Offshore bottom fishing on a federally permitted boat for Snapper and Grouper.



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  • Private trip
    Scalloping Trip AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - Nov 1
    $400
    Play in beautiful St. Joe bay! This area has offered chances for great scalloping for many years. Come with us to get your fill! We also offer snorkeling equipment included in this price which you can request in advance by contacting us and the chance to do shelling together with scalloping.
  • Private trip
    Scalloping Trip PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 16 - Nov 1
    $400
    Play in beautiful St. Joe bay! This area has offered chances for great scalloping for many years. Come with us to get your fill! We also offer snorkeling equipment included in this price which you can request in advance by contacting us and the chance to do shelling together with scalloping.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,200
    Spend the whole day bottom fishing, trolling, and jigging for the big boys. You will be fishing federal waters for the big ones! The trip takes place in federal waters.

About the Captain

Cory Hoffman
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
37 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2018
Captain Cory Hoffman has been running charters for over a quarter of a century and has no regrets. He loves working on the water, loves meeting new people, and will never stop loving the look on a person's face when the line goes tight and the drag starts screaming. Capt. Cory has been fishing his entire life and knows all the top spots for the area's best and biggest fish.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Boat specs

Pursuit (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Federal waters
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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.
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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 36 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (46)
Full day bottom fishing
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Richard T.
Columbus, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day bottom fishing

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing on September 20, 2022
Captain Cory was fantastic. We were originally going on a Tuesday, the winds/seas would have been tough on us. As it turned...
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Scott B.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Cory

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing on July 8, 2022
Great day bottom fishing for red snapper and grouper—- the captain puts you right on the fish and the deck hand ” Noah...
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Shawn B.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Grouper catcher

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing on June 17, 2022
Captain Cory and mate Noah put us on fish and got our limit in gag grouper and red snapper. Came close to our limit on red...
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Byron A.
Connelly Springs, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing on June 14, 2022
Great ride out Captain put us on fish immediately. Highly recommend.
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Iana S.
Atlanta, Georgia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Scalloping with Cory

VERIFIED   Scalloping Trip AM on August 19, 2022
First time scalloping - Cory was great!
Iana S. recommends Off The Hook Charters
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FAQs about Off The Hook Charters

Off The Hook Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Scalloping Trip AM (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Scalloping Trip PM (4 hours)
  • $2,200 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Off The Hook Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Off The Hook Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Off The Hook Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (Federal waters )
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Off The Hook Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Off The Hook Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)