Southern Hooker Fishing Charters

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3605 Thomas Drive
Panama City Beach FL, United States

Operating out of the bountiful fishing port of Panama City Beach, Southern Hooker Fishing Charters provides bottom fishing, trolling, and shark fishing charters in any combination you like. Headed by the solid team of Captains Nick Eyles and Robert Markham, the company combines expertise with a large, comfortable boat to create memorable fishing experiences in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Southern Hooker is a 41 ft Hatteras, a classic sportfishing boat that is ideally designed for offshore fishing charters. With a restroom on board and a very large deck, the boat will be a comfortable base for everyone on board. It is equipped with all the marine electronics you could ask for, including a GPS, fishfinder, VHF radio, and a radar, to make sure you find the best places to fish and are in contact with the shore at all times.

Southern Hooker Fishing Charters runs a wide variety of trips, ranging from short four hour nearshore trolling charters to full 12 hour trolling and bottom fishing marathons. Logically, the longer the trip you take, the further offshore you go, and the bigger and more plentiful are the fish you are likely to catch.

Shark fishing charters are also a fun possibility: these trips can either be booked on their own or added as an extension to any other trip.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Troll/Bottom Fish
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1800
    up to 6 persons
    This is the ultimate trip if you want to fish real deep waters for large bottom fish. Your potential catches include large Snappers, Groupers, and other reef fish in federal waters. You will also be trolling for King Mackerel and Mahi-Mahi on the way out and back.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Troll/Bottom Fish
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1500
    up to 6 persons
    Travel further out and fish deeper waters. You will be bottom fishing for Vermilion Snapper, White Snapper, Grouper and other reef fish in federal waters, trolling for King Mackerel and Mahi-Mahi on the way out and back.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Troll/Bottom Fish
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    This is a good chance to travel a bit further and to catch some slightly larger fish. You will be bottom fishing for Vermilion Snapper, White Snapper, Grouper and other reef fish in federal waters, trolling for King Mackerel and Mahi-Mahi on the way out and back.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Troll/Bottom Fish AM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    You will be bottom fishing for Vermilion Snapper, White Snapper, Grouper and other reef fish in federal waters, trolling for King Mackerel and Mahi-Mahi on the way out and back. Departure time may vary, so consult with the captain prior to the trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip-Troll/Bottom Fish PM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    You will be bottom fishing for Vermilion Snapper, White Snapper, Grouper and other reef fish in federal waters, trolling for King Mackerel and Mahi-Mahi on the way out and back. Departure time may vary, so consult with the captain prior to the trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Trolling AM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    We cruise the Gulf waters pulling lures or live bait totally relaxed until ....ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ and then you fight king mackerel, mahi-mahi,... 'hoo knows? Evening trips can be just as exciting as morning trips. And departure time may vary so consult with the captain prior to the trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Trolling PM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    We cruise the Gulf waters pulling lures or live bait totally relaxed until ....ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ and then you fight king mackerel, mahi-mahi,... 'hoo knows? Evening trips can be just as exciting as morning trips. And departure time may vary so consult with the captain prior to the trip.
  • Private trip
    When That Shark Bites...!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    Anchor up and wait for the show to start. We often run these trips in the evening, but sharks can bite at any time. We can also add shark fishing as the grand finale to a bottom fishing trip.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Grouper (Gag)
  Grouper (Red)
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)

  Shark (Bull)
  Shark (Lemon)
  Snapper (Mangrove)
  Snapper (Red)

  Snapper (Vermilion)
  Spanish Mackerel
  Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1963. Powered by 2 270HP Cummins engines.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
American Express

About the Captain

Nicholas Eyles
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
Member since July 2016
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Captains Nick Eyles and Robert Markham provide over 40 years of fishing expertise in the waters around Panama City Beach. They are happy to help even novice fishermen bring home a great catch.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 96%

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Customer Reviews

4.48 out of 5 stars from 16 reviews

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Great crew and professional Captain.  Great for children or first experience. Would recommend longer trip in deeper waters for experienced customers

Fished April 4, 2018
Nicholas Eyles (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 16, 2018

We enjoyed having you on board and hope to take you fishing again soon!

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Fished September 16, 2017
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We had a fantastic time with Capt. Nick and Chris! They knew exactly where to take us and made our fishing trip a great experience. We will definitely book with these guys again!

Fished July 30, 2017
Nicholas Eyles (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 30, 2017

We really enjoyed taking you fishing. Please, send your photos to [email protected] when you get a chance.
We look forward to seeing you next time.
Thanks again,
Nick, Chris, and Joe

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