About Captain Jeff
Captain Jeff Ross grew up fishing New England waters, working on 85 ft headboats for big bluefish and school bluefin tuna, and private sportfishing boats for giant bluefin tuna, sharks and marlin. He received a B.A. degree in Zoology at Ohio Wesleyan University (1974) and a M.A. degree in Fisheries Biology from the College of William & Mary (1979).
Since moving to the Outer Banks in 1982, and during the time he was a fisheries biologist for the NC Division of Marine Fisheries, Captain Jeff worked as a freelance mate on charter boats fishing out of Oregon Inlet. Since 1994 he has owned and operated his own charter boat, first the 48 ft Ocean OBSESSION and currently the 55ft Sheldon Midgette built OBSESSION.
Having fished for giant bluefin tuna in Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Gloucester, Ma., and Montauk, NY.; for marlin off the Virgin Islands, Bahamas, and Equador, for sailfish in Cancun, and for a host of smaller species from the the surf, center consoles, charterboats, headboats, and even 110-200 ft research vessels along the entire east coast and Gulf of Mexico, Captain Jeff brings a host of fishing experiences on board with him. In his free time, he drives his "beach rig" along the Outer Banks beaches catching puppy and big red drum, striped bass, and speckled trout, and big bluefish from the surf.
Captain Jeff Ross has placed first in the Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament, the VA Beach Ducks Unlimited Billfish Tournament, and the Pirates Cove/Allison BillfishTournament; placed second in the Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament, the Dare County Boatbuilders Tournament and the Alice Kelly Memorial Tournament; and placed third in the Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament. He has won various other levels and money in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, the Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament and the Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament. The Obsession also won a trip to Costa Rica for catching the most billfish on circle hooks in the combined Big Rock Blue Marlin and Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament, and won the most billfish on circle hook prize two years in a row at the Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament.
"The hunt for fish concentrations, the act and art of fishing, luring and teasing a deep sea predator into the trolling spread, the excitement of seeing up close an acrobatic white marlin or "lit up" sailfish, the multicolored dolphins, the epic battles with giant bluefin tuna or blue marlins, the thrill of boating a customers biggest fish ever, or releasing their first billfish. Add to that the awesome sunrises, the clear blue Gulf Stream waters, and fishing with good friends ... That's what its all about!"
Captain Jeff Ross
Obsession Sportfishing Charters
Outer Banks - North Carolina
Captain Jeff Ross
3102 S. Ocean View Ct.
Nags Head NC 27959