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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 (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    The best way to start your day is on the water! Spend 6 hours catching for Redfish, Snapper, 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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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 (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    4 hour trip is a great start if you are fishing for the first time. Start early and catch Snapper, Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead or Trout. Bring your drinks, snacks, sunglasses, and a camera. Fishing equipment is provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
Angler's Choice
2 Reports
ID & License verified
11 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
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish

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

Spanish Mackerel
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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 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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5.00
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Crew
Experience
Half day with Capt. mac
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
64%
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John B.
Chicago, IL
 5.00
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Fishing with Mac

VERIFIED   NEW  June 26, 2019
The fishing was tough on our trip but Captain Mac was able to get all three 17 year old boys I brought their first Red Snapper. ...
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Wesley C.
Huntsville, AL
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 3, 2019
Great time on the water!  4 hour trip and bagged 4 Red Snapper.  Unfortunately we had to release them because they...
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Nicole B.
United States
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 5, 2019
We had a blast captain was a great guy didn’t catch many fish but the fishing was terrible that day nobody was catching much...
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Jace B.
Huntingdon, TN
 5.00
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4 hour trip with Captain Mack

VERIFIED   NEW  July 9, 2019
Awesome attempt to get everything we wanted to catch. Had a great time. Caught a few sharks. Missed some bulls but it is called...
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Thomas M.
Brentwood, TN
 5.00
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Super Exciting Half Day!

VERIFIED   May 29, 2019
Capt. Mac was awesome!  Knowledgeable and patient with an old timer and a first timer. We were on fish within 30 min from...
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