“Southern Hooker Fishing Charters” provides ultimate bottom fishing in the bountiful waters surrounding Panama City Beach! Captains Nick Eyles and Robert Markham are in charge and work hard to make sure you have a memorable fishing experience in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hop aboard a 41’ Hatteras, a classic sportfishing vessel, ideal for exploring offshore waters. She’s the ideal choice for up to 6 anglers who all want to cast from the large deck at the same time. She’s equipped with the latest in marine electronics, including GPS and Fish Finder, and even has a full toilet so you won’t have to make any stops.

Whether you’re trolling or bottom fishing you’ll definitely want to strap into the fighting chair to reel in the big ones! We’re talking Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and a variety of delicious Grouper and Snapper. Captains Nick and Robert both have federal fishing licenses so on longer trips you’ll explore productive waters up to 50 miles out.

The crew works hard to make sure you have a good time and provide all of the gear and live bait you need for a successful day. If you’re happy with the service, a 15 to 20% tip is customary. Bring along any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy and feel free to store them in the onboard cooler.

Reap the rewards of fishing in the Gulf of Mexico aboard Southern Hooker Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 5 - Jun 1
    $1,250
    Give yourself a little extra time on the water to do some shark fishing. You will also do some bottom fishing for the in-season species at the time of your trip. Anglers of all skill levels and ages will be comfortable and entertained on this 5-hour sunset adventure. You'll have access to top-notch gear and fresh bait so all you'll want to bring are any drinks and snacks to keep you going.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 4
    $1,250
    Give yourself a little extra time on the water to do some shark fishing. You will also do some bottom fishing for the in-season species at the time of your trip. Anglers of all skill levels and ages will be comfortable and entertained on this 5-hour sunset adventure. You'll have access to top-notch gear and fresh bait so all you'll want to bring are any drinks and snacks to keep you going.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,500
    Spend 6-hours exploring the productive waters surrounding Panama City on this bottom fishing adventure! You'll go after the likes of delicious Snapper and Grouper to fill the cooler with. No need to worry about gear – that's all taken care of. Just bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're good to go!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 4
    $1,500
    Spend 6-hours exploring the productive waters surrounding Panama City on this bottom fishing adventure! You'll go after the likes of delicious Snapper and Grouper to fill the cooler with. No need to worry about gear – that's all taken care of. Just bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're good to go!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 31
    $1,500
    Spend 6-hours exploring the productive waters surrounding Panama City on this bottom fishing adventure! You'll go after a variety of delicious Snapper to fill the cooler with. No need to worry about gear – that's all taken care of. Just bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're good to go!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 4
    $1,500
    Spend 6-hours exploring the productive waters surrounding Panama City on this bottom fishing adventure! You'll go after a variety of delicious Snapper to fill the cooler with. No need to worry about gear – that's all taken care of. Just bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're good to go!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 5 - Jun 1
    $2,000
    The 8-hour trip gives you plenty of time to head offshore and deep into federal waters! Get your fish on throughout the day as you head out early with only one thing on your mind – filling the boat. Bottom fish the reefs and deep drop for likes of Vermilion Snapper, White Snapper, and Grouper. This action-packed trip is sure to get the pulses racing as you battle it out with some monster fish.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 4
    $2,000
    The 8-hour trip gives you plenty of time to head offshore and deep into federal waters! Get your fish on throughout the day as you head out early with only one thing on your mind – filling the boat. Bottom fish the reefs and deep drop for likes of Vermilion Snapper, White Snapper, and Grouper. This action-packed trip is sure to get the pulses racing as you battle it out with some monster fish.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 5 - Jun 1
    $2,000
    The deeper the waters the bigger the fish! Head further out and go after some huge fish on this 8-hour fishing adventure. You'll bottom fish and deep drop for the likes of Vermilion Snapper, White Snapper and variety of Grouper to fill the boat with. All of the fishing gear and live bait you need for a productive day is already on board. Bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're good to go!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 4
    $2,000
    The deeper the waters the bigger the fish! Head further out and go after some huge fish on this 8-hour fishing adventure. You'll bottom fish and deep drop for the likes of Vermilion Snapper, White Snapper and variety of Grouper to fill the boat with. All of the fishing gear and live bait you need for a productive day is already on board. Bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're good to go!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 5 - Jun 1
    $2,500
    Increase your chances of reeling in big fish by spending a couple of extra hours on the water! Spend 10 hours in federal waters as you battle it out with a range of reef and bottom-dwelling fish, including Snapper and Grouper. You’ll have the fishery basically to yourself in these remote waters! No need to worry about gear or bait. Just bring along enough drinks and snacks to keep you going.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 4
    $2,500
    Increase your chances of reeling in big fish by spending a couple of extra hours on the water! Spend 10 hours in federal waters as you battle it out with a range of reef and bottom-dwelling fish, including Snapper and Grouper. You’ll have the fishery basically to yourself in these remote waters! No need to worry about gear or bait. Just bring along enough drinks and snacks to keep you going.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 4
    $3,000
    This is the ultimate trip if you want to fish really deep waters for large bottom fish! Head up to 50 miles offshore to deep drop and bottom fish in extreme depths for some monster Grouper and Snapper. Extreme anglers will revel in this opportunity, so make the most of it and go home with coolers full of tasty fish! Bring along enough drinks and snacks to keep you going. Gear and bait are taken care of.
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About the Captain

Nicholas Eyles
Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
69 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2016
Captain Robert Markham has over 40 years of fishing expertise in the waters around Panama City Beach. He is happy to help even novice fishermen bring home a great catch. Lucky for you, you'll head up to 50 miles out since the boat is federally licensed. You'll have the fishery all to yourself in the remote and productive deep surrounding this Florida fishing haven. Hop aboard and see for yourself!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

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
12 - 50 miles

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
It is customary to tip the First Mate 15 - 20%.
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 69 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (68)
Afternoon Bottom Trip
10 hour trip with Captain Nicholas.
10 hour trip with Captain Nicholas.
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Randy T.
Gurley, AL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Afternoon Bottom Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (PM) on July 26, 2022
Had a great afternoon trip with Capt. Nick and Eric. Great guys and they kept us on fish all afternoon!
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Nicole W.
Savannah, TN
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

10 hour trip with Captain Nicholas.

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on October 22, 2021
Awesome trip! Captain Nicholas took us to areas where fish were located and Dewayne was great at helping us! Would definitely...
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Michael H.
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

July fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on July 28, 2022
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Brian C.
Colleyville, TX
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 13, 2022
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Jeremy K.
Nashville, TN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Nicholas

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip (AM) on October 11, 2021
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FAQs about Southern Hooker Fishing Charters

Southern Hooker Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,250 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip (AM) (8 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip (AM) (8 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip (PM) (8 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip (PM) (8 hours)
  • $2,500 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $2,500 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $3,000 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Southern Hooker Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Southern Hooker Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate (It is customary to tip the First Mate 15 - 20%.)
  • Fishing License

Southern Hooker Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (12 - 50 miles)

Southern Hooker Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Southern Hooker Fishing Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)