Captain
Brian Smith

Member since March 2016

Naples, United States

Background
Capt. Brian is a USCG licensed 200 ton master captain who works full time as a local fishing guide. He provides trips for anglers of all ages and ability levels and looks forward to welcoming you aboard.

Hey, I'm Captain Brian Smith

Naples, United States
Background
Capt. Brian is a USCG licensed 200 ton master captain who works full time as a local fishing guide. He provides trips for anglers of all ages and ability levels and looks forward to welcoming you aboard.

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Naples
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US$ 299

Fishing Reports

Eight foot Tiger Shark

March 31, 2016

Started the day catching Lane Snapper, Grunts, and some Grouper. The bite really took off when when we threw big cut bait out. A seven foot Hammerhead came up for a taste. We then hooked up with a eight… Read Full Report →


Awesome Summer Fishing

July 08, 2016

It's been an eventful week on the water for Smokin' Hooks. The waters have been relatively calm and the storms have kept to the later afternoon to provide a full day of fishing. It's been hot out there but… Read Full Report →


Kingfish are biting

December 26, 2016

Had a great day on the water. In the morning we had several Kingfish on board. The afternoon brought good size red Grouper. All caught between 5-9 miles out of Wiggins Pass. Read Full Report →


8 1/2 foot Tiger

January 20, 2017

Nice size Tiger caught out of Wiggins Pass. Got a lot of short Reds and some big Triggerfish. Fishing has been active this week. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.96 out of 5 stars from 23 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, January 14, 2017

Will definitely repeat. Brian gave us choices as to what we wanted to do on the trip - we followed his suggestions and he kept us on fish.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, December 27, 2016

My family had a grand time

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, January 1, 2017
Zdenek Pecka does not recommend Smokin’ Hooks

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, December 28, 2016

We started out with a sunset cruise one night, which was great, followed by a full day of fishing the following day.  With unusual conditions working against us, Captain Brian worked diligently to keep us on the fish.  He rarely took a seat, as he was constantly baiting our hooks, taking the fish off for us, and being attentive in general.  He had some great stories and was very personable; it felt like we were hanging out with an old friend by the end of the day.  We also had a few surprises from mother nature: a dolphin stalked/hung out within a few feet of the Smoking Hooks for a few hours during the morning and we also got to see a loggerhead sea turtle swimming up close.  Definitely recommend Captain Brian and the Smoking Hooks!  Hoping to get back down in the summer!

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, December 19, 2016

We had a great 4 hour trip with Brian. He is very personal and was always there to bait our hooks and take fish off. Then boat was very clean and well kept which is important when on the water.  Great job Brian!! We will be back!!

Fished December 2016

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Brian Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, December 30, 2016

Looking forward to taking you out again!

Went fishing on Friday, September 16, 2016

This was one of the most fun and memorable Birthdays I have ever had! Captain Brian and Smokin’ Hooks made my day so special! It was like Heaven on Earth! We found a swirling tide hole and we saw a group of about 8 Eagle Rays, a Sea Turtle and tons of Barracudas surrounding Smokin’ Hooks!
Then it was followed by my sister Kelly and I catching Large keeper Red Groupers, Snappers and something so Monsterous on my line and after an enormous fight ... It finally broke my line! Moby Dick does exist!

After our trip and Captain Brian filleting our keepers, we went to the Fish House where they cooked ou fresh catch for us!

It was one of the most fun and prosperous fishing trips we have ever had!!  Thank You Captain Brian for you’re fun and knowledgable skills!

We Shall Return;

Becky Lou and Kelly Lynn Bushey

 

Fished September 2016

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Brian Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, September 19, 2016

This was a great birthday trip. Fishing was great and wildlife we saw was amazing.See you next trip!

Went fishing on Saturday, August 20, 2016

My family and I enjoyed our deep sea fishing experience aboard Smoking Hooks on 08/20/2016. Captain Brian is awesome. Three of the four add no experience fishing but Captain Brian assured us we would catch plenty of fish and we did !!!!!  Deep Sea Fishing with Smokin Hooks is where “Everything is Awesome”

Fished August 2016

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Brian Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 29, 2016

It was my pleasure brining you and your family out!  I’d welcome you back anytime.  Glad the day was ‘Awesome’!  Captain B

Went fishing on Saturday, August 13, 2016

Captain Brian was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and professional. He took care of setting us up with the bait and took all our caught fish off the hooks. He knew where the fish were and we ended up filling the fish hold! Capt. Brian’s personality was over the top friendly. We will be back to fish with him again.

Fished August 2016

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Brian Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 15, 2016

Your family was great and I look forward to seeing you on the water again. I enjoyed bringing you to the fish!

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Our captain Brian was very knowledge, we were dropping and hooking one after another.  It was one of the best fishing trips I have ever taken

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 30, 2016

Captain Brian was awesome!  We spoke ahead of our scheduled excursion and discussed exactly what we were hoping to catch and he prepared our excursion accordingly.  He took us right to the fish!  We booked a 4 hr excursion and were lucky enough to have constant action.  One right after another.  Captain Brian gave us our space and let us do our thing but was always near by and jumped in whenever necessary; whether it be baiting hooks removing fish, or helping with the gear if a big one was on the line. We definitely found our offshore fishing Captain and we can’t wait for him to take us out again next year!

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Cpt. Brian put us on fish all day long!
6hr charter and caught so many fish arms were hurting after it was over

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 9, 2016

The sea was too rough to go out into the gulf and shark fish, safety first. We fished the back water and had a great time. Couldn’t ask for a better Capt.

Fished June 2016

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Brian Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 16, 2016

This week had some variable weather.  Monday and Tuesday were off limits.  Thursday looked good but when we hit the pass it was too rough.  We were still able to fish the back water and reel some in.  Not the same but glad you could enjoy the trip still.  Great family to bring out!

Went fishing on Sunday, May 29, 2016

We booked this trip through Fishing Booker, and we got excellent communication from the site. The Captain was Brian Smith, and he called us a day before to make sure we had instructions to the Marina. This was not hard to find. The boat was just as promised, much better than the usual ones, with a hard top and a cabin in case someone wants to stay away from the sun. We fished 4 at a time, but we caught plenty of fish (we went close to the shore, and caught snapper, grouper and a few small sharks). There was enough activity going on to keep everyone busy. There was plenty of bait: shrimp, fish, octopus and live bait. Payment was through credit card and we were able to take the fish filets to the Fish House (nearby) where they cook your catch (for a fee). Brian will provide water, and you should bring a few snacks and plenty of sunscreen. I am sure you can try and go for bigger fish, and i would ask the captain directly about that, though you may need to plan and budget for a longer trip.

Fished May 2016

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Brian Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 3, 2016

I’m glad you enjoyed the trip with your family!  It was my pleasure having you aboard Smokin’ Hooks. 

Yes, you can definitely go for a range of fish this time of year.  I try make sure I bring you to the best spots based on the weather, wind, and recent bites.  The past two weeks has brought a plethora of mid-range fish (Snapper, Grouper, Shark) with some larger Grouper and a few Kingfish on the 4 hour trips which are fun and keeps everyone active.  I’m going on on several 6-8 hour trips this weekend targeting some larger Shark, Grouper, Kingfish, and Cobia.  Most species will continue to be active throughout the Summer months and as long as the Summer afternoon storms don’t roll in too early we have time to get to more spots on the extended trips. 

Glad to hear you liked the boat and the Fish House restaurants.  It’s one of my favorite local seafood restaurants.

Went fishing on Saturday, May 28, 2016

Captain Brian is on top of his game, he asked us what we were targeting then we went after it   With in minutes of poles in the water we were catching fish.  We did not take many pictures honestly we did not have time to.  In all we must have caught 30+ fish while we were out there.  Some were to small we had to throw back however we came home with plenty for a group fish fry.  (Grouper, Snapper and Grunts.)  You may want to stretch or exercise a bit before you go, I am writing this review the day after I am sore however I will be doing this again with Captain Brian for sure.

Fished May 2016

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Brian Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 29, 2016

It was a great trip with you yesterday!  I hope you recover soon!  Next time we’ll schedule in some stretching.

Went fishing on Friday, May 20, 2016

This was a great choice.  Brian did an excellent job and worked his butt off for us.  I told him I wanted to catch lots of fish, big ones, and fighting ones.  He said we would start small and work our way to the bigger ones.  The first stop, we caught fish after fish.  It was great.  We caught a lot of different kinds like white snapper, red snapper, puffer, grouper, shark, and tiger shark plus one unidentified fish.  We saw a large and a small sea turtle.  The fishing was great until a dolphin showed up.  It was neat to see it and feed it but we moved to another spot.  Fishing slowed a little but we did start catching bigger fish as well.  Hooked several that broke lines.  One took a lot of line and fought for a while but finally broke the line.  My son fought two 8 ft tiger sharks for a while.  We had a blast.  John also caught the same shark twice because the second time he got it in the boat and the rig was still in his mouth.  Brian’s experience and education as a boat captain was a plus to me.  His equipment was top of the line.  His boat has a private toilet plus an area to get out of the sun if needed.  Brian is also very personable and we enjoyed talking with him.  We also got some good quality fish to take home with us.  Thanks Brian for a great day.  Hopefully will see you next year.

Fished May 2016

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Brian Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 29, 2016

Thanks Stan!  It was a pleasure bring you all out.  I do hope to see you back next year!

Went fishing on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

We had a great fishing trip with Captain Brian of Smokin’ Hooks!!! We highly recommend fishing with Smokin’ Hooks, as Captain Brian is a great fisherman, and we caught a ton of beauitiful fish including a 32” King Fish!  We had a great time! Thank you, Captaim Brian!

Fished April 2016

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Brian Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 19, 2016

It was a pleasure bringing you out!  Thanks for making the trip and coming out on Smokin’ Hooks.

Went fishing on Sunday, April 10, 2016

Capt. Brian took myself and my family out on a sunset cruise.  We had an amazing time.  We cruised for a while and just took a tour of the area seeing the beaches of Bonita and Naples.  Captain Brian is very friendly and extremely knowledgable of the area.  We will be going back whenever we can and booking a fishing charter!  He is the best!

Fished April 2016

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Brian Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Glad you enjoyed the cruise so much.  The sunsets are beautiful going out of Wiggins pass!

Went fishing on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The trip was a lot of fun.  The captain was very nice and personable.  We took our 11 year old son out with us and he was so excited to catch so many fish.  He did catch two grouper but neither was quite big enough so we had to throw back but the thrill of the catch is all that mattered to him.  The boat is very nice and does have a toilet so grandma came along as well.  This was great fun and highly recommended.

Fished April 2016

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Brian Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 11, 2016

It was a pleasure to bring you and your family out for an adventure!

Went fishing on Friday, March 25, 2016

Brian, the captain, was great. The weather that morning was bad and he was willing to work with us on timing and possibly rescheduling. We were on a tight schedule that we so we really wanted to get out that day. We hung around for about an hour and a half for the severe weather to pass and then went out. It was great that he was willing to do whatever we wanted as far as timing. He was willing to push it off until later on that week but the weather cleared and we had a blast.
We caught enough fish that we fed twelve people and still had leftovers. When we came back to port and Brian was cleaning our fish for us another boat came in and they had only caught one fish. You could tell the guy was not thrilled with only catching one fish when we had a pile. I was really impressed with how much we caught considering the weather was so crappy earlier that day.
The other great thing about catching so many was that I had my eleven year old son with us and he had a blast catching so many fish. Brian was working his butt off getting the fish off our lines and re-baiting the hooks. You could tell he really has a passion for what he is doing.
I will be calling Brian next year when we come down to Florida next year.

Fished March 2016

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Brian Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 11, 2016

That was a bounty of fish!  Glad it fed everyone.  Look forward to seeing you next year!

Went fishing on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Our family of four—ranging in age from 17 to 57—had a thoroughly enjoyable outing with Captain Brian.  He accommodated our schedule by switching an afternoon booking to the morning, provided a relaxing atmosphere on his boat and hit several spots where we were constantly pulling in fish.  While we did not catch a “big one”, we had a great time.  We will definitely go out with Captain Brian when we are back in the Naples area!

Fished March 2016

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Brian Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 11, 2016

Hope to get ‘the big one’ next time!  It was nice meeting you and your family.

Went fishing on Saturday, February 13, 2016

A trip with Captain Brian is an awesome experience. He’s friendly and fun, knows where the fish are makes things very comfortable. The huge back area on his Parker is really the place to fish two thumbs up!

Fished February 2016

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Brian Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 11, 2016

Looking forward to your next trip!  The Grouper bite is headed nearshore.

Went fishing on Saturday, February 6, 2016

I’ve been out with Brian 4 times now.  He’s ready to go with lots of bait and the boat is immaculate. he’s trying to get you on fish and changes things to be successful.  He had us each holding a line and kept us busy catching fish. he then had a couple lines out for the barracuda and sharks

Fished February 2016

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Brian Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 11, 2016

Looking forward to seeing you again and getting another ‘big catch’!

Went fishing on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Captain Brian was awesome.  He took care of all our needs from bait & tackle to drinks/ice. He is very professional and his boat is top notch with plenty of space. Captain Brain always had us on fish.  I will definitely make a return trip to “Smokin Hooks” .
Rick Stocker
Villa Hills, KY

Fished February 2016

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Brian Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 11, 2016

Had a great trip with you and Max!