We have exciting news!!! We are happy to announce that Black Velvet Charters has joined forces with Fish Heads LA. Together, we are confident we can offer our customers more options, essential equipment, and the ultimate fishing experience. Fish Heads LA has invested its confidence in Captain Todd’s proven track record as a Professional Angler.
Fish Heads LA's new dock is located directly across the street from Todd’s camp. It houses our two Inshore boats. The original 24’ Halter “The Black Velvet” center console, Todd’s pride and joy, along with our newly restored 24’ Halter center console, a replica of the ”Black Velvet." It also houses our new 42’ Freeman LR, a 42’ center console offshore catamaran with four 300 hp Yamaha engines. Inshore or Offshore, whichever you choose, we can accommodate you!
Moving forward, all trips currently booked through Black Velvet Charters have been added to our Fish Heads LA calendar. If you have recently requested a trip, be on the lookout for your confirmation from Fish Heads LA.
We want to thank you for your support over the years. We look forward to seeing you soon and introducing you to our new partners.
USCG certified Captain Todd Black is the owner and operator of Black Velvet Charters. Captain Todd was born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA. He began fishing the waterways of Cocodrie, LA as a young boy with his dad and the original owner of the boat, "The Black Velvet". Captain Todd's favorite fish to catch are Big Trout on topwater and mangrove snapper. Todd is the 2014 Star tournament winner in the Mangrove snapper division and briefly held the State Record Mangrove Snapper in 2014.
USCG certified Captain Branson Marks fell in love with fishing as soon as he could hold a rod and reel. Branson is the son of Pro Bass fisherman Paul Marks. After graduating from college, Branson became a USCG certified charter boat captain to follow his love of fishing.