Black Dog Fishing Charters

Black Dog Fishing Charters invites you to fish with them on the nearshore waters of Jacksonville and way out into the deep blue waters offshore. Captain Nelson’s goal is to find the fish, have tight lines and tons of action. Each trip is an adventure, but you will have to see it yourself!

Join the captain aboard his “Black Dog” 3, a spacious 30’ center console boat. She was just built for fishing! Powered by twin 200 HP Yamaha 4-stroke engines, Black Dog 3 gets you to the hottest spots quickly and safely. Captain Nelson has perfect command of his navigational electronics and other professional accessories. Inside, there is a portable toilet and a freshwater wash down. Black Dog 3 can comfortably accommodate up to four anglers.

Black Dog Fishing Charters starts their trips early in the morning. You will cruise out of Morningstar Marina in Mayport and will soon find yourself in the middle of a rod-bending action. Troll for King Mackerel, bottom fish the reefs, live bottom, and wrecks up to 25 miles out. If you are a die-hard angler, test the blue waters on the ledge up to 60 miles out, trolling for Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Bonito, Tuna, and many other species. Prepare yourself for a pleasant ride. Sit back, relax, sip your favorite drink and take in all the beauty of the coastline as you drift away.

All trips come inclusive with quality rods, reels, tackle, and license. You can catch live bait at the beginning of your trip when it’s available. When you return to the shore, your captain will clean and fillet your catch so that you could take it home and taste for dinner later. Feel free to bring your favorite drinks and food.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Extended
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 1 Jun
    $1,100
    up to 5 persons
    This extended trip will head about 60 miles out to the ledge. A larger portion of the trip is traveling out and back depending on the sea surface conditions. If calm, this is just under two hours. Once out there, we troll for dolphin, wahoo, tuna, bonita, etc. It is a long trip, but worth the extra effort when the ocean cooperates. I limit this trip to 4 experienced anglers.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Troll for Kingfish, Cobia, Barracuda and possibly Sailfish, depending on the time of year, and bottom fish 25-40 miles out or closer to nearshore reefs, wrecks, and live bottom. You can extend the distance depending on the conditions and your willingness to travel back and forth.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    On this trip, you can troll for Kingfish, Sailfish, Bonito, Barracuda, Cobia, and Spanish Mackerel, depending on the time of year. Or you can try bottom fishing up to 35 miles out or closer at reefs, wrecks and live bottom. The captain is willing to extend the distance out further based on seas and the willingness of the guests to be running out and back for a significant portion of the charter.
  • Private trip
    Offshore Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    A typical trip would depart at 7:30 a.m. from Morningstar Marina in Mayport, Florida. We can troll for Kingfish, Sailfish, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel and Barracuda, which is the most popular May-August or try your luck with bottom fishing at reefs, wrecks and live bottom 15 miles out or closer. We may drift or anchor depending on the seas. The boat accommodates 4 person fishing.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Bull Red Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 25 Dec
    $375
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip includes fishing the deep channels of the St. Johns River for Red Drum or Bull Reds as they are commonly called. We will fish anywhere from the Dames Point Bridge to the Big Jetties at the mouth of the River. Other species my be caught, but the big reds are protected unless they are between 18" and 27" inches. Those outside that size must be released.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Bull Red Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 25 Dec
    $375
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This afternoon trip includes fishing the deep channels of the St. Johns River for Red Drum or Bull Reds as they are commonly called. We will fish anywhere from the Dames Point Bridge to the Big Jetties at the mouth of the River. Other species my be caught, but the big reds are protected unless they are between 18" and 27" inches. Those outside that size must be released.
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About the Captain

Nelson Van Liere
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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77 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2017
For most of my life, boating and fishing have been a hobby. Recently, after years of working in the office, I decided to become a Licensed Captain so that I could spend the next phase of my life doing and sharing with others the activities that I enjoy the most in life.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion)
Spotted Seatrout
Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Whitewater (Center console) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 200HP 2014 Yamaha 4 stroke DOHC engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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:
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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.91
out of 5 stars from 77 reviews
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Owen L.
Hope Mills, North Carolina
 5.00
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   June 29, 2019
Had a great time aboard the black dog. Seas were not ideal but the Captain did out me on a sailfish which I was not expecting...
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Greg J.
Jesup, Georgia
 5.00
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Awesome Bull Red trip with Captain Nelson!

VERIFIED   NEW  September 14, 2019
We recently did a 1/2 day Bull Red trip with Captain Nelson. We had an awesome time.  The two of us caught 5 huge redfish…...
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Michelle F.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 22, 2019
We did a whole day with Captain Nelson and it was absolutely fantastic! My kids caught so much! Captain Nelson was extremely...
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David G.
Franklin, Tennessee
 5.00
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  October 5, 2019
Had a great time and caught some very nice Red Drums.  Everyone had a relaxing and fun trip and would book Capt again.
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Samantha G.
Jacksonville, FL
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It was great!

VERIFIED   November 9, 2018
I booked this trip for my husbands 40th birthday with some of his friends. They had such a great time, brought home so many...
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