Bona Fide Inshore Charters

To explore the productive fishing grounds on the Alabama Gulf Coast, join Bona Fide Inshore Charters. Captain Shane Traylor has spent over 40 years on the water honing his fishing skills and his passion only grew! He always strives to provide an unforgettable experience for anglers of all skill levels.

Whether your goal is to catch your very first fish or to reel in the fish of a lifetime, Capt. Shane will provide you with every opportunity to experience the fantastic year-round fishery of the area.

You’ll go out on his 24’ Skeeter boat that has everything you’ll need for a productive day. There’s a wireless trolling motor on board, so you can catch even the most fearful species! The boat can accommodate 3 anglers apart from your captain.

Capt. Shane will provide you with top-quality spinning gear. If you’re up for some fly fishing, note that you need to bring your own equipment. You’ll be fishing using live bait, but the captain has an arsenal of artificial lures if you like a little challenge.

The Mobile Bay ecosystem has a lot of unique areas that can only be explored by boat. The tidal rivers here are rich with life and the Mobile Delta offers a fishing experience rarely found in other places.

You’ll target a variety of species including Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Tripletail, Sheepshead, and Jack Crevalle. Capt. Shane can clean and bag your catch if you wish to keep some for the table, so don’t forget a cooler to take it home.

The captain is flexible, so you can arrange to go out later in the day, and he’ll be happy to hear any special requests. He’ll provide a cooler with ice and water, but make sure to bring some snacks and drinks to stay refreshed. Bring some sun protection and dress appropriately for the weather, and you have nothing else to worry about!

Everything you really need is a positive attitude, and you’re ready to have a memorable time with Bona Fide Inshore Charters!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day – Trout/Red/Tripletail
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Oct 1
    price breakdown
    Typically beginning mid-May through September. We begin at safe light fishing for Trout and Reds, then begin covering water looking for Tripletail around mid-morning. We fish until someone says “uncle” but usually that is around 2-3 pm. Lots of fun and a great way to relax and enjoy the scenery as we will be covering a lot of water searching for any kind of cover that holds these very hard fighting and tasty fish.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Explore the fish-rich waters of the Alabama Gulf Coast on this 6-hour trip, and have a great time! Get out on the water at sunrise and enjoy the natural views while fishing for the prized fish of the area. You'll target Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Speckled Trout, and Tripletail. You'll find all the equipment you need on board, just remember to dress appropriately, and bring some sunscreen. Bring some snacks and drinks for your refreshment, and come on this great inshore adventure!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    price breakdown
    This is a great trip to go on to fish the productive waters of the Alabama Gulf Coast. You'll be targeting some of the prized fish this area has while enjoying the beautiful nature at sunrise. Target a variety of species like Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Flounder, Tripletail, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout. The captain will provide all the fishing gear. You should dress appropriately, bring some sun protection, and some snacks and drinks. Come explore the inshore waters of the Gulf!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Book this trip for your chance to explore the beautiful inshore waters of the Alabama Gulf Coast. You'll go out at sunrise and enjoy some beautiful views while reeling in some of the iconic fish of the area. Target different species like Flounder, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and Tripletail. The equipment will be provided for you, just make sure to dress appropriately, and bring some sun protection. Bring some snacks and drinks, and come see what it's all about!
There is 1 person looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Shane Traylor
Spanish Fort, Alabama, United States
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2019
I am originally from Decatur Alabama where I started Bass fishing at the age of 3. I have a BS in Geology with a concentration in groundwater. I moved to the coast and started fishing for Redfish and Speckled Trout and have never looked back. I love inshore fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Bay boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

24 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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


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: