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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,050
    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
    3/4 Day Trip - Deep Sea (9 Miles)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 10
    $1,000
    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
    Full Day Trip - Trophy Trout 2 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    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
    Half Day Trip - Tripletail
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $925
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    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.
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About the Captain

Jay O’Brien
Dauphin Island, Alabama, United States
9 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
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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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Inshore (AM) on July 26, 2021
Good time. HOT. That’s ok though. Cap’n Jay very persistent in finding fish. After several stops we did. Great time catching...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Inshore (AM) on June 9, 2021
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Full Day Triple Tail Hunt

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Tripletail on June 28, 2020
Awesome experience. Extremely knowledgeable Captain Jay and he is a great person to be with. We had an excellent trip going...
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Joliet, Illinois
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Inshore (PM) on July 14, 2018
Went out with Captain Jay on **hidden content**. I’ve been fishing recreationally for 20+ years, and have had my fair share...
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Appling, GA
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Deep Sea (9 Miles) on 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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FAQs about Irish Wake Fishing

Irish Wake Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip - Inshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $925 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip - Tripletail (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip - Trophy Trout 2 MAX (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip - Deep Sea (9 Miles) (6 hours)
  • $1,050 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip - Tripletail (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Irish Wake Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Irish Wake Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (For our Live Bait Trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Irish Wake Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 9 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Irish Wake Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Irish Wake Fishing include:
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tripletail