Captain
Scott Housel

Member since April 2015

Port Orange, United States

Background
I started fishing when I was 5 years old. In 1989 I moved to Central Florida to attend Stetson University, became a certified scuba diver, and have been diving and fishing out of Ponce Inlet ever since. Although I have landed plenty of monsters, I now find more enjoyement helping others experience the thrill of landing the fish of a lifetime.
Techniques
Whether you prefer bottom fishing, trolling, tournament fishing or spearfishing; I have the experience and knowledge of these waters to help find the fish.

Hey, I'm Captain Scott Housel

Port Orange, United States
Background
I started fishing when I was 5 years old. In 1989 I moved to Central Florida to attend Stetson University, became a certified scuba diver, and have been diving and fishing out of Ponce Inlet ever since. Although I have landed plenty of monsters, I now find more enjoyement helping others experience the thrill of landing the fish of a lifetime.
Techniques
Whether you prefer bottom fishing, trolling, tournament fishing or spearfishing; I have the experience and knowledge of these waters to help find the fish.
Angler's Choice
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My Charter Listings

Port Orange
trips from
US$ 600

Customer Reviews

4.98 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, February 25, 2017

Capt Scott positioned the boat perfectly on the wrecks to keep boat roll to a minimum! I never had to touch bait as capt scott kept all our hooks loaded with fresh bait! My girls even had a great time!! Great sharing my birthday with everyone on your boat. Great birthday gift!!  I will go with him again! Mike

Fished February 2017

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Scott Housel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, February 25, 2017

Thank you for sharing your birthday with me on Sudden Strike.  It’s always nice having great people out on the boat.


Went fishing on Tuesday, January 31, 2017

We had a wonderful trip with Sudden Strike charter.  Scott was very good, we caught many fish, his equipment was top of the line and he was in no rush to get us off the water.  His knowledge of the good spots to fish was great and we would recommend him to anyone, you will not be disappointed.

Fished January 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thank you for your kind words and generosity.  It was greatly appreciated.  Everyone did a great job and it was probably as enjoyable for myself and Colleen as it was for you all.

Went fishing on Thursday, June 9, 2016

Would recommend to anyone. Captain Scott was great! Best fishing experience my family has had. Have been on at least 5 prior charters and his was by far the best.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 8, 2016

An A+ custom fishing trip. Scott provided tactful instruction on fishing techniques while allowing us to decide what we wanted to do. He went the Extra mile to put us on the fish and helped us arrange a evening meal of our days catch- plenty of bait caught multiple species, and landed some really big snapper too. Hooked some monsters we just couldn’t land but we regret nothing we will recommend to friends and we will book again

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 5, 2016

Captain Scott IS the best captain to go out with. He determines what you want out of your trip and does everything in his means to make that happen. He is great with the experienced and inexperienced fisherman. Scott is knowledgeable, patient, and easygoing. Furthermore, he is a great teacher; we learned so much while out with him. Scott took us to places where the fish were biting and everyone caught multiple fish! An added bonus is that Scott is not a clock watcher. He is more concerned about the experience. Best fishing trip ever!!!! Thanks so much Scott! We will be back!

Fished June 2016

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Scott Housel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 6, 2016

Thank you for spending your day on Sudden Strike.  With so many activities to choose from and some excellent captains in our area, your patronage is greatly appreciated.  I look forward to having you out again some day. 

Capt. Scott

Went fishing on Tuesday, April 26, 2016

My son and husband had a great time despite some sea sickness:) Will be planning another excursion soon!!!

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, February 12, 2016

I booked an offshore trip with Captain Scott for myself and out of state family members, so our schedule was pretty much locked down.  We met Capt. Scott and headed out on a day that followed nearly a week of passing cold fronts that kept most all small boats from going out. Capt. Scott was great and so was our trip.  Our catch that day may not have reflected it, but with below normal water temps and rough seas the previous 4-5 day… the fish were still recovering… This was the case with all of the other boats fishing that day as well. Captains & crews typically work harder when these conditions come about… We were out longer than our scheduled trip time, and Capt. Scott’s efforts to try and turn the day around with potentially a last minute catch, was appreciated by me and my family…. What’s in the cooler isn’t the only thing that makes a good fishing trip.  ...no matter what your preferred fishing style is, inshore, fresh water or off shore, all of us know this is Fishing!

Thanks again Capt. Scott for a great outing, we enjoyed it and will see you again for another one!

Carl -

Fished February 2016

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Scott Housel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, February 14, 2016

Thank you again for allowing me to take you and your family fishing.  I’m glad we were able to make it out even if it turned out a little choppier than NOAA predicted.  Despite the wind it was a beautiful day and having the whales pass by the boat while anchored was a nice treat.  Your generosity was greatly appreciated.  I look forward to getting you back out there again.

Went fishing on Friday, January 1, 2016

This was such a great fishing trip will definitely go again!!

Fished January 2016

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Replied to this review on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Thank you again for joining me on Sudden Strike.  It was a pleasure to have you out on the boat and I had a blast.

Went fishing on Monday, December 14, 2015

Scott doesn’t just know the ledges, he is a diver and knows what part to fish.  Superbly competent and focused on me catching fish.  If you’re lucky his mate Colleen will bait your hooks and keep you smiling.

Fished December 2015

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Went fishing on Sunday, October 11, 2015

Took my 12 year old daughter. Captain Scott was awesome with her. She caught a barracuda and many snapper, trigger fish, and of course bait fish.

Just tons of fun…Scott is great guy, very knowledgeable and a very nice center console boat.

I have been on many inshore and offshore excursions (have owned boats myself) - Scott really knows what he is doing and worked really hard to ensure we had a great time and caught some fish.

Fished October 2015

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Went fishing on Monday, August 3, 2015

Had a fabulous time. Captain suggested we reschedule for the next day for a inclement weather and he was on the money with that! He was able to keep us on fish and laughing the entire time.This was not my first charter experience, however it WILL be my next!  Highly recommend this charter for any attachments experience range.

Fished August 2015

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 23, 2015

Capt Scott is superb and very accommodating! He goes out of his way to make sure he takes care of his customers. Will definitely use him next time we take a charter!!

Fished July 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 18, 2015

We had a memorable Trip! The Captain was engaging and receptive to us novices. I will not be using another Captain for my sport fishing from now on, Capt. Scott was tremendous.

Fished July 2015

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Scott Housel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 19, 2015

Thanks guys!  I’m looking to having you out with me again in the near future.

Went fishing on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

We booked this fishing trip for my son’s birthday and he and his friends had a great time. Captain Scott was very friendly, patient and knowledgeable. He took us to some great fishing spots where we caught many different kinds of fish including some “keepers”. Overall it was a brilliant day and we’d definitely sail on Sudden Strike again.

Thanks,

Nate…

Fished June 2015

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Scott Housel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Thank you Nate!  It was a pleasure meeting you and spending your son’s bday together.

Went fishing on Saturday, June 20, 2015

My husband and father in law had an awesome day with Scott on his gorgeous 30’ Contender. Scott took them where they wanted to go, guided them and had exceptional communication before going to make certain everything was set. They had an outstanding day on the water with Scott! I can’t say enough about the memorable time…..we will definitely be going again!! Thank you Scott.

Fished June 2015

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Scott Housel (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Thank you for sharing your Father’s Day with me.  I look forward to seeing you both again.  Thank you Ann for considering Sudden Strike for this special occasion.