Skirtchaser Charters

Offshore fishing has never been so exciting! Skirtchaser Charters has a brand new fishing machine fully rigged for all types of fishing, different weather conditions, as well as the tournaments. Captain Frank Hutchko has 20 years of experience fishing in New Jersey, Cape Hatteras, West Palm Beach, and finally, John’s Pass.

Your trip will take place on a 36’ Yellowfin boat. Even though it can take more people, Capt. Frank allows only up to 6 guests, so everybody can fish in comfort. This center console is powered by three 300 HP Suzuki engines that can reach the amazing speed of 45 knots. She is equipped with Simrad electronics, Carolina fish box and a cooler to keep your drinks cold at all times.

Once you’re on the boat, Capt. Frank will go through safety briefing and show you how to use EPIRB and the radio. He will let you choose the fishing techniques, but if you’re looking for his advice – go bottom fishing! Once you catch enough fish using this technique, you can always switch to trolling. Capt. Frank will prepare dead bait before the trip, but if you want to use live bait you can catch it together.

You will mostly target Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi. It all depends how far you want to go (which can be up to 75 miles offshore) and how long you want to stay on the boat. There is no minimum age limit, but Capt. Frank prefers to take children who are at least 10 years old on longer trips.

Skirtchaser Charters strives to make your trip the one you’ll talk about for years to come. Take Capt. Frank’s word for it and book your next adventure today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Deep Dropping/Trolling (120 + mi)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    14 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    $2,900
    price breakdown
    $2,900
    Deep drop in 400-700 ft for multiple types of large Grouper and Snapper. Troll for Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, and Dolphin.
  • Private trip
    Extreme Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,200
    price breakdown
    $2,200
    This is the trip for all hardcore anglers out there! You will go 50–75 miles offshore; deep dropping and trolling for Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and other bottom species. Bring food and drinks, sunscreen, cameras, hats, or anything that will make your trip more comfortable. Fish on!
  • Private trip
    American Red Snapper/Grouper
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2
    $2,000
    price breakdown
    $2,000
    Your main target species on this one are, you guessed it, Red Snapper and Grouper. These bottom-dwellers are some of the best-tasting fish in the ocean. This is one of Skirtchaser's most sought-after trips, so be sure to book your trip today. The season opens June 1st!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $1,600
    This is an amazing 10 hour fishing trip. You will 35–50 miles offshore, deep dropping for big Grouper, Snapper, and King Mackerel. The captain will clean and fillet your catch after the trip, so you can expect a tasty meal afterwards. Fishing equipment is provided.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,300
    price breakdown
    $1,300
    These 8 hour trips are 25-35 mi offshore targeting grouper and various snapper and amberjacks
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    Join Captain Frank on 6-hour offshore trip where you will run out 25 miles fishing in 100 ft of water for Grouper, Snapper, Porgies, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna and a bunch of different species.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Nearshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Our 4 hour trips are great for the kid and the action is red hot! Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish. You just never know whats going to bite!

About the Captain

Frank Hutchko
Madeira Beach, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
38 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2018
Captain Frank has been fishing his whole life. He used to go out on fishing trips with his dad, and the boat captains were pretty much his childhood heroes. That’s what inspired him to become a captain. He loves making his clients happy and letting them see things he’s been seeing his whole life. He had an older captain say to him once “It’s not the size of the fish, it’s the size of the experience that matters.”

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Yellowfin (Center console) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2019. Powered by 3 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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:
PayPal
Cash
Mastercard
Visa

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.98
out of 5 stars from 38 reviews
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   June 28, 2020
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 24, 2020
Our trip was great, one of the best charter we have ever took. We did the American red snapper trip, and we brought home lots...
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Half Day Trip with Captain Frank

VERIFIED   June 20, 2020
I scheduled this charter fishing trip to surprise my husband for Father’s Day.  It was a great success!!  My...
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Off shore trip with Captain Frank!!

VERIFIED   August 5, 2020
We had a wonderful experience with captain frank!! He knew exactly where to find fish and was very accommodating to all our...
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Sean M.
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Best Charter Ever! Tons of fish!

VERIFIED   May 3, 2020
My family did an 8 hour offshore trip and it was amazing. Captain Frank put us on fish at every stop. Rather than sitting for...
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