THE HOOKER is a 48' G&S boat with 87 IGFA World Records caught on board this legend! THE HOOKER is now located at the beautiful new Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, Costa Rica.
Captain Skip Smith has recently purchased this legend and would like to give you the opportunity to catch a bunch of billfish on her! With a set of Cummins QSM11's to get you out to the billfish grounds just 12 miles offshore, while you sit in a very comfortable air-conditioned salon.
The Hooker has just gone through a major refit, which included all new GARMIN electronics, PIPEWELDER Outriggers, a new NORTHERN LIGHTS Generator, new DOMETIC AC units and water maker, L/P electric dredge reels and all new SHIMANO tackle. We even have a few of Jerry and Deborah Dunaway's world record rods left on board for you to try to catch a billfish on.
With the largest array of tackle on board, there is nothing left out to make this your ultimate trip of a lifetime.
Just in case you want to know what it feels like to catch a billfish like you were going for a world record!
We know how to switch bait, pull lures or fish with all natural baits. We love to fish the way you like to fish!
We also have plenty of teaser rods and reels for those of you that would like to fly-fish for billfish. You will need to bring your own fly-fishing rods, reels and flies, etc.
The Hooker was "the" boat that started the bait and switch for billfish with conventional tackle!!! (The Fly-fishermen really started it!)