Hound Dog Fishing Charters in Destin, Florida

Guided by Taylor Waterfield

Deep Sea Nearshore

About Your Guide

22 Years of Experience
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A Destin native, Captain Taylor has been on the water as far back as he can remember, and he started his career at only 13 years old. He describes fishing as his passion and has always known it’s what he wanted to spend his life doing. His favorite part of what he does is seeing kids catch fish, especially when it’s their first time!

Taylor’s favorite fishing destination is Isla Mujeres, Mexico, where he spent a winter sail fishing. Blue Marlin are his favorite species of fish to catch but it’s a toss-up between yellowfin tuna and fresh scamp for his favorite to eat.

Taylor is full of fishing stories, but one of his favorites is from a slow day fishing with his buddies. Just as they were about to call the day, they found a string of black turtles and then moved from turtle to turtle, catching cobia after cobia until they were forced to stop because they ran out of bait and jigs!

Hound Dog Fishing Charters Trips

Head out with Captain Taylor for an awesome experience out on the water for fishermen of all skill levels. His 40-foot Infinity sportfisher runs on twin Cummins 450-horsepower engins that can travel nearshore or offshore at high speeds. This kid-friendly, double-decker boat can hold up to 6 people, so it's perfect for families. Outside, it's kitted out with live wells and downriggers/outriggers for trolling up to six rods. Inside, the interior has extensive navigation systems, a toilet, kitchen, bed, and shower. With a first mate on board, television, refrigerator, ice box, and even air conditioning, Captain Taylor can provide an incredibly comfortable experience. When Snapper season is in, everybody is trying to get in on the action! So if you want to head out with a guide who knows how to catch limits, Captain Taylor is your man! Captain Taylor's 40' Infinity sportfisher is federally permitted, which means he can head beyond 9 miles offshore to hit the offshore reefs, rigs, and wrecks where all the big Red Snapper hang out. These waters get less pressure than the state waters and usually result in quicker limits and bigger catches! Once you're out there, Captain Taylor will chum up the water to get the Snapper up off the reef and a little higher in the water column. Then you will drop some cut bait down on them and hope the biggest one hammers your hook, and get ready for a fight when it does! Captain Taylor and his crew will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. All you need to bring is food and drinks for the day, a hat, and sunscreen. He will clean and fillet your day’s catch at the end of the trip, so make sure you bring a cooler to take it home. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Destin

Destin Bottom Bonanza

100% (8)
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $300 / person

Launch aboard Captain Taylor's 40' Infinity sportfisher for a first-class Gulf Coast fishing experience out of Destin FL. With years of experience fishing the waters off the coast of Destin, Captain Taylor will put all of his knowledge toward getting you on the fish safely and in style! After you meet up with Captain Taylor at the East Pass Marina, he'll crank up the engines, you will motor out a couple of miles offshore to do some trolling, deep-sea dropping, and fish catching! For single-day trips you can expect to hook into the likes of Wahoo, King Mackerel, Snapper, Sharks, Jack Crevelle, Mahi Mahi, Bonita, Amber Jack, Cobia and potentially Tarpon (when they're around in the summer months) just to name a few, and there are plenty more species the Gulf can offer up! You are welcome to get as involved as you would like with your adventure as well, whether you'd rather lounge until the reel starts screaming or if you want your hand on the rod the whole time, Captain Taylor can make it happen! Beyond superior service and luxurious amenities, Captain Taylor also provides all the best rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. Thus, all you need to bring are your favorite lunch, snacks, and drinks, your sun protection, maybe a towel, and your camera! Otherwise, Captain Taylor will take care of the rest to make the most of your Destin saltwater adventure! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Destin

Destin Offshore Thrills

100% (8)
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $208 / person

When Snapper season is in, everybody is trying to get in on the action! So if you want to head out with a guide who knows how to catch limits, Captain Taylor is your man! Captain Taylor's 40' Infinity sportfisher is federally permitted, which means he can head beyond 9 miles offshore to hit the offshore reefs, rigs, and wrecks where all the big Red Snapper hang out. These waters get less pressure than the state waters and usually result in quicker limits and bigger catches! Once you're out there, Captain Taylor will chum up the water to get the Snapper up off the reef and a little higher in the water column. Then you will drop some cut bait down on them and hope the biggest one hammers your hook, and get ready for a fight when it does! Captain Taylor and his crew will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, and live bait. All you need to bring is food and drinks for the day, a hat, and sunscreen. He will clean and fillet your day’s catch at the end of the trip, so make sure you bring a cooler to take it home. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Destin

Red Snapper Rampage

100% (8)
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $258 / person

Recent Reviews of Hound Dog Fishing Charters

Brent C.

Fishing

Great day

Ray C.

Fishing

I took my father in law, brother in law and my two boys out for a 6 hour afternoon trip and had a great time! We caught our limit of Red snapper and the fish were biting almost as soon as we dropped our lines.

Shawen B.

Fishing

Had a great experience with this crew. They are very helpful and do everything they can to make your trip enjoyable. Would definitely recommend.

Adrienne G.

Fishing

Very kind and knowledgeable Captain. Definitely recommend this trip.

Belinda W.

Fishing

Our captain took us various places to try our hand at fishing. The gulf waters were too rough for the day, so the bay is where we stayed and might have been disappointed. On the contrary though, he agreed for our elderly aunt to join the trip and the memories we made that day will live on for a lifetime in our family. We had an awesome time. It’s not always about how much you catch but about what you catch! Thank you Conner we had a blessed day on the water that day. We will remember this trip and tell stories forever!

John P.

Fishing

We spent a great afternoon fishing. The weather was great. We caught a big variety of fish but not many of any of them. You just never know where the fish are going to be but it was great fun. Thank you Captain Conner for being so accommodating to us.

Ryan N.

Fishing

Had a great time. Conner was very helpful and attentive to everyone onboard. We had three kids with us (plus 3 adults) so the space onboard was ok, but had it been all adults it would have been tight. Wouldn’t hesitate to use or recommend Destin Backcountry Fishing again.

Artie L.

Fishing

Capt. Chip was our guide for the morning and it was a stunning day. Seas laid down a bit so we ran a few miles out to the reef. Caught a nice Jack and a Red Snapper. Put em back, so they’re still there for you. A few small grouper too. Then headed along beach to troll for Mackerel. Had to reel them in fast because the dolphins kept stealing them once hooked. I’ve been on several charters and can say Chip was the friendliest of the bunch. Was great with the kids and pleasant to provide guidance and local knowledge. Will be back again for Tarpon soon. 👍😀☀️🎣🐟

Species

Amberjack, Barracuda, Blackfin Tuna, Bull Shark, Cobia, Cubera Snapper, False Albacore, Kingfish, Lane Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Triggerfish, Vermillion Snapper, Yellowfin Tuna

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea, Nearshore

Start Location

288 U.S. 98, Destin, FL, USA

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