Prowler Fishing Charter

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Prowler Fishing Charter can take you on the most exciting trips you will take in your life with your family as they strive to provide an unforgettable experience for every guest. They do so by giving you their undivided attention, treating you like their own family, and by putting you on fish.

Captain Louis is a father of two boys who has been fishing his whole life. He grew up in a fishing family and has continued the tradition by taking his own sons on the water as soon as they were able to stand on their own feet.

Captain Louis will take you out on a 42 foot Hatteras offshore sport fishing boat, which was originally built in 1974. It is powered by two 450 HP Detroit Diesel engines with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

This steady vessel holds 3 beds, a toilet and a shower, a full kitchen including a refrigerator, a TV, a flybridge and air-conditioning. It also has a GPS, a radar, a VHF radio for communication with the USCG and other boats, and a fishfinder. You will find all the safety equipment including life jackets, fire extinguishers and flares aboard too.

Prowler Fishing Charter fishes in the Norfolk waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, which is home to a variety of desirable fish species. Inshore species include Spanish Mackerel, Black Seabass, and Redfish.

Offshore species include some of the most desirable game fish like Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, and Amberjack. Captain Louis will provide rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial bait and a fishing license needed for these waters.

This is a very child and family friendly charter where liquor is not permitted, but you are welcome to bring along canned beer, and smoking is only allowed outside. The first mate works for tips, and will do his best to make your stay on the boat an enjoyable one. Gratuity of 20% is customary and very much appreciated.



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    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    15 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    $2,700
    up to 6 persons
    Head out to the canyon in search of a fish of a lifetime! Blue Marlin,White Marlin,Swordfish,Tuna and deep drop for some bottom fish!
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,350
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing for billfish,tuna,dolphin,wahoo,and deep droping
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,880
    up to 6 persons
    Fishing for Tuna,Wahoo,Billfish,and Mahi-mahi !
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore Wrecks
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
    up to 6 persons
    Head offshore to many wrecks in search of jumbo Black Sea Bass, Tautog, Amberjack, and Spadefish!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    Head out in search of Sharks!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    This is an excellent trip if you want to enjoy the day on the water while fishing for species such as Cobia, Redfish, Striped Bass, Black Seabass, Amberjack and Spanish Mackerel. You will have enough time to change a few spots and increase your chances of targeting more species on one trip.
  • Private trip
    November/December 8 Hour Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    8 hour fishing trip for Striped bass, Black Seabass, and Tog!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $775
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip you will decide which fish you want to target and the captain will advise on how far offshore you need to go in order to catch them. Targeted species can be Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, Black Seabass or Striped Bass.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $775
    up to 6 persons
    Bottom fishing, trolling for Mackerel, Bluefish, False albacore.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Bottom Fishing Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    Short trip great for first timers and families! Drifting over wrecks/reefs for various bottom fish!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Bottom Fishing Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    Short trip great for first timers and families! Drifting over wrecks/reefs for various bottom fish!
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About the Captain

Louis Hocker
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Angler's Choice
12 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
40 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since October 2016
Captain Louis has been fishing since he was a little boy with his father and grandfather. He loves fishing with guest as it gives him a great deal of satisfaction to see their smiling happy faces as they reel in their catch. He has 2 sons whom he has been taking fishing with him since they were able to walk, and they love it.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)

Redfish
Sailfish
Seabass (Black)
Spanish Mackerel

Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1974, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 450HP Detriot Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (78)
4.50
out of 5 stars from 39 reviews
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Couldnt be better!
Couldnt be better!
Fishing with Louis
+75
Angler Rating
28
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
74%
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Stacy S.
Robertsville, MO
 5.00
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VERIFIED   May 28, 2019
This was such an awesome day!  Captain Louis and his first mate were great!  We caught a lot of fish and they were...
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Joseph P.
Smithfield, VA
 5.00
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Couldnt be better!

VERIFIED   NEW  October 26, 2019
Id reccommend this to anyone!  The ride was beautiful and the fishing was great! The captain put us on the fish and the...
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Ricky L.
Annapolis, Maryland
 5.00
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Fishing with Louis

VERIFIED   September 1, 2019
Lou and Casper were top notch.  The original plan was to catch a Shark but that wasn’t in our cards. Fortunately spades...
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Susan R.
Newport News, VA
 5.00
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Half Day Fishing with Captain Lou and Casper

VERIFIED   August 10, 2019
Awesome!  I would recommend the Prowler Tours to anyone. We had such fun in the time we had—We had to cut it short...
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Scott M.
Farmville, VA
 5.00
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Great Time on the Water

VERIFIED   June 24, 2019
Thanks to the Captain and the Mate, we had a great time out on the water.  This was my daughter’s first time on...
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