Southern Hooker Fishing Charters

3605 Thomas Drive
Panama City Beach FL, United States

Operating out of the bountiful fishing port of Panama City Beach, Southern Hooker Fishing Charters aims to provide the ultimate bottom fishing trip. 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 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
      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.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
      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.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      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.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip PM
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    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.
  • Private trip
    6 hour bottom fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing in Federal waters, you'll target a variety of snapper and do some high-speed trolling on the way out and back in.
  • Private trip
    6 hour bottom fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing in Federal waters, you'll target a variety of snapper and do some high-speed trolling on the way out and back in.
  • Private trip
    Shark/bottom fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    This evening trip combines the excitement of baiting and possibly hooking a shark with a little bottom fishing. Shark or not, you'll go home with some yummy fish and enjoy a lovely sunset on the water.
  • Private trip
    4-hour Trolling
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
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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
Bed

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
American Express
Checks

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: 3 hours
Response rate: 97%

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Customer Reviews

4.55 out of 5 stars from 25 reviews

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Fished June 28, 2018
Nicholas Eyles (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 28, 2018

Thank you!  We enjoyed having you on the Southern Hooker and hope you will book with us again!

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Captain and Mate very professional and knowledgeable. Answered all our questions and taught us a lot about fishing in the area. As we started fishing another charter came right up in our area!!! Crew very professional where as I would have lost my cool! Lol

Fished June 27, 2018
Nicholas Eyles (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 28, 2018

Thank you for fishing with us!  We hope to see you again soon!

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Fished June 18, 2018
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