OUR OFF-SHORE TRIPS

Our offshore trips originate at the Orange Beach Marina. We are federally licensed to fish any distance from shore, anywhere in the gulf! This allows us to travel beyond the 3 mile limit of state water so we can target the pelagic species, such as mahi, wahoo and billfish as well as larger class snapper and grouper to name a few. 

​Captain Curt & his crew have over 10 years of experience fishing these waters, so they know right where to put you on the fish! Your trip will take place on a 48' Viking Convertible Sport Fisher powered by duel Man 1050 motors, with Garmin electronics, including radar, auto-pilot and StarLink Wifi. With two on-board bathrooms, full kitchen, air-conditioned salon and the Federal License, she's great for both a 12 hour trip to the oil rigs or multi-day tournament!

All trips are perfect for a beginner angler or those avid anglers who've been fishing for years! The fishing license is included and we also provide custom top-of-the-line rods and reels and when you're back at the dock, we clean and fillet your catch, so you'll be ready to have fresh fish for dinner!

​We offer three different packages listed below, depending on what you want to catch! All packages include up to 6 people, so grab your fellow anglers and Stop Wishin' and Go Fishin'!

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR TRIP

Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your fishing trip. This will give you time to park and bring all of your belongings to the dock and to meet with your captain. 

  • WHAT TO BRING

    • Sunscreen (no spray on)
    • Sunglasses (Polarized is recommended if you'd like to see in the water)
    • Hat and water shoes/flip flops (Please no black sole tennis shoes)
    • Dramamine if you are prone to getting sea sick, or are unsure if you do. (Always take it the night before the trip for the best results)
    • 1 Cooler to leave in your car for your catch when we get back to the dock
    • BYOB, food and drink. (It gets hot out there sometimes, so bring plenty of water)
  • WHAT WE SUPPLY

    • Fishing tackle/Rods and reels 
    • Fishing license (Covers everybody) 
    • Ice and water bottles 
    • Live and frozen bait 
    • Fish cleaning and bagging
    • An AWESOME fishing experience!

CATCHING BAIT

Offshore trips are started with catching live bait with sabiki rigs. Our Harbor waters are too warm to effectively keep the bait alive in the bait well. This can take up to 45 minutes. Depending on the season, bait can be purchased at your own cost if you don’t  want to spend time fishing for them, allowing us to head straight to your first fishing spot. $70-80 will usually cover enough for your trip. However, kids usually enjoy this part! 

  • Cancellation and Inclement Weather Policy

    If it’s just rain, bring a rain coat, the fish are already wet! We’re still fishing! In the event of severe weather, we will discuss all of your options and make the decision to postpone, reschedule, or cancel your trip.  If the captain cancels due to weather, your deposit is fully refundable. The captain has final say  regarding weather on the day of your trip. 

    Please keep in mind, the Gulf Coast has very unpredictable weather and unfortunately, we don’t know what it will be like next week, let alone, next month

     

    Any other cancellations not related to weather must be made 48 hours prior to your trip to receive a full refund.

THE FISH

Amberjack: Another structure oriented fish that tend to prefer reefs or wrecks with steel ships  being a favorite. Many times they are found suspended above the wreck, or on thedown side of the current. If you want a good fight, this is your fish! They can get as big as 50-100 pounds, and that’s about as much as you want on the end of your line. Amberjack will eat a variety of bait. While they love a big live bait, my personal favorite is a big, heavy jig. When they hit your jig, there is no question that you have an Amberjack on, set the drag and hang on!  They are not everybody’s favorite fish to eat, but to each his own! 

Mahi, Dolphin, Durado: Whatever you call them, it’s the gulfs most popular fish for a reason.  Great to catch, and even better to eat! Mahi are caught offshore in open waters. They are an  aggressive and fast growing fish that eat everything. Your smaller Mahi, referred to as  “chicken” dolphin are generally caught close to shore or stacked up under anything floating offshore in the Summer. Your female dolphin are  referred to as “cows” and your male dolphin are referred to as “bulls”, these are caught further  offshore. Trolling is a preferred method when catching Mahi. While trolling, you want to keep an  eye out for what we call a “weed line or patch of grass floating around out there. They love to  hangout under them. It’s always a good idea to keep one rod rigged, and ready to throw if you  come across the patches or floating pallets. If they eat, I like to throw chunk bait at them to  keep them interested enough to get as many as we can on board. This doesn’t happen every  day, so it’s always exciting when it does!  

Wahoo: This is an offshore blue water fish built for speed. They can get up to 40 miles per  hour, and hit the bait with as much force as possible. They have very sharp teeth and like to  immobilize their prey with the first strike, so when they turn around they can easily finish it off.  For this reason, heavy tackle, with wired leader is essential. High speed trolling is also a very  popular and effective method of catching them. The best time a day to target them is in the morning at sun up during the first two hours of sunlight. However, I have caught them moving  from one spot to another in the afternoon. They are delicious to eat, and will definitely turn heads at the dock!  

Tuna: Yellowfin, Blackfin, Bigeye & Bluefin are all different types of Tuna. Most of the TV shows dedicated to fishing on Discovery and the History channel, center on one species or  another of Tuna. My guess is, they are such a versatile fish species for food quality, as well as  sport fishing excitement. In our part of the state, Yellowfin and Blackfin are the most prevalent  of the Tuna species. They are an offshore fish found in various depths of water. Here in Orange Beach, we have the luxury of being the close to the “edge” (continental shelf) and the many oil rigs. A popular method of  catching for catching Yellowfin is chunking frozen or fresh bait, followed by a chunk with your  hook. Free-line the bait out until the fish takes it, then set the drag and let the circle hook do  the work. Hold on! Your Tuna could be 30 pounds, or 150 pounds! Blackfin are generally much  smaller and can be caught much closer to shore, as well as in blue water.