Our Fishing Trips

Our Deep Sea Fishing Trips

Our fishing trips are for fun and are 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 longer or full day trip and book your trip for when those fish are in season.   A 6 hour trip during the beginning in June, the first month of red snapper season you MAY get you a limit.  However, if you come during the second month July, 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.

Half Day (6 Hour) Fishing Trip 

We offer two  6 hour trips daily from May 1 to September.  We offer a regular trip that keeps you within 15 miles of land.  Our other trip is a premium 6 hour.  This trip gives you the same amount of fishing time, but we run faster and get you farther offshore or beyond 15 miles but not to exceed 20 to 22 miles.

Just so you will know, the fish closer to shore or on our 6 hour trips,  see a lot of pressure.  We still catch a lot on both trips, but our premium trip may allow you to catch a few more different species other than just red snapper.  These species include vermilion snapper and white snapper.

The most popular fishing trip in Orange Beach is the 6 hour charter.   During other times of the year like spring or late fall, we may only have time for a single 6 hour 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 (6 hour) trip is perfect for families and first timers.

The best trip for families and first time anglers is the half day, 6 hour trip.   Due to seasonal closures on fish species like red snapper, triggerfish and greater amberjack, you may not be able to keep any or all of the fish you catch.

There are very few, if any, legal size greater amberjack and grouper around the 6 hour territory.  If you catch one, 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 10 hour or full day territory.     This 6 hour 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 or 6 hour 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.

10 Hour Full Day Trip –

This trip can be amazing if the fish bite good.  There are at least 15 different species of fish that we can catch on these trips.  If you want to try and catch something other than red snapper and triggerfish, you need to consider the full day trip.

The full day trip is not a blue water trip, nor is it a tuna or marlin fishing trip.  It is a bottom fishing trip combined with some offshore trolling that targets wahoo, mahi mahi and bonito.

We do not do oil rig trips.  Those are overnight range from Orange Beach.

5 Hour Intro To Fishing Trip (Off Season Spring or Late Fall Only)

5 hour trips are for fun, not food. They are an introduction to fishing and are designed to make sure you bend your pole or catch a fish.  You may or may not catch something that is in season or edible.

The 5 hour Spring and Fall trip is a featured off season fishing trip that begins after August 20 and is offered to May 20 each year.

The 5 hour trip takes you offshore about 8 to 10 miles, to the beginning of the 6 hour territory where you will learn how to deep sea fish.   Important:  We have had anglers in the recent past book one of these shorter trips hoping to save a few bucks and catch a mess of fish for dinner.  They did not get the results they expected.  Now, they caught a lot of fish, but they didn’t catch any whoppers like the news media said they would catch.

We are going to tell you up front that you may not catch any keeper fish to eat on a 5 hour trip.  We do catch quite a few smaller fish like red snapper and triggerfish on these trips, but because they are out of season most of the year, must be released.     Sometimes, triggerfish are open during the spring months of March, April and May, but can’t guarantee it will be open during your trip.  If keeping fish is important to you, you need to book your trip when the seasons are open to harvest or book a longer trip so we can take you out to where different varieties of fish like vermilion snapper and red porgy live, and are always in season.

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.