Marty Hiatt, a.k.a. WAHOONBOX, has spent 37 years as a professional offshore mate based in Morehead City, North Carolina. His career began in 1972 on the fantail of the USCGC BLACKTHORN with a handline and cedar plug. In 1989, he had his first major win as a mate in the Cape Fear Billfish Tournament, and his accomplishments continued, including Overall Champion in the 2000 NC Governors Cup Billfish Series, Winner of Barta Boys and Girls Club Billfish Tournament in 2004, Overall Champion in the 2005 NC Governors Cup Billfish Series, 1st place in the 2006 Ducks Unlimited Billfish Tournament, 1st place in the 2015 KWLA Big Rock and 1st place in the 2017 Big Rock. Marty worked closely with us to develop the ViperSniper Offshore Dredge Baits, the same bait used as a teaser in the 2017 Big Rock win that netted 1.1 million dollars. Marty is well known and respected in the offshore fishing community and remains highly sought after speaker based on his extensive experience and expertise.