Jerry “Capt. Jerry” Dilsaver
Oak Island, N.C.

Jerry is the newest member of the GOPC Kayak Fishing Team and came to kayak fishing after a very successful career in king mackerel fishing, where he earned a Southern Kingfish Association National Championship, a U.S. Anglers Association Angler of the Year Award and induction into the Southern Kingfish Association Hall of Fame. He finds the pace of kayak fishing to be relaxing, but exciting in its own way. It didn’t take but one time of being dragged down a small creek and bounced off a dock by a determined over slot puppy drum and he was hooked.

The determination and skills that earned Jerry numerous kingfish tournament wins have already propelled him to the forefront of kayak fishing in his home waters around Southport at the mouth of the Cape Fear River. He is new to kayak tournament fishing, but has a history of success that promises he will be a contender at any event he enters.

Jerry is also a well-known outdoor writer and photographer. His articles and pictures have appeared in numerous publications including North Carolina Sportsman, South Carolina Sportsman, FLW Outdoors and more. His weekly fishing and outdoor reports are heavily read in several North Carolina newspapers and on-line. He is also a prominent speaker at fishing seminars throughout the Carolinas and tirelessly strives to promote fishing. He really loves to share his enthusiasm and excitement with fishing, and especially kayak fishing, with all who will listen.

Jerry is available for inshore and ocean kayak fishing trips through Hanover Center in Wilmington is his home store.