Top Hook Charters

Top Hook Charters offers a variety of fishing trips that will take you around the waters of Fernandina Beach. Your host for the day is Captain Cody Baker. Born and raised in Fernandina Beach, Capt. Cody has been fishing the local waters his whole life and knows how to put you on fish.

You will be fishing aboard a 22’ Fishmaster bay boat, powered by a 150 HP Johnson engine. She can accommodate up to 4 anglers and comes equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, a livewell, and an ice box. You’ll also find all of the standard safety equipment.

These waters are home to a ton of species including Bull Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Tripletail, Black Drum, Flounder, and Tarpon. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, you’ll get to battle it out with these feisty fighters. Top Hook Charters will take you around jetties, backwaters, and docks, both during daylight hours and in the night.

When you head out, Capt. Cody you’re provided you all the rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait you need. He’ll also clean your catch, and take care of your fishing license. You should bring snacks, drinks, sunscreen, a cap, and sunglasses.

With plenty of trips and species, Top Hook Charters can cater to any angler’s need. Come along, and experience these incredible fisheries!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Moonlight Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    This is your best shot at reeling in a Tarpon, but it depends heavily on the tide and you'll only set out if the conditions are right. As a result, departure times can vary and you'll need to be in touch with your captain. This outing offers lots of excitement and many chances to land the fish of a lifetime. Capt. Cody provides all of the gear and bait you need, just bring any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Backwater (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    On this 4-hour morning trip, you'll go backwater fishing with artificial or live along the oyster beds. You'll target Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. Capt. Cody will bring all the rods, reels, and tackle, lures, and live bait you need. Pack your drinks and snacks and hop aboard!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Backwater (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This afternoon trip takes you after Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. You'll fish the backwaters and productive oyster beds with gear and bait provided by Capt. Cody. Pack sunscreen to weather the heat, a cap, and sunglasses. You're also free to bring any drinks and snacks you'd like.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Jetties (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Rise and shine! This trip will take you around jetties to catch Tarpon. While you wait for the bite, you will go after Bull Reds and Sharks. Capt. Cody brings all of the gear you need for a successful day. Bring drinks, snacks, and sun protection and you're ready to go!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Jetties (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Head out to the jetties for 4 midday hours! You'll go after Tarpon, while also trying to reel in Bull Reds and Sharks. These waters are lucrative fishing grounds and Capt. Cody will all bring the fishing gear and bait you need to make the most of them. When the Tarpon start to bite, it's showtime. You'll need sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and a tight grip!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Night Trout Bite
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 31
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    As the sun starts to set, you'll head out in search of Trout near the docks. You'll sight cast with live shrimp and artificial lures to try and get the delicious Spotted Seatrout to bite. The dock lights will aid you in your search, and Captain Cody will bring the fishing gear and lures you need. Come and enjoy this unique night time fishing adventure!

About the Captain

Cody Baker
Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
26 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since July 2017
Captain Cody Baker has been fishing the local waters his whole life. His childhood hobby grew into a passion and he enjoys taking people out on the water as part of his job. He offers a variety of fishing trips, targeting numerous inshore species. He will take you around the jetties and backwaters of Fernandina Beach and make sure you enjoy your time fishing in this incredible landscape.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Ray Ray
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Porbeagle) Shark (Porbeagle)
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Fishmaster (Bay boat) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 150HP Johnson engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Jigging
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.95
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Capt. Cody knows how to get you on the big ones
Lunch dinner
One of many
+30
Angler Rating
24
2
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0
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Bud R.
Atlanta, GA
 5.00
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Half Day with Top Hook Charter

VERIFIED   June 24, 2020
This was our first fishing charter trip. We took our son and his friend - both fourteen on The Top Hook Charter with Captain...
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Bruce W.
Middlesboro, KY
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 5, 2020
If you like hearing “Fish On” , Capt Cody is the way to go. He knows the local waters and networks well with the other...
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Darrick D.
Baytown, TX
 5.00
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Tarpon Extravaganza

VERIFIED   NEW  August 31, 2020
Had an awesome trip with Cody yesterday.  Our backs are still sore from the Tarpon he put us on.  Caught 2 over 100...
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Wes D.
Fernandina Beach, FL
 5.00
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Half day w Cap Cody

VERIFIED   NEW  September 6, 2020
Captain Cody was first class. Treated my teenage daughters awesome. Great experience. Highly recommend!
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Monty J.
Jacksonville, FL
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Evening trip with Captain Cody

VERIFIED   July 3, 2020
Hands down the best fishing experience.Captain Cody had us on the fish from the first bait in the water.. non stop action....
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