Hooked Charters

Hooked Charters offers great half and full day trips, fishing the Apalachicola Bay and beyond for top table and game species. Target Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Mangrove Snapper inshore, or head further out to fish for Red Snapper, Red and Gag Grouper, King and Spanish Mackerel, and even Amberjack.

If you are not so interested in the fishing as in the Apalachicola Bay itself, Captain Dwayne also offers fun sightseeing trips. Cruise the bay for the chance to see alligators, dolphins, ospreys, bald eagles, and the gorgeous scenery and nature Franklin County is blessed with. You will also be able to stop off at the St. George and St. Vincent Islands for a spot of shelling and to explore its beautiful beaches on foot.

No matter what you do, Captain Dwayne’s 25’ Sea Fox center console is the perfect place to do it. She has plenty of room for up to six guests and features a portable toilet for extra comfort on longer trips. She comes equipped with GPS and fishfinder to sound out the best spots, a livewell to keep your bait fresh, and quality tackle to help bring in even the biggest Bull Reds or Kingfish.

Captain Dwayne is a fourth-generation Florida captain who has spent his whole life fishing and guiding these waters. He loves to share his local waters with guests from around the country and beyond. He will show you how to catch bait and will teach you all the techniques he uses to land the best fish. On sightseeing tours, he will tell you about the local wildlife, sharing his love and knowledge of the local area.

This is the perfect day out for families or friends looking to catch some tasty fish in the unique surroundings of the Apalachicola Bay. All tackle and licenses are provided, so all you have to do is turn up with plenty of energy and your biggest cooler - Captain Dwayne will make sure you fill it!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Offshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Head up to 20 miles out in search of Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, and more. With the whole day on the water, you can target several habitats and fill the boat with delicious fish.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Offshore Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Head offshore for a morning fishing for Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, and more, depending on what is in season.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Offshore Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend the afternoon offshore, targeting top table and game species like Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, and more, depending on what is in season.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Sightseeing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    Cruise up the Apalachicola River with a chance to see alligators, osprey, bald eagles, and dolphins.You can also head to the islands (Little St. George, St. George, St. Vincent) and Bird Island for shelling. We will stop many times throughout the day to see the beauty of Franklin County.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend the day fishing the bay for inshore species like Trout and Redfish on this five-hour morning charter.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Bay Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend the day fishing the bay for inshore species like Trout and Redfish on this five-hour morning charter.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Sightseeing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 6 persons
    Cruise around the Apalachicola Bay to see native wildlife such as dolphins, and relax on the boat. We will take a stop on Little St. George Island for some shelling and for you to take pictures.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Sightseeing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $350
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the afternoon cruising around the Apalachicola Bay to see native wildlife such as dolphins, and relax aboard the boat. You will also get the chance to stop off at Little St. George Island for some shelling and for you to take pictures.
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About the Captain

Dwayne Coulter
Apalachicola, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since September 2017
Captain Dwayne is a fourth generation Florida fisherman, who was born and raised right here in Apalachicola. His family has worked the bay and the surrounding area for decades and he has learned all the best places to find the biggest and tastiest fish around.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Sea Fox (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 44 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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
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
Visa
Mastercard

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (9)
4.90
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
8 hour bay fishing trip
8 hour bay fishing trip
8 hour bay fishing trip
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Angler Rating
6
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Mark M.
Salem, Alabama
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 14, 2019
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The Villages, FL
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Brandy S.
Vista, CA
 5.00
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Great half day trip!

VERIFIED   May 25, 2018
Captain Dwayne was great!  Very professional, personable, and helpful. We caught a bunch of catfish, reds ( too big or...
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Kevin M.
Lexington, GA
 5.00
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Great day fishing and catching

VERIFIED   April 3, 2018
This was the first trip with my sons on a boat. One of them is 7 and the other 13. Captain Dwayne made it a trip to remember...
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Travis B.
Lady Lake, FL
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 23, 2018
I highly recommend this trip for anyone who is interested in catching fish and having fun!!
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