The 65-foot, red and white boat dubbed "Flounder Pounder", Miss Oregon Inlet Head Boat has been running in Oregon Inlet for about 30 years and was the first head boat in the area. She is powered by twin 350 HP diesels, she is equipped with complete electronics including loran, fathometers, ship-to-shore and C.B. radios.
Tripp Phillips started working on the Miss Oregon Inlet at 14-years-old. He worked as a bait boy for three years and then was promoted to first mate for another two years. In November of 2019 Captain Phillips took his captains license class at age 18. He passed his 6-pack and 100-ton license class to become licensed to run the Head boat. In spring of 2020 Captain Phillips was promoted to captain and started running the Head boat at age 19. Captain Phillips stated "It has been an honor to take the roll as captain and a great experience for my future life aspirations."
Captain and Mate Edward Lee Mann is a native of Roanoke Island. He grew up on these waters hunting and fishing every day. After high school graduation, he joined the Coast Guard where he served for 25 years. He earned his sea legs and rank as Lieutenant. After retirement, he returned home to start back hunting and fishing every day. He began working on the Miss Oregon Inlet to watch people of all ages catch fish and just have a great time. You will only see him as Captain when Captain Tripp Phillips is at school because Edward Lee enjoys telling his stories on deck to everyone! So be sure to ask for one or two when you see him!
Mates Taylor and Ivy are experienced and ready to help with you with anything you may need aboard the Miss Oregon Inlet. These ladies know how to work hard, have a blast with kids, and just have a great time on the water. They can’t wait to fish with you.