Get ready for a Florida-style showdown and book your next fishing trip with Hillbilly Hookers! The best way to experience the Keys is with a local expert who knows all the best spots to put you on some remarkable fish. Captain Andrew Mercer invites you to join him on an island-hopping adventure while adding some weight to his boat!
The captain’s vessel is a 35’ Bluewater center console, built for versatility and comfort. She’s powered by 3 powerful 300 HP Suzuki engines and can easily cruise up to 40 knots, bringing you to some of the top fishing grounds in the area. The boat’s GPS and fishfinder will help you navigate the waters to make sure you’re at the right place at the right time.
Explore the world-famous Dry Tortugas Islands and go trolling for Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Kingfish. You’ll also have a chance to drift or bottom fish over some of the most productive wrecks and reefs along the Keys to target various Snapper and Grouper species.
There’s also snorkeling equipment available if you’d like to take a break and go for a dip. This is a great way to experience a unique opportunity and swim with the fish! If you have your own spearfishing gear, feel free to bring it along and enjoy a fun underwater challenge! For everything else, you’ll be provided with top-quality rods and reels, as well as live and dead bait, and artificial lures.
Capt. Andrew is flexible and will customize your trip to best suit your preferences. If you want to do a combination of different types of fishing or focus on one style, just let him know and he’ll make it work. The most important thing is that you’re having fun and creating lasting memories!
Hillbilly Hookers Charters’ mission is simple: “It’s all about putting you on fish while putting a smile on your face.” Your license is already provided, so you can get right down to the fishing and a fun adventure ahead. Feel free to pack some snacks, drinks, and whatever else you need and get ready for the unexpected!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Bluewater (Center console) originally built in 2009, and restored in 2016. Powered by 3 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.
Types of Fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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.
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.
Stock Island Fishing Calendar
FAQs about Hillbilly Hookers Charters
- $800 per group - Half Day – Reef/Wreck Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
- $800 per group - Half Day – Reef/Wreck Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
- $1,000 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
- $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
- $2,000 per group - Dry Tortugas Family Trip (10 hours)
- $2,000 per group - Full Day – Dry Tortugas Fishing (8 hours)
- Live Bait Well
- Multimedia System
- Ice Box
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Drinks (Water & ice)
- First Mate (Tips are much appreciated!)
- Fishing License
- Nearshore Fishing (15-20 miles)
- Offshore Fishing (Up to 90 miles!)
- Reef Fishing
- Wreck Fishing
- Backcountry Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Drift Fishing
- Kite Fishing
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
- Grouper (Black)
- Grouper (Gag)
- Grouper (Red)
- Snapper (Mangrove)
- Snapper (Mutton)
- Snapper (Red)
- Snapper (Yellowtail)
- Tuna (Albacore)