Fish Hooker Charters

There are some captains who were born to fish. Captain Banks Allen of Fish Hooker Charters is one of them. His love of fishing has only escalated over the years, and now he has his own company he cannot wait to show you the best areas to fish. You are sure to have a great day out with him.

He offers something for everyone. People with busy schedules can pop over for a short 4-hour trip. Children over 4 will have an awesome day scalloping. And for the avid angler, the longer trips will give you plenty of time to hook your trophy fish.

You’ll spend the day on board his 24’ Pro-Line boat, that can comfortably fit you and 3 fishing friends on board. With a 225 HP engine and great navigational equipment, you’ll find yourself on top of the fish all day long. Capt. Banks will make sure you head to the best fishing grounds.

If you fancy getting face to gills with the fish, just let Capt. Banks know before the trip, and he can organize snorkeling for you. There is something for everyone on these charters! For those staying in the boat to fish, you can expect to see a huge variety of fish, including, Snook, Redfish, Black Drum, Permit, Mangrove Snapper, Speckled Trout, Jack Crevalle, and many more.

Those bringing children should bring along small life vests for them. All rods and reels are provided, so there is no need to worry about equipment. This top gear from Penn and Shimano won’t let you down when you are battling your dream catch! You will need to bring along food and drinks, although ice for your goodies is provided to keep them cool during the day. Water is also provided.

After the trip, your haul with be filleted by the captain. The hardest decision for you to make will be how to cook your delicious catch!

So what’s stopping you? Book now for an amazing trip you won’t forget about in a hurry!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – 4 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    You and 3 fishing friends can spend the whole day fishing for Cobia, Snook, Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, and many more. You can even take your packed lunch onto the island for a picnic lunch, just let the captain know what you would like to do. All rods and reels are provided.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) 4 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    Spend the day on Tampa Bay reeling in Cobia, Pompano, Redfish, Snook, Flounder, and many more. Why not stop off at one of the islands for to eat your picnic lunch? Rods and reels are provided, you only need to bring along food.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – 2 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    Come and get the most out of Tampa Bay fishing, with just you and your fishing buddy. You will target Cobia, Pompano, Flounder, Snook, Trout Mangrove Snapper, Trout, Redfish, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, and more! Why not have your packed lunch on an island too? You will have a great day fishing with Capt. Banks, who will supply you with all the fishing equipment.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Scalloping (AM) 6 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 10
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Everyone is welcome to come scallop with Captain Banks. The whole family will enjoy this trip. All equipment is provided. You are welcome to bring along food and drink.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Scalloping (PM) 6 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 10
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Everyone is welcome to come scallop with Captain Banks. The whole family will enjoy this trip. All equipment is provided. You are welcome to bring along food and drink.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) 2 PAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    This trip is for a maximum of 2 people! Departure time is flexible. Tampa Bay promises to be a great spot to fish for Mangrove Snapper, Trout, Redfish, Snook, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, and more! Depending on your preference, our day trips may include a relaxing spot on an isolated island for a picnic too. Just let the captain know how you would like your day to look.
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About the Captain

Captain Banks Allen
Steinhatchee, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
9 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since July 2018
I am a 7th generation Floridian from Lakeland, FL. I have been fishing since I was a young boy, spending my time walking to the lakes near my house and fishing at the water's edge. As a boy my grandmother would take me to her river house at Mud River leading out to the Gulf, where I got my experience navigating through the waters in a jon boat. When I hit my teen's, I would travel over to Tampa Bay and wade fish. I bought my first boat in my early 20's and continued to fish every chance that I had. I now have the opportunity to do what I love the most, share my love of fishing and what I have learned with others.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Crappie Crappie
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Scallop Scallop
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Pro-Line (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 225HP Mercury Verado engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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100%
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Michelle B.
Lakeland, FL
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Banks

VERIFIED   July 6, 2019
Took my fiancé out with Captain Banks for his Birthday. It was such a good trip and Captain Banks works hard to help you find...
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Sara G.
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Captain Banks Knows the Best Fishing Holes!

November 11, 2017
Captain Banks is very experienced and highly skilled. The boat is beautiful, clean and quiet. He knew just where the fish would...
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Gainesville, Florida
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Limit out!

July 10, 2018
Captain Banks to us out for a day of scalloping in the gulf.  Thanks to his knowledge of where to find them we had limited...
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Davenport, Florida
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Absolutely the best charter I’ve done

July 14, 2018
I’ve done three charters with Banks to date.  This guy was born to fish and it shows in the boat, the gear, the locations...
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Full day trip in Tampa Bay w/ Captain Banks

December 31, 2017
We had a great trip - I would highly recommend booking a trip with Captain Banks.  You can tell that he really enjoys...
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