Hooker Charters and Guide Services in Jacksonville, Florida

Guided by Bill Perkins

Deep Sea Flats Inshore Nearshore

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49 Years of Experience
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Captain Bill runs a family-owned and operated charter business out of Jacksonville Florida. He is a knowledgeable and professional guide with down-south hospitality- he prefers catching to fishing and looks forward to getting your family and friends on the fish!

Hooker Charters and Guide Services Trips

Hop on board with Captain Bill and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the tides! Nearshore and offshore Jacksonville is a great spot to target some of the biggest fish Florida has to offer. On this 6 to 8-hour trip, Captain Bill will take you off the coast of Jacksonville where you can expect to target Black Seabass, Flounder, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and Tarpon in the nearshore, or target some bigger game like or Mahi Mahi, Vermilion Snapper, Cobia, Gray Triggerfish, and Redfish a little bit farther offshore. Captain Bill is a knowledgable guide who is sure to put you where the fish are biting! To attract these picture-worthy fish you'll be using a variety of fishing techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, jigging. Captain Bill is happy to demonstrate proper fundamentals for these techniques. Captain Bill fishes aboard a 25’ Contender 24S center console, with a capacity for six people. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel is sure to get you to where the fish are biting in a hurry. It even has an on-board bathroom! Captain Bill will provide all rods, reels, tackle and bait. These family-friendly trips can host up to 6 people, so make sure you bring some good company! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Nearshore/ Offshore

100% (9)
25 ft 1 - 6 People From $179 / person

Hop on board with Captain Bill and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the flats! The Jacksonville inshore is the perfect spot to catch some big fish without a long offshore excursion. On this 4 to 8-hour trip, Captain Bill will take you close-by off the coast of Jacksonville where you can expect to target Black Seabass, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and Tarpon. Captain Bill is a knowledgable guide who is sure to put you where the fish are biting! Captain Bill will take you exploring Jacksonville's inshore waterways such as the St John's River and the nearshore areas of the ocean. To attract these picture-worthy fish you'll be using light tackle and artificial lures. Captain Bill is happy to demonstrate proper fundamentals for these techniques. Captain Bill fishes aboard a 25’ Contender 24S center console, with a capacity for six people. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel is sure to get you to where the fish are biting in a hurry. It even has an on-board bathroom! Captain Bill will provide all rods, reels, tackle and bait. These family-friendly trips can host up to 6 people, so make sure you bring some good company! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Inshore Fishing

100% (6)
25 ft 1 - 6 People From $146 / person

Recent Reviews of Hooker Charters and Guide Services

Larry

Verified Review Fishing

Outstanding fishing trip and adventure with Captain Bill. Celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary, I decided to book a deep-sea fishing trip while visiting our daughter in Jacksonville Florida. Captain Bill's sense of humor, people skills, combined with his professional knowledge and experience as a Captain and fishing guide made this trip/experience a great success and one we will always cherish. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a down-to-earth Captain that is fun an a expert in his craft.

Paul

Verified Review Fishing

It was a great fishing trip.

Nalah E.

Fishing

Had a great time out with Captain Bill ! We took our son for his 7th birthday to go fishing and he had so much fun ! We caught a few fish but was only able to keep one due to size . The boat was very clean , even had a bathroom which is great if you have kids . We also stayed out an hour extra to see if we could catch some more fish ! We’ll be booking again soon , thanks Captain Bill !

Umar S.

Fishing

My friend and I booked Captain Bills offshore trip and we were not disappointed! The Captain said he would put us over some good fishing spots, and that’s exactly what he did. While the water the a little more choppy than we all intended, Captain made the best of the conditions and followed through with helping us take home a decent catch. All in all, we caught many seabass, red snapper, vermillian snapper, and a large Cobia! We had a great time and will recommend this charter to anyone looking to have a real and fruitful offshore fishing experience. Thank you Captain Bill!

Diane R.

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Booked Captain Bill less than 24 hours before the trip and he agreed to take us out! He contacted us to see if we were flexible with times because he wanted to plan our trip around the tides. We had two 15-year-old boys fairly new to fishing who just wanted catch some fish. Capt Bill is a wealth of local knowledge and was great with teaching the boys some fishing techniques. We caught flounder, blue, red, trout, and a couple of crabs. After he cleaned them we took his advice and took the filets to Singleton’s nearby where they fried and grilled our fresh catch for around $2.50/lb! The boat was comfortable (and has a bathroom!) and we had a great day in the water! It was the perfect charter for our young fishermen!

Ileana

Verified Review Fishing

Our 6-hour in-shore fishing trip with Captain Billy was such a great time! He's definitely done his fair share of charters and we were lucky enough to catch quite a few fish. He followed all sizing restrictions and made sure we were on fish at every spot we went to. After, he showed us the proper way to clean fish. We will most definitely do another charter with him in the future.

Nicholas P.

Fishing

Great half day on the water. Got some fun small fish, 17” trout, and 24” flounder. Both Captain Bill and Kaden were awesome, and really good with our boys. First comment from the kids: can we do this again? ...with them again?” Thanks gents!

Tommy C.

Fishing

Captain bill was awesome and his deck mate was very good , we had a great time with captain bill he was very knowledgeable about where to fish and how to catch them. Well worth the money to go out and have fun . Thanks for a great time hookers charter.

Hussein K.

Fishing

Had a fantastic day fishing with Capt. Bill. He was fantastic at putting us on the fish and listened to what we wanted. He played a big role in us having a memorable day fishing. His new contender 25 boat is beautiful and designed for sport fishing. Highly recommend all aspects of this fishing charter. We will be back!!

Species

Black Seabass, Flounder, Gag Grouper, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Triggerfish, Vermillion Snapper

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea, Flats, Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

Mayport Boat Ramp, Ocean Street, Jacksonville, FL 32233, United States | Bodies of water fished: Amelia Island

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