Southern Hook Charters specializes in inshore and nearshore fishing in Cortez, Florida. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned angler or you’ve never cast a bait in the water, Captain Chase Carter will help you have a memorable fishing experience. Join him in fishing rivers, reefs, wrecks, and flats, and have a wonderful day on the sea.

The adventure starts on a 24’ T Craft bay boat powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine. It’s equipped with full navigation electronics and can sit up to six guests. It features a wireless trolling motor, ice-box, and livewell.

You’ll have a huge choice of fish to chase. To name just a few, there’ll be Snapper, Tarpon, King Mackerel, Grouper, Amberjack, and Cobia. You’ll be using light and heavy tackle to bottom fish, troll, and spin. Feel free to bring kids along, maybe they’ll just love being on the water and learning about fishing. You can keep whatever you catch, but you can also release it back to the water if you want to.

All the fishing gear will wait for you on the boat. This means rods, reels, terminal tackle, lures, and live bait. The captain will also clean and fillet your catch free of charge. You should only pack some food or drinks, and bring you licenses.

Book a trip with Southern Hook Charters and have an adventurous day of fishing Florida’s beautiful southwest waters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    This trip will see you fish the beautiful Floridian waters for 6 hours. Pack some snacks or drinks, take your licenses, and join Captain Chase for a fun fishing experience.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Spend 6 exciting hours fishing offshore. The beautiful waters of Florida will make you never forget them. Join Captain Chase on this trip full of joy. Just bring some food, drinks, your licenses, and you're 100% prepared for the adventure.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    This 4-hour trip will give you enough time to catch plenty of fish, but it won't get you tired too much. An excellent choice for everyone. Bring your licenses and you can start the adventure.
  • Private trip
    Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 1
    $400
    Spend 4 exciting hours targeting Tarpon. This trip is available April 1 to August 1.

About the Captain

Chase Carter
Cortez, Florida, United States
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1 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2018
Captain Chase's vast experience on the water guarantees you an exciting and successful day of fishing. He loves sharing his passion for fishing with others and welcomes everybody to his trips.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia

Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

T Craft (Bay boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 8, 2021
Great captain that is very knowledgeable and friendly. Down to earth kind of guy. Would highly recommend booking with Chase!
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FAQs about Southern Hook Charters

Southern Hook Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Tarpon Fishing (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Southern Hook Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Southern Hook Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Southern Hook Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Southern Hook Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Southern Hook Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon