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 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
    Extreme Offshore Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    11 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    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
    American Red Snapper/Grouper
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    11 hours 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
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    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
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    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 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    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
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    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.
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About the Captain

Capt-frank Hutchko
Madeira Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
20 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
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Jason R.
St. Petersburg, FL
 5.00
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6 Hour Trip with Capt. Frank

VERIFIED   September 12, 2019
Fishing on board Skirtchaser with Capt. Frank was great!  First of all, he contacted us on a Monday to let us know the...
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Patrick W.
Chesapeake, OH
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Frank

VERIFIED   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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Anthony W.
Roselle, Illinois
 5.00
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6hr Trip with Captain Frank

August 4, 2019
My family and I had an amazing time on this fishing trip.  Capt Frank worked with us to get out before the sun rose so...
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Matt B.
Summerfield, NC
 5.00
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Great day on the water!

VERIFIED   July 30, 2019
Capt. Frank was awesome! Great fisherman and great American! He put us on fish within seconds of dropping the first line in...
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Cathy R.
Atlanta, Georgia
 5.00
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Great Experience, will do it again

VERIFIED   NEW  October 12, 2019
Captain Frank was on point, professional, friendly and gave us a great experience.  Awesome boat!
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