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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour 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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour 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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour 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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Feb 15 - Dec 31
    $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, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
83 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Julio 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.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tuna (Blackfin) 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 Cancellation
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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.92
out of 5 stars from 83 reviews
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8 hour trip with Captain Nelson
8 hour trip with Captain Nelson
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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John E.
Jonesboro, GA
 5.00
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Full day bottom fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Marzo 12, 2020
Capt. Nelson took four of us out for a great day of fishing. He helped out as much or as little as you needed depending on...
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Greg H.
Deltona, FL
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8 hour trip with Captain Nelson

VERIFIED   NEW  Marzo 16, 2020
Had a very good trip! Captain is very nice and flexible (we had weather issues on the day we planned on going, but we luckily...
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Owen L.
Hope Mills, North Carolina
 5.00
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Junio 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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Sarah C.
San Juan
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Marzo 21, 2020
Captain Nelson gave us a great experience for my husband’s 50th birthday. We caught fish and had a wonderful time on...
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Greg J.
Jesup, Georgia
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Awesome Bull Red trip with Captain Nelson!

VERIFIED   Septiembre 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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