Capt. Taco’s Hooked Up Sportfishing

Capt. Taco’s Hooked Up Sportfishing is your key to the best angling in South Florida. Cruise out of Fort Lauderdale and feel the connection with the waters. Fishing with Capt. Taco is a unique experience everyone should have!

Deep drop for what is around the wrecks, including Amberjack, Grouper, Cobia, and Mutton Snapper. Try kite fishing for Sailfish and get a bonus of Shark, Kingfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and many more.

If you are a big fan of Sharks, target these pelagic monsters in about 350 ft of water. Go for fast Mako Shark, Thresher Sharks that look like aliens, beautiful Hammerheads, Tiger Shark, Bull Shark, Blacktip… and the list just goes on!

One of the best things about the beautiful waters of Fort Lauderdale is that you don’t have to travel too far out to enjoy rod-bending action! Capt. Taco will take you trolling the reef for Kingfish and Bonito or offshore for something bigger. Cast with spinner rods for schools of Mahi Mahi, target Wahoo, Tuna, and occasional Blue Marlin.

Or get the most out of your South Florida trip and get your hands on Swordfish. Head up to 20 miles out, rig bait, and get ready for an adrenaline rush.

Capt. Taco will take you out aboard the ‘Hooked Up.’ With 45’ of excellence, she comes powered by two 450 HP Cummins engines. Inside and outside, six anglers will find ample of space and can have a seat wherever they like.

Once the Hooked Up sets out, a reliable set of navigational electronics will guide you, homing in on the hottest grounds. You will be using International reels ranging from 20 to 80 lb and custom rods, built by Capt. Taco.

The action will take place outside the cockpit. There are 4 fighting chairs for those who are up to a challenge. All aboard!

The trips aboard the Hooked Up are all-inclusive. You only need to bring your own food and drinks.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Daytime Swordfish
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    up to 6 persons
    These trips are for the experienced angler looking for that battle of a lifetime with monster Swordfish. We do NOT recommend these trip to first times! These trips are for those who are used to fishing way offshore and that KNOW FISHING! (WE ARE HEROS OR ZEROS). We want to catch these sea monsters more than anyone but this is fishing! While we are very good at what we do and we're fishing in our backyard it is still FISHING so we don't always catch Swordfish on every trip.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Nighttime Swordfish
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $1,400
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will take you up to 20 miles out for monster Swordfish. If you are an experienced angler, look no further. Once you get to the ground, you will rig bonito or squid, and it’s fish on! Expect to troll for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Blue Marlin, and Tuna on your way out. The departure time will depend on the season and can be from 5:30 to 6:00 pm. You will leave the dock 2-3 hours before the sunset.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    These trips are more for the fisherman looking for ether catching that trophy fish of a lifetime of for the guy or gal looking to load up on some good eating fish. 8 hours give us the time to go after a bunch of different fish while switching from trolling to kite fish to deep drop or maybe just occasionally going a little further offshore looking for a Blue Marlin of a box full of Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    The 6 hours trips give us that little extra time to try 2 or 3 different types of fishing. We can start out trolling the reef and after everyone has caught some reef fish, we got plenty of time to switch over to kite fishing for Sailfish or go up to 20 miles offshore looking for those tasty Mahi Mahi and maybe even have time for a couple deep drops for Groupers or some great eating Snappers.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    These trips can depart at 1:00 or 2:00 in the afternoon and return in 6 hours. You will have plenty of time to try different fishing methods. Troll the reef and try kite fishing. Head up to 20 miles offshore for Mahi Mahi, deep drop for Snapper and Grouper.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    If you are not an early bird, this is your trip. You will be fishing 3 miles from the shore for Bonito, Sailfish, Kingfish, and various types of Shark. The package includes everything you need except for drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    This morning trip is great for those anglers who don't have much time but still want to wet a line. You will be trolling for Kingfish, Bonito, Shark, and target occasional Sailfish.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Shared (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $150
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Share this trip with anglers from all over the country. Target Kingfish, Bonito, various types of Shark, Sailfish, and many more.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Shared (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $150
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    This afternoon trip will take you 3-5 miles out for Kingfish, Bonito, Shark, and many more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Bonito
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish
Shark (Hammerhead)

Shark (Tiger)
Snapper (Mutton)
Swordfish
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom (Flybridge) originally built in 1985. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Deep Sea Fishing
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Taco Perez
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Member since October 2014
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Captain Taco Perez has been mastering the waters of South Florida since the mid 70’s. He fished for Jacks, Tarpon, and whatever else patrolled the canals and Intracoastal waterways. Taco’s first boat was a 25’ Open Fisherman, aboard which he explored the Ft. Lauderdale coast. Taco gained as much information as possible from local anglers, perfected his cast, and tried various techniques and fishing methods. Before he knew, people began asking him about fishing! Taco’s repertoire is not limited to the waters of South Florida. He has fished all over Mexico, Venezuela, St. Thomas, and Turk, as well as the Bahamas. He has successfully taken part in various fishing competitions, including the Bahamas Blue Marlin tournament. Now, Captain Taco has his own charter business and he is loving every minute of it.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 98%

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4.86
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Bill F.
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3/4 Day with Capt. Taco

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I can’t tell you how much fun we had on this trip, our son had never been to the ocean before and had a blast fishing. Our...
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Miami, Florida
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Fun fishing trip with Captain Taco

July 15, 2018
Was worried how I would do my first time deep sea fishing but Captain Taco made it easy.  He was able to find us some...
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January 8, 2019
Had an Amazing day, Great weather, Great fishing, Great boat and a Great crew! Caught Amberjacks, mahi and a nice Cobia....
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Miami, Florida
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Half Day Trip with Captain Rob

VERIFIED   March 27, 2019
We had a beautiful morning fishing trip!  Captain Rob and his first mate, Troy, were fantastic!  Helpful, knowledgeable...
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It was the best The crew worked so hard to help us find and catch fish We had a sailfish on the line but he got...
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