Hooked Up Charters And Trapping

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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full day trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    8 hour private charter, targeting snook, redfish, trout and or tarpon.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On this six-hour private charter, you could be targeting Snook, Redfish, Trout, Permit, and Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is a private four-hour fishing charter that will see you targeting Snook, Redfish, Trout and/or Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This is a private four-hour fishing charter that will see you targeting Snook, Redfish, Trout and/or Tarpon.
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About the Captain

Derek Ward
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since July 2017
I am 24 years old, so I have the drive and passion that a lot of captains seemed to have lost over the years. If you book a trip with me you are booking not only a fishing trip but I will also share all my knowledge of the wildlife we will undoubtedly see that day. Thank you, and tight lines!”

About this listing

Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle
Permit
Redfish
Shark (Bull)

Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Maverick Boat Company (Flats boat) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha SHO VMAX engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Nick M.
Tampa, Florida
 5.00
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Incredible Day!

VERIFIED   June 19, 2018
Caught lots of fish and had a blast!  Captain Derek is great with kids and fun to fish with.  Second time with him...
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Steve B.
Tampa, FL
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Fishing with Derek

VERIFIED   March 28, 2018
Good captain. Tougher conditions. Put us on fish.
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