If you’re looking for a charter that can take you into the Atlantic after some major pelagic predators, as well as provide a fun and safe experience for new anglers, you’re looking for Hound Dawg Charters. Captain Scott Feltman knows all the hottest fishing spots around, from the coast to the deep blue sea.

Join Capt. Scott aboard “Hound Dawg”, a 48’ Viking sportfishing boat. She’s quite spacious, able to hold 6 anglers fishing at the same time without bumping elbows. She’s quite comfortable, so you can relax and just focus on the perfect cast. A fully air-conditioned cabin will keep you cool. Added comfort comes from a full-head toilet, brand new indoor couch and seating, and brand new carpet and counter tops.

She’s seriously equipped for sportfishing too. Outriggers will extend your reach when trolling, while a live bait tank makes sure your bait stays active and appetizing. A fighting chair will give you support as you battle big boys offshore. Her brand new 2021 dual 625 FPT engines allow you to cruise at a maximum speed of 28 knots, impressive for a vessel her size.

Capt. Scott will take you after a variety of gorgeous fish that live nearby. You’ll troll for Kingfish and Sailfish, bottom fish for Groupers, and also do some spinning and drift fishing. You can even do some kite fishing for Marlin! You will be provided with all the required equipment by the captain.

There is a first mate on board to clean and fillet your catch, also to assist you in any way possible. He works for tips and a 20% tip is customary.

Get your polarized sunglasses and waterproof camera, and book a trip to set off on an offshore adventure of a lifetime with Hound Dawg Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
    The most popular trip on this charter. You will head off up to 20 miles offshore in search of pelagic predators. You can target Sailfish, Blue Marlins, Swordfish, Wahoos, Kingfish, Blackfin Tunas, and whatever else you run into.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    This 6-hour trip will take you fishing in the nearshore and offshore waters of Islamorada. You can expect to target a variety of exciting species like Black and Goliath Groupers, Amberjacks, Mahi Mahi, Barracudas, Wahoos, Kingfish, and any fish that crosses your path!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    This morning trip will take you fishing in the nearshore waters of Islamorada. You will target great fighters like the Amberjack, bottom feeders like the Black or Goliath Grouper, and any other fish you run into! The captain will provide you with all the needed equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,000
    This trip will take you in the nearshore waters right off the coast of Islamorada. You can expect to target a variety of local species such as Black Groupers, Goliath Groupers, Amberjacks, Barracudas, and anything else you run into.
  • Private trip
    3.5 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $550
    If you're looking for some action in the evening, this 3 and a half hour trip is for you! This trip will target various Sharks. You will be provided with all the required equipment by the charter operators.
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About the Captain

Scott Feltman
Islamorada, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
22 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
Growing up in south Florida, I started fishing at a young age and that is when my passion for fishing began. I have been fishing the waters of Florida Keys for over 25 years. I enjoy seeing the smiles on people's faces when they catch their very first fish of any size.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper

Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish

Swordfish Swordfish
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Viking (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 625HP FPT engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
48 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Bryan S.
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VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on December 31, 2021
Captain and crew were awesome! Captain was very proactive in finding fish for us. It was our third stop when finally we hooked...
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Mark A.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Well worth the trip!

VERIFIED   3.5 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing (PM) on February 18, 2021
I had such an excellent time with Scott and Kevin. I caught this 15 foot great white (or as Scott called it, “a three foot...
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Carroll, OH
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on January 25, 2022
Captain Scott and his first mate Ryan were very informative and patient. Boat was very nice. We enjoyed our trip and will use...
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Marathon, Florida
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Great fishing experience!!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 2, 2021
It was just a great day fishing with Capt Scott and his first mate Ryan. Super nice, easy going guys that are excellent fisherman....
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Cary, NC
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VERIFIED   NEW  3.5 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing (PM) on December 27, 2021
Great trip. Scott and Ryan are knowledgeable and very accommodating.
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FAQs about Hound Dawg Charters

Hound Dawg Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - 3.5 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing (PM) (3 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Hound Dawg Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Full-head)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hound Dawg Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared before or caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (20% tip mandatory)
  • Fishing License

Hound Dawg Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 30 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Hound Dawg Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hound Dawg Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Swordfish
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo