Start your Islamorada adventure with Hooligan Sportfishing! Captain Sal Gozzo has over 35 years of charter fishing experience, chartering the inshore and offshore waters of New Jersey, North Carolina, and the Florida Keys. He loves putting smiles on his customer’s faces and will put every possible effort into your fishing day to make it a successful and memorable one!

Capt. Sal’s fishing passion is unmatched and one of his favorite things is teaching the beginner to novice angler the best techniques for the fishery they opt for. When it comes to children anglers, Capt. Sal has a very patient way with youngsters and strives incredibly to make their fishing experience one they will never forget!

You’ll be fishing on a 24’ Seahunter, designed to handle anything from the Back Country Everglades to offshore deep sea fishing and all in-between. It fishes up to 4 anglers and has a super comfortable and dry ride providing a great fishing experience for our customers.

Captain Sal welcomes questions and has a knack for making your fishing experience a most pleasurable one. Once you fish with Captain Sal you will find yourself looking forward to your next booking with him as his clients become family and he is always a cell call away to answer any possible question you may have.

You only need to pack some snacks and drinks for the day, as everything else is covered by the captain.

Come fish with Captain Sal and experience a day on the water that you will remember for a long time to come!

*******Please keep in mind it’s customary to tip on all trips!!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Family Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $450
    This trip is for the budget-minded guest or family who is looking to just bend a rod and enjoy a couple of hours on the beautiful waters of the Keys (Gulf side only). The species targeted will be the captain's choice, as they will know best how to be productive in a short window of fishing time****End of trip gratuities are customary!
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Near Shore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $625
    A short trip for the budget-minded angler who wants a short fishing day using light tackle catching a variety of smaller species…. Perfect for the beginner to novice level of fishing abilities …..The captain will prepare everything you need equipment-wise and include your Fishing License….you just need to pack some snacks and drinks. (Gulf side only) Mangrove, Bridge, Channel and Flats fishing****End of trip gratuities are customary!
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $725
    This trip will be Gulf side Mangrove, Bridge, Channel and Flats Fishing…. Great choice for a Family with younger Anglers or Adults that don’t want to be out all day Fishing. We will be targeting Multiple Species! …All equipment and Fishing Licenses provided all you need to bring is your snacks and drink****End of trip gratuities are customary!
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $725
    This trip will be Gulf side Mangrove, Bridge, Channel and Flats Fishing…. Great choice for a Family with younger Anglers or Adults that don’t want to be out all day Fishing. We will be targeting Multiple Species! …All equipment and Fishing Licenses provided all you need to bring is your snacks and drinks****End of trip gratuities are customary!
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
  • Private trip
    REEF FISHING AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $895
    This trip will be Fishing Islamorada’s Barrier Reef ….Great choice for a Family with younger Anglers or Adults that don’t want to be out all day Fishing. We will be targeting Multiple Species! …All equipment and Fishing Licenses provided all you need to bring is your snacks and drink****End of trip gratuities are customary!
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
  • Private trip
    REEF FISHING PM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $895
    This trip will be Fishing Islamorada’s Barrier Reef ….Great choice for a Family with younger Anglers or Adults that don’t want to be out all day Fishing. We will be targeting Multiple Species! …All equipment and Fishing Licenses provided all you need to bring is your snacks and drinks*****End of trip gratuities are customary!
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Rainbow Runner
    Rainbow Runner
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
  • Private trip
    SHARK TRIP
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Dec 1
    US $950
    Islamorada is home to many species of Shark….If you are looking for the thrill of catching one of these massive and powerful creatures this trip is for you!!….Beginning of trip is catching our Shark Bait live… then we move onto Shark Fishing… We provide everything from Fishing License to Tackle. All you need is Snacks and Drinks!! *****End of trip gratuities are customary!
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Nurse)
    Nurse Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
  • Private trip
    TARPON
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - Jul 1
    US $950
    On this trip we will be targeting the World Renowned Silver King and a bucket list fish for most Anglers! We will be using the best techniques for the time of year to land one of the most elusive prizes of all saltwater species. Shark by-catch is a norm during this trip****End of trip gratuities are customary!
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,050
    For the angler that wants to go Sportfishing for Gamefish but does not want to be out all day, this 6-hour trip is a perfect solution. This trip can also be Fishing Islamorada’s Barrier Reef for Tasty Bottom Fish!!!…Departure time can be adjusted slightly. Your fishing equipment and Fishing License is included….All you need is snacks and drinks*****End of trip gratuities are customary!
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,300
    This trip is a must for every offshore enthusiast! 8 hours of fishing, usually starting at 7:00 a.m. (can be adjusted). All tackle and fishing licenses are included! Target Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and many other big game species. This trip can also be Fishing Islamorada’s Barrier Reef for some tasty Bottom Fish****End of trip Gratuities are customary!
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
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FAQs about Hooligan Sportfishing

Hooligan Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $40 per person after 3 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Family Fishing (2 hours)
  • US $625 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Near Shore (3 hours)
  • US $725 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $725 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $895 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - REEF FISHING AM (5 hours)
  • US $895 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - REEF FISHING PM (5 hours)
  • US $950 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - SHARK TRIP (5 hours)
  • US $950 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - TARPON (6 hours)
  • US $1,050 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,300 per group, additional US $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Hooligan Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well 2 Live wells
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Minn Kota Ipilot
  • Ice Box Multiple Large Fish and Food Ice Boxes

Trips booked with Hooligan Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (When available fishing for or acquiring live bait is a part of your trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Cleaning and filleting your catch is included and taken care of by the Captain…. Please bear in mind that a gratuity is customary !)
  • Fishing License (All fishing Licenses are included and covered by your Captain )

Hooligan Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Rocky bottom)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Great for Families with children)
  • Offshore Fishing (Deep Sea Fishing for Pelagics)
  • Reef Fishing (Patch Reef Fishing)

Hooligan Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hooligan Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Sal Gozzo
Islamorada, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
171 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2021
Started catching Sunnys in a local pond in New Jersey and my Passion grew from there. I have fished hard in the inshore and offshore waters of New Jersey, North Carolina and now fulltime in Islamorada "The Sport Fishing Capital of the World! Our specialty is offshore but we are game for any of your Fishing desires! We will also help you with any of your Family Fun on the water Adventures.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

SeaHunter (Center console) originally built in 2012, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 350HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Rocky bottom
Nearshore Fishing
Great for Families with children
Offshore Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing for Pelagics
Reef Fishing
Patch Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
2 Live wells
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota Ipilot
Ice Box
Multiple Large Fish and Food Ice Boxes

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
When available fishing for or acquiring live bait is a part of your trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Cleaning and filleting your catch is included and taken care of by the Captain…. Please bear in mind that a gratuity is customary !
Fishing License
All fishing Licenses are included and covered by your Captain

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
We love putting smiles young children's faces!!!
You Keep Catch
We clean and package your catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Highly recommend you only keep what you will eat!

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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