Prowler Fishing Charter

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Prowler Fishing Charter will take you on one of the most exciting trips you will ever take, as you explore the rich waters out of Norfolk, VA. Whether you’re a family looking for a fun day out, or a pro searching for that prized catch, there’s something for you.

Captain Louis Hocker 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. Along with his dedicated crew, he promises to give you his undivided attention, treating you like his own family, and by putting you on the fish.

Up to 6 guests are welcome aboard the stunning 42’ Hatteras offshore sportfishing boat, that comes fitted with everything you need for a comfortable ride to sea. The air-conditioned cabin boasts 3 beds, a bathroom, a full kitchen, and a TV, while the flybridge makes for incredible fishing too. Make yourself at home in between bites, and settle in for a smooth ride.

Head out to the rich waters of the North Atlantic Ocean and get your hands on some prized fish. Explore everywhere from the inshore fishing grounds to the deep waters offshore, and there’s no end to what you can catch. Target beauties such as Spanish Mackerel, Black Seabass, and Redfish in the shallows, along with monstrous Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, and Amberjack offshore.

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. A gratuity of 20% is customary and very much appreciated.

With everything needed for a productive day on board provided, there’s nothing left for you to do but come aboard. Prowler Fishing Charter offers a range of fishing experiences like no other, so come and take advantage of it!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    15 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    15 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    $2,700
    up to 6 persons
    The deeper the water, the bigger the fish, so get ready for the fishing adventure of a lifetime as you head to the heart of the Atlantic in search of some monster fish. Along the canyons, you'll come into contact with beauties such as Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Swordfish, and Tuna, among many more. Each of these beasts promises an incredible fight to come aboard, so make sure you're full of energy, as you look to land the catch of a lifetime.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $2,350
    up to 6 persons
    Head to the deep waters of the Atlantic and test your skills and strength against some fishing royalty. Over the course of 12 hours, you're sure to see some monster fish, such as Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo, as you troll the offshore waters and even try deep dropping. You'll practice catch and release against Billfish, while you can also head home with plenty of meat if you land one of the other beauties.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,880
    up to 6 persons
    Head out to the Gulf Stream and beyond on this mammoth trip, that will see you go up against some of the biggest fish in the Ocean. Surrounded by the open seas, you'll get to concentrate solely on the fishing, testing your skills and strength time and time again. Go after Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and a range of Billfish, as you look to land that trophy-sized catch and plenty of meat to take home.
  • 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
    Explore some of the most productive fishing grounds in the Atlantic, as you hit up the sunken wrecks out of Norfolk, VA. These feeding grounds attract some exciting and delicious fish that grow to incredible sizes here, so you'd better be ready for an intense fight against jumbo Black Sea Bass, Tautog, Amberjack, and Spadefish, as you look to fill the boat with some tasty treat.
  • 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
    There's nothing quite as breathtaking as a fight against some of the ocean's most dangerous predators, so why not spend a whole day making the most of it? Get out on the deep waters of the Atlantic and battle it out with a range of Sharks. You'll have the adrenaline pumping throughout the day, as you land a monster you'll never forget.
  • 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
    Exploring the nearshore waters out of Norfolk, VA, will see you waste no time in going fishing. Within minutes, you'll cast your line, as you try bottom fishing and trolling for beauties such as Cobia, Redfish, Striped Bass, Black Seabass, Amberjack and Spanish Mackerel. Explore a range of fishing grounds, test out a range of techniques, and head home with plenty of meat to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $775
    up to 6 persons
    Let the captain know what you want to target as you have the option of fishing a range of different fishing grounds on this 6-hour trip. Hit the inshore shallows, the nearshore reefs and wrecks, or head a little further offshore, and there's no end to what you catch. Target Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, Black Seabass, Striped Bass, and more, on what promises to be a fun-filled day out.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $775
    up to 6 persons
    Spending that little bit extra on the water gives you the chance to explore a wider range of fishing grounds, as you try bottom fishing and trolling along the reefs, wrecks, and open waters. Get ready for a fun-filled fishing adventure, going after some tough-fighting creatures such as Mackerel, Bluefish, False Albacore, and more, and head home with more than just great memories.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    Get out on the water first thing in the morning, and test your fishing skills in some of the East Coast's richest fishing grounds. Whether you're a family looking for a fun day out, or a pro looking for that fix of fishing, there's something for you, as you hit up the reefs and wrecks and go bottom fishing for a range of delicious fish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 18 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    Come aboard refreshed after lunch and ready to get your fish on. Spend 4 hours bottom fishing for a range of exciting and delicious fish, as you hit up the reefs and wrecks nearshore. Go after beauties such as Seabass, Redfish, Mackerel, and many more, no matter if it's your first time on the water or you're a seasoned pro.
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About the Captain

Louis Hocker
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Angler's Choice
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
43 Customer Reviews
Response time within an 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 guests, 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 who he's been taking fishing with him since they were able to walk, and they love it, too!

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Targeted Species

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

Redfish Redfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.53
out of 5 stars from 42 reviews
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Crew
Experience
Couldnt be better!
Couldnt be better!
Fishing with Louis
+75
Angler Rating
30
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1
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
90%
Catch intended fish
76%
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  May 26, 2020
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Keith P.
St. Louis, MO
 5.00
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Fishing the Wrecks in February.

VERIFIED   February 16, 2020
Booked a trip in the middle of February not really knowing what to expect but Captain Lou and his First Mate Casper made it...
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Joseph P.
Smithfield, VA
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Couldnt be better!

VERIFIED   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
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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
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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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