Hooked On Fishing

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Looking to explore the beautiful inshore waters of Port Saint Joe, Florida? Then come aboard Hooked On Fishing charters and let Captain Charles P. Wilson (you can call him Capt. Pete!) show you just what this fantastic fishery has to offer.

Capt. Pete was raised in nearby Apalachicola, FL, so these waters really are his home. He has over 40 years of angling experience, and 20 as a captain. He’s a native panhandle fisherman through and through! He prides himself on his family-friendly trips that introduce new and experienced anglers alike to top-class bay fishing. His charter is all about reeling in your dream species while having lots of fun. He’s just as good at making you laugh as he is at putting you on the fish!

Capt. Pete’s 22’ Suzuki Pontoon boat is perfect for cruising the inshore waters of the bay. She can accommodate up to 6 anglers, and you’ll all be able to fish at the same time. She’s equipped with all of the necessary safety and navigational equipment, including life jackets for little ones. Your comfort is a top priority—onboard you’ll find a roomy open deck and a couch for relaxing, as well as a full toilet.

As for the species you’ll be targeting? Get ready to reel in an impressive inshore haul! You can expect to come face-to-gills with White Trout, Redfish, Pompano, Flounder, and many more. Your captain will have you trolling, jigging, spinning, and even bottom-fishing for your dream catch. Whether you’re a new or experienced angler, Capt. Pete will help you find your perfect technique.

You’ll be provided with top-notch rods and reels on your trip, as well as a mixture of live, dead, and artificial bait, depending on what’s available. Want to do a spot of snorkeling as well? Just ask your captain—he’s happy to bring along the equipment for you. Your fishing license is included, too, so all that’s left is to come aboard Hooked On Fishing charters and enjoy a first-class Floridian angling adventure!



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  • Private trip
    Fall Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Sep - 14 Nov
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    This is Captain Pete’s favorite time of the year! During the spectacular seasonal fishing throughout September 15th-November 15th, you can reel in plenty of Speckled Trout, White Trout, and Red Fish. We will meet and launch out of the Indian Pass boat ramp, passing several Apalachicola Oysters Bars to reach our fishing honey hole! Not only is this spot great for fishing, it is also a wonderful sightseeing experience. Our 4 hour fishing trip is $350 while our 6 hour trip is $450.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 17 Aug - 30 Sep
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    This inclusive half day scalloping trip includes snorkeling gear for all ages and sizes! The hours consist of 8am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, and that is eastern time. We provide all the necessities for the trip, although we encourage you to bring drinks and snacks of your choice and anything you think your family may need.
  • Private trip
    Day On The Bay
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    up to 6 persons
    There is never any telling how many dolphins will ride along with you! St. Joe Bay is filled with wildlife, so get ready to see an abundance of sea turtles, schools of fish, beautiful shells, jellyfish, birds, and maybe even some sharks! The sky paints a beautiful picture every night the sun sets! Each trip is never the same, everyone always comes back with new memories and different experiences to share!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Combo (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 15 Nov
    $300
    up to 6 persons
    If you want to fish the plentiful waters of Port Saint Joe, and also have some time to relax and dolphin-watch, then this is the trip for you! You'll head to the inshore waters of the bay to target Flounder, Pompano, Redfish, and more, before taking some time to relax on the beach and look out for some seriously incredible marine life. Perfect for families with little ones! Rods, reels, and your fishing license are all included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Combo (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 15 Nov
    $300
    up to 6 persons
    Join Capt. Pete for an afternoon of sunbathing, dolphin-spotting, and fishing! If you like to combine your angling with plenty of relaxation, then this is the perfect trip for you. You'll head to the bay's inshore waters to target a variety of inshore species, such as Flounder, Redfish, White Trout, a variety of Seabass, and more. You'll also have the opportunity to observe some seriously impressive marine life, as well as topping up your tan on the beach! Perfect for families and little ones.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Snorkeling
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $300
    up to 6 persons
    St. Joe Bay is full of beautiful opportunities – the see-through waters makes snorkeling for shells and wildlife the thrill of a life ime! This bay is known for its crystal clear waters, large sea grass beds, and an abundance of marine life, and your captain provides snorkeling gear for all sizes, big and small. All you need to bring is sunscreen and a towel. You'll also have the chance to indulge in some light tackle fishing, which makes this trip the perfect option for newbies and families with kids.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 15 Nov
    $300
    up to 6 persons
    Get ready to cruise the plentiful inshore bay waters of Port Saint Joe! Capt. Pete will have you targeting species such as Redfish, White Trout, Flounder, and more. You'll be equipped with top-quality rods and reels to help you reel in your dream catch. Live, dead, or artificial bait will be provided, depending on availability. This trip is perfect for experienced anglers and completely new beginners - especially families with kids! Your fishing license is included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 15 Nov
    $300
    up to 6 persons
    Come spend an afternoon with Capt. Joe and see what's biting in the bay! You'll be cruising the bountiful inshore waters of Port Saint Joe. Expect to reel in Flounder, Redfish, a variety of Trout, and more. Your captain will make sure you're provided with top-quality rods and reels, and will be on hand to help you reel in your dream catch. Perfect for anglers of all ages and abilities! Your fishing license is included.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Scallop Scallop
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Weakfish Weakfish

Boat Specs

Suzuki (Pontoon) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 31 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
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Checks

About the Captain

Charles Wilson
Port Saint Joe, Florida, United States
Member since August 2018
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Captain Charles Wilson (or Capt. Pete, as he prefers to be known!) has been out on the water all his life - in fact, he pretty much grew up on it! He's been fishing for a living for about 20 years, and used to participate in tournaments, as well as travelling offshore to reel in huge deep-sea species. Now, he prefers to focus on bay fishing. He loves taking anglers of all ages and abilities out onto the water -- especially families with children! He catches a lot of Speckled Trout, Redfish, and White Trout. He can't wait to have you on board so that he can introduce you to the beautiful, bountiful waters of Port Saint Joe!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.95
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
74%
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Seth B.
United States
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Pete

VERIFIED   March 8, 2019
Captain pete worked around our schedule and the weather so that was very nice. We tried many spots but the fish were not biting....
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David H.
Blountstown, Florida
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Half Day AM

VERIFIED   NEW  June 24, 2019
We had a great time. Weather conditions were not ideal but Captain Pete tried hard to find the fish. We had some success but...
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John S.
Bristol, FL
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VERIFIED   NEW  July 9, 2019
Captain Pete was great and the three kids with us had a fun time.  Caught all types of fish, red fish, mango snapper,...
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Jacksonville, FL
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VERIFIED   May 23, 2019
Even though the fish just seemed not to be biting, I had a great experience.  I would recommend Captain Pete to anyone. ...
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Dennis K.
Blountstown, FL
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Fishing Reports

Great Fishing

July 22, 2019

Today’s morning trip started off slow but we managed to find and catch some huge Spanish Mackerel, which were a thrill to reel in. Our customers left happy, as usual. I can’t wait to meet and take our next… Read Full Report →


Great A.M trip

July 09, 2019

Don’t let our Florida weather fool you! We’ve managed to make the best of everyday and the flounders are biting more and more.!!!! We had a great trip today catching plenty of flounder and speckled trout Read Full Report →


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