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
    Offshore Fishing Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    This is a 6 hour morning offshore trip for 1-6 people. The captain can pick you up at the ferry either in Gulf Shores or Dauphin Island.
  • Private trip
    Offshore Fishing Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $1,200
    This is a 6 hour afternoon offshore trip for 1-6 people. The captain can pick you up at the ferry either in Gulf Shores or Dauphin Island.
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About the Captain

Mike Pollman
Dauphin Island, Alabama, United States
17 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2019
I am a native of Dauphin Island and I fish the salt waters southbound of Dauphin Island and the Gulf Shores. I'm on the water every day and have the ability to go straight to the location of the big fish. I keep a heavy interest in what fish are biting where, and who is catching what. Saltwater runs deep through my veins. I love to catch and prepare all kinds of seafood so ask me about some of my recipes. I also can hook you up with local "catch 'n' cook" restaurants or send you to the best taxidermist. I take pride in giving people new to the area the full experience of what it's like to live and fish on the Gulf Coast. I love to teach fishing techniques and target specific species of fish. I also love to catch my own baits by cast net and pull my trawling nets for wild shrimp and sea life. I love being on the water all the time and doing different activities related to boating, shrimping, and fishing. This "Big Water" is my playground and it's time to play.

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Targeted Species

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

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish Redfish
Shrimp Shrimp

Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tripletail Tripletail

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
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
65%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
90%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Ted F.
Franklin, TN
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Half Day Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Offshore Fishing Trip (PM) on June 2, 2021
I highly recommend Mike and his team at Charter for Hire. He knew exactly where to take us and we had a very successful trip...
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Kiel L.
Hammond, Louisiana
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VERIFIED   Offshore Fishing Trip (AM) on August 10, 2021
Had a great time fishing with capt Mike.  Shared his knowledge of fishing and the area with us.  Caught a variety of fish...
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Alicia H.
Oppelo, AR
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Half day trip with Captain Mike.

VERIFIED   Half Day – Offshore Deep Sea (AM) on May 26, 2021
Awesome trip! Captain Mike is top notch. He was very accommodating and had us out to the water catching fish in now time. We...
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Donovan B.
Tupelo, MS
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VERIFIED   Walk On/Shared Trip on July 31, 2021
We had a great time captain mike was very nice and we caught plenty of fish
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Austin S.
Sugar Creek, MO
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VERIFIED   Half Day – Offshore Deep Sea (AM) on November 24, 2020
Good experience. Caught our limit. Going to seek this guy out the next time we are down. Flexible is key and these guys know...
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FAQs about Charter For Hire

Charter For Hire offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,200 per group - Offshore Fishing Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Offshore Fishing Trip (PM) (6 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

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