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
    6 Hour Trip – Sheepshead
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Apr 1
    $650
    Fishing the nearshore reefs for Sheephead and Mangrove Snapper. Traveling out 21 miles.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $675
    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
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Enjoy a full day out on the water, targeting Grouper, Kingfish, and more.
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About the Captain

Donald Adams
Crystal River, Florida, United States
38 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
38 Customer Reviews
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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) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

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

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

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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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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Recent Fishing Reports

Sheephead Fishing Has Started
Sheephead Fishing Has Started
January 20, 2022
Went out Jan 20, 2022 1st outing for the year. Was able to limit out (8 per person) in Sheephead within 5 hrs. Also caught some nice Mangrove Snapper. Smallest sheephead was 14.5" and largest was 7lbs. It will only get better as we approach the spawning season in March. Still have openings as we will fish through April for these delicious eating fish.

Customer Reviews

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99 Fish brought home by this crew.
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Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Jim D.
Citrus Hills, FL
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A fantastic birthday with Captain Don

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore on June 26, 2021
My fantastic wife gave me a birthday gift of a charter with Captain Don. The day could not have been any better for me and...
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Ocala, FL
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Full day trip with Capt. Don, with U-hook-un charters!!!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore on March 23, 2021
Look no further! If you are looking for a fun family adventure for all ages, go with Captain Don! We went for a full day of...
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Fruitland Park, Florida
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6-hour Fishing Trip with Captain Don Adams

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Sheepshead on March 14, 2021
Worth. Every. Penny!  My fiance and I spent a nonstop day catching grunts, mangroves, sheepshead, and a variety of other fish,...
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New Port Richey, Florida
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Birthday trip with Captain Don Adams

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Red Snapper on July 14, 2021
Captain Don, has a great personality,  my friends and I had a great time. He put us on some fish, got some nice hog snappers,...
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Fishing with Donald

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Sheepshead on December 29, 2021
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FAQs about U-hook-um Charters, LLC

U-hook-um Charters, LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Sheepshead (6 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $125 per person after 3 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with U-hook-um Charters, LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with U-hook-um Charters, LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

U-hook-um Charters, LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 26 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

U-hook-um Charters, LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with U-hook-um Charters, LLC include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Hogfish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)