Black Book Charters was created by captains and sportfish owners for captains and sportfish owners. Our team is heavily rooted in the fishing industry, and our experience allows us to successfully navigate the unique characteristics that sportfishing boats present while catering to the most discerning clientele. Constant contact with our
Before Capt. Kurt Jeter found FishingBooker, he always knew he wanted to run his own charter business — it just took him a while to get there! An ex-Marine who spent 20 years working in the construction industry, he decided to change his life around after an eye-opening conversation with
Harry Garrecht has had his eyes turned to the wide open blue for a very long time. He started bluefin tuna fishing off Montauk at the age of six and was running out to the canyons with his father by the time he turned 10 years old.
On the days he
Owning a boat is undoubtedly expensive and that last check you sign before driving your new boat home is just the tip of the iceberg. Budgets are in the eye of the beholder as operating costs can vary greatly depending on how many days, weeks or months the boat will
When I was young, my father gave me some great advice: Let the tool do the work. I was probably yanking on a hook with my pliers or trying to hack up bait with scissors when Dad gripped my wrist, looked in my eyes, and told me to stop fighting
Two things constantly changing our industry are technology and innovation. Fishing will always be fishing, but with all of the advancements there are many more crews traveling farther, faster and more comfortably and easily than ever before.
It amazing to hear stories from the late 1600s to early 1700s where merchant
By Captain John CrupiIt doesnt make a difference whether you need one or ten boat crew, the difficulties surrounding finding and keeping them are the same. Where do you start the search, how do you know which one to choose, what makes them stick around for the long term? There are
This year we've said goodbye to some amazing people in the sportfishing industry who will be missed. To remember them in our own way we put together a memorial you can watch. And if there is anyone we missed please let us know so that we can include them.
Live bait is both the best bait and the worst bait. Nothing entices a fish to bite better than a wriggling and writhing forage fish dangling from the hook. Nothing gives anglers more trouble than catching, keeping and rigging livies. That right, you cant live with live bait, and you
It hard to imagine a more colorful character on the fishing landscape than Captain Paul Ivey. Looking back on a career that spanned Florida, the Bahamas, St. Thomas, Venezuela and the Galapagos, Ivey recollections are delivered with characteristic New York flair. If youre lucky enough to catch up with