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
    $3,300
    Deep drop in 400-700 ft for multiple types of large Grouper and Snapper. Troll for Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, and Dolphin.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Offshore Trolling Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    $3,200
    This trolling-only trip will take you at least 80 miles offshore. You'll cover a lot of ground as you search for pelagics such as Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin, and more. If you run into some bottom fish, the crew has the rods on hand so you can drop deep and see what happens. These trips are always exciting and you never know what's going to happen.
  • Private trip
    American Red Snapper/Grouper/Troll
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,400
    This is the trip for all hardcore anglers out there! You will go 70+ miles offshore; targeting the delicious Red Snapper, Grouper, as well as trolling for a variety of pelagics. Bring food and drinks, sunscreen, cameras, hats, or anything that will make your trip more comfortable. Fish on!
  • Private trip
    10 Hr American Red Snapper/Grouper
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2
    $2,100
    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. You'll get to venture 50+ miles offshore, giving you the opportunity to fish the less pressured grounds for more keeper-sized fish. 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
    8 Hour Offshore (35 - 50 Miles)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,600
    These 8 hour trips will take you anywhere between 35 and 50 miles offshore. You'll get to fish the deeper, less pressured waters and target Grouper, various species of Snapper, Amberjack, and other bottom dwellers.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Offshore (25 - 35 Miles)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    Join Captain Frank on a 6-hour offshore trip where you will run out 25 to 35 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
    $900
    4 hour trips are great for the kid and the action is red hot! Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish. You just never know what's going to bite!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Nearshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $900
    Start your trip at 1 p.m. and spend the afternoon fishing the productive nearshore waters. You'll target Hogfish, Grunts. Porgies, Triggerfish. Grouper, and more.
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About the Captain

Frank Hutchko
Madeira Beach, Florida, United States
10 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
52 Customer Reviews
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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) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

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

Boat Specs

Yellowfin (Center console) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2021. 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Great day for Lane Snappers
Ten year old loved it.
6 Hour Trip first week of October
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Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Darrell R.
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Nearshore Trip (AM) on May 11, 2021
We had a great time on the half day trip….wish we would have booked an all day trip. Boat was excellent, equipment worked...
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Charlie T.
Atlanta, Georgia
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Great morning with captain hutchko and my family

VERIFIED   4 Hour Nearshore Trip (AM) on April 13, 2021
Frank was so patient with my 7 yr old who screamed the whole ride out..but then had the greatest time as we caught a bunch...
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Michelle G.
Webster, NY
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Nearshore Trip 4 hrs

VERIFIED   4 Hour Nearshore Trip (PM) on May 29, 2021
The boat is beautiful. The captain was good. The price was pretty high for what we did. There wasn’t much live bait action...
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Stanley L.
Wesley Chapel, Florida
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Day Trip with Cpt. Tawnia & Frank

6 Hour Offshore (25 - 35 Miles) on February 4, 2021
Literally the best Charter I have ever been on in my life and I have been on a number of them.  We caught approximately 50...
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Garry M.
Waverly, IA
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Nearshore Trip (AM) on January 6, 2021
Captain Frank put us on fish and spent his time baiting hooks and taking off fish. We kept a lot of fish which Captian Frank...
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FAQs about Skirtchaser Charters

Skirtchaser Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $900 per group - 4 Hour Nearshore Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 4 Hour Nearshore Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 6 Hour Offshore (25 - 35 Miles) (6 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 8 Hour Offshore (35 - 50 Miles) (8 hours)
  • $2,100 per group - 10 Hr American Red Snapper/Grouper (10 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - American Red Snapper/Grouper/Troll (12 hours)
  • $3,200 per group - 12 Hour Offshore Trolling Trip (12 hours)
  • $3,300 per group - Deep Dropping/Trolling (120 + mi) (14 hours)

When you book a trip with Skirtchaser Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (we have 2 livewells onboard for multiple bait)
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Skirtchaser Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (We cover all licences and federal p)

Skirtchaser Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (5-20 mi)
  • Offshore Fishing (30-120 + mi offshore )
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Skirtchaser Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Skirtchaser Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo