CAPT. CHRIS KUBIK
Owner/Operator, Point Runner Oregon Inlet, North Carolina
Chris Kubik breezed into the Outer Banks from Atlanta in his early 20s with a packed car and a mission for fishing. Shortly after taking a job on an inshore boat called Risky Business, Kubik was decking for Capt. Fin Gaddy aboard Qualifier, where he stayed for the next 10 years.
Now the proud owner/operator of a busy, successful charter operation in the Outer Banks, Kubik admits his daily anxiety level still stays very high. From the unpredictable weather to crossing the bar at Oregon Inlet on the way to and from the fishing grounds, Kubik relies heavily on prayer. “I don’t tell a lot of people this,” he says, “but I worry less about finding fish than I do about navigating my own inlet.”
Kubik absolutely believes you should pick your captain’s brain at every opportunity. “If you spend time on the bridge, this shows you have an interest in what is happening up there.” He insists this is the best way to learn responsibility, especially in North Carolina, where navigation can be especially tricky and captain turnover is relatively low.