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Rock Solid Fishing was founded in 1999 by a young, college graduate that couldn’t wait to be on the water full time.  Over the years, Capt Kelly has expanded and built a small fleet of boats: the Rock Solid, the Carolina Blue and the Southern Run.  He has also hired some of the best captains on the beach.  We are fortunate to have these Outer Banks Captains,  (Captain John, Captain Michael & Mate Bob) as a part of the Rock Solid Fishing family.

Captain Aaron acquired his USCG captain’s license and hasn’t stopped since. He eats, sleeps and breathes fishing!  Aaron has carried on the tradition from his dad of teaching his own family to appreciate and love the water, fishing, boating, crabbing, surfing, swimming…all of it!

Since 1999,  Aaron and Rock Solid Fishing has built a honest, solid reputation for providing a fun fishing experience and has a growing list of accomplishments:

  • 2000 Rockfish Rodeo in Manteo, NC – First Place

  • 2000 Pirates Cove Cobia Tournament in Nags Head, NC -Second Place

  • 2001 Pirates Cove Cobia Tournament in Nags Head, NC -Second Place

  • 2001 & 2003 Rockfish Rodeo in Manteo, NC - 2nd & 3rd Place

  • 2002, 2003 & 2004 Pirates Cove Cobia Tournament in Nags Head, NC -1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place

  • 2002 Rockfish Rodeo in Manteo, NC -3rd Place

  • 2005 Pirates Cove Inshore Tournament in Nags Head, NC -1st, 2nd Place for bluefish

  • Raymarine Pro Ambassador since 2001

  • G Loomis prostaff  2000-2011

  • Abu Garcia prostaff 2001-2009

  • Diawa Prostaff   2009-current

  • Walke Custom Rods Prostaff 2000-2013

  • Reel Obsession Custom Fish Skin Rods Prostaff 2013

  • Lama Lures Prostaff 2006-2013

  • Got Stryper  Prostaff 2010-2013

  • Meat Hog Fishing Prostaff 2014- current

  • Featured in Sport Fishing Magazine article: April 2011,  Cobia Central

  • Featured in Saltwater Sportsman: Sightcasting Basics   January 2012

  • Voted Best on the Beach (Outer Banks) 2012 & 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018  Best Charter Boat category

  • Rock Solid Fishing anglers won 2017 Rockfish Rodeo by the Manteo Rotary Club

  • Current speaker at seminars for angler’s clubs, Capt Marty’s fishing expo, and featured seminars at West Marine

  • Currently speaks on radio talk show, Fishing with Capt Marty

  • Donates trips to local schools, organizations, charities and benefits

  • Author and bimonthly editor in Coastal Angler Magazine

  • Docked for 20+ years at world renowned Oregon Inlet Fishing Center

  • Rock Solid Fishing Fleet totaling 3 boats, running over 500+ trips a year and still growing

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