Captain Mike Pollman is happy to offer unique offshore fishing trips. This captain and his crew know the exact locations to go to and can get there smoothly ‘n’ calmly. The ride makes it just right for children – it’s truly a safe and family-friendly charter. On top of this, Capt. Mike and his crew strive to accommodate their clients’ every need. They will put fish on the deck, or there will be no charge!

The captain’s 26’ Pro Sports ProKat is specially equipped with the latest innovations of fishing technology. From the newest 3D bottom imaging and side-scan electronics, drone fish-spotting abilities, electric reels, i-Pilot anchoring systems, real-time radar, and Taco outriggers – this is the ultimate fishing machine! As previously said, this boat offers the smoothest offshore ride possible: The twin hulls slice and glide through the waves.

Using Gold Series 30 and 50 wide reels that your captain will provide, you’ll be able to reel in any fish that strikes your line – no matter the size. The crew will also supply lures and live bait before the trip. You just need to bring your snacks and drinks for the day.

Captain Mike Pollman calls this “Big Water” his playground – and it’s time to play!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Private Red Snapper (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 27 - Dec 27 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,200
    Pick-Up at Ferry Boat Ramps. Add a note to the ramps you're at for pick-up. A private trip, 6 people, 4 hours. Departs at 6:00 a.m. Red Snapper, Grey Snapper, Lane, Vermilion, Grouper, Amberjack, Almaco, Triggerfish, Spades, Bluefish, King/Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Little Tunny, Tripletail, Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Pompano, Black Drum, Sheephead, Catfish, Ladyfish, Mullet, Ray, Shark, Bonito, Jack Crevalle. 15 - 25 miles. Bait Catching. Gratuity not included, recommended 13% = $150.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Private Red Snapper (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 27 - Dec 27 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $1,200
    Pick-up at Ferry Boat Ramps. Add a note to the ramps you're for pick up. A private trip, 6-people max, 4 hours. Departs at 12:00 p.m. Red, Grey, Lane, and Vermilion Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Almaco, Triggerfish, Spade, Bluefish, King/Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Barracuda, Mahi, Little Tunny, Tripletail, Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Pompano, Black Drum, Sheephead, Catfish, Ladyfish, Mullet, Ray, Shark, Bonito, and Jack Crevalle. 15-25 miles out. Bait catching. Gratuity not included, recommended is 13% = $150.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Private Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $1,200
    No Red Snapper ! Pick-up at the Ferry Boat Ramps. Add a note to the ramp you're at for pick-up. A 4-hour shared trip. Fish Gulf Shores and Dauphin Island for Grey, Lane, and Vermilion, Grouper, Triggerfish, Spade, Bluefish, King/Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Little Tunny, Tripletail, Redfish or Red Drum, Trout, Flounder, Pompano, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Catfish, Ladyfish, Mullet, Rays, Shark, Bonito, and Jack Crevalle. 15-25 miles out. Gratuity is not included. Bait catching Included.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Private Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $1,200
    No Red Snapper ! Pick-up at the Ferry Boat Ramps. Add a note to the ramp you're at for pick-up. A 4-hour shared trip. Fish Gulf Shores and Dauphin Island for Grey, Lane, and Vermilion, Grouper, Triggerfish, Spade, Bluefish, King/Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Little Tunny, Tripletail, Redfish or Red Drum, Trout, Flounder, Pompano, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Catfish, Ladyfish, Mullet, Rays, Shark, Bonito, and Jack Crevalle. 15-25 miles out. Gratuity is not included. Bait Catching Included.
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About the Captain

Mike Pollman
Dauphin Island, Alabama, United States
ID & License verified
51 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2019
Captain Mike is a native of Dauphin Island and he fishes the salt waters southbound of Dauphin Island and the Gulf Shores. He's on the water every day and has the ability to go straight to the location of the big fish. The captain keeps a heavy interest in what fish is biting where and who's catching what. Saltwater runs deep through his veins. He loves to catch and prepare all kinds of seafood, so ask him about some recipes! The captain can also hook you up with local "catch 'n' cook" restaurants or send you to the best taxidermist. He takes pride in giving newcomers the full experience of what it's like to live and fish on the Gulf Coast. Captain Mike loves to teach fishing techniques and target specific species as well as catch his own baits by cast net and pull his trawling nets for wild Shrimp and sea life. He loves various activities related to boating, shrimping, and fishing. In his own words: "This 'Big Water' is my playground and it's time to play."

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Pro Sports ProKat (Catamaran) originally built in 2007, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 200HP 2020 Twin Suzuki Inline 4 strokes engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 43 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Porta potty
GPS
Garmin and Raymarine
Fishfinder
Garmin
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota Terrova 87" 120lbs 36V GPS I-Pilot

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano, Ivy, Daiwa
Live Bait
Caught before the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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 min. age policy; life vests supplied
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (20)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
65%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Jeremy L.
Bellevue, NE
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Huge Red Snappers

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Walk On Red Snapper (AM) on June 6, 2022
My son and I had a blast fishing with Mike. We went out for a four hour fishing trip. As soon as we found a spot to to stop...
Jeremy L. recommends Charter For Hire
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Kristin B.
Ellenwood, GA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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THE BEST

VERIFIED   4 Hour - Walk On Fishing (AM) on May 14, 2022
Captain Mike is hands down a fantastic guy. We booked a morning trip and ended up staying with him all day and then went out...
Kristin B. recommends Charter For Hire
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Robin S.
Arnold, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Offshore Fishing Trip (AM) on December 29, 2021
This was our first fishing trip and we had a great time, even though the weather was against us - a LOT of wind and fog. ...
Robin S. recommends Charter For Hire
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Jonathan G.
Doniphan, Missouri
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

4hr - booked on morning of

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Private Fishing (PM) on August 3, 2022
Our original trip got cancelled due to weather and this trip was booked on morning of - for an 4 hr trip. Red snapper was not...
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Bobby K.
The Villages, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Private Fishing (AM) on June 15, 2022
Mike and his daughter were awesome!!!  My wife and I had a great time.  We both caught good size Cobia, King and Spanish...
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FAQs about Charter For Hire

Charter For Hire offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,200 per group - 4 Hour – Private Red Snapper (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 4 Hour – Private Red Snapper (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Private Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Private Fishing (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Charter For Hire, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Porta potty
  • GPS Garmin and Raymarine
  • Fishfinder Garmin
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Minn Kota Terrova 87" 120lbs 36V GPS I-Pilot
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Raymarine
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Charter For Hire include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Ivy, Daiwa)
  • Live Bait (Caught before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Charter For Hire offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Charter For Hire offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Charter For Hire include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Shrimp
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tripletail