Sure Shot Fishing Charters

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Join Sure Shot Fishing Charters, located at the world-famous Flora-Bama Lounge and Oyster Bar in Orange Beach, Alabama. This family-owned business is now led by Captain Mike who has over 30 years of experience fishing the local waters.

Captain Mike is a relaxed and flexible captain who says everyone is welcome on his charters. Families are welcome, and so are their dogs, kittens, or even parrots. Captain Mike wants everyone to enjoy a true family adventure!

Fishing is done aboard a 42’ custom-built commercial boat that offers a clean, comfortable and air-conditioned ride. This beauty is powered by three 420 HP engines, which means you’ll get to the deeper fishing grounds quickly and efficiently, so you have plenty of fishing time. The vessel has a toilet, a shower, a bed, a kitchen, and a TV for your convenience.

Capt. Mike will locate the best spots and provide as much instruction as you need to reel in the fish of your dreams. There are other useful extras on the boat such as a flybridge, downriggers, and outriggers for trolling, and top quality fishing gear used for light and heavy tackle.

Sure Shot specializes in bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Amberjack, a variety of Grouper, Triggerfish, and anything else that will bite the hook. They also offer trolling trips for Bull Redfish, King Mackerel, and Spanish Mackerel. And if fishing the deeper waters is your thing, you can do that too! Targeted species include Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Tuna, and more.

Capt. Mike and Sure Shot Fishing Charters invite you to join their fishing team for a fun-filled day. An experienced deckhand will be there to help you with reeling in your catch. Families with no experience are welcome: the crew enjoys teaching!

Explore the prolific waters of the coast of Alabama with Sure Shot Fishing Charters and have the time of your life!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore Smack Down
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,400
    price breakdown
    $2,400
    Lots of bottom fishing and trolling. Expect to ride out 30 miles before you start to go after it!! Deep water fishing for Grouper, Snapper, and trolling for pelagic fish like Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Mackerel, and Cobia. Awesome trip!
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Bottom/Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,000
    price breakdown
    $2,000
    Lots of fishing time offshore trolling for Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel and plenty of bottom fishing time for Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack – anything that will bite our hook!!!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $1,600
    This trip allows a lot of fishing time and productive grounds changes. You will catch fish of different species, sizes, and groups. Trolling and bottom fishing for the usual suspects – Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia, Triggerfish, Kingfish. Or fishing for pelagics life Mahi Mahi, False Albacore, and Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Trolling/Bottom
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    With this trip, you will get lots of fishing time: you will troll for Mackerel and other top surface fish, then bottom fish for Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia, and then troll back home. This trip option gives you 3 hours of bottom fishing, which is plenty of time to find that big one!!!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM) – Trolling/Bottom
    Just booked! Last booked: 3 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    This trip will see you trolling for King and Spanish Mackerel towards the Snapper grounds. Once there, you will fish for Red Snapper, some Amberjacks, or even Grouper, and then troll back home while also targeting Mackerel. Excellent for beginners or those who are short on time. You will catch fish!!!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM) – Trolling/Bottom
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    Light trolling for Spanish and King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Redfish, Tuna – anything that will bite the hook. Also bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Triggerfish, and Grouper.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    This trip is perfect for those who like trolling for Amberjack, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Spanish and King Mackerel, and whatever else will bite the hook!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Excellent beginners trip or something to do with limited time. Expect King mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Tuna, Amberjack, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, and anything that will bite the hook. Excellent family trip.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM) – Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Deep sea fishing 101. The perfect trip for beginners or if you don't have the time and just need to get your saltwater fix. Targeted species include Spanish and King Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, Mahi Mahi. Flexible departure time.
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About the Captain

Mike Salley
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
310 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2015
Captain Mike Salley has been fishing for over three decades professionally and is known as a reliable and knowledgeable captain. He loves fishing as a sport and as a profession and says: "Offshore fishing is my passion and my job! We're a family run business with over 35 years of local experience.".

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Custom Built (Commercial) originally built in 1984. Powered by 3 420HP Cummins 5.9 Turbo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.90
out of 5 stars from 244 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
40th Annivesary trip with Sure Shot Charters
Holy Mackerel!
One of life\u2019s best experience
+485
Angler Rating
223
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Elliott J.
Gulf Shores, AL
 5.00
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Half day trip.

VERIFIED   NEW  September 5, 2020
It was an overall excellent and very enjoyable trip. The crew was knowledgeable and professional. The boat was clean, and having...
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Jeff L.
Franklin, KY
 5.00
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Great family experience

VERIFIED   July 14, 2020
Capt Mike and Wayne are excellent at what they do.  Fishing with these guys will be a routine part of our family’s vacation...
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Stephen M.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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First timers

VERIFIED   June 25, 2020
Captain Mike and his first mate Wayne were simply awesome for our first family experience of deepsea fishing.  The waters...
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Keith E.
Montgomery, AL
 5.00
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Great Captain

VERIFIED   July 27, 2020
Captain Mike and his deckhand, Wayne, are first class! Unfortunately, bad weather cut our trip short, but Captain Mike did...
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Ben M.
Grand Bay, AL
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Holy Mackerel!

VERIFIED   NEW  September 7, 2020
The crew was really great. The fishing wasn’t so good but that wasn’t anything to do with them. The water was pretty...
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