Gulf Shores has a new charter in town! Welcome to Ricochet Charters, owned and operated by Capt. Jay Andrews. After years of fishing for other people and after lots of work and persistence, he succeeded to buy his boat. Now, he runs year-round fishing trips the way he always wanted – suitable for anglers of all skill levels and family friendly.

Your trip starts on a 30’ Grady White boat that accommodates up to 6 guests. This center console has been newly refurbished in 2020 and she’s geared up with the latest navigational electronics. Powered by twin 300 Yamaha engines, she’ll take you to where the fish are fast, so you’ll have more time fishing. To make this experience comfortable during a long trip, there’s also a private toilet.

Throughout the year, you can take a trolling trip and target Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, and many more. However, the peak of the season is in June and July, when Red Snapper action starts. On top of trolling for mentioned species, add bottom fishing for delicious Red Snapper. To maximize your chances for a trophy catch, the trips last longer during this period.

Your fishing equipment, including rods, reels, lures, and bait is fully covered by the captain. Feel free to bring a small cooler for your snacks and drinks. A 15% to 20% gratuity is customary, appreciated, and expected.

Ricochet Charters is all set up for the next fishing adventure. The only question is: When are you coming?



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Snapper (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $990
    Enjoy a 6-hour chase for Snapper starting at 7:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Snapper (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $990
    This is a Snapper trip that starts at 1:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Morning Trolling Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $590
    We’ll be trolling from the famous Dixie Bar to the natural gas rigs near Fort Morgan for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Redfish, and maybe a Jack Crevalle. Hope you enjoy good music!
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About the Captain

Jay Andrews
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
ID & License verified
56 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since June 2020
I was a boatswain’s mate in the navy many years ago. I always loved the water and started my apprenticeship under a seventh generation shrimper. 3 years ago, I got my captain’s license and ran a 36 Topaz Express for the president of the Alabama Charter Fishing Association. I bought my Grady White 306 in New York in 2019 and brought it back to Alabama. After a lot of blood, sweat, and tears; I’m enjoying serving customers as an owner/captain.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Grady White (Center console) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
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 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 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Cory S.
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Day trip with Captain Jay

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Afternoon Trolling Trip on October 13, 2021
Awesome morning, highlight of our vacation!  Captain Jay and first mate John were fun and positive, played great music, helped...
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Rebecca L.
Peachtree City, GA
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Half day with Ricochet Jay

VERIFIED   Red Snapper Trip (AM) on July 5, 2021
We had a great morning on the water with Captain Jay!  He did his best to put us on the fish while dodging incoming rain and...
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Foley, Alabama
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Half day trip with Captain Jay

VERIFIED   Red Snapper Trip (AM) on August 2, 2021
Where do I start! My family of 5 had the best day ever! Thanks Captain Jay! He helped me surprise my kids with the trip on...
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Marcie F.
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Fishing with Jay

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Morning Trolling Trip on October 23, 2021
Captain Jay and Jamie newly licensed Captain aboard the Ricoshet boat were amazing, friendly and really good at finding the...
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Deep sea fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  AM 6 Hour Offshore on October 11, 2021
We had a great time! Captain Jay and deck hand John were awesome and very helpful with our little. We were on fish in not time...
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FAQs about Ricochet Charters

Ricochet Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $590 per group - 4 Hour Morning Trolling Trip (4 hours)
  • $990 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Snapper (AM) (6 hours)
  • $990 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Snapper (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Ricochet Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box (YETI-160)

Trips booked with Ricochet Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (When available)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Ricochet Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Ricochet Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Ricochet Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel