Shallow Intentions Fishing invites you to come explore the pristine waters of Dauphin Island with Captain Chance Praytor. He specializes in inshore fishing trips that cater to all ages and levels and provides top-of-the-line tackle on a classic custom-built boat. Capt. Chance will work hard to get you hooked and make sure your time on board is both enjoyable and productive!

His 24’ Blazer Bay boat is designed with care and precision and was completely renovated in 2017. She’s powered by a 250 HP Yamaha motor and equipped with state-of-the-art navigational electronics, safety gear, a live bait tank, and rod holders. She accommodates up to 4 guests comfortably and everyone can fish at the same time.

Dauphin Island fishing is dynamic and exciting. With the Gulf to the south and Mobile Bay to the north, you’ll be situated in between some of the best fishing spots in the region. Here, you can catch lots of Redfish, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, Speckled Trout, and Whiting. Capt. Chance is an expert in jigging, popping, and spinning and he’ll take you to some of the sweetest honey holes where you’ll be able to target all of these species and more!

You’ll be provided with Shimano, Ambassador, and Allstar rods and reels, all in excellent condition. Your fishing license is included and he’ll also offer to clean and fillet your catch for you as well. There’s also cooler on board for food and drinks, so feel free to bring lunches and snacks.

All you have to do is arrive 15 minutes before departure and come with a positive attitude ready to catch some fish. Everything you need will be taken care of so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Just click “Instant Book” at the top of the page and get ready for an unforgettable adventure with Shallow Intentions Fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Red Snapper Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:45 AM
    Seasonal trip May 28 - Aug 5 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $800
    Red Snapper state water trip! Up to 4 individuals. Starting May 22 each weekend for Friday-Monday. 4 day weekends till July 19 when the season closes! Come catch the fish you’ve always dreamed of! These trips are weather pending for your comfort and safety, due to rough sea, they may be changed to a half day inshore trip!
  • Private trip
    Red Snapper Trip – Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 28 - Aug 3 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $800
    State water Snapper fishing!
  • Private trip
    Tripletail Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $800
    We will depart mid morning and return mid afternoon. Run buoys, beacons and ranges. Sight fishing and blind fishing along the way to put some triple tail in the box!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $675
    Experience the pristine waters around Dauphin Island and come enjoy quality inshore fishing with Shallow Intentions! Your main target species are Speckled Trout, Redfish, Jack Crevalle, and a variety of other inshore fish. Fishing tackle, bait, and licenses are included. Just pack up some food and drinks and get ready for a fun day on the Gulf!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $675
    This afternoon trip will see you fishing the inshore waters around Dauphin Island where you'll have plenty of opportunities to catch some exciting species. You'll be able to target Redfish, Spanish and King Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Jack Crevalle, Sheepshead, and more! Everything you need is taken care of, just bring your own food and drinks, sunscreen, and comfortable clothing and get ready for an inshore fishing adventure with Shallow Intentions!
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About the Captain

Chance Praytor
Dauphin Island, Alabama, United States
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33 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2019
Captain Chance Praytor started fishing when he was 5 years old and since then he's fallen in love with the “suspense of not knowing what’s on the other end of your line!” He’s worked on charters for 7 years and genuinely enjoys seeing people have fun and making them smile after an awesome experience. He got his captain’s license in 2016 and began running his own charter service in 2018. Capt. Chance’s customers can all agree that he is a friendly, patient, and helpful guide. He will provide as much assistance as you need and no matter what, he guarantees you’ll have an incredible time!

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Targeted Species

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

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Tripletail Tripletail
Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Blazer Bay (Bay boat) originally built in 2009, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

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 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 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

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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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James G.
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Half Day Inland Fishing with Captain Chance

VERIFIED   6 Hour Inshore Trip (AM) on June 2, 2021
We had a great time fishing with Captain Chance while visiting Dauphin Island. It was a beautiful morning, and we caught several...
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Wes R.
Hammond, Louisiana
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Great Trip with Capt. Chance Praytor

VERIFIED   6 Hour Inshore Trip (AM) on July 14, 2021
Chance did an awesome job helping us find the fish. Book a morning half day trip with Chance during your summer stay and you...
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Laura S.
Smyrna, Georgia
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Half day afternoon trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Inshore Trip (PM) on June 25, 2021
Captain Chance was extremely communicative through the days leading up to our trip and right up to our trip. He knew exactly...
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Dwayne M.
Mobile, Alabama
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Morning trip with Capt. Chance.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Inshore Trip (AM) on March 29, 2021
Had a wonderful time with captain Chance and shallow intentions. Despite the very cold temps and really high wind, captain...
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Awesome trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Inshore Trip (AM) on August 4, 2021
Had an amazing trip with Chance!  Hands down the best guided trip I’ve booked. He knows his stuff and makes sure everyone...
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FAQs about Shallow Intentions Fishing

Shallow Intentions Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $675 per group, additional $125 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Inshore Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $125 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Inshore Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Red Snapper Trip – Offshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Red Snapper Trip – Offshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Tripletail Trip (4 hours)

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

Trips booked with Shallow Intentions Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Penn, Ambassador, & Allstar)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Shallow Intentions Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Shallow Intentions Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Shallow Intentions Fishing include:
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tripletail
  • Whiting