AboutUs

Captain Taylor Waterfield is a United States coast guard certified captain who was born and raised in Destin Florida. He has been fishing the local waters his entire life and has over 17 years of Professional charter experience working out of the Destin harbor. Our teams goal is to provide you and your friends and family with a safe, fun, and productive trip. Whether your completely new to saltwater fishing or a veteran angler our crew is ready to meet your needs. Fishing charters with us include all tackle, bait, ice, and fuel needed for a day on the water. The only thing you need to bring is drinks and snacks for your group and a small cooler to transport your catch home should you choose to keep fish for dinner. If your group elects to keep fish instead of catch and release, your catch will be filleted and bagged at the dock. Sending you home with boneless, skinless, fillets ready for the grill or fryer. The team on the Hound Dog is super kid friendly and loves teaching young people the ins and outs of being productive on the water. From boat and fishing equipment safety to techniques to help them land big fish the Hound Dog crew is patient, and ready to help your son or Daughter land that fish that will have the kids at school jealous. From a quick outing to grab a handful of fish for lunch, to an all day or Multi Day trip after Tropheys the Crew of the Hound Dog has got you covered!

The Boat

Charter Fishing Vessel Hound Dog is a 40ft Infinity Custom sport Fisher, with twin Cummins diesel power. She is equipped with Federal reef and pelagic permits so you won’t be limited to fishing close to the beach. Being one of the faster boats in the charter fleet allows us to go further quicker and spend less of your fishing time traveling to the fishing grounds. Hound Dog is equipped with a comfortable Air Conditioned cabin to keep you out of the heat and a clean spacious restroom. She sports a sound system with blue tooth capability and a microwave oven.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - May 1
    $1,200
    A morning trip starting at 6:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,200
    You will start the trip at 12:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    You will fish from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,800
    You and the crew will fish for 6 hours.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,400
    Enjoy 8 hours on the water. The departure time is possible at 6:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $2,400
    An 8-hour trip in the afternoon starting at 12:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $3,000
    You and the crew will spend 10 hours on the water.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $3,600
    Twelve fun hours on the water await you.
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About the Captain

Taylor Waterfield
Destin, Florida, United States
9 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
183 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2015
I was born in Destin, Florida. A place that was centered around saltwater charter fishing. Some call Destin the worlds luckiest fishing village. I’ve been fishing this area since I was old enough to walk and I have always had a passion for this industry. I love teaching young people and beginners the ins and outs of fishing. Seeing them excited about the thing I’m so passionate about is what I love.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Grouper (Scamp) Scamp Grouper

Boat specs

Infinity (Pilothouse) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 430HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
40 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
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.3 / 5
out of 5 stars from 183 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (112)
Proposal Trip
4 hour trip with captain taylor
Fishing with Taylor
+109
Angler Rating
122
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
78%
Friendly captain
91%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
91%
Catch intended fish
69%
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Jamie A.
Miramar Beach, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

August fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on August 26, 2022
We were only able to book a 4 hour trip, but Taylor was still able to find us enough fish to fill up our cooler, and Ian did...
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Lacey A.
Phenix City, Alabama
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hour AM trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on July 9, 2022
We took our family (3 boys ages 10, 11,13) fishing for snapper and had a great time. Capt. Taylor was able to put us right...
Lacey A. recommends Hound Dog Fishing Charters
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James J.
Walls, MS
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Family Fun

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip (AM) on August 10, 2022
Took the kids & other family,  Captain Taylor and his first mate were attentive and thorough!  We went on a 6 hour trip and...
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Tyler M.
Millington, TN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Proposal Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip (PM) on September 20, 2022
Everything about this trip was perfect! The crew was amazing! Definitely will be going back out again!
Tyler M. recommends Hound Dog Fishing Charters
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Carly B.
Shawnee, KS
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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4 hour private charter

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) on September 14, 2022
We had an amazing time!! Would absolutely come back and recommend them to anyone!
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FAQs about Hound Dog Fishing Charters

Hound Dog Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,200 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,400 per group - 8 Hour Trip (PM) (8 hours)
  • $3,000 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • $3,600 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Hound Dog Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Hound Dog Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Hound Dog Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Hound Dog Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hound Dog Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)