Hook'n Up Sport Fishing

Member since October 2016

Hypoluxo, United States

Background
John Dolmetsch owns Hook'n Up Sport Fishing. A professional technology business owner, he started offshore fishing 20 years ago and just loved it. It is his stress relief from the non-stop technology business world. John and his crew have been offering first class fishing trips for two decades and know how to help you have fun while catching fish.
Techniques
I prefer trolling to find fish and then live baiting. I come from the north where the fishing techniques are geared towards very big fish and I am bringing that experience to South Florida

Hook'n Up Sport Fishing

Hypoluxo, United States
Background
John Dolmetsch owns Hook'n Up Sport Fishing. A professional technology business owner, he started offshore fishing 20 years ago and just loved it. It is his stress relief from the non-stop technology business world. John and his crew have been offering first class fishing trips for two decades and know how to help you have fun while catching fish.
Techniques
I prefer trolling to find fish and then live baiting. I come from the north where the fishing techniques are geared towards very big fish and I am bringing that experience to South Florida

Our Charter Listings

    
Hypoluxo
trips from
US$ 550
Riviera Beach
trips from
US$ 550

Fishing Reports

monster Wahoo and double sailfish

September 02, 2017

took 2 separate charters today and what a say it was. the morning started with a monster 60lb Wahoo followed by tuna and a nice sail fish. the the afternoon lit up with a nice sailfish for this 10… Read Full Report →


This is what is called catching!

August 26, 2017

non stop action today with 7 different species of fish and beautiful weather. everyone had a blast and the tiki restaurant cooked the catch right at the marina Read Full Report →


epic day for 2 charters

August 25, 2017

what a great day for back to back charters today. wahoo, mahi, kings, tuna and a few others. everyone will eat well tonight Read Full Report →


Nice mahi and wahoo

July 27, 2017

Guys ha a great day with mahi and a nice Wahoo plus some huge so mertime bonita and a surprise visit from a 500lb bull shark Read Full Report →


Nice mahi fishing

July 01, 2017

Clients from out of town had a blast with mahi and summer time big bonita . Went the whole way out to 1000ft to get this nice one Read Full Report →


Tuppens KDW Tournament

June 24, 2017

Been non stop charters for the past 2 weeks but had time to squeeze in the Tuppens Lantana KDW tournament with a great team. We lost a very big King that would have been a money fish but had… Read Full Report →


May General Report

June 08, 2017

The past few weeks have been real good fishing. A mix of Kings, Mahi, Sailfish, Blackfin and an occasional wahoo have kept the clients busy. We had about 15 trips in May and caught fish every trip even though… Read Full Report →


Kings and big Blackfin

May 06, 2017

The king fishing and fishing in general has been great the past few days. Some wahoo, big Blackfin and a few mahi Read Full Report →


Mahi back to back days

April 29, 2017

The mahi were still where we left them Friday and now the woman did the job. Went 7 for 10 Read Full Report →


Mahi fishing is finally here

April 28, 2017

The bigger mahi finally started to show up in good numbers. We missed as many as we hosted. Fun day Read Full Report →


Sailfish Mania

March 11, 2017

Sailfish were everywhere. Saw 10 sailfish today and landed a huge one that topped 70lbs. Non stop action all day Read Full Report →


Sailfish Bonanza

January 01, 2017

Decided to take the crew for a half day targeting sailfish. We saw the first fish in 5 minutes and saw 10. Had 7 bites and 5 fish in the boat. Epic day sail fishing Read Full Report →


Mahi are here

December 04, 2016

Havent posted in a while but the fishing is awesome. We are getting Mahi and Tuna every trip and the big Mahi are here Read Full Report →


After the hurricane

October 15, 2016

After the hurricane the fish and the rough seas decided to show up. Limited out on kings and had non stop blackfin tuna action with a whole mixed bag of other fish to keep everyone busy Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.57 out of 5 stars from 23 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, September 2, 2017

a great day out for our company all concerned had a blast great memories

Fished September 2017

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Hook'n Up Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, September 4, 2017

thanks for the great review.  we enjoyed your crew and come again

John

Went fishing on Thursday, August 24, 2017

The boat is amazing. Very easy to hold a big party. The crew and captain maintained a professional environment but made it a very fun time. We caught fish. One day made memories for lifetime! Thanks guys.

Fished August 2017

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Hook'n Up Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Thanks for coming along. Your crew was great

John

Went fishing on Saturday, August 26, 2017

we had a great time even though we lost our only sailfish to a shark. this is our second time on the boat and the new marina is great. the crew really knows how to make the trips fun and the boat is fantastic

Fished August 2017

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Hook'n Up Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Thanks Cody, your crew is great

Went fishing on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Fished August 2017

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Hook'n Up Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 24, 2017

thanks for the nice review.  we enjoyed your crew coming with us

John

Went fishing on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Professional captain and crew. My 13 year old son had a great time. I did as well. Will book the full day next time.

Fished August 2017

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Hook'n Up Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thomas

glad you had a good time and got some fresh mahi. Dwayne said your crew was great

John Dolmetsch
owner

Went fishing on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Got a late start due to maint. issues but Cap’n John guaranteed a full 8 hours.  Nice boat but cabin was warm.  A few mahi, a wahoo, and a bunch of bonito.  Next time we’re going to take some bonito filets home.  Will definitely book again.

Fished July 2017

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Hook'n Up Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 28, 2017

Thanks Jim. I hope your crew can come again some time

Went fishing on Saturday, August 5, 2017

Great experience! Even tho half of our crew got sea sick, it was still all a cool experience for us. The captain and crew were really good people with knowledge in the fishing world and it was much need being that it was most of everyones first time.  Didn’t catch as much or our targeted fish but other then that it was a cool vibe. Do looking fow to be booking again, hopefully the guys have a stronger stomach by then. We thank you guys!

Fished August 2017

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Hook'n Up Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 7, 2017

Thanks for coming and enjoying the fishing with us. Duane said your crew was fun to have on board. Come fish with us any time.

John Dolmetsch

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Great crew, great boat.  Not sure if our family is particularly sensitive, but 5 of the 6 of us (kids and adults)  became severely sea sick (and fast) and had to cut the trip short (only lasted 2 of the 4 hours).  We all took dramamine before the trip, but it didn’t seem to help.  However, the crew and the boat were awesome.  Just an fyi to anyone thinking about doing this kind of thing.

Fished July 2017

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Hook'n Up Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Thanks for the review and I am sorry the kids got sick. It does happen sometimes even if it isn’t rough out bit I am glad you thought we did a nice job

Went fishing on Sunday, July 2, 2017

Did not feel the crew was professional. Did not explain anything we were doing regarding fishing. The captain had his kid (5yr old) with him and he stayed up top most of the trip, while his son was at the bottom of the boat.. Even though his son was not a problem I still felt as though I had to keep an eye on him. The generator was out so no A/C in the cabin which isn’t that big of a deal until the mate kept walking into the cabin with his cigarette so it made it unbearable to sit in there. Captain and mate on their phones and smoking the entire trip. Crew spoke when asked questions, but did not go out of their way to talk to us or make the trip memorable. We only caught 1 fish which was disappointing, but I guess that’s just fishing. I had higher expectations than what we received on this trip.

Julie Fischer does not recommend Hook’N Up Luxury Sportfishing

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 24, 2017

This was my second trip in this charter a d we had a blast with non stop mahi action.  The crew was great and the boat is one of the nicest charter boats I have seen. The whole experience was a blast

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 11, 2017

Great boat great crew great fishing and a great day in the water. Thanks to Jeff and Dewayne for a great experience!&

Fished June 2017

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Hook'n Up Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 16, 2017

Pat,

thanks for booking with us. I know you guys had a great time and some cool fish

Went fishing on Sunday, May 28, 2017

I just want to say that this was my first trip ocean fishing and it went exactly as I imagined it would.  We had a lot of fun and the crew was happy to explain everything to us.  Overall I would recommend this trip to anyone.

Fished May 2017

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Hook'n Up Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 5, 2017

Thanks Justin.  Your crew was great and I am glad the fish cooperated
John


Went fishing on Friday, May 12, 2017

Fished May 2017

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Hook'n Up Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Arlene

Thanks for fishing with us and I hope your crew will be back. I know it was slow fishing but thanks for the positive feedback

John

Went fishing on Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The weather was bad and the ocean was rough, but they decided to go out anyway. we spent an hour and a half trolling, and not one bite. My son got sick so we went in two hours early, but weren’t able to get any kind of discount. I know my son getting sea sick isn’t their problem, but i felt like i was fleeced from the start. I won’t be back, and i don’t recomend this charter.

Ronald Labisi does not recommend Hook’N Up Luxury Sportfishing

Fished April 2017

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Hook'n Up Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 24, 2017

Ron, I had sent you an email the day after your charter about how sorry I was that your crew got sick and offered a discount on your next trip. Our booking service gets a flat commission for booking trips and it is difficult for us to give credits on half day trips when people come back early because most of our expense is getting the boat ready and cleaning it up. On full day trips I can always give a credit back if the trip is cut short because I have more to work with. I would like to find a way to make you reconsider recommending us as we aim to please our clients

Went fishing on Sunday, March 19, 2017

Fished March 2017

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Hook'n Up Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 20, 2017

Thank you very much for coming with us for fishing. Since the fishing was slow, which we can’t control, please accept a 20 percent discount on your next trip so you can try again. We aim to please and catch fish

John
HookN Up Sport Fishing

Went fishing on Monday, February 20, 2017

The captain was rude did not talk the first mate was on his phone and didn’t even know we had one fish on. I had to tell him there was a fish on then I asked if we didn’t catch anything to go to live bait I would pay but never did???? Caught 1 fish on way in then met a different boat to give the other boat live bait that the boat crashed into each other then they tried a second time and the out riggers locked and when one boat tried to pull away bent the outrigger in half just missing my 14 and 18 year old daughters ??? Almost hurting them?? For what we did not pay to get my kids hurt.  I will never again do this!!!!!

Justin Levy does not recommend Hook’N Up Luxury Sportfishing

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Marq and his buddy really wanted us to catch a big fish and worked hard. We catched a few but not the size we wanted.
Thats fishing, but we had an fantastic half day at the boat.
Thanks
Anders. Andreas and Alice

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, January 26, 2017

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The boat and crew where great. We went at a time when winds where high so seas where rough but still had a great time.

Fished January 2017

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Hook'n Up Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, January 13, 2017

Jerry

Glad your crew had a good time. Come along again when the winds want to cooperate

John Dolmetsch

Went fishing on Friday, December 30, 2016

Fished December 2016

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Hook'n Up Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, January 7, 2017

Thanks for coming on board. We try to make it all fun and comfortable

John

Went fishing on Monday, December 26, 2016

in calm seas it would be nice for children,  we picked a nice day but rough seas , we will go back and try again with better seas

Fished December 2016

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Hook'n Up Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, January 7, 2017

Frank

Your crew hung in there and it was a pleasure having you

John

Went fishing on Thursday, December 29, 2016

The crew was great, the boat was perfect and we walked away with fish. Can’t ask for anything more. I was skeptic about going, but I’ll definitely be doing it again.

Fished December 2016

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Hook'n Up Sport Fishing (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, January 7, 2017

Darren

Glad your crew had a good time. Come back anytime

John

Went fishing on Friday, November 25, 2016

Had a great time! Easy to get to , boat was awesome and crew was great!

Fished November 2016

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