Captain
Nicholas Eyles

Member since July 2016

Panama City Beach, United States

Background
Captains Nick Eyles and Robert Markham provide over 40 years of fishing expertise in the waters around Panama City Beach. They are happy to help even novice fishermen bring home a great catch.

Hey, I'm Captain Nicholas Eyles

Panama City Beach, United States
Background
Captains Nick Eyles and Robert Markham provide over 40 years of fishing expertise in the waters around Panama City Beach. They are happy to help even novice fishermen bring home a great catch.

My Charter Listings

 
Panama City Beach
trips from
US$ 550

Fishing Reports

Grouper, King, BBs, and Whites galore...

July 28, 2016

You should have seen the ones that got away and the huge snappers, amber jacks, and triggers that we had to release! We had a great time and pulled in fish all morning. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.53 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 16, 2017

Fished September 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 30, 2017

We had a fantastic time with Capt. Nick and Chris! They knew exactly where to take us and made our fishing trip a great experience. We will definitely book with these guys again!

Fished July 2017

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Nicholas Eyles (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 30, 2017

We really enjoyed taking you fishing. Please, send your photos to catch@southernhooker.fish when you get a chance.
We look forward to seeing you next time.
Thanks again,
Nick, Chris, and Joe

Went fishing on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Had trip scheduled for several weeks.  Thursday before a Saturday PM trip I had heard nothing from Captain so I called.  His father stated yes trip was still on and his son would get back in touch with me.  Son called and asked if I would mine going out with boat next to him due to mechanical issues and family in town.  I agreed if it was a similar experience and at the same price.  The new captain was supposed to call me but did not so Saturday AM I called and was told trip was moved up by 1 hour and asked what I was being charged- and that he charged $100 more- was that a problem?  I said yes and he said since other captain was his friend he would do trip at agreed upon price.  At 2:30 PM for a 5:00 trip I get a phone call that have I looked at weather- some pop up storms on shore.  Then at 3:30 ish I get a call they are coming in and its so rough that we probably would not enjoy ourselves and catch fish so we should cancel- so we did.  The weather report indicated only 1ft seas at the time so…....
I would not recommend.

Jason French does not recommend Southern Hooker Fishing Charters

Fished July 2017

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Nicholas Eyles (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 27, 2017

We are sorry we were not able to take you fishing.  When we have to cancel a trip, we work hard to reschedule or find another boat for our customers so they don’t miss out on a fishing trip.  The captain we recommended has over 20 years experience, runs a great charter, and has a solid reputation, and neither he nor our captain take customers out in rough seas, especially when they have young children as yours on board.  The captain notified you of rough seas as he was coming in from a trip that had to be shortened due to 5+ foot waves and increasing winds, a firsthand report.  He said that you wanted to go shark fishing from the beach, and he gave you the contact info for someone who could take you.  We understand your frustration, but the decision to cancel your shark trip was made in the interest of safety for you and your family.

Went fishing on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Southern Hooker was perfect. It’s a family run business that is very personal, friendly, and professional. I had my 13 and 8 year old sons aboard and they had an experience they will remember a life time. The crew was great with the fishing instruction but also took the time to teach a magic trick that I am sure will win some points back on the playground. The fishing was steady and Captain Nick carefully navigated some small storm cells to keep everyone safe yet boat some fish as well. I have fished many places with many crews and these guys are the real deal for a great family fishing experience. That being said I am going to bring back my 17 year old son and do some serious sport fishing with Southrrn Hooker as soon as I can.  Their boat was very comfortable and adequate for more choppy seas. A 41 foot Boat helps calm the swells a great deal as opposed to the other Captains running 32s or less. So if you are concerned in any way about possible sea sickness and want catch some great fish, look no further and book these guys… if they have an opening.

Reeves
Dallas, Texas

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, July 3, 2017

I sent my husband out for his 30th birthday with some guy friends and they had a great time. They went on one of the shark fishing charters and unfortunately sharks weren’t biting, but they caught plenty of snapper. The guys all had a great time. Thank you Southern Hooker!

Fished July 2017

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Nicholas Eyles (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

So glad you had a great time and sorry that Mr. Shark took the night off!  Next time…

Went fishing on Friday, June 16, 2017

Had a great time with a great crew catching some great fish. Definitly would do it again!

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

We had a great time on the boat. The crew was awesome and very pleasant to be with. We would definitely book with them again.

Fished May 2017

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Nicholas Eyles (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 12, 2017

It was a pleasure to have you on board!  Thank you!

Went fishing on Thursday, June 8, 2017

Went on a 4 hour trip to try to catch sharks.  Caught a 2 foot or so small black tip towards the end…but the fun came when we hooked a 10 footer that felt like I was reeling in a bus.  The line eventually snapped but seeing the shark breech the water was definately a rush.  We also caught a couple remoras, a squirrel fish, and a king mackerel.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 8, 2017

Start to finish - a great trip. My ten year old boy and pregnant wife had an awesome time. Caught fish from beginning to end. No one got sick. Big grouper and big red snapper. Captain and crew a great team. We will go again with them.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, May 26, 2017

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The team was very prompt; we left the slew right at 6:00. Nick put us right on a bunch of fish and we almost filled the boat’s box/cooler. We wore the fish out and they wore us out! We will be back soon, for sure.
Nick and Ethan were AWESOME, friendly, professional, fish luring. We highly recommend Nick and Ethan’s Southern Hookers Charter! We will definitely be back on Nick and Ethan’s charter!!!

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Captain and deck hand were super.  Talked and engaged with everyone.  You could tell both actually wanted to be on the water fishing.

Fished September 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Had a great time on the Southern Hooker. Captain Nick knew exactly where the fish were, 1st mate knew what he was doing which made the trip very enjoyable. Can’t say enough about the quality of service and professionalism. from booking our trip, to catching fish, to recomending where to have them cleaned and best way to prepare the meal. I would highly recommend the Southern Hooker to anyone planning trip. Thanks again for a memorable experience

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Great time! Awesome working atmosphere! 2 people…8 hour trip= almost 100lbs of keepers! Definitely recommend this one!

Fished August 2016

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