Welcome Aboard The Hooker

Tight Lines!

The HOOKER is a Fifty-foot custom Carolina boat built by Billy Holton. In 2017 extensive improvements were made to the boat to improve its performance and creature comforts for guests. The engine room received a major makeover and she was re-powered with a new 1150 horsepower Caterpillar C 18 Acert engine. She is fully rigged with the latest in electronics and all the tackle you’ll need for a great day of gulf stream fishing.

Your Captain, Tom Krauss, has been fishing out of Oregon Inlet for over 38 years and is one of the most respected captains in the business. Tom and his wife Janice have been married for over 30 years and have two daughters, Kristen and Kelly. Capt. Tom loves spending time with his 3 granddaughters and grandson “Cappy”. Tom also likes to go fishing even on his days off so you can bet he’s going to do everything he can to put you “in the bite”