Hooked Up Charters and Trapping invites you to join Captain Derek Ward on the waters of Fort Myers Beach, Florida for a fishing trip of a lifetime. If you love fishing the inshore waters and find that species like Redfish and Tarpon rock your boat, then read on.
Captain Derek is a Florida native with a passion for fishing. He has been chartering since he was 18 years old and has loved every minute of it. His favorite moments on the water include those when he sees guests catch these amazing fish! He started fishing as a child with his family, and being raised in the Estero/Fort Myers area, he knows it like the palm of his hand.
Fishing in the Fort Myers Beach and Estero Bay area means you can target Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Bull Sharks, and more. Using a variety of techniques like light or heavy tackle, spinning or fly fishing, you will have an educational and fun experience.
Captain Derek will take you fishing aboard his 21’ Maverick Boat Company Flats boat originally built in 2004. Powered by a 250 HP Yamaha SHO VMAX engine, the vessel is fast and reliable on the water. It features a wireless trolling motor, an icebox, a livewell, safety equipment, and a GPS and fishfinder to aid you in your search of the fish.
Hooked Up Charters will provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, drinks, licenses, and fish processing at the end of the trip. Captain Derek loves seeing kids getting into this sport so he strongly urges all guests if you have a young one you would like to bring them, they are more than welcome.
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Maverick Boat Company (Flats boat) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha SHO VMAX engine.