Spend more time fishing and less time riding! With the speed that Necessity Sportfishing reaches, you’ll fish twice as long as some of the other competitors here in Orange Beach.

Necessity Sportfishing had its beginnings in 1987, when Captain Shane’s ‘day-job’ as a medical doctor limited the time he could devote to catching fish. Committed to pursuing his passion for saltwater fishing, he bought a 36’ Topaz, hired a full-time captain, and started Necessity Charters. Since its inception, this charter has consistently provided an outstanding experience to their customers.

The fishing landscape has changed dramatically over the past few years, with shorter seasons and smaller bag limits. Capt. Shane’s operation and techniques have evolved right along with these changing times and he has never been more excited to put his customers on the fish!

With a variety of fish species in the area, it’s hard to list everything you can catch here. Some of the usual targets are Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Sailfish, Marlin, Yellowfish Tuna, and many more.

Your fishing equipment is fully covered and you don’t have to worry about the licenses. The crew also prepares some soft drinks and cleans your catch after the trip.

Whenever you feel the need to spend an amazing day on the water and get some action going, Necessity Sportfishing is the way to go!



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  • Private trip
    Swordfish Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $3,600
    The crew specializes in daytime Swordfishing in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Target Swordfish and deep drop for Tilefish and Grouper. The crew covers your fishing equipment and cleans your catch at the end of the trip.
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About the Captain

Shane Toole
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
7 Customer reviews
Member since January 2020
I have fished professionally for almost 15 years. I have won over $1,000,000 in tournament winnings on the Gulf Coast. I love our fishery here in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. In my opinion, it is world-class with a variety of amazing species.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Broomtail Grouper
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Freeman (Catamaran) originally built in 2019. Powered by 4 350HP Mercury Verado engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
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 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 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (2)
Sword Fishing with captain Toole!! Amazing trip!!
Sword Fishing with captain Toole!! Amazing trip!!
Angler Rating
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Brandon M.
Daphne, AL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

12 hour trip

VERIFIED   Swordfish Trip on May 8, 2021
We had a great time fishing with captain Shane and the crew! They were very knowledgeable and fishing on that Freeman 42 was...
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Levi Y.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Sword Fishing with captain Toole!! Amazing trip!!

VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing on August 22, 2020
Very good and prepared for the trip. The sea was really rough with the Hurricane coming in but Captain Shane Toole put us on...
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Mark J.
Pensacola, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Deep dropping

Full day on November 25, 2019
Capt. Shane really knows how to put people on the fish.  Great day of deep dropping.  The boat was top notch.  Very fast. ...
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Bob T.
Metairie, Louisiana
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day trip With Captain Shane

Full day on June 10, 2019
Awesome day of [email protected]!! The captain and crew were amazing… Wore the grouper and snapper out plus my back and shoulders....
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Mark S.
Houston, Texas
Excellent
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Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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Opening Snapper with Necessity Team

Full day on June 6, 2019
Great time!  Team can find the fish, boat, tackle all top notch.  We booked again for Snapper 2020
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FAQs about Necessity Sportfishing

Necessity Sportfishing offers the following trip to customers:
  • $3,600 per group - Swordfish Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Necessity Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Necessity Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Necessity Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Necessity Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Necessity Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Swordfish
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo