Skirtchaser Charters

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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 30’ Sea Hunt Gamefish 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 twin 300 HP Yamaha engines that can reach the amazing speed of 45 knots. She is also 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
    American Red Snapper/Grouper
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    11 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 2 Aug
    $1,700
    up to 6 persons
    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
    Extreme Offshore Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    11 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,700
    up to 6 persons
    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
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    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
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    up to 6 persons
    These 8 hour trips are 25-35 mi offshore targeting grouper and various snapper and amberjacks
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    Join Captain Frank on this 6 hour adventure! You will go up to 15 miles offshore; trolling and bottom fishing for Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Blackfin Tuna. Snorkeling equipment is available, just ask for it in advance.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    On this 6 hour afternoon trip, Captain Frank will take you up to 15 miles offshore for trolling and bottom fishing. Your main targets will be Snapper, Grouper, Blackfin Tuna, Spanish and King Mackerel. Your fishing equipment and bait will be prepared in advance.
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About the Captain

Capt-frank Hutchko
Madeira Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Reports
ID & License verified
15 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

Sea Hunt Gamefish (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
30 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
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
PayPal
Cash
Mastercard
Visa

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

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Customer Reviews

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4.98
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Patrick W.
Chesapeake, OH
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Frank

VERIFIED   NEW  June 24, 2019
We are so glad that we chose skirtchasercharters. We chose the half day trip which turned out to be a great trip for my group...
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Rodney J.
Washington, DC
 5.00
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Half Day trip with Captain Frank

VERIFIED   NEW  July 1, 2019
Exceptionally good trip. We were on the fish within minutes of dropping lines in the water. We will definitely schedule another...
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Garry S.
Riverview, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Frank

VERIFIED   NEW  July 17, 2019
Great half day trip! Frank worked hard to put us on the fish and he did. Great guy, Great boat! Will be back.  Thanks...
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Suzanne A.
Buford, Georgia
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Fishing with Capt-frank

NEW  June 28, 2019
Had a great full day trip with Captain Frank!  He was super attentive to all our needs on the boat, put us right on fish...
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Steve R.
Tampa, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   April 6, 2019
Capt Frank was not only a great guide, but a personality, wealth of fishing knowledge, and a true fisherman.  We all loved...
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Fishing Reports

SNAPPER AND GROUPER

June 30, 2019

we have been steady into the snapper and grouper on our 6 hr trips with steady action all day. Read Full Report →


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