Hook'd On Recovery

Prepare yourself for a day of memories, great photos, and beautiful scenery, all a short 30 minutes from downtown Fort Lauderdale. Hook’d On Recovery will take you for the full “Glades” fishing experience – flats, canals, sawgrass, and lilly pads for days and days.

Captain James Cordiano has been fishing in Florida for 10 years and freshwater fishing is his specialty. He enjoys teaching people about the history and ecology of the fishing area. As he’s a full-time therapist, he’s the right person to confirm the benefits of spending time on the water and therapeutic effect nature has.

Capt. James will take you fishing on a 19’ Scout flats boat, perfect for the shallow waters you’ll be fishing in. The boat can accommodate up to 4 guests but the captain prefers no more than 3 people so everybody can fish in comfort – especially if you’re interested in fly fishing.

Your main targets for the day are Spotted Gar, Sunfish, Peacock Bass, and tons of 3–5 lb Largemouth Bass, sometimes even bigger. The trips are available year round but some fish are seasonal.

The captain will prepare your fishing equipment and lures. He’ll also bring snacks and drinks for the day and contact you before the trip to check what you prefer. You need to purchase your fishing license, which can be easily done online.

Topwater blow-ups make this type of fishing a must for visitors to the area. Hook’d On Recovery is perfect for everybody seeking that South Florida swamp flavor! Book your spot now!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Weekdays
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon)
    $530
    up to 3 persons
    Loxahatchee, Holey Lands, Rotenberger, and other amazing Everglades fisheries, fished from the comfort of a flats boat. Up to 5 people (3 or 4) recommended can fish for 8 hours in the canal system that connects these wetlands. Many unique flats are accessible with the trolling motor and offer a wide variety of species to target.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sun)
    $530
    up to 3 persons
    From Brim to Bowfin, Bass to Gar, there are all sorts of opportunities for a great afternoon on the water! Lunch, water, soda, and snacks are included. Contact the captain to discuss your launching spot. Your fishing equipment will be provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Weekend (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sun)
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    Many unique flats are accessible with the trolling motor and offer a wide variety of species to target. Your captain will bring fishing equipment and help you with purchasing your fishing license. Check the meeting spot details before the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Weekend (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sun)
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    Explore the amazing Everglades fisheries from the comfort of a flats boat. These waters offer a wide variety of species to target. Bring your kids along and enjoy the serenity of nature.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Weekdays (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon)
    $300
    up to 3 persons
    Loxahatchee, Holey Lands, Rotenberger, and other AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL Everglades fisheries fished from the comfort of a flats boat. Up to 5 people (3 or 4) recommended can fish for 4 hours in the canal system that connects these wetlands. Many unique flats are accessible with the trolling motor and offer a wide variety of species to target. From Brim to Bowfin, Bass to Gar, there are all sorts of opportunities for a great morning on the water!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Weekdays (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon)
    $300
    up to 3 persons
    From Brim and Bowfin to Largemouth Bass and Gar, there are all sorts of opportunities for a great afternoon on the water! The captain will check which snacks and drinks you prefer for the day and help you out with the fishing license. Make sure to check your meeting spot.
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About the Captain

James Cordiano
Everglades, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
13 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
"Ten years ago, I moved to SoFLo from NJ and never looked back. I have been freshwater fishing all my life, but became obsessed since moving here. From Snakehead and Bowfin to Largemouth and Peacock, SoFLo has it GOING ON!" Captain James has been fishing for 10 years in Florida, and freshwater fishing is his specialty. This is his side job, as he works as a therapist (helping people improve their mental health). Captain loves being out on the water because it’s very relaxing, and nature is beautiful and peaceful. James enjoys teaching people about the history and ecology of the fishing area.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Peacock)
Garfish
Snakehead

Sunfish

Boat Specs

Scout (Flats boat) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha Saltwater Series engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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4.94
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Cameron L.
Hendersonville, Tennessee
 5.00
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Full Day In the Glades

VERIFIED   July 10, 2019
Had a wonderful day out on the canals in the everglades. As soon as we hit the water Captain Jim put us on the fish and we...
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Kimberly S.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 5.00
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Half Day with Captain James

June 19, 2019
By booking the half day with James it truly was the best decision I made for my son, memories that were made today will definitely...
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Chris D.
Tampa, Florida
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Bass Masster

April 20, 2019
*Release of Confidential Information* You’re in for a real treat if you get a booking with Jim. He has extensive...
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Rit K.
Homestead, FL
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Pre Hurricane Dorian Trip

VERIFIED   September 1, 2019
James took my dad and me out to target snakehead the weekend before hurricane Dorian was coming. Since the canal was pumped...
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Richard M.
Naples, FL
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VERIFIED   September 22, 2019
Outstanding experience.  He was so helpful in regards to fishing techniques and how to present baits.  Extremely...
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