U-hook-um Charters, LLC

Think of all the Red Snapper you can catch while exploring the local reefs. Imagine fishing these productive grounds up to 26 miles offshore and the wrecks, which all hold numerous Kingfish, Cobia, Amberjack, Black Seabass, Triggerfish, and various types of Grouper. With U-hook-um Charters, this could be your tomorrow!

Try your hand at light and heavy tackle fishing, bottom fishing, trolling, and deep sea fishing. Hone your angling skills or learn a new technique. Introduce your kids to the art of fishing or set your personal record.

U-hook-um Charters specializes in targeting anything that is in season and biting. They operate a 23’ Wellcraft center console, built in 2006. It can cruise at a hair-raising 35 knots thanks to its 250 HP Yamaha engine. There is plenty of fishing space for up to 4 anglers.

The boat is rigged with electronics, such as a GPS, a fishfinder, and a VHF radio. There is also an icebox for the catch aboard. It is recommended to bring a cooler for your fish and leave it in your vehicle – you will take it home with you after the trip. Along with that, grab your non-spray sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and food and drinks you wish.

Please note that no GPS devices are allowed during the trip and all mobile phones will be turned off. The captain will take plenty of photos during the trip for the customers.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Red Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Traveling out 40 miles to structure for Red Snapper and Grouper. Have Federal Reef and Pelagic Permits which allow me to get out earlier than the Recreational anglers.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Enjoy a full day out on the water, targeting Grouper, Kingfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    Will travel approximately 27 miles out to rock piles fishing 30+ feet of water. Will mostly catch .5 - 1 pound+ Key west Grunts. Occassionally will catch mangrove snapper, gags, red grouper and trigger fish. Fun for everyone.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Sheepshead
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Apr 15
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Fishing the nearshore reefs for Sheephead and Mangrove Snapper. Traveling out 21 miles.
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About the Captain

Donald Adams
Crystal River, Florida, United States
28 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
26 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2018
Captain Don Adams has been fishing the Crystal River area since 1997. He retired from the government with 36+ years of service. His passion for fishing and teaching others to fish led him to start a charter business in 2015. Don has a USCG Captain's License and Florida State Charter License. He can share his love for the outdoors with others. His knowledge and friendly attitude towards beginner anglers allow novice fishermen an experience of their life, from young to old. Capt. Don has Federal Reef and Pelagic Permits to allow you to catch Red Snapper 7 days a week.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

Hogfish Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Wellcraft (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
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95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Wes C.
Ocala, FL
 5.00
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6 hr. with Captain Don

VERIFIED   August 11, 2020
GREAT TRIP!  But was I WHIPPED!  Hadn’t fished in 35 yrs. but Captain Don make it SO ENJOYABLE Beautiful boat...
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Terence S.
San Juan
 5.00
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   September 6, 2020
Capt Don is very professional, being a charter captain myself I maybe a little bit harder to please but Don definitely delivered....
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Rich H.
Palm Harbor, Florida
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6 hr offshore trip

VERIFIED   July 25, 2020
I had a great time with Captain Don and highly recommend him for a fun day of fishing.  He went above and beyond to let...
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Arne R.
Newberry, FL
 5.00
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Six hour trip with Captain Don.

VERIFIED   February 23, 2020
There were four of us on a fishing trip with Captain Don. Everything worked perfectly from beginning to end. He took us out...
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Dale W.
Homosassa, Florida
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8 Hour Charter

VERIFIED   September 2, 2020
What a great day!  Capt. Don put us on a variety of fish and kept the lines tight all day. We caught snapper, grouper,...
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