Capt. Jerry Dilsaver grew up in Southport, NC fishing, hunting, surfing and living the life of a waterman.  He has worked as a hunting and fishing guide, a commercial fisherman, a professional tournament angler and an outdoor journalist and now resides in Oak Island, NC.  He is a member of the Mercury Outboards Pro Team and the Hobie Kayaks Fishing Team, plus works with many tackle and accessory manufacturers.  He currently serves on the North Carolina Saltwater Tournament Advisory Board for the N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission.

                Capt. Dilsaver led his team to the 2001 Southern Kingfish Association National Championship and the US Anglers Association 1998 Anglers of the Year Award.  He was selected for the Southern Kingfish Association Hall of Fame in 2007.  He now fishes only a few tournaments each year, instead writing fishing and hunting articles accompanied by his photographs and spends many days speaking at fishing, boating and outdoor shows, giving seminars, speaking and displaying at in-store promotions, plus speaking to fishing clubs and various civic organizations.   

                What Capt. Dilsaver enjoys most is helping people improve their fishing skills.  He speaks at many events each year and works closely with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville, NC and the Oak Island, NC Parks and Recreation Department for their Fishing and Kayak Fishing Schools. 

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