Freedom Charter Company

Capt. Frederick Heidgerken Hudson, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

Freedom Charter Company is based out of Hudson, FL and specializes in Fishing inshore and nearshore along the west central coast Florida. Our goal is to deliver you the best fishing charter experience possible!

Captain Frederick Heidgerken will be helping you out as you scour the beautiful waters in search of the exciting fish that call Hudson home. Capt. Fred is a third generation Florida native whose family has been commercial and recreational fishing in the Gulf waters of Pasco County since the mid-1900s. Fishing has always been his passion and he loves seeing the excitement in his passenger’s eyes every time they reel in a prize catch. Whether it’s sight fishing in the flats or bottom dropping deeper water, what we target and how we fish depends on your desires.

Your fishing charter trip with Capt. Fred will begin in Hudson, but don’t be surprised when you go on to cover the fishing grounds of Bayonet Point, New Port Richey, Aripeka, Hernando Beach, and other locations along the central west coast of Florida in search of more fishing hotspots.

Fishing will be done aboard Capt. Fred’s gorgeous 22ft Aquasport center console. She is perfect for inshore and nearshore fishing charters. With a 200hp Yamaha four stroke engine, she can reach cruising speeds up to 42 knots. She is spacious enough for up to 5 passengers to enjoy a day of fishing. You will see all the necessary safety equipment and up-to-date navigational electronics on board to better suite you for a successful day on the water.

Our trips provide you with tackle, rods and reels, bait, and a fishing license. We will be happy to clean your catches after the trip so you can take them home and enjoy as a delicious meal. We practice several different fishing techniques including bottom fishing, drift fishing, jigging, trolling, spinning, and light tackle fishing.

Capt. Fred will ask what you want to go after, but you can expect some amazing fishing wherever you go. You’ll have the option to troll the tops, or bottom fish the depths for a range of exciting species. Inshore, target the anglers’ favorites: Tarpon, Snook, and Redfish, who are all sure to put up a big fight. Along the reefs, go after Snappers, Groupers, and many more tasty fish!

Enjoy a productive day out on the water with Freedom Charter Company and let us help you experience a fishing charter adventure of a lifetime!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

6345 Clark Street, Hudson

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Trips start at $300

1 Trips

1-4 guests

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2010 22' Bay Boat

200 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch



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Includes 2 guests
+$50.00 per additional guest, Max 4 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50.00  $ per additional guest • Max 4 guests)

Trip time: 8:30am to 12:30pm (4 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

Four hour charter either fishing for redfish, trout, and snook in the flats or 4 hours of reef/wreck fishing for grouper, snapper, and cobia. 

Close details

Fish Species

Black Drum
King Mackerel
Mangrove Snapper
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio


  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Boat Gear

  • Casting Platform
  • Livewell
  • Spearfishing Equipment

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Minimum Age

  • 10

Fishing Location

  • Flats
  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Reef
  • Wreck

About the Vessel


Capt. Frederick Heidgerken

Boat Type

Bay Boat

Boat Length

22 foot

Year Built


Engine Manufacturer

Yamaha F200

Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

200 HP