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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    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 (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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.
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About the Captain

Taco Perez
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
45 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2014
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

Shark (Tiger) Shark (Tiger)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Swordfish Swordfish
Wahoo 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
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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.

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Customer Reviews

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4.84
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97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Scott C.
Tampa, FL
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Nice family trip with Captain Taco

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip (AM) on November 24, 2020
What a great trip. If you’re looking to do some world-class fishing just minutes from your hotel, we were literally on the...
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Half Day Trip with Captain JB & First Mate Alan

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on November 17, 2020
There 5 of us on the trip and some had never fished before.  The crew did a great job of putting us on the the fish and...
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Jeff C.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 5.00
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Awesome fishing

Full Day Trip on December 12, 2019
I had such a great time on a half day trip that I went back 3 more times. Capt Taco and mate Mark are very knowledgeable of...
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William F.
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3/4 day trip review

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip (AM) on October 31, 2020
We had a great day!  They crew worked really hard and we caught 5 different types of fish including Sailfish!  I...
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Cecilia W.
Plainfield, IL
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Full Day with Hooked up!!! Sailfish, barracuda, mahi and more

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 22, 2020
We had an amazing fishing trip today!  Two sailfish students one time, bonita, mahi, blackfin Tina and barracuda all in...
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