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
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $1,100
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,100
    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
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $1,400
    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
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $1,400
    A 6-hour trip starting at 12:30 p.m.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $1,850
    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.
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About the Captain

Scott Feltman
Islamorada, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
61 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.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

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
Up to 30 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Full-head
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Prepared before or caught during the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
20% tip mandatory
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No minimum age, PFDs provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 61 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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James H.
Valrico, FL
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Hound Dawg

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 2, 2022
Awesome trip that I will do again soon! Caught fish and their recommendation for where to take some fish to have for lunch...
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Robert W.
WINTERGRN RST, VA
Excellent
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10 hr trip with Captain Scott & Ryan

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 4, 2022
My family and I had an excellent day on the Hound Dawg. Despite overactive sharks, high winds & some heavier swells, Captain...
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Raleigh, NC
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Chasing Fish

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 14, 2022
What a great day with my sons who are 11 and 13.  We caught snapper closer to the shore before heading offshore to catch tuna...
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Mark P.
Lake George, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 22, 2022
Had a great family outing with Capt Scottie and First mate Steven. Everything was great. We caught fish the entire time we...
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Karla R.
Medford, OR
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VERIFIED   3.5 Hour Trip - Shark Fishing (PM) on June 5, 2022
This was the highlight of our trip.  What a great Captain. We did the evening Shark fishing and caught 2 shark and a Tarpon! ...
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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)
  • $1,100 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,850 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
  • Radar

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