Hookmaster Charters

Spend a terrific day exploring Alabama’s Gulf Shores with Hookmaster Charters. Captain Mac Bankey will guide you through the inshore and nearshore waters of this beautiful area. If you are a fishing first-timer you are at the right place – Capt. Mac enjoys teaching people how to fish and he will get you “hooked.”

This charter is family friendly and your kids will love it. Captain Mac cherishes the fact that numerous kids have caught their very first fish on his boat. Full of patience, he will teach them the basics of fishing and inspire their love for the outdoors. After this trip you may just have to buy a mini fishing rod.

As soon as you are aboard, Capt. Mac will give you a short introduction and a safety run. His 22’ center console is powered by a 225 HP Yamaha engine and accommodates up to 4 guests. Capt. Mac usually prepares live bait before the trip. If you want an extra layer of fun, you can also choose to catch it together with him once the trip starts.

The captain provides Shimano and Shakespeare fishing rods and cleans your catch after the trip. If you want to do flyfishing, please bring your own equipment. You’ll mostly fish for Red Snapper, Flounder, Sheepshead, Redfish, Mackerel, and/or Jack Crevalle.

Hookmaster Charters runs trips both in the morning and the afternoon, every day, year round. Capt. Mac is here to help you learn a new skill, brag with your catch, or simply have a fun day with your friends and family. Book your trip and create a new memory!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Snapper (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 22 - Jul 3 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    The best way to start your day is on the water! Spend 6 hours catching for Snapper. Live bait will be prepared in advance, but you can catch it with the Captain as well. Don't forget your camera! Seasonality is subject to change.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Snapper (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 22 - Jul 3 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    A longer trip gives you more chance for a great catch and of course – more fun. Spend an afternoon on the water and catch your dinner. Captain will provide your fishing equipment and choose the best fishing grounds for your adventure. Seasonality is subject to change.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    The best way to start your day is on the water! Spend 6 hours catching for Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder or Jack Crevalle. Live bait will be prepared in advance, but you can catch it with the Captain as well. Don't forget your camera!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    A longer trip gives you more chance for a great catch and of course – more fun. Spend an afternoon on the water and catch your dinner. Captain will provide your fishing equipment and choose the best fishing grounds for your adventure.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Snapper (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 22 - Jul 3 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    4 hour trip is a great start if you are fishing for the first time. Start early and catch Snapper. Bring your drinks, snacks, sunglasses, and a camera. Fishing equipment is provided. Seasonality is subject to change.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Snapper (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 22 - Jul 3 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Take a slow morning and start your adventure in the afternoon. Bring your drinks, snacks and whatever will make your trip more comfortable. Captain Mac will provide everything you need for fishing. Seasonality for snapper is subject to change.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    4 hour trip is a great start if you are fishing for the first time. Start early and catch Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead or Trout. Bring your drinks, snacks, sunglasses, and a camera. Fishing equipment is provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Take a slow morning and start your adventure in the afternoon. Bring your drinks, snacks and whatever will make your trip more comfortable. Captain Mac will provide everything you need for fishing.
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About the Captain

Mac Bankey
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
54 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2018
Captain Mac Bankey moved to Gulf Shores 15 years ago. He’s been fishing his whole life and decided to make a living out of his passion. The greatest pleasure in this job is seeing people smiling as they catch their first fish – "Nothing better than to see a child reel in their fish!" He participated in Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo every year for the past 5 years.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Triton Sea Flight (Center console) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha 2012 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 43 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
You Keep 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.95
out of 5 stars from 54 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half day near shore with captain Mac
Caught and released plenty, lots of double action.
Awesome sights fishing on the gas rigs.
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Matt T.
Glen Ellyn, IL
 5.00
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6 hr trip w/ Captain Mac

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on August 12, 2020
Great experience fishing with Captain Mac. Spoke with him a few times leading up to the trip and let him know what we were...
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Tom G.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Mac

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Snapper (AM) on June 28, 2020
Had choppy water, but were still able to get to a number of spots.  No boats were having much luck, so Mac took us out...
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Gary Q.
Greensboro, NC
 5.00
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3/4 Day with Captain Mac

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on June 11, 2020
With everything going on in the world he was very caring and put us on fish in no time. I got to fight one of the biggest Red...
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Will H.
Jacksonville, AL
 5.00
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Morning Trip with Captain Mac

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 2, 2020
Had a great time with Captain Mac. He worked the whole time trying to put us on some fish. On a slow day, we ended up catching...
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Ursula N.
Hammond, LA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 8, 2020
Caught fish in the middle of the day…. which we all know the earlier the better but the captain put us on the fish right...
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