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
    3 Hour Trip – Afternoon Getaway
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Mar 8
    $325
    A late afternoon trip for Redfish White and Speckled Trout.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Sheephead Special
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 3 - Feb 14 (Mon, Tue)
    $400
    You will fish for one of the hardest-fighting and best-tasting fish around. Great trip for the young angler as well as the angler that loves a good fight on light tackle.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 30
    $450
    Jumpstart your morning by heading out on the water in the early morning. Most fishing spots are only minutes away, so you can catch a lot of fish in just 4 hours. Target species include Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Tripletail.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    Your trip starts at 1:00 p.m. and finishes at 5:00 p.m. Time can be customized.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $600
    A 6 hour trip will give you additional time to explore the productive inshore waters, as well as switch spots or focus on different species. You'll target Redfish, Trout, Tripletail, Flounder, and other local fish.
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About the Captain

Mike Boddie
Fairhope, Alabama, United States
ID & License verified
19 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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

River 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
Drinks
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
under age 6, bring a life jacket
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Sam G.
Columbia, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

4 hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on May 27, 2022
Great trip, great guide. Less than ideal conditions and still caught some real quality fish!
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Grant J.
Little Rock, AR
Excellent
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Half Day trip with Capn Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 21, 2022
Captain Mike was professional and on the ball. We had a great day on the water despite the windy and cool conditions.  This...
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Sandy B.
Andale, KS
Excellent
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 10, 2021
Captain Mike was great!! He went above and beyond to ensure we had an amazing experience, which we did. His knowledge for the...
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Larkin M.
Courtland, AL
Excellent
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on March 7, 2022
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Iran S.
Winder, Georgia
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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6 hr trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 12, 2021
We had a great time. Captain Mike was knowledgeable and knew where the fish were bitting.
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FAQs about Down South Charters of Alabama

Down South Charters of Alabama offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Afternoon Getaway (3 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Sheephead Special (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 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
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Down South Charters of Alabama offers the following types of fishing:
  • River 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