Captain
Shannon Hoeckel

Member since April 2015 Boca Grande, United States
Background
Capt. Shannon Hoeckel is a 3rd generation Florida Native who has spent his whole life on and around the waters which he still fishes to this day. Capt. Shannon got his first boat when he was 12 years old, and mowed grass for gas money to go fishing, and never looked back. Capt. Shannon been guiding full time for over a decade and a half, and loves welcoming people of all ages and skill levels onto his boat. If you're looking for a great day on the water full of action and local knowledge, book one of his many trips to add memories you'll never forget!
Techniques
It depends on the kind of fishing. I usually use live bait, but will use artificials or anything that will make your day a memorable one with lots of screaming drags, and fish.

Hey, I'm Captain Shannon Hoeckel

Boca Grande, United States
Background
Capt. Shannon Hoeckel is a 3rd generation Florida Native who has spent his whole life on and around the waters which he still fishes to this day. Capt. Shannon got his first boat when he was 12 years old, and mowed grass for gas money to go fishing, and never looked back. Capt. Shannon been guiding full time for over a decade and a half, and loves welcoming people of all ages and skill levels onto his boat. If you're looking for a great day on the water full of action and local knowledge, book one of his many trips to add memories you'll never forget!
Techniques
It depends on the kind of fishing. I usually use live bait, but will use artificials or anything that will make your day a memorable one with lots of screaming drags, and fish.

My Charter Listing

Short Drift Charters

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Boca Grande
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trips from $450

Customer Reviews

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4.78
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Fishing with a Legend
Fishing with a Legend
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Marsha J.

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VERIFIED   January 15, 2021
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Andy W.
PT CHARLOTTE, FL
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Back Bay on July 19, 2020
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Carroll S.
United States
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Fishing with a Legend

Full Day Trip – Tarpon on July 5, 2016
Fishing with Captain Shannon Hoeckel was the adventure of a lifetime.  He is the ultimate professional and is an expert when...
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7128998946 M.
PT CHARLOTTE, FL
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Fishing with Shannon

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Reef/Wreck on December 27, 2019
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Cheryl C.
Dayton, Ohio
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Great family trip!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Back Bay on April 5, 2016
Captain Shannon is awesome! He is very knowledgable about the area and where to go for the best catch. However, the best part...
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