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.

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 M

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Boat Specs

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

41 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
12 - 50 miles
Fishing Techniques
Bottom Fishing
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)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks, American Express.

About the Captain

Nicholas Eyles
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
Member since July 2016
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: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

Panama City Beach Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.92 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews

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Southern Hooker was perfect. It’s a family run business that is very personal, friendly, and professional. I had my 13 and 8 year old sons aboard and they had an experience they will remember a life time. The crew was great with the fishing instruction but also took the time to teach a magic trick that I am sure will win some points back on the playground. The fishing was steady and Captain Nick carefully navigated some small storm cells to keep everyone safe yet boat some fish as well. I have fished many places with many crews and these guys are the real deal for a great family fishing experience. That being said I am going to bring back my 17 year old son and do some serious sport fishing with Southrrn Hooker as soon as I can.  Their boat was very comfortable and adequate for more choppy seas. A 41 foot Boat helps calm the swells a great deal as opposed to the other Captains running 32s or less. So if you are concerned in any way about possible sea sickness and want catch some great fish, look no further and book these guys… if they have an opening.

Dallas, Texas

Fished July 16, 2017
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I sent my husband out for his 30th birthday with some guy friends and they had a great time. They went on one of the shark fishing charters and unfortunately sharks weren’t biting, but they caught plenty of snapper. The guys all had a great time. Thank you Southern Hooker!

Fished July 3, 2017
Nicholas Eyles (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 4, 2017

So glad you had a great time and sorry that Mr. Shark took the night off!  Next time…

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Had a great time with a great crew catching some great fish. Definitly would do it again!

Fished June 16, 2017
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