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Captain Scott Housel

"My father and grandfather first took me fishing when I was 5 years old.  Over the years I have developed a passion and appreciation for the ocean and all the wonders it has to offer.  I have caught monster fish, swam with wild dolphins, turtles, sharks and majestic Manta Rays, but most importantly I have experiences and memories that will never be forgotten.  Allow me to share my passion with you, your family and friends and help you create the memories that will last a life time. " 


Captain Scott Housel, owner/operator of Sudden Strike Offshore Adventures LLC, is a USCG licensed 100 Ton Master Captain and has been fishing and diving the waters out of Ponce Inlet for over 25 years. He has competed in numerous offshore fishing tournaments, winning the Inaugural Fish Stock tournament in 2003 (formally the Striker).

Captain Scott spends several days each week spear fishing, he can see firsthand where the fish are and what various bottom structures actually look like.  He also maintains good relationships with other commercial fishermen and captains which provides an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and notes on recent fishing patterns. If you are serious about fishing or would like to introduce your family to a new experience, please give us a call.  We look forward to helping you make the memories of a life time.

Why Choose Us?



We have been fishing the Eastern Florida shores for over 25 years. We know where to go and what bait to use to get the fish you want. 


Sudden Strike Offshore Adventures offers amazing fishing trips year round to include deep sea fishing, sport, bay fishing charters, and scuba diving trips..

Family Friendly

Whether it’s a family fun trip, corporate trip, or overnight offshore fishing trip for those serious anglers, we cater to everyone.


Children are always welcome at Sudden Strike Offshore Adventure


Fishing Packages

$100.00 Deposit Required  
7 Day Prior Cancellation for Full Refund
Ultimate Full Day Gulf Stream

12 Hour Offshore Beginning at 6-7 AM

(Flexible to Your Schedule)

For the more serious anglers we will head out 40-50 miles into the Gulf Stream, into waters between 180 - 300 feet deep. Gulf Stream trolling or deep water bottom fishing, or a combination of the two.

Extended Full Day Fishing Trip

10 hour trip beginning @ 6-7 am (flexibleto your schedule)


Bottom fishing in deep water and trolling in the Gulf Stream

Full Day
 Fishing Trip

8 hour trip beginning @ 7:00am (flexible to your schedule)


Bottom fishing or trolling or combination of both 

Deep Water Bottom Fishing

6 Hour Offshore @ 6 AM or 1 PM

We will blow past the 15-20 mile range that most 1/2 trips get to fish.  We will run out to deeper water 25-40 offshore.

Half Day Bottom Fishing Trip

5 hour trip beginning

7 AM or 1PM


We will be fishing natural ledges

and artificial reef sites

Half Day Near Shore Fishing Trip

4 hour trip beginning @ 7AM or 1PM


Ponce Inlet Jetties and near shore artificial reefs

Family Fun Day

Enjoy the day on the water with your friends and family.

5 Hour Minimum

$100.00 an hour


The Boat                       31’ Contender

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The Sudden Strike is a 31’ Contender with twin Suzuki 300 horsepower 4 stroke engines.  It is fast and quiet without the smell of burning oil or obnoxious diesel fumes.   This Contender is equipped with the state of the art electronics including Furuno NavNet fish finder and chart plotter, Furuno Radar, satellite phone and antenna, auto pilot, bow thrusters, and ICOM VHF Radio.  The boat is also equipped with all necessary safety features including USCG Type 1 life jackets, throw ring, flares, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, and EPIRB (emergency beacon).


The 31’ Contender is boat designed by fishermen for fishermen.  It is the ultimate fishing platform and has plenty of space to fight that monster fish, set up your dive gear or to kick back and relax in a bean bag chair.  It has 2 large live wells designed to keep your bait alive and full of spunk for bottom fishing, equipped with outriggers allowing for hours of trolling, 4 fish boxes providing over 1300 quarts of fish and ice storage.  The twin 300's allow us to get to the fishing grounds in a hurry so we spend more time fishing and less time riding. The boat is also equipped with a bathroom for those emergency situations.

Capt. Scott Housel


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