About the Captain

About the Captain

20 Years of Experience

20 Years of Fishing Experience in Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne & Orlando Area

My name is Captain Dach Anderson, a native Floridian with a passion for the sea, holding a USCG Master 50 ton license with a towing endorsement. My fishing journey began in the lagoon, where I honed my skills catching trophy-sized redfish, black drum, and tarpon. My adventure expanded from inshore to the thrilling realms of nearshore and offshore fishing, stretching from Ponce Inlet to Port Canaveral. Here, I've mastered the art of trolling for kingfish, tuna, dolphin (mahi-mahi), and sailfish, as well as bottom fishing for mangrove snappers, red snappers, groupers, and a variety of other reef fish on the vibrant reefs. Each trip out on the water brings the same excitement as my first, fueled by my love for the ocean and its wonders—from observing majestic sea turtles to enjoying the company of dolphins alongside the boat. What I cherish most, however, is witnessing the joy and thrill on my guests' faces as they reel in their catch, battling it to the boat. As a captain for Salty Hooks Fishing Charter, I'm dedicated to providing unforgettable fishing experiences in Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Melbourne, and Orlando, sharing the beauty and bounty of the ocean with every angler aboard.

Everglades fishing

Everglades fishing

The Everglades boats represent the pinnacle of maritime engineering, and Salty Hooks Fishing Charter proudly utilizes these top-tier vessels for their excursions. The construction of the Everglades boats spares no expense, featuring the renowned Ramcap design that is a hallmark of the brand. This design not only ensures exceptional durability but, combined with a foam-infused hull, renders the boat virtually unsinkable. Additionally, the added weight from this construction technique enhances its sea-handling capabilities, allowing it to navigate through waters with unparalleled stability.

The Everglades 325 model, employed by Salty Hooks Fishing Charter, comes fully equipped with state-of-the-art electronics, including Garmin 16" and 12" screens that provide crystal-clear views of the underwater environment, alongside essential communication tools like a VHF radio. For safety, the boat is outfitted with an EPIRB, life jackets, and a throw ring. Comfort is not overlooked, as the boat features a functional head (bathroom), sinks, fresh water, raw water wash down, stern and bow seating, and a spacious T-top for shade. This vessel is meticulously designed to enhance the fishing experience, making it a prime choice for those looking to explore the waters off Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Melbourne, and Orlando with Salty Hooks Fishing Charter.

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1/2 day, Full day trips info

1/2 Day Fishing Trips & Full-Day Fishing Trips in Cocoa Beach, Melbourne & Cape Canaveral

Salty Hooks Fishing Charter offers both half-day and full-day fishing trips that stand out for their uniqueness and appeal, especially when compared to other options in the area. These excursions take advantage of the numerous wrecks off the coast of Port Canaveral, including ships and tugs that were sunk during WWII. These underwater sites, ranging in depth from 60' to 300', host a diverse array of fish species, significantly enriching our local fishery by promoting reef growth and supporting various forms of sea life.

Participating in these charters, anglers have the opportunity to encounter large sea turtles, pods of dolphins, and occasionally, right whales may make an appearance. Each trip with Salty Hooks Fishing Charter promises a new discovery, ensuring that no two outings are the same. This commitment to providing a unique and enriching fishing experience makes Salty Hooks a preferred choice for those looking to explore the waters off Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, and Orlando. Whether you're on a half-day or full-day trip, you're guaranteed to witness the vibrant marine life and historical wrecks that make this area a fishing paradise.

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