Flyway Charters

The estuary area of Mobile bay is an ecosystem that makes for a prime fishing ground. One of the guides in the area, Sam Glass has been fishing extensively in the nearshore and inshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico for over 15 years now.  He runs FlyWay Charters, specializing in fly fishing and light tackle sight fishing.

Sam will take you out on an 18’ Hell’s Bay skiff, which is perfect for fishing on the flats. It was built in 2019 and its 70 HP engine allows you to skip around at speeds of up to 40 knots.

Sam specializes in saltwater fly fishing for Red Fish, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Sheepshead, Gar, and other species found in the shallows of Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast. He also offers bowfishing trips that will see you firing arrows towards species such as Carp, Buffalo, Sheepshead, Freshwater Drum, and Flounder.

Sam will provide you with Sage and G Loomis rods, Tibor and Hardy reels, as well as Shimano tackle for when you’re light fishing. Additionally, he will provide all of the equipment should you decide to go bowfishing. Your fishing license is covered by the captain, and he’ll clean your catch upon request (extra charge depending on quantity). Take food, drinks, non-marking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, and protective clothing along with you.

Come experience the wonders our marsh holds and capture memories sight fishing this incredible fishery.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Bowfishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    The inshore flats around Alabama’s coast are strewn with the likes of Carp, Black Drum, Buffalo, Sheepshead, Gar, Flounder as well as both Black and Freshwater Drum. With your bow in your hand you can pull off some spectacular shots to pull them aboard. This area is perfect for this type of fishing due to the clear and shallow waters.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Sight Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Out on the shallow flats of Alabama a great variety of species can be sight fished including Redfish, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Sheepshead, Freshwater Drum, Needle Nose Gar, and Alligator Gar. Times can be varied for the anglers desire and to account for the favorable conditions of the day. So book your trip and let the adventures begin!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Sight Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Come stalk the flats and marshes for Redfish, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, Sheepshead, Freshwater Drum, Needle Nose Gar, Alligator Gar and whatever else you may wish to entice along the way. Whether you want to chuck the fluff on the long rod or zing and sling soft plastics, spinners, or topwater plugs, this trip can be tailored the way you like.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Bowfishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Come to help clean some of these critters off the flats and find something tasty along the way. Bowfishing trips are done morning, afternoon, or all day. There are Carp, Gar, Buffalo, Sheepshead, Flounder, Back and Freshwater Drum all swimming in the shallows, with range of your arrow. If this is you're first time bowfishing a Half Day Trip is a great introduction to this technique.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Bowfishing PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Come sling an arrow or a hundred in America's Amazon for Carp, Buffalo, Gar, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Freshwater Drum, and anything else legal to pierce along the way. These bow fishing trips are done during the day as a sight fishing adventure that will leave you dreaming of the next arrow dancing in the water.
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About the Captain

Sam Glass
Spanish Fort, Alabama, United States
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2020
I grew up fishing the native streams, lakes, and rivers at the eastern base of the Appalachian Mountains in Virginia and North Carolina chasing Trout, Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass, and anything else that would give a pull. I found a job working for a fly fishing shop and guide service in Lynchburg, VA where my addiction to fly fishing set hook. In 2005, college brought me south to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico where I avidly tuned my skills, chasing a bigger tug on the end of the line from Louisiana to Florida. During college I spent my summers in the Outer Banks chasing Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo, and much more. In 2010 I graduated from nursing school with four days a week free to explore my passion for the outdoors and the Gulf coast. My rowboat wasn’t helping me embrace my passion for sight fishing, so I let it go for a flats skiff upgrade. 9 years later I find myself still dreaming of blue fringed tails waving from the shallows.

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Targeted Species

Alligator Gar Alligator Gar
Black Drum Black Drum
Carp Carp
Flounder Flounder

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Hell’s Bay (Skiff) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
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
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Half Day trip with Captain Mike
Half Day trip with Captain Mike
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Shelby Y.
Wilton, CA
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Half Day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   NEW  July 11, 2020
We came to Alabama on vacation and booked a last minute bow fishing. We have never gone bow fishing and he was a great teacher....
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Chad M.
Biloxi, MS
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VERIFIED   May 28, 2020
Amazing adventure using a bow to “hunt” fish!
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