Captain Andy is a US Coast Guard licensed captain with over 40 years of fishing experience.
Captain Andy started his fishing career around 1977, harvesting Striped Bass and White perch in the Roanoke and Chowan rivers.
After mastering these fisheries, he moved on to offshore fishing, starting as mate on several of the local charter boats including the Good Times. His time and experience has provided him the ability to master offshore fishing along the Outer Banks and in the Gulf Stream.
Fishing the Gulf Stream waters off picturesque Hatteras Island, Captain Andy has logged well over 5,000 fishing trips. The merging of two great ocean currents provide anglers with an optimum fishing environment.
Captain Andy’s ability to create memorable fishing adventures will keep anglers returning, year after year to repeat their adventure.
He welcomes you aboard the Good Times for an excellent Outer Banks fishing charter experience.
The Good Times is a 47 ft. custom-made Carolina boat owned and operated by Captain Andy Piland. Built on Roanoke Island by Sheldon Midgett and powered by a 700 HP Lugger, she can cruise at over 20 knots and is equipped with up-to-date electronics and all required USCG safety equipment.
She has a large cockpit equipped with a custom fighting chair and two companion chairs. The air conditioned salon is spacious with ample seating and storage for the anglers.
She is outfitted with PENN International and Shimano reels and custom rods. 20, 50, 80, and 130 lb. tackle is available on board. (Well maintained personal tackle and angler participation are welcome.)
One of only 3 charters out of Hatteras Marina with a greenstick. Fishing with a greenstick is similar to kite fishing but also better. Greenstick fishing allows the lures to be on the water without evidence of the fishing lines. Another benefit of the greenstick is you are not required to troll against the wind and if it is a calm day you can still fish with the greenstick.
Adequate iced fish storage is provided to ensure that your catch arrives back at the dock in peak condition. Tackle, bait, and ice are supplied for you. You are responsible for bringing your own food, drinks, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, jacket, and rain suit.
The Good Times has fished these waters since her inception, and is a proven fish raiser. Andy and his crew pride themselves on honesty and going the extra mile to make your trip a memorable one. The results will speak for themselves!
Let us be your Outer Banks Fishing Charter.