring along some of your favorite tunes in the form of CDs or Ipod for listening too during the day or enjoy our XM satellite radio. She is equipped with the latest electronics including a new Furuno color chart plotter, 1000 watt bottom machine and 36 mile radar. The Native Son has all Coast Guard required safety equipment on board.
You will find a wide variety of tackle onboard the Native Son. Whether you like to fish light tackle or don't want to work that hard we have the tackle to handle it. We have spinning reels, 30w's, 50w's, 80s and 80w's up to 130st's. We also have Shimano TLD 20's and 25's for some light tackle fishing for everything from White Marlin and Sailfish to live bait King Mackerel fishing in the fall.
The Native Son has a large cockpit with a three chair layout including one 130lb. Murray Brothers fighting chair and two smaller sailfish chairs. If you are into standup fishing, don't hesitate to ask; we have some gear for that too including Braid and Black Magic harnesses.