Fish Hooker Charters – Lakeland

Explore the Lakeland area with Fish Hooker Charters! Captain Banks will be your host and guide on this trip, and he can’t wait to show you around. Being a Lakeland local for 7 generations, he’s just what you need for choosing the best fishing spot, finding the fish, and showing you the right way to catch it.

There’s lots of amazing spots in the area you can fish at, so the captain makes sure to be where the fish are. He trailers his boat and every fishing hot-spot is always accessible. Some of the lakes you can visit are Lake Parker and Lake Hancock. You’ll target Crappie using light tackle, with some jigging or bottom fishing.

Capt. Banks welcomes you aboard his 24’ Pro-Line boat that accommodates up to 4 guests. Kids can come as well, as long as they are over 4 years old. The boat is powered by a 225 HP Verado engine, features navigational electronics, safety equipment, and a cooler. If the day is hot enough and you feel like taking a swim, the captain can also bring snorkeling equipment, just make sure to request it in advance.

Your Penn and Shimano fishing gear are ready for you and the captain will also prepare enough lures and live bait. As a bonus at the end of the trip, he’ll also clean and fillet your catch, so you can start looking for some great recipes and decide how you’re going to prepare your feast.

You only need to purchase your fishing license and bring some snacks. Fish Hooker Charters is here for your next freshwater adventure. Just say when you’re coming!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Speckled Perch
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 15 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    price breakdown
    Captain Banks has been fishing Florida’s waters since he was a young boy and is sure to put you on the fish. After the trip, your fish will be cleaned for you. Capt. Banks is happy to give you some pro-tips how to cook this great fish too! All rods and reels are provided, you only need to worry about bringing snacks.

About the Captain

Captain Banks Allen
Lakeland, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
10 Customer Reviews
Member since July 2018
I am a 7th generation Floridian from Lakeland, FL. I have been fishing since I was a young boy, spending my time walking to the lakes near my house and fishing at the water's edge. As a boy my grandmother would take me to her river house at Mud River leading out to the Gulf, where I got my experience navigating through the waters in a jon boat. When I hit my teen's, I would travel over to Tampa Bay and wade fish. I bought my first boat in my early 20's and continued to fish every chance that I had. I now have the opportunity to do what I love the most, share my love of fishing and what I have learned with others.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Crappie Crappie

Boat Specs

Pro-Line (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 225HP Mercury Verado engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

24 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting

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


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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: