Hooked On Fishing

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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Nov 14
    $500
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 17 - Sep 30
    $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
    Half Day Fall Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 28
    $400
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 15
    $400
    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 (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 15
    $400
    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.
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About the Captain

Charles Wilson
Port Saint Joe, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
10 Fishing Reports
29 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2018
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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Pompano

Redfish
Scallop
Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red)
Speckled Trout
Spotted Seatrout
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

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
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
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:
Cash
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.93
out of 5 stars from 29 reviews
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Alicia K.
Atlanta, Georgia
 5.00
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Amazing Trip

VERIFIED   July 30, 2019
We booked with Captain Pete two weeks ago while we were staying on St. George Island and we had a blast. The boat was great...
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Ralph D.
Vanport, PA
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Half day trip with Capt. Pete

VERIFIED   August 14, 2019
I would absolute recommend a fishing trip with captain Pete. We started a little slow but he got us on the fish and we all...
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Jerry W.
Montgomery, Alabama
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VERIFIED   July 29, 2019
Will only book with “Pete” from now on No comparison to “Big Boat” charters previously booked.  Cannot place...
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Clint M.
Aiken, South Carolina
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Half day with Captain Pete

VERIFIED   August 4, 2019
Had a great time with Captain Pete. My son and I had little experience fishing and Captain Pete was very helpful and informative...
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Seth B.
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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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