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
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    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
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    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
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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
    $325
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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
Angler's Choice
21 Fishing Reports
14 Customer Reviews
Response time within an 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 June 1 to July 21, 2018.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)

Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Seabass (Black)
Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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
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
Photos by reviewers (19)
4.83
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
Boat
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Experience
Okay trip but didn't catch the fish I wanted
Okay trip but didn't catch the fish I wanted
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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David M.
Cathedral City, CA
 5.00
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6 he trip worth captain Don

VERIFIED   April 18, 2019
Had a great day.  Caught many different fish.  Except the one that broke a 80lb line.  Captain Don takes care...
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William D.
Dunnellon, FL
 5.00
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Fishing Artificial offshore reef with Captain Don

VERIFIED   February 3, 2019
Captain Don is an excellent fishing coach and in my view showed the right amount of caution while cruising through fog. ...
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Shirley H.
Orlando, Florida
 3.67
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Okay trip but didn't catch the fish I wanted

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
Last year with another captain, we caught a ton of Red Snapper and Gag grouper. We tried another Captain because I couldn’t...
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United States
 5.00
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Snapper/Grouper and much more

June 2, 2018
Even tho we got a late start due only to our own fault, Captain Don put us on the fish all day! Starting with a couple Snapper...
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Jerry T.
Lady Lake, FL
 5.00
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First grouper and red snapper fishing trip!

VERIFIED   June 28, 2018
My son and I had an awesome fishing trip with Captain Don out of Chrystal River. He is a superb host, has a wonderful boat,...
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