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.

6 Hour Fishing Trip

We offer two half day or 6 hour trips daily from May 1 to September.  We offer a regular trip that keeps you within 12 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.  On our premium trip, we try and catch some bigger live bait to put down in hopes of catching a larger fish (no guarantees).

Just so you will know, the fish closer to shore or on our 6 hour half day trips,  see a lot of pressure from thousands of anglers each year.  With the high cost of fuel, we are unable to go farther offshore unless our customers are willing to pay for the added cost with a fuel surcharge.  Our fuel went from $2.42 when we set our rates this year.  As you are well aware of, fuel has risen to over $6.10 per gallon.   Such fluctuations in fuel costs are confusing to consumers.  They are frustrating to business owners because we don’t want to lose our customers over price.   However,  if we do not add a fuel surcharge, we will not be able to stay in business, maintain our boat, pay our expenses and offer the excellent service we are known for.

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.

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 try and 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 during certain times of the year.

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

4 Hour Trolling Trips

During the fall we have an ample supply of spanish mackerel and king mackerel for you to catch.  These trips keep you closer to shore.  We pull lures and or baits behind the boat and try to catch them.  Spanish by the way, are our favorite to eat.

8 Hour Deep Sea Fishing Trips

8 Hour Trips are deep sea fishing trips that get you out to about 25 miles offshore when needed.  We bottom fish for vermilion snapper (Beeliners), white snapper (red porgy), lane snapper, triggerfish and red snapper.    Many of the species are out of season, but there is always a mess of fish you can catch on a spring or fall 8 hour trip.   These trips are not available from Memorial Day to August 14 each year due to peak fishing 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.