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 the 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 Ward is a Florida native with a passion for fishing. Hop aboard his 21’ Sportsman bay boat. She’s ideal for up to 4 anglers and powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine. She also features a wireless trolling motor, an icebox, a live well, safety equipment, as well as GPS and Fishfinder to aid you in your search of the fish.

Fishing in the Fort Myers Beach and Estero Bay area means you’ll target a variety of incredible inshore fish. Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Bull Sharks, and more are on your target list. You’ll use a variety of techniques including spinning or fly fishing on light or heavy tackle. It’ll be both an educational and fun experience!

Hooked Up Charters provides rods, reels, tackle, bait, drinks, and fish processing at the end of the trip. Capt. Derek loves seeing kids getting into this sport so he strongly encourages guests to bring along their youngsters!

Make Florida fishing memories of a lifetime aboard Hooked Up Charters and Trapping!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    Nothing quite like a full day on the water! You'll spend 8 hours traversing the inshore waters for a variety of Florida famous fish including Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Tarpon. You'll use gear provided by Capt. Derek, so all you need to bring are any refreshments you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    Give yourself a couple of extra hours on the water to explore the inshore waters even further on this 6-hour trip. You'll target a range of species including Snook, Redfish, Trout, Permit, and Tarpon. All of your gear is taken care of so all you need to bring are any refreshments you'd like to have on board.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $600
    Head out for 4 hours of morning fish in the inshore waters surrounding Fort Myers! You'll be targeting the likes of Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Tarpon when in season. Capt. Derek provides all the gear you need for a successful day, as well as drinks. Bring along any snacks you'd like to have on board and you're all set to go!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $600
    Want to take the morning off? Then the 4-hour afternoon fishing trip is the perfect choice for you. Explore the inshore waters and target the likes of Snook, Redfish, Trout, and Tarpon when in season. Gear and drinks are provided, so all you need to bring are any snacks you'd like to enjoy.
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About the Captain

Derek Ward
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2017
I'm a young captain, so I have the drive and passion that a lot of captains seem to have lost over the years. If you book a trip with me you won't just be heading out on a fishing trip. I will also share all of my knowledge of the wildlife we will undoubtedly see throughout our time on the water. Thank you, and tight lines!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sportsman (Bay boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 17, 2021
Captain Derek did a good job of putting us on fish.  He was very knowledgeable about the fish and the surrounding area. ...
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Incredible Day!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on 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 and will...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 28, 2018
Good captain. Tougher conditions. Put us on fish.
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FAQs about Hooked Up Charters And Trapping

Hooked Up Charters And Trapping offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Hooked Up Charters And Trapping, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hooked Up Charters And Trapping include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Hooked Up Charters And Trapping offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Hooked Up Charters And Trapping offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Handline

Top targeted fish species with Hooked Up Charters And Trapping include:
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon