Hatch Snatch Charters

Whether you’d like to go fishing or scalloping in the prolific Steinhatchee waters, Hatch Snatch Charters is there to show you a good time! It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a seasoned angler, Captain Leslie Hernandez will take you to the fish and show you all the best tricks on how to catch it.

Meet up with your guide 20 minutes before the trip and come aboard his 22’ boat that can accommodate up to 4 people. The boat sports a brand new 225 HP Yamaha engine that will take you to the bite in no time. The wireless trolling motor will help you stay quiet and sneak up to the spooky fish and you’ll have quality Penn equipment to bring your prey into the boat.

When it comes to the species you could find at the end of your line, there’s a variety to choose from. On half day trips, you’ll usually target Redfish, Flounder, Black Seabass, and Spotted Seatrout, and full day expeditions will put you on the trail of all that plus Sheepshead, Cobia, and much more.

Capt. Leslie also offers scalloping trips that are great fun for the whole family. You’ll get the snorkeling gear and instructions, and then it’s your turn to jump into the water and find as many Scallops as you can.

Your guide will provide all the fishing gear you need, and on your side, you should take care of food, drinks, hats, sunscreen, and a camera. Children of all ages are welcome to join, just make sure to bring appropriate life jackets for them.

If you’re looking to make beautiful fishing memories, Hatch Snatch Charters will help you do just that and then some!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 11 - Jun 14
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    On this 8-hour expedition, you can either fish all day or break it up between fishing and hanging out at the local sand bar. Alternatively, you can go after Black Seabass, Redfish, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, and Cobia for several hours, go to a local restaurant on the water to relax, and then continue fishing. Remember to bring plenty of food and beverages, a hat, and sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 10
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Let Capt. Leslie take you out to some of the spots that hide plenty of Scallops ready for the taking. You'll have snorkeling equipment on board, so you just need to have food, drinks, sunscreen, and water shoes, and your guide will take care of everything else. Scalloping trips are for a group of 6 guests max.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Sep 10
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    If you've never tried scalloping, Steinhatchee is a great place to give it a go. There's a great chance you'll find plenty of Scallops for your next delicious meal, and you'll have a lot of fun doing it. The snorkeling gear is included in the price, so all you have to worry about are refreshments and sunscreen. Scalloping trips are for a group of 6 guests max.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 11 - Jun 14
    $275
    price breakdown
    $275
    When you book this morning excursion, Capt. Leslie will take you to the fishing spots that are closer to shore. This means you'll spend less time traveling and more time fishing. On the menu are Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Flounder, and Cobia, just to name a few. Pack your drinks, snacks, and sunscreen for this trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 11 - Jun 14
    $275
    price breakdown
    $275
    Just because you're busy in the morning doesn't mean you can't enjoy some solid fishing in the afternoon. You'll have 4 hours to chase Redfish, Flounder, Cobia, and Spotted Seatrout around nearby fishing holes. You'll need drinks, snacks, and some sunscreen to protect you while you're fighting your catch.
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About the Captain

Leslie Hernandez
Steinhatchee, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
3 Customer Reviews
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Member since October 2019
I've been fishing all my life and when I finally got the opportunity to do what I love for a living, I went for it. I moved to Florida, bought a boat, got my captain's license, and just like that, running fishing charters became my job. I love being out on the ocean and showing people how to catch a lot of fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Scallop Scallop

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Shearwater Inshore (Bay boat) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha 2003 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Spearfishing Equipment
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
Cash
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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100%
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Josh S.
Middleburg, FL
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VERIFIED   March 30, 2020
Great day on the water with Captain Les! My new wife is a beginner fisherman and Captain Les took the time to teach her different...
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VERIFIED   April 8, 2020
We had a great trip! My daughter is a novice and Captain Leslie had her casting by herself in no time! Very patient and had...
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VERIFIED   July 11, 2020
Leslie was GREAT…we enjoyed the trip and will definitely book with him again!!!
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