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.

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Short Drift Charters

4 reviews
Boca Grande
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Fishing Reports

Tarpon,Tarpon, and more Tarpon!!!

May 22, 2016

The Tarpon bite has been on FIRE!!!! Over the last 2 weeks I've fished 20 Tarpon trips, usually 2 trips during the day and one at night. My worst trip in the last 10 days we only boated 2… Read Full Report →

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4.83
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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Carroll S.
United States
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Fishing with a Legend

July 5, 2016
Fishing with Captain Shannon Hoeckel was the adventure of a lifetime.  He is the ultimate professional and is an expert...
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Cheryl C.
Dayton, Ohio
 5.00
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Great family trip!!

VERIFIED   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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Cypress, Texas
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Half day w/Capt Shannon

VERIFIED   April 21, 2017
Wide range of experienses and stories
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Sarah W.
United States
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Trout

VERIFIED   April 13, 2016
It was a good day out in the flats fishing with Capt. Shannon. We hooked many fish, but unfortunately not many keepers. However,...
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