Russell’s Coastal Fishing

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Russell’s Coastal Fishing offers inshore and nearshore fishing at its finest! Targeting everything from Mackerel to Sharks, their goal is to show their customers a great time with a memorable fishing experience along Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast. 

Your trip with them will take place aboard a 26’ Angler Panga center console named Miss Caymen. This boat is great for families and serious anglers alike: its T-Top gives plenty of shade while the huge bow area has room for up to six people to fish and relax.

As well as offering inshore fishing trips, Russell’s Coastal Charters also offers offshore trips, where you can bottom fish for Snappers and Groupers. People of all ages are very welcome to come fishing with Russell’s Coastal Charters, and the captain does his best to provide everyone with the necessary amenities to suit their needs!

Everything you’ll need to fish will be provided on the trip. This includes top-notch fishing gear, live and artificial bait, and daily fishing licenses. All you need to bring is your sunscreen and your drinks and snacks. Please remember that a 15-20% tip is customary.

Russell’s Coastal Fishing look forward to meeting you and your family and showing you a great time on the water so book your trip today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip will give you a great chance to explore the offshore bottom fishing spots and hook some brutes from the deep blue. You can expect to venture 9 miles or more offshore and target Snapper (including Red Snapper, in season), Grouper, Shark, and more. A 15-20% tip is customary.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Anglers looking to go after a particular species rather than just trying to see what's biting will find this trip to be the perfect option for them. Giving yourself some extra time will allow you to cover a larger area and battle some excellent fish. You could catch Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, Cobia (in season), Mackerel, and more on this trip. A 15-20% tip is customary.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore AM
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Anglers new to the sport looking for a great taste of the local fishery will find this trip perfect for them. You will fish the local inshore and nearshore waters along the beach and the back bay, up to 3 miles from the shore. Possible catches include Speckled Trout, Redfish, Mackerel, Sheepshead, and others. A 15-20% tip is customary.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore PM
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Perfect trip for families or friend groups after some exciting and enjoyable time on the water. Explore both the local inshore and nearshore waters, up to 3 miles from the shore. Test the bite in the back bay and along the beaches and target some prized species. Available targets include Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Redfish, and Mackerel. Departure time may vary, so make sure to consult with the captain prior to the trip. A 15-20% tip is customary.
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About the Captain

Richard Russell
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
84 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2016
Captain Ritchie (a.k.a. “The Shark Whisperer”) is a veteran fisherman who has been serving the Gulf Coast with his fishing guide skills for over 30 years.  He provides fish cleaning for free and provides great customer service to all his clients. A native of Alabama's Gulf Coast, he has fished all of his life and specializes in catching Sharks, as well as many other species.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Tiger) Shark (Tiger)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Panga (Angler) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 225HP Suzuki engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.97
out of 5 stars from 84 reviews
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Tarpon
Tarpon
Drew Hill\/Fulton MS. 07\/08\/2020
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Michael C.
Clarksville, AR
 5.00
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Captain Russell is the man

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Or should I say the shark whisperer. What a morning on the water. We caught several cobia, king and Spanish mackerel, and blue...
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William I.
Memphis, TN
 5.00
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6 HR shoreline trip

VERIFIED   June 5, 2020
The captain was great. Got to know us and what we were looking for. Due to weather and other conditions we could have gone...
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Jeremy W.
New Orleans, LA
 5.00
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6 Hour Inshore

VERIFIED   NEW  June 21, 2020
Capt Ritchie was great! We had a good time trolling enjoying the morning and caught a nice mess of fish in the process. He...
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Casey R.
New Orleans, LA
 5.00
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Best Half Day Trip with Captain Ritchie

VERIFIED   NEW  June 10, 2020
We had the best experience with Captain Ritchie! He was extremely knowledgeable of the area and fun to hang out with on our...
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Kacie C.
New Orleans, LA
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4 hour afternoon trip.

VERIFIED   NEW  June 19, 2020
Captain Richard is great at finding sharks. Also works hard to find other fish. My boys are loving that they caught a black...
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