Gotta Hook Up Charters - Inshore

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There are so many different kinds of fishing you can try out in Florida, but if inshore angling takes a special place in your heart, then Gotta Hook Up Charters knows just where to take you! Team up with Captain Ernest Cobbett for a day on the water that is a good match for novices and seasoned anglers alike.

You can’t go far without a fast ride, and that’s just what captain’s 18’ custom built boat is. She’s reliable, stable, and more than able to accommodate up to 3 excited anglers. The vessel is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine and can develop a speed of up to 55 knots. This boat is well suited for flats fishing and can take you effortlessly through skinny waters.

Seasoned anglers favor inshore trips with Capt. Ernest, as well as passionate flyrodders. Half-day trips that are on offer provide you with plenty of time and opportunity to snag some of the inshore VIPs like Mangrove Snapper, Permit, Bonefish, Barracuda, and who could forget about glorious Tarpon. The captain will provide all the necessary fishing gear, but if you’d like to do some fly fishing, then you should bring your own equipment.

Capt. Ernest knows these waters like the back of his palm, so you can bet that he will know exactly how to put you on the hottest bite of the day. He provides everything for your fishing adventure to be as comfortable as possible, so it’s up to you to enjoy the experience fully and keep reeling when the action time comes. Feel free to bring drinks and snacks, but keep in mind that alcohol isn’t allowed on board.

With Gotta Hook Up Charters, you get the full package – a friendly captain, possibility of a great catch, and a chance to enjoy the fruits of your hard work in the form of a scrumptious meal later that day. What else could you need to have an awesome trip?

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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Backcountry (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 2 persons
    From Big Pine Key to Key West, this 4-hour trip will keep you on the hot trail of backcountry favorites like Permit, Snapper, Bonefish, Barracuda, and Silver King aka Tarpon. Rise and shine to catch some fish and fill your cooler!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Backcountry (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    up to 2 persons
    Florida Keys backcountry fishery is nothing short than extraordinary and this afternoon 4-hour trip is here to prove it. This is the perfect arrangement for anglers who don't like mornings but still wants to make the most out of their afternoon. Targeted species for the day are Mangrove Snapper, Barracuda, Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish.
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About the Captain

Ernest Cobbett
Key West, Florida, United States
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since September 2018
I was born and raised in the Florida Keys and have been fishing since I was a kid. My experience on commercial fishing boats gives me the advantage of knowing how to catch fish I’ve fished all over the world. There aren't too many species of fish that I haven’t caught. I've also professionally fished Blue Marlin tournaments throughout the Caribbean for many years. I am sponsored by Hydrasports boat company to fish Southern Kingfish Association (SKA) fishing tournaments.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Snapper (Mangrove)


Boat Specs

Custom (Flats boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

18 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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


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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Key West to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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July 17, 2018
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