Our Fishing Trips

Our Deep Sea Fishing Trips

Our fishing trips are for fun and entertaining for the entire family.  If you allow us to serve you, you will have bent poles, smiling faces and some memories that will last a lifetime.

If keeping a limit of fish of any species is important to you, you need to budget for a full day trip and book your trip for when those fish are in season.   A half day trip during the beginning in June, the first month of red snapper season you may catch a mess, if you work hard and everyone participates (and the fish cooperate).  However, if you come during the second week of June or during July or August, you may catch a few for dinner.  You will catch a lot of smaller fish, but they will likely be too small to harvest.   This is due in part to too much fishing pressure in the areas close to shore.

The Difference In Our Fishing Trips:

Spring 5 Hour – This trip is offered from March 1 to May 15 only.   This trip is ideal for families.  We take you offshore to the nearest fishing reefs.  The ride about 1 hour 20 minutes.  Everyone holds their own pole and fishes.  We bait your hook and remove any fish you catch.

6 Hour Regular –   Gets you a little farther offshore or about 1 hour 30 minute ride.  We take you farther offshore to some private fishing reefs.  We drag lures and lines going to and from the fishing grounds.  When we stop, everyone holds their poles and fishes.  We bait your hook and remove any fish you catch.   This trip gives you a little better fishing trip than the 5 hour.  It is about a 2 hour ride back home.

Premium 6 Hour – We run faster and go farther.  This trip budgets for more fuel and gets you two hours offshore or to deeper water.  Gets you a little farther offshore or about 1 hour and 45 minute ride.  We take you farther offshore to some better private fishing reefs.  We drag lures and lines going to and from the fishing grounds.  When we stop, everyone holds their poles and fishes.  We fish differently on this trip than we do the regular 6 hour trip.  We use bigger baits and try and catch bigger fish.  Sometimes they bite/sometimes they don’t.  We give you our best effort no matter what.   We bait your hook and remove any fish you catch.    It is about a 2 hour ride back home.

8 Hour Spring Special (March 1 to May 30) – We run faster and go farther. This trip budgets for more fuel and gets you out farther than 20 miles.  We try and catch more varieties fish to eat like vermilion snapper and white snapper, in addition to red snapper, triggerfish and amberjack.

10 Hour Full Day.  We run faster and go farther offshore before we stop to fish.  We do troll going to and from the fishing ground.  This trip gets you out to deep water.  There are many more different species to catch on full day trips.  Giving us a full day to get you to the fish, gives us time to let you fish for them.  This trip we go out beyond 30 miles.  We try and catch reef fish and trolling fish.

During other times of the year like spring or late fall, we may only have time for a single half day trip.   We care about safety and want to keep you fishing in daylight hours only.  Be sure to read our page named what to expect while charter fishing.  It has a lot of information on it.

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The half day trip is perfect for families and first timers.

The best trip for families and first time anglers is the half day trip.   Due to seasonal closures on fish species like red snapper, triggerfish are most common.   If you catch a greater amberjack, you may not be able to keep any or all of the fish you catch.

There are very few, legal size greater amberjack within 40 miles of land.   Gag grouper  are possible on full day trips only or beyond 40 miles.   If you catch an amberjack or grouper on a half day trip, they are often very small or under sized.   They do put up one heck of a fight though.  If you want to catch larger fish, you usually have to go way offshore in the full day territory.     This half day trip is the trip that made our business what it is today!

We are the first fishing charter to specialize in educational based, conservation oriented, action packed family fishing adventures.   What we do for families is so totally different than any other charter around.   The half day fishing trip is our cornerstone trip.   During the summer months of Memorial Day to Labor Day, we offer two fishing trips daily.   These trips are ideal for those who have never been fishing before or who are short on time or have not budgeted for a longer more in depth, all day trip.   These fishing trips offer a little education, a little bit of bottom fishing and a little bit of trolling before it is time to head back to the dock in hand with a lot a memories and possibly a few fish for supper.   We usually catch a lot of fish on these trips, but because of regulations and short seasons, most of these trips catches are released after being photographed.

 

 

 

taking the family fishing is fun while in orange beach

Taking the family fishing is fun while in Orange Beach

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Sometimes when the water is warm and we come across some sargassum weed or a rip line, we can find dolphin fish swimming around.  Any floating debris we find may hold these beautiful fish.

Learning to Jig for big amberjack can be exhaustingly rewarding.

Learning to Jig for big amberjack can be exhaustingly rewarding on our longer full day trips.  You have to be real lucky to get one of these big fish to the boat using light tackle.