If you’re a group of anglers looking to enjoy a custom trip, discovering the sights and rich inshore fishing grounds of Fairhope, look no further than Down South Charters of Alabama.

Captain Mike Boddie offers fun-filled trips where you can target some of the most popular species in the region. While you’re fishing, you may find yourself distracted by the beautiful nature, wildlife, and historical locations. These will be your backdrop as you put your skills to the test and battle fish until you fill your cooler.

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 22’ Sea Fox center console, powered by a 175 HP Suzuki outboard. The boat can accommodate up to 4 anglers aboard who can all fish comfortably at the same time. The onboard electronic systems include navigation and communication equipment as well as a fishfinder to help you easily locate schooling fish. The boat also has all the necessary safety equipment including life vests for guests of all ages.

Captain Mike will take you fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Tripletail, Sheepshead, and other inshore species. You’ll be fishing inshore, primarily using light tackle. You’ll be provided with all the equipment you need including Penn Battle reels and rods. Live bait will be prepared ahead of the trip and is always included in the price. You’ll also be provided with ice and complimentary catch cleaning and bagging.

Just be sure to pack your choice of drinks and snacks (no need to bring a cooler, there’s plenty of storage room onboard), sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Pick a date, book your trip, and prepare for your next fishing adventure! 



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 30 (Tue, Wed)
    $400
    The half-day trip will allow anglers recently introduced to the sport or those looking to try something different on this year’s vacation to get a proper taste of local fishing. Have Captain Mike take you around the best spots in the area as you target Redfish, Tripletail and Jack Crevalle.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 8 - Dec 31
    $400
    Ideal for families looking to spend some quality time together in nature while enjoying the beautiful scenery and reeling in some tasty fish. Explore the inshore waters around Fairhope and prepare to test your skills battling Sheepshead, Trout, Tripletail, and Redfish.
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About the Captain

Mike Boddie
Fairhope, Alabama, United States
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11 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2019
Captain Mike has been fishing for over 25 years and has always loved the outdoors. He spends so much time on the water & enjoys teaching new anglers, so becoming a captain was the logical next step. He feels honored to have the opportunity to introduce people to different aspects of fishing, especially people who have never caught a Redfish or seen a Dolphin. Families with children are welcome & young anglers encouraged! Capt.Mike will go above & beyond to make sure your trip is the best possible. He just likes his clients to have a good time and remember the experience for years to come.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Sea Fox (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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

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
Visa
Mastercard

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Amanda T.
Foley, Alabama
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 15, 2021
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Cherokee, AL
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 22, 2020
Captain Mike was great.  We only caught a few fish but Captain Mike was good and tried hard.  It rained and cut trip short....
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VERIFIED   Late Afternoon Trip on July 6, 2020
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 29, 2020
very friendly and attentive.
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FAQs about Down South Charters of Alabama

Down South Charters of Alabama offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Down South Charters of Alabama, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Down South Charters of Alabama include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Down South Charters of Alabama offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

Down South Charters of Alabama offers the following fishing technique:
  • Light Tackle

Top targeted fish species with Down South Charters of Alabama include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tripletail