Hooknreel Fishing Charters

Hooknreel Fishing Charters is located in Cocoa beach and offers to show you a memorable time in the beautiful waters of the Indian and Banana Rivers. Please do not ask to go fishing in the ocean.

Capt. Ryan will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 2 to 6-hour trips, mainly fishing for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Tarpon, Snook, and Jack Crevalle, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 25’ Shearwater boat that can safely take up to 3 anglers. This boat comes with an ice-box and a wireless trolling motor.

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. Hooknreel Fishing Charters prefers only catch and release trips, so any fish you catch will be returned to the water. The boat will be supplied with drinks for your pleasure, be sure to let the captain know if you have any questions or want to bring your own.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Hooknreel Fishing Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Fishing Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $300
    I am a native of Melbourne, Florida. Growing up fishing was all I wanted to do. My mom first introduced me to fishing when I was 2 years old. I have learned a lot since then. No two days are alike. I have been fishing the Indian and Banana Rivers my whole life, searching for the best areas for snook, tarpon, and redfish. In addition to fishing, I love baseball. I was drafted by the Miami Marlins in 2015 and played 7 years of professional baseball. I took my love of fishing to every city I played baseball.
    Targeted fish
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Catfish
    Catfish
    Alligator Gar
    Alligator Gar
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $450
    A half day trip consists of 4 hours of fishing with live bait or lures pitching docks, mangroves, or seawalls. You and Captain Ryan will have a great time chasing Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Redfish, Black Drum, Snook, and Speckled Trout.
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FAQs about Hooknreel Fishing Charters

Hooknreel Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $300 per group - 2 Hour Fishing Trip AM (2 hours)
  • US $450 per group - Half Day Trip AM (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Hooknreel Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hooknreel Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Hooknreel Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Hooknreel Fishing Charters offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Hooknreel Fishing Charters include:
  • Alligator Gar
  • Black Drum
  • Catfish
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Ryan McKay
Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
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83 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2022
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Captain Ryan welcomes you to Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. Join him aboard and discover the area's fish-rich nearshore waters, flats, rivers, and the backcountry.
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Ryan M.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Alligator Gar Alligator Gar
Black Drum Black Drum
Catfish Catfish
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Boat specs

Shearwater (Bay boat) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 300HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

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
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Crew
Excellent
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Experience
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Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
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Derek R.
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Great trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip AM on April 15, 2024
Captain Ryan kept up with three of us, unhooking us from mangroves and keeping fresh bait on our hooks the entire day. Very...
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Michelle M.
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6 hr day with Captain Ryan

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip AM on May 27, 2023
Captin Ryan is so easy to talk to. He is very knowledgeable of the area. He is so patient, even when I got my line stuck in...
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Bruce D.
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Great outing

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip AM on April 6, 2024
Ryan was a great host and led us to catch several types of fish. Would definitely come back!
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Amanda J.
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Great Time!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip AM on February 25, 2024
Ryan was great! February fishing isn’t ideal but he took us out anyway. Went to multiple spots and caught a few. Ryan also...
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JOSEPH F.
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Fishing with Ryan

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip AM on April 9, 2024
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