Ambush Fishing Charters, LLC

9 reviews
In demand!

The mission of Ambush Fishing Charters, LLC is to provide you with a fishing trip of a lifetime and they will go the extra mile to prove it! Dedicated care for customers and their needs is what sets this operation apart from all others.

Captain Mark has over a decade of experience fishing in the waters of the Gulf Coast. He is an expert in getting you on the hottest bite in no time, no matter what trip you choose. It can be a full day or a half day trip, but one thing’s for sure — you’re going to catch something awesome.

Among many species that could find their way to your hook, the favorites like Redfish, Flounder, Tripletail, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, and Black Drum are the most common, and catching each of them will leave you with a different feeling and story to tell. What’s more, you’ll get to reel them in on light tackle, which is especially exciting and challenging.

All this angling fun is possible thanks to the captain’s reliable 22’ Triton bay boat that accommodates up to 4 anglers. The vessel comes powered by a 200 HP Yamaha V6 engine and can take you wherever the most productive fishing spots are for the day. This includes artificial reefs, jetties, barrier island flats, and marsh bayous.

You will be provided with all of the proper equipment needed to fish safely and successfully, so don’t worry about rods, reels, tackle, and bait, Capt. Mark has got you covered. You can also count on bottled water and soft drinks on board, you just bring some snacks with you, to keep you energized and ready for battle when the fish start biting.

Ambush Fishing Charters, LLC knows what needs to be done to tip the odds in your favor so that you catch something that will earn you your bragging rights. Join them on a fishing trip and find out just how good they are!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Louisiana Marshes
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    For this specialized 8-hour trip, you will head out in the early morning and spend your day cruising Louisiana Marshes for the hottest fishing spots. Main suspects for the day are Redfish and Speckled Trout. You will be fishing up to 15 miles from the dock.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Timing is the essence of this trip. With it you can expect to make a quick run to the North side of Cat Island to work the shallow flats and sandy ledges or hop along the inshore reefs casting bait at a variety of structures. Expect to catch Speckled Trout, White Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Flounder. Fill the box with fish and be home in time to cook them for lunch!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend 4 hours on the flats and inshore reefs of Cat Island and hook as many Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, and Redfish as you can. Most of these fish are not only super fun to reel in, but they also make fabulous table fare.
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About the Captain

Mark Mcdonald
Long Beach, Mississippi, United States
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9 Customer Reviews
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Member since June 2018
Growing up less than a block away from the shoreline in Pass Christain, Mississippi had its perks! As a child, I learned to Flounder and wade fish the beachfront as a hobby and found it's a way to provide excellent table fare. As I grew so did my obsession with the sport. Logging my trips for moon phases, tidal movements, barometric pressure, and weather conditions correlated to fish activity began before I was old enough to drive. If I wasn't walking to the beach after school to wade fish next to the longest private pier on the Coast, I was getting dropped off at the harbor to fish from the rockpile and seawall for hours. Then came the boat. Since then, I have logged countless hours on the water and still feel like a kid every time I leave the dock. The stakes are higher now and the passion is flourishing more than ever. I aim to bring the joy I get from chasing fish to everyone who gets on board with me. I want to share my knowledge with customers and to learn from them as well.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Triton (Bay boat) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha V6 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift 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
Drinks
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.78
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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Amazing Time! Highly Recommend
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Marc H.
Meridian, Mississippi
 5.00
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Amazing Time! Highly Recommend

VERIFIED   NEW  June 13, 2020
Mark is an amazing captain! Took my father out for a Father’s Day fishing trip and couldn’t have asked for a better time....
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Adam L.
Lebanon, Missouri
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  June 29, 2020
Captain Mark was great start to finish. He made sure everyone was comfortable and having fun the whole trip. Scattered showers...
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Arron M.
Pensacola, FL
 5.00
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Full Day Trip with Capt. Mark

VERIFIED   September 18, 2018
This was the best guide trip we have ever been on!  Top notch, personable Captain with tons of knowledge and experience! ...
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Robert M.
Austin, Texas
 4.33
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A good day with tough conditions

VERIFIED   May 29, 2019
Lots of fresh water in the bays made for a tough day but captian Mark did put is on fish and we were able to put two nice...
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Mary W.
Harvey, LA
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VERIFIED   July 21, 2018
Mark was awesome!  The trip was awesome!  He made sure we got “on” the fish.  Have never done this before...
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