Hookem & Cookem Charters

Hookem & Cookem Charters is located in Dania Beach and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Their crew will do their best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 4-hour trips, mainly fishing for Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Dolphin, Bonito and King Mackerel, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, big game fishing, handline and jigging.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 30’ Pro-Line boat that can safely take up to 6 anglers. This boat comes with a toilet. 

All rods, reels and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Hookem & Cookem Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    5 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing Shared
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sun)
    $400
    This fishing trip is in the reef fishing style, where you anchor near the reef and chum the water. You will be targeting Mangrove Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, King Mackerel, and Spanish Mackerel. This type of fishing is done between 30 and 60 feet of depth. Every person gets their own fishing pole, and you will be actively engaged in fishing. From baiting to dehooking, the crew will help you learn! Parking space is very limited at the Marina itself, but available less than a block away.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing Private
    In demand! Last booked: 23 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $400
    This fishing trip is in the reef fishing style, where you anchor near the reef and chum the water. You will be targeting Mangrove Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, King Mackerel, and Spanish Mackerel. This type of fishing is done between 30 and 60 feet of depth. Every person gets a pole, and you will be actively engaged in fishing. From baiting to dehooking, we will help you learn! Parking space is limited at the Marina itself but is available less than a block away.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 12:15 PM
    $700
    This fishing trip is in the reef fishing style, where you anchor near the reef and chum the water. You will be targeting Mangrove Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, King Mackerel, and Spanish Mackerel. This type of fishing is done between 30 and 60 feet of depth. You anchor the boat near the reef and begin chumming! Every person gets a pole, and you will be actively engaged in fishing. From baiting to dehooking, the crew will help you learn!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:20 AM
    $700
    In this style of fishing, you target big game Shark species such as Hammerhead, Mako, Bull, Tiger, and many many more! Have you ever dreamed of facing down the kings of the sea? This is the trip you've been waiting for!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    A 5-hour deep sea fishing adventure where you have a chance to catch many types of iconic fish such as Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and many more! On this kind of fishing trip, you use the trolling technique where you pull multiple lines behind the boat while covering a lot of water.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    A full day deep sea fishing adventure where you have a chance to catch many types of iconic fish such as Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and many more! On this kind of fishing trip, you use the trolling technique where you pull multiple lines behind the boat while covering a lot of water.
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About the Charter Operator

Alejandro Mendez
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
43 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since September 2021
Captain Ariel has been working as both a Captain and 1st mate on many other Charters in Ft. Lauderdale for the past 10 years. We will always do our best to make you feel welcomed and enjoy your time on the water! Check out our insta @hccharters, to follow our adventures on the water! We offer Deep Sea Fishing Trips, where we do 5 line trolling for popular fish such as Maji Maji, Wahoo, Backfin Tuna, and Kingfish. As well as Reef Fishing trips where we Anchor up in various spots and target varioud types of snapper. Whats Included? Rods, Reels, Bait, Tackle, Fishing License, we provide a large cooler with ice onboard to keep your drinks cold. What Type of Boat? We run a 30 Foot Proline Walkaround with Cabin and fully functional bathroom inside. We pride ourselves in our customer service and having you feel like family! So welcome aboard!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper
Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper

Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Pro-Line (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 250HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

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

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 43 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
5hr trip with Alejandro and Ariel
5hr trip with Alejandro and Ariel
1\/2 Day Reef Trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Thomas S.
Trige, Central Jutland
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Visitors from Denmark - 3 days of fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing on April 30, 2022
Ariel and Alex are a joy to fish with. They will make you feel welcome, and try to accommodate your wishes. Always remember...
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Charles S.
Kaukauna, WI
Excellent
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5hr trip with Alejandro and Ariel

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing Private on April 13, 2022
My kids are 8 and 10 and could not be happier with their experience!! My husband and I were so impressed with the patience...
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Nicholas M.
Oak Park Heights, MN
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing Private on March 9, 2022
Boat was excellent - slip proof padded floor, bathroom, cabin for shade, ample space, ability to sit on front or back. Crew...
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Brandon L.
Tampa, Florida
Excellent
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Half Day Trip Reef Fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing Private on May 23, 2022
We had an amazing time with Alex and Ariel! They were very accommodating and friendly. Would definitely book with them again...
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Rebecca C.
Tampa, Florida
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Amazing charter and great catch

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing Private on May 16, 2022
Excellent captain and guide who know their craft extremely well. Will be fishing with them again! And made for a delicious...
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FAQs about Hookem & Cookem Charters

Hookem & Cookem Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per person - 5 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing Shared (5 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing Private (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing (8 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (8 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Deep Sea Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Hookem & Cookem Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Fully functional Marine Toilet with Holding Tank)
  • GPS (2 Raymarine Axiom 9 MFD)
  • Fishfinder (Raymarine Realvision 3D Transducer)
  • Live Bait Well (Circular Livewell System Built in)
  • Kitchen (Counter top space for food ( No Stove))
  • Outriggers (Two 15 Foot TACO outriggers)

Trips booked with Hookem & Cookem Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (All Required Rods, Reels, and Tackle Included)
  • Lures (Small Jiggs for Reef Fishing Included)
  • First Mate (Captain Ariel Handles Fishing, 1st Mate Navigates)
  • Fishing License (Everyone on board is covered under our Charter.)

Hookem & Cookem Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (We offer Intra Coastal Fishing Trips in the ICW)
  • Reef Fishing (We offer anchored Reef Trips(Chum & Bait Included))

Hookem & Cookem Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Reef Fishing Trips Require Light Tackle)
  • Heavy Tackle (Offshore Trolling Trips Require Heavy Tackle)
  • Bottom Fishing (During our Reef Fishing Trips You can Bottom Fish)
  • Trolling ((2 Planers, 2 Outriggers, 1 Shotgun Line))
  • Jigging (You can choose to Jig during our Reef Fishing Trip)
  • Handline (You can Handline during our Reef Fishing Trip)
  • Deep Sea Fishing (Our Offshore Trolling Trips are Deep Sea Fishing)

Top targeted fish species with Hookem & Cookem Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo