Always Hookin Fishing Charters–31' Contender

Always Hookin Fishing Charters is a father-and-son owned and operated charter service located in Jacksonville. USCG Captain Big Greg is a retired law enforcement officer with 30 years of experience. USCG Captain Gregory has years of experience with charters and loves to fish competitively in numerous tournaments. Captain Gregory and crew were Grand Champions of the Jrs Greater Jax Kingfish Tournament in 2020, winning their own boat!

They will take you and your party out on their beautiful 31’ Contender boat to have fun times and catch a bunch of fish. Their Contender is top-notch with new interior, twin supercharged Mercury 300 Verado engines, and plenty of room to stretch out and fish.

They fish with newer quality equipment and rods and reels. No junk here. They are also very safety conscious, having newer electronics, EPIRB satellite beacon, satellite texting, 2 VHF radios, new type 1 personal flotation devices, and more.

These captains fish wrecks, reefs, ledges, and live bottom. They mainly target King Mackerel (Kingfish), Snapper, Cobia, Tarpon, Grouper, Black Drum, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Bull Redfish, and Tuna, depending on the season and conditions.

From novice to advanced, they will show you how to use their tackle for bottom fishing and different techniques for trolling big game fish.

All rods, reels, bait, tackle, and gas are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Your trip will also include all the necessary fishing licenses and permits for the day. The crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip. Tip your crew for good service!

Book with them for a most excellent day!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bull Redfish (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 31 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Dec 31
    $455
    This trip is awesome. Catch some of the biggest Redfish around! It fights like crazy. Catch, take pictures, then release. Keep smaller slot sizes if caught. Come on out and test your skills! All Bull Red trips are close to or inside the jetties (close to shore).
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Bull Redfish (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Dec 31
    $455
    Great time catching the huge Bull Redfish. Starts in the afternoon. Catch, take pictures, and release the big ones. Keep the smaller slots. Come out and test your skills.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Nearshore or Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $880
    The crew supplies all rods and reels, tackle, fishing licenses, bait, and ice on its Always Hookin 31' Contened. Most fishing will be within 5-25 miles of the inlet. This will be a bottom fishing trip or a combination of bottom and sight fishing unless otherwise specified. Come out and have a great time! The crew will let you know what's in season.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore or Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,080
    The captain takes care of rods and reels, tackle, bait, fishing licenses, and ice. You will mostly fish within 5-35 miles of the inlet. Bottom fishing or a combination of sight fishing unless you specify otherwise. Join in and spend a great day on the water!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Nearshore or Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,325
    All fishing rods, reels, tackle, bait, licenses, as well as ice are waiting for you on board. The trip will mostly take place 10-45 miles off the inlet. Enjoy bottom fishing or a combination of sight fishing but feel free to tell the captain if you have other ideas.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Ledge Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $3,200
    This is the Grandaddy of all trips. Go where the water gets really deep! The crew takes care of all fishing gear, licenses, bait, and ice you'll need. Fishing will mostly be within 60-75 miles of the inlet. Have a great time bottom fishing or have fun combining it with sight fishing if you want to. Join in and make memories of a lifetime! These trips last approx.12 hours depending on the conditions. Up to 6 fisher folks!
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About the Captain

Gregory Foxworth
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
16 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
12 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2022
Big Greg and Gregory are a father and son team, both USCG Captains that have been fishing together since Gregory was a little boy. Big Greg is a retired law enforcement officer with over 30 years of experience. Gregory has worked at marinas, as a mate and Captain for multiple other fishing charters. Gregory has been operating boats on our waterways several times a week for years. Gregory has won or placed high in numerous fishing tournaments throughout Florida. He is one of most driven USCG/Florida State Certified Captains running boats in NE Florida. They opened "Always Hookin" Fishing Charters to work together and share their passion for fishing with you.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 300HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
In console (see pic)
GPS
Dual 12 inch Garmin 7612
Fishfinder
Garmin
Live Bait Well
Twin Tanks
Ice Box
Coolers and fishboxes

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
On some trips
Fishing License
We supply all your fishing licenses andfedwral per

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 unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

More Bull Reds!!!
More Bull Reds!!!
September 18, 2022
They Giants are showing up now!!! Great fights...
Bull Redfish are here Jacksonville!!
Bull Redfish are here Jacksonville!!
September 17, 2022
Big Giant hard fighting and fun to catch Bull Reds!!! They are here. Come on out!!!! We have very affordable trips available!
BULL RED are in the house!
BULL RED are in the house!
September 13, 2022
Great 4 hour today for the Giant Bull Reds that just arrived in our NE Florida Waters. Come on out! Spaces available!!

Customer reviews

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Excellent
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Beth P.
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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4 hour near shore / offshore

4 Hour – Nearshore or Offshore (AM) on May 10, 2022
Took a trip today with with some family & Captains Greg and Gregory. I am not an expert “fisherman”, but wanted to try...
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John P.
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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Always Hookin certainly lives up to the name !!

8 Hour Trip – Nearshore or Offshore on May 5, 2022
My son and I had an excellent day with Captain Gregory and his “gregarious’ father Big Greg. Arrived at the dock with rods...
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Eddie G.
Altoona, Florida
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Kingfish/Shark Fed

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Nearshore or Offshore on August 5, 2022
Awesome time w Captain Greg and mate John. On time, great communication and directions. Extremely professional and knowledgeable....
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What a great time!

4 Hour – Nearshore or Offshore (AM) on June 10, 2022
A fishing trip with lifelong friends that surpassed expectations. The weather was perfect and the boat/equipment were impeccable....
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Nearshore or Offshore on July 23, 2022
Greg and Mike were excellent!! The majority of my group never fished before and they were great at helping out the entire time....
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FAQs about Always Hookin Fishing Charters–31' Contender

Always Hookin Fishing Charters–31' Contender offers the following trips to customers:
  • $455 per group, additional $70 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Bull Redfish (AM) (4 hours)
  • $455 per group, additional $70 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Bull Redfish (PM) (4 hours)
  • $880 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour – Nearshore or Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,080 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore or Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,325 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Nearshore or Offshore (8 hours)
  • $3,200 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Ledge Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Always Hookin Fishing Charters–31' Contender, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet In console (see pic)
  • GPS Dual 12 inch Garmin 7612
  • Fishfinder Garmin
  • Live Bait Well Twin Tanks
  • Ice Box Coolers and fishboxes

Trips booked with Always Hookin Fishing Charters–31' Contender include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (On some trips)
  • Fishing License (We supply all your fishing licenses andfedwral per)

Always Hookin Fishing Charters–31' Contender offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Always Hookin Fishing Charters–31' Contender offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Always Hookin Fishing Charters–31' Contender include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo