Irish Wake Fishing

Irish Wake Fishing invites to enjoy the thrill of catching fish in Mobile Bay on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Explore the inshore and nearshore waters all throughout the bay and up to 9 miles out of the Gulf of Mexico.

Whether you are a hard-core angler, novice or child, there is a trip for you. Captain JayO is a seasoned tournament angler with numerous wins and showings to his credit who is ready to share his knowledge with you. He is an Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Champion (world’s largest Fishing Rodeo according to Guinness Book of Records), 3 time champion of the annual year-long multiple species Big Fish Contest put on by the Alabama Coastal Fishermen’s Association and has broken 3 all-time ACFA records with 2 still standing.

Irish Wake offers several types of packages from hard-core trophy hunting to just catching fish and sunset cruises. Your captain’s biggest passion is chasing trophy Trout with hardbait and pogey and stalking the elusive Tripletail.

Apart from those, you will be able to get your hands on Kingfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, Ground Mullet, Speckled Trout, Redfish, Cobia, and even Red Snapper when the season allows.

Irish Wake Fishing will take you out aboard a brand-new 24’ Bay boat, which has plenty of space for up to 4 anglers. The boat comes powered by a 350 HP Mercury engine and is rigged with everything you need for a successful day on the water.

All gear, tackle, bait, licenses, and catch cleaning will be provided by the captain. Please note, that smoking is not allowed onboard.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tripletail
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,050
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Enjoy an eight-hour adventure for the elusive Tripletail! The boat is rigged with a half tower to optimize your time while searching for a big one. You will be able to try different tactics to get your hands on Tripletail.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Trophy Trout 2 MAX
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 4 persons
    This trip is for a maximum of 2 anglers. You captain will look at tidal/celestial tables to optimize the odds so it might be best to book the trip in advance. On this trip, you will be able to have all of the shots!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Deep Sea (9 Miles)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 10 Sep
    $925
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    You will be fishing up to 9 miles out around Fort Morgan, Dauphin Island, the tributary river systems of the Bay, and other places. We will venture out into the nearshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico in search of something to bend your rod and keep whatever we may catch that’s in season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Tripletail
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $825
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This is a 4-hour trip chasing the elusive Tripletail! Your captain will cover as much water as possible to get your hands on the fish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This morning trip will take you fishing the inshore waters of Mobile Bay using live bait to catch whatever is biting. You can expect to target Trout, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, Ground Mullet, and other species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $700
    up to 3 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This trip runs in the afternoon and allows you to watch the sunset. We will live bait fish on these trips and throw some topwater at the end of the day. You will be fishing the inshore waters of Mobile Bay, targeting Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and other species.

About the Captain

Jay O’Brien
Dauphin Island, Alabama, United States
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since March 2018
From an early age my grandfather and father instilled a love of fishing in me. I guess you could say its embedded in my DNA. There is nothing like feeling that thump and setting the hook to enjoy the battle to come! I love to use hard baits and pogeys to chase Trophy Trout! My other passion is hunting big Tripletail!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Islamorada Boatworks (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 350HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry 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
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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 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
No Smoking
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Checks

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

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Tommy C.
Joliet, Illinois
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Afternoon half-day trip with Captain Jay

VERIFIED   July 14, 2018
Went out with Captain Jay on 6-14-18. I’ve been fishing recreationally for 20+ years, and have had my fair share of guided...
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Fishing with Jay

VERIFIED   August 1, 2018
Captain Jay was absolutely great. He asked what we wanted to fish for and customized our trip to us. I will definitely use...
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