Captain
Bill Perkins

Member since December 2016 Jacksonville, United States
Background
Hooker Charters & Guide Service is a family-friendly company that is run and operated by Captain Bill. He is a knowledgeable guide, who grew up in the south. Bill has been fishing all his life from a young age for over 45 years, so he decided to turn his passion into a successful business. Hooker Charters & Guide Service specializes in saltwater fishing in the waters of Jacksonville, Florida. Captain Bill enjoys taking his guests and friends out and putting them on fish. His preferred style of fishing is catching!
Techniques
my preferred style of fishing is catching!

Hey, I'm Captain Bill Perkins

Jacksonville, United States
Background
Hooker Charters & Guide Service is a family-friendly company that is run and operated by Captain Bill. He is a knowledgeable guide, who grew up in the south. Bill has been fishing all his life from a young age for over 45 years, so he decided to turn his passion into a successful business. Hooker Charters & Guide Service specializes in saltwater fishing in the waters of Jacksonville, Florida. Captain Bill enjoys taking his guests and friends out and putting them on fish. His preferred style of fishing is catching!
Techniques
my preferred style of fishing is catching!

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Hooker Charters & Guide Service

143 reviews
Jacksonville
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trips from $345

Fishing Reports

The Redfish bite is hot!

September 24, 2019

As the weather cools down in N.E Florida the redfish bite is on fire.Book your Inshore trip now to get in on the action! Hooker Charters can put you on a bull red of a life time and slot… Read Full Report →


Summer fishing at it's best!

August 17, 2019

Summer time fishing with Hooker Charters in Mayport, FL. The fish are biting! Book your trip now! Read Full Report →


February and March fishing in Jacksonvil

February 18, 2019

The bite has been very good this year and the weather has been great.Book your trip now before the calendar gets full! Read Full Report →


January and February fishing in Jax FL

February 02, 2019

The seas have been calm this year! The fish are in close! book your trip A.S.A.P. while it last!!! Read Full Report →


doormat size flounder and bull redfish

November 16, 2018

the cool weather has turned the big flounder and bull reds on! book your trip today to get on the fish while they are red hot! Read Full Report →


fall fishing in N.E Florida

October 01, 2018

The Flounder bite is on here in n.e Florida.The redfish and trout are on fire now too! Book your trip now while you still can.October is one of my favorite months of the year to catch giant doormat flounder!… Read Full Report →


6 DAY SNAPPER SEASON OPENS

August 01, 2018

The 6 day american red snapper season opens aug.10,11,12 and aug.17,18,19 Book your trip now to get on a red snapper of a lifetime! Read Full Report →


Its Grouper Season!!

April 26, 2018

Grouper season opens off the coast of Jacksonville MAY 1st. Book your trip of a lifetime now before dates are taken.The bite has been good and is getting better and better as the water temp rises to that sweet… Read Full Report →


The Sheepshead bite is on!

January 14, 2018

Great day fishing!! Read Full Report →


Awesome offshore trip

December 02, 2017

Left Mayport early. Went east. caught some great fish. Caught lots of Sea Bass, Mangrove Snapper, and Cobia with my great first mate, Melissa. Book now for great fishing this holiday season. Call for special holiday rates. Read Full Report →


RED SNAPPER SEASON!

November 04, 2017

Found some awesome water east of Jacksonville, Florida. Went out and caught some great red snapper and sea bass! Next weekend The 10th-12th is the LAST weekend to catch a red snapper! BOOK NOW! Read Full Report →


RED SNAPPER SEASON IN FLORIDA!!!!

September 26, 2017

It is very rare for Florida to open Red Snapper season. Florida is set to open red snapper season for a very short time in October. Visit our site and call or book now for the chance of a… Read Full Report →


Vermilion Snapper

September 01, 2017

The Vermilion Snapper Bite has been strong for weeks. Now that Hurricane Irma Has passed the bite will be even stronger. Due to financial strain from the storm Hooker Charters will be offering a 15% percent discount September, 17… Read Full Report →


Great Day Inshore fishing

August 19, 2017

Fishing inshore near Mayport, FL. Caught some great fish! Mangrove snappers and some flatties! Read Full Report →


Great time of the year for fishing!

August 18, 2017

The offshore bite has been great. Caught some Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, etc. on my trip to the keys. Read Full Report →


Great Offshore Trip!

July 11, 2017

Great day fishing offshore! Lots of huge red snapper. (catch and release) We need to lift the ban on Red Snapper NOW! Caught keeper Black Seabass and Trigger Fish. Another happy customer! Read Full Report →


Great Inshore Trip

July 07, 2017

Another great day fishing inshore. 10 keeper Mangrove Snapper & 3 19 1/2 in. Trout! Read Full Report →


Great Inshore Trip

June 24, 2017

Left fairly early in the morning out of Mayport. Fished the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, FL. Awesome half day trip! caught lots of Flounder, up to four pounds! Great Mangrove Snapper, up to 14 inches! Read Full Report →


Inshore

May 29, 2017

Great Day fishing inshore! Jacksonville Florida St. Johns River! caught some great fish! Read Full Report →


Offshore

May 28, 2017

Left Mayport around 9 pm. Fished offshore with Harry and Derrick. Caught his first Red Snapper (catch and release) Caught some great other fish. Good day fishing! Read Full Report →


Great offshore Trip! 3 Big Reds 4 b Tuna

May 26, 2017

Beautiful day offshore! We left Mayport around 11pm. We ran out about 15 miles. lots of catch and release sea bass and a few keepers! Great keeper Vermilion Snapper! Huge redfish and Bonita tuna! Great Red Snapper! Read Full Report →


Great Catch

May 09, 2017

Great day fishing southeast of Mayport! Great keepers! 15 inch Seabass! 14 inch Trigger fish! Read Full Report →


May Inshore Charter

May 01, 2017

Beautiful Day for nearshore and inshore fishing! Lots of bait fish. Caught Flounder, Jack, and Mangrove Snapper. Read Full Report →


Sheepshead In March

March 04, 2017

Participated in the El Cheapo Sheepshead Fishing Tournament. Caught a lot of GREAT fish. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.75
out of 5 stars from 143 reviews
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3
19\u201d Spotted trout
Fishing bliss!
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Angler Rating
118
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Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Andrew O.
LEE, NV
 5.00
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What A Day

VERIFIED   August 10, 2019
I was a bit saddened when Captain Bill said the fishing had been “so so” the day before we got there. He had said...
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Josh P.
Apopka, FL
 4.67
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Captain was awesome.

VERIFIED   July 12, 2019
The captain was very knowledgeable, he didnt like to bring sharks on the boat but he knew my son and nephew wanted to see one...
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Brian V.
Fruitland Park, Florida
 5.00
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Fishing bliss!

VERIFIED   October 11, 2019
It was a great time out on the waters with Capt. Bill. He’s a perfect combination of knowledge and story telling.  ...
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Jane M.
Jacksonville, FL
 5.00
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Great day on the water in Jax in the saltwater marshes

VERIFIED   NEW  October 27, 2019
We went over to Chads Creek and setup on several areas. Lotsa fish and lotsa bites. We got trout, redfish, flounder and had...
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Corey M.
Jacksonville, FL
 5.00
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Lucky Catch! 🌟

VERIFIED   July 21, 2019
Captain Perkins was amazing! We learned a lot about how the fish and waves work in cycles through the low and high tides, we...
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