Your First Time Fishing Should Be Your Best!

Everyone remembers their first time deep sea fishing.  We want your first time to be so special, you will remember it for a lifetime.   Book your trip today!

Bent Poles and Smiling Faces!

When you book one of our family friendly trips, you will have bent poles and smiling faces®.    Book your trip today!

What Face Will Your Child Make When Fighting A Big Fish?

The expressions on your face is priceless and we aim to catch that special moment for you.   Book your trip today!

Your Kids Can Learn How To Drive Our Boat!

Would your kids like to learn how to drive the boat?  Captain Troy encourages you to come up and take the helm (as long as sea conditions are favorable)   Book your trip today!

Shark Fishing is Exhaustingly Fun!

Want your own big fish story?  On most half day summer/fall charters, someone gets a chance to get a competitive edge over their buddies.  All sharks are photographed and then released.
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  • Family Fishing
    Family Fishing It's time to put the accelerator down on your imagination and experience a family friendly fishing charter that is available nowhere else. If you want your family to be treated right, look no further. We are here to serve you!...
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    Deep Sea Fishing Escape ordinary and learn how to catch bigger fish on our exclusive half day charter. We will take your family to the best spots and teach you the secret techniques to deep sea fishing and help you land your next trophy fish. ...
  • Trolling Fishing
    Trolling Fishing Is a style of fishing, where we keep the boat moving, dragging baits and lures behind the boat at different depths, distances and speeds, waiting on a fish to strike. Trolling begins in early May and continues through late October each year. ...
  • Light Tackle Fishing
    Light Tackle Fishing On all of our half day trips you will be using NEW light tackle fishing gear that will be the highlight of your family trip. Our tackle is easy to use and ideal for first timers and kids. Remember, "Fishing Light - Get's The Bite®"...

Orange Beach Fishing Charters

If you are the kind of parent who wants your kids to have hands on experiences, do we have a Orange Beach Fishing charter experience for you and your family.  When you allow Captain Troy and the Distraction crew to serve your family on an exclusive Private Deep Sea Fishing Charter Trip, you will experience something so educational, fascinating and valuable, that it can’t be found anywhere else in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama.   Whether you have 1 person or a maximum of 6 people in your charter fishing group, each of you will be treated with respect, kindness and like one of the family.   And boy do we treat our family good.  We love to laugh and greet our deep sea fishing guests each day with open arms and hand shakes.  If you are a repeat customer/friend, we offer hugs.

On our Orange Beach deep sea fishing trips, we always act honorably and respectfully around your family and children.  Words are cheap, but our actions will show you how much we care about you getting the best fishing trip available in Orange Beach, Alabama.  We are the only fishing charter that cares enough to learn each person’s name in your group and call you by it while you are fishing with us.



  • Catch And Release
    For those of you who don't want to keep all the fish you catch, we offer catch, photo and release. We can catch them and let them go....
  • See Dolphins & Sea Turtles
    On almost every fishing trip, you can see Wild Dolphins and Sea Turtles. Family's enjoy seeing these beautiful animals....
  • Children & Kids Fishing
    Imagine finding a Fishing Charter that specializes in taking children, deep sea fishing. We are the first charter boat in Orange Beach to specialize in taking kids fishing...
  • Shark Fishing
    Want a fishing tale that will impress your friends? On almost every bottom fishing charter, somebody has a chance to test their angling skills against one of natures Apex predators. ...

Family’s Love Deep Sea Fishing With Distraction

Girl holding vermilion snapper fish

You will love the way we treat your family!


Orange Beach Fishing Charter Seasons and The Fish You Can Catch

We start charter fishing each year in Orange Beach in March with spring break and stay busy until late October each year.  Our peak busy season begins about the middle of May or Memorial Day Weekend and runs strong until the kids go back to school early to late August.  During our busy season in Gulf Shores, we offer two half day trips daily or one full day deep sea fishing trip.    The most popular trips are half day in length.  These trips take you offshore or about 15 to 22 miles south of Orange Beach, Alabama, depending on which trip you choose.  They are designed to be educational, fun and keep your poles bent.

The fish we catch changes with the time of they year it is.   During the summer, we have warmer waters and we have a chance to catch more migratory fish like king mackerel, spanish mackerel, bonito, jack crevalle, mahi mahi, wahoo, etc.

The most common fish we catch are reef fish.  They are available to catch year round because they don’t migrate.  Popular reef fish include red snapper, triggerfish, mangrove snapper, greater amberjack, gag grouper, scamp grouper, vermilion snapper/beeliners, red porgy/white snapper, barracuda, almaco jacks, jolt head porgy, robin fish, ruby lips/tomtates.   All of which are good to eat.  Since these fish are so popular, they are highly regulated and seasons can be short.  If the fish you want to catch pulls hard, is big and tastes good, they are usually not open at the same time of the year.  Just ask us when booking your trip and we can answer any questions you may have.

Are We The Right Family Fishing Charter For You?

If you love your family as much as we love ours, we might just be the best Orange Beach fishing charter boat for you.  Our goal is not to let you down.  For that reason, we don’t embellish or promise anything other than to give you our best.  Being a family oriented person like you are, we do our research about activities on the Alabama Gulf Coast before we invest in them.  That is why we explain what to expect on your fishing charter thoroughly beforehand.   Simply put, we like to invest in experiences that are similar to what we believe in.

Instead of being vague, we want you to know everything up front about the fish you will be catching, their size and quantity you should expect to catch.  This way, you will be assured that your family is getting exactly what you expect and the best return on your Orange Beach charter fishing investment. We also have a Why Us page to help give you some compendiums for you to read.  The one thing we can promise, is to treat you right and do our best to keep your rods bent the entire trip.

What we offer you is a chance to go deep sea fishing in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores without worrying about how you will be treated.  We calm mom’s fears, make your kids hearts start beating with anticipation.   Most importantly, we help dad’s unwind and make grandparents feel like they have the best family in the world.  When you get off our boat, we want you to feel better about yourself, than you did before you got on the boat!


Some Fish Your Kids Catch, Are Bigger Than Usual!



Families know we love them and will always do our best to make them happy!

Deep Sea Fishing Charters Are Valuable Life Experiences


Imagine your 12 year old catching a big mangrove snapper on his first fishing trip!

We know that in today’s society, a lot of people are trying to keep up with the Jones’s.  They buy the latest and greatest objects, which stresses everyone out.  In our opinion, we believe our Gulf Shores fishing experiences is what you need to be accumulating.  Nobody remembers what they get for Christmas, but they will always remember their first deep sea fishing trip in Orange Beach, Alabama.  Everyone knows that fishing experiences are enjoyable from the planning stages all the way through the implementation of the trip.  Our goal is to make your life easier and give you the results you desire.


Sharing our love for fishing with your kids is what we are all about!


Red Snapper wiggle when you take their picture.

kids fishing with dad

Spending time with your children while they are learning how to fish is what we call “Quality Time.”

little boy holding mahi mahi or dolphin fish.

Families with Kids love fishing with Captain Troy


You will always remember when grandpa took you fishing!

Our Charter Fishing Business Policy

It is our business policy not to disappoint you.  There are many reasons we can give you so you will never be let down with our service.  As soon as you become a customer, you are welcome to call me at any time.  Also, if you feel like you did not receive exactly what you wanted, I promise to make it right.  We are members of the Gulf Shores Tourism and Fishing and the Orange Beach Fishing Cooperative

Contact Us:

Captain Troy Frady


We are docked just left of the dock store at the Orange Beach Marina, 27075 Marina Road, Orange Beach, Alabama 36549

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