About the Obsession...
The OBSESSION is a 55 foot custom 'Carolina-style' sportfishing boat, the last and largest in a long line of vessels built specifically for charter fishing by Capt. Sheldon Midgette (for Capt. Sheldon Midgette). You will not find a more comfortable, seakindly boat when the ocean gets rough. This is one of the dryest boats ever built, and with a large keel, she is extremely stable when trolling. The OBSESSION was repowered in 1998 with a 1000 hp 3412 Caterpillar and cruises at 25+ knots. The OBSESSION carries state of the art electronics including radar, color fish finder, and two GPS chart plotters and cell phone. Its large salon features: heat/air, microwave, stereo, VCR and a refrigerator. Enhancing your fishing comfort, the hugh cockpit has a 130 lb class giant tuna chair, 2 additional fighting chairs, and a large built-in bait box, ice chest and fish box. The OBSESSION has a ladder to the flying bridge to allow customers/guests to join Capt. Jeff on the bridge for a different perspective.
The Obsession primarily trolls natural baits and provides all bait and tackle. The extensive tackle selection includes 20, 30, 50, and 80 lb Shimano Tiagra and Penn International reels on custom rods for trolling for tuna and blue marlin; Shimano TLD 20's with 25 lb line on stand up rods for white marlin, sailfish, and 'gaffer' dolphin; Shimano and Penn spinning reels on light rods for school dolphin or casting to yellowfin tuna; and 80 & 130 lb Shimano Tiagra and Penn International 2-speeds for giant bluefin tuna and blue marlin; and a full spread of stand-up 30 & 50 lb outfits for chunking yellowfin tuna, or anything else you would like to try them on. The OBSESSION has bucket harnesses for heavy tackle and an array of belts & harnesses for stand-up fishing.
Capt. Jeff prefers using light tackle for all species when conditions permit, and dependant on angler's desires and skill. The OBSESSION crew encourages angler participation and will enthusiastically work with anglers interested in the finer points of rigging natural baits and hooking their own fish. There is no screaming or yelling at customers on this charter boat, but plenty of coaching and encouragement! ALL fish you catch are yours to take home and enjoy (except billfish which are released). The OBSESSION carries 400+ lbs of ice every day to keep your fish fresh. The marina offers an outstanding fish cleaning service at the dock for a reasonable fee.
Obsession Sportfishing Charters
Outer Banks - North Carolina
Captain Jeff Ross
3102 S. Ocean View Ct.
Nags Head NC 27959