Captain
Rob Hacker

Member since June 2016

Destin, United States

Background
I have been passionate about fishing for 40 years, and I am now lucky enough to make this a career. I can guide you through various techniques to get you catching exciting species in these waters. During October, I take part in the 'Destin Fishing Rodeo' and would love to have you aboard for some exciting tournament action - these trips are especially great for the kids!
Techniques
I prefer the anchor and chum method simply because the fish come to you I am capable of trolling casting or any other type of fishing you desire

Hey, I'm Captain Rob Hacker

Destin, United States
Background
I have been passionate about fishing for 40 years, and I am now lucky enough to make this a career. I can guide you through various techniques to get you catching exciting species in these waters. During October, I take part in the 'Destin Fishing Rodeo' and would love to have you aboard for some exciting tournament action - these trips are especially great for the kids!
Techniques
I prefer the anchor and chum method simply because the fish come to you I am capable of trolling casting or any other type of fishing you desire

My Charter Listings

Destin
trips from
US$ 700
Destin
trips from
US$ 700

Fishing Reports

Fishing is amazing

May 20, 2017

Now that we can finally keep the red snappers we will be thinning them out good eats Read Full Report →


Best time of the year

April 28, 2017

Seas were 4/5 feet but my customers were expected anglers so we crushed everything out there. The bite seems to be better when the water is rough. Great group of guys sure I'll b seeing them again. Thanx Chris… Read Full Report →


Definitely the best time of year

April 16, 2017

We caught so many fish I thought our arms are going to fall off. I am still amazed how different every trip is I am very confident these fine people will be back Read Full Report →


Got em

April 01, 2017

Fish were extremely strong today very first one measured in at 40 inches he broke the rod in three places it took three of us to Hanline it to the boat good times Read Full Report →


Great trip

March 29, 2017

Caught at least 80 fish on this trip wonderful group of people. Look forward to seeing you again Read Full Report →


I love my job

March 26, 2017

Perfect day awesome people couldn't asked for better weather we even caught an unexplained fish have to Google it and figure out exactly what it is LOL Read Full Report →


New York in the house

March 26, 2017

Water was rough but we made the best ever lots of fish great conversation and look forward to see in these folks again Read Full Report →


Lots of giggling

March 17, 2017

Definitely the happiest group I have taken out in a long time most of these girls have never fished before you could not tell by the way they caught fish after fish Read Full Report →


Fishing is amazing lots of huge amberjac

March 16, 2017

Fishing was amazing lots of huge huge Amberjax white snappers Vermillion snapper's great time Read Full Report →


Perfect day

March 15, 2017

Probably the funnest trip I have ever been on. A little chilly but after reeling in several large Jack's appease everyone warmed right up Read Full Report →


Amazing winter fishing

February 03, 2017

amberjack's Kobias groupers snappers sharks Vermillion snapper's caught over 50 fish today Live Bait or artificial jigs seem to be the key Read Full Report →


Another amazing day

June 28, 2016

Another amazing day on the golf cart over 50 fish 40 of them we cleaned and bagged Great group of guys hopefully have made lifelong friends here Read Full Report →


Amazing fishing trip

June 18, 2016

We caught over 60 fish of course could only keep 30 but we filled the cooler is completely full of fillets at the end of the trip Everyone was completely exhausted and extremely anxious to come back Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.90 out of 5 stars from 21 reviews

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 23, 2017

We had a great time on the boat with Capt Rob! He was laid back, knew what he was doing & where to go to catch fish! Great trip all around!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, July 17, 2017

Capt. Rob was awesome. Although we did not catch any Cobia or Mahi, we got tons of Trigger Fish, huge Amberjack, and a mess of Vermilion Snapper. Capt Rob was especially accommodating when my oldest son and his girlfriend got really sea sick. We had to cut the trip a little short but great time with Capt. Rob.

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, July 24, 2017

Great time great people great fishing what else could a guy ask look forward to seeing you all next year thank you very much

Went fishing on Thursday, July 20, 2017

We had a great time.  Captain got us on some fish.  He was great to work with.

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, July 24, 2017

Always an adventure here

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

We had the best time with Captain Rob. My wife and I went out for a 5 hour trip… my wife’s first time. Captain Rob was an excellent guide with a great boat.  He knew the best places to go and even had rain gear for us. It might have been pouring rain but the fish were still biting!  We caught amberjack (the big ones), snapper, grey triggerfish, tuna macarel, vermilion snapper, black porgie, and my wife even hooked an eel (oops).  I think we will be eating fish for the next couple of days. If your in Destin… Captain Rob on Reel Sport Fishing was awesome and I highly recommend him. Do not be anxious or fret about who to go with… I have his number for the next time we come!  Pro tip… if the bait boat is out, $20 will get you live bait without having to spend time catching it.  Thanks Captain Rob!

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Monday, July 24, 2017

Fortunately fish don’t know it’s raining LOL awesome trip great people once again I love my job


Went fishing on Monday, July 10, 2017

It was an outstanding experience. Captain Rob is very knowledgeable, we made some great memories and we highly recommend this fishing trip.

Fished July 2017

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

You never know what’s gonna go on around here Lucky for us we caught a giant cobia monster king and several other fish today great to meet you folks look forward to seeing y’all again


Went fishing on Monday, June 26, 2017

Captain Rob was top notch. My family have been on several chartered fishing trips before but never as enjoyable as this. I highly recommend Captain Rob and we will definitely book with him on our next trip!

Fished June 2017

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Rob Hacker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thanks guys look forward to seeing y’all several times keep in touch I’ll continue to send pictures

Went fishing on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

I love America

Went fishing on Saturday, June 17, 2017

Capt Rob was AWESOME!! He was very friendly and outgoing! He was there waiting for us and ready to go. He put us on the fish right away and we caught fish all day long!! It was an AWESOME trip and I would highly recommend Capt Rob!

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Amazing variety of fish today happy we got to share the experience with y’all hope to see y’all soon thank you very much

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The trip was more than we expected. We have been on several disappointing trips in the past. This trip sets the bar high for our the future. Thanks Captain Rob for the great trip, he knows how to put you on the fish!!!

Fished June 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thanks guys wonderful to meet y’all can’t wait till our next adventure stay in touch today was a exceptionally Great day of fishing

Went fishing on Thursday, June 1, 2017

This was our first deep sea fishing excursion so we just tried the 1/2 day. We had a great time. Rob was an amazing captain. We are looking forward to coming back for an all day excursion.

Fished June 2017

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Rob Hacker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 4, 2017

Very glad to meet you fellas I really enjoyed taking people who have never been before the golf of Mexico is the most amazing place on the planet I’m just happy to share it with other people


Went fishing on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

I brought my kids down here for a family vacation and to go fishing. We had never chartered a boat before and didn’t really know what to expect. Capt. Rob was great with my kids and took the time to help them out and make the experience memorable for them. We had an awesome time and caught lots of red snapper, a tuna, and a mahi mahi. We also caught and released an amberjack, two triggerfish, and a grouper. We had an amazing time and I can’t wait to do it again! We are already making plans for a second trip. I would definitely recommend this charter!!

Fished May 2017

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Replied to this review on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Great trip great people great day to b alive. Fish were on fire today. I think these folks enjoyed the boat ride more than any one have fished with look forward to seeing them again


Went fishing on Friday, April 28, 2017

The weather was a little rough but the boat and Captain handled it well.  We caught a variety of fish bottom fishing and trolling and the Captain was entertaining.  Would book another trip with him the next time we are in Destin.

Fished April 2017

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Rob Hacker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

You never know about the seas luckily these boys were well seasoned LOl got a very wide variety of fish had a great time sure I’ll be seeing these fellows again


Went fishing on Sunday, April 16, 2017

We had a great trip on the Gulf with Capt Rob. We caught plenty of fish and were treated professionally throughout the whole trip. Capt Rob did an excellent job of putting us on the fish and keeping us safe. Thanks Capt Rob. We will be back.

Fished April 2017

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Replied to this review on Saturday, April 29, 2017

Great to meet y’all look forward to seeing the gang for many years to come. Good luck with school kids. Don’t wait till next year to come back!


Went fishing on Sunday, April 2, 2017

April trip with Captain Rob

We had a great day of fishing with Captain Rob he’s a lot of fun to fish with. He put us on some really nice fish everyone had a good time he’s a great captain we will definitely come again.  You will definitely have a good time if you book a trip with Captain and Rob .  He just likes to fish !!

Fished April 2017

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Rob Hacker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, April 7, 2017

It trips like these that make me especially love my job. Thanx guys look forward to seeing y’all again

Went fishing on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Great day and great Captian. Rob out us on fish right away. We had some big ones that got off but otherwise was great experience.

Fished March 2017

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Replied to this review on Friday, April 7, 2017

Amazing group can’t wait to fish w y’all again good luck with school kids

Went fishing on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Captain Rob is great.
He made us feel at home.
He made it fun.
He knows his stuff.

Fished March 2017

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Replied to this review on Saturday, March 18, 2017

I truly love my job simply because I get to meet wonderful people such as this group who never stopped giggling

Went fishing on Thursday, December 8, 2016

I have been fishing successfully with Captain Rob for years.  Through this we have even become friends.  He is one of, if not the hardest working fisherman I know. i have personally caught every species of fish that I wanted to catch with Rob.  Rob is great with all demographics of people from young to old.  It is my belief that there is not other person in the Gulf of Mexico that loves to fish as much as Rob.  He never seems like he is actually having to work.  I am confident that this is why he is so good at what he does….he does it for the love of it!

Fished December 2016

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Replied to this review on Friday, February 24, 2017

One of the best things about this job is the wonderful people you meet and become friends and almost family with thanks Jason

Went fishing on Thursday, May 12, 2016

Great local Captain very knowledgeable of the waters clean well maintained boat… Did not waste time with wanting to just take us on a BOAT RIDE we went Fishing and caught alot of quality fish… We will see you for the Red Snapper season Captain Rob.

Fished May 2016

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Rob Hacker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, February 27, 2017

Great times buddy hope you come back forever


Went fishing on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

If you want to book a trip with Rob Hacker you better start your P90X now! Get ready for some arm ripping action!!!

Fished October 2016

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Rob Hacker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, February 27, 2017

Great times Bob Hope to see you during snapper season

Went fishing on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

What a terrific experience we had with Capt. Hacker.  He put us on the fish and we caught them.  Capt. Hacker was extremely professional and the boat performed great.  Clean and set up well with the proper gear for our day.  Capt. Hacker was also very prepared for anything that happened…we experienced a huge rain storm about an hour into our trip.  Our captain had rain gear and worked the entire time to satisfy our needs.  We kept fishing and he made a point to completely satisfy our craving for deep sea fishing.  We will return again to his craft for another fun filled experience in the future.  I highly recommend this boat!  5 stars in our book!

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 7, 2016

Captain Rob was a great guy. Really made the trip enjoyable for my family who had not been offshore before. Wish we could have got into some bigger fish, but that’s fishing. Great experience overall. Recommended.

Fished July 2016

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