Ricochet Charters

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 250 HP 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
    4 Hour Trolling Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 2 - May 30
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    This trolling trip offers lots of fun for the whole family. You can target Redfish and Sheepshead inshore or go a few miles deeper for Spanish Mackerel, False Albacore, Kingfish, Jack Crevalle, Cobia, and more. After the trip, the captain will clean and fillet your catch.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trolling Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 2 - May 30
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    You’ll troll around the gas rigs for Spanish Mackerel and Kingfish. When they’re around, you’ll try to catch Redfish on Dixie Bar. Bring a cooler for your snacks and drinks - everything else is covered by Capt. Jay.
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About the Captain

Jay Andrews
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
ID & License verified
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 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 last year, and brought it back to Alabama. After a lot of blood, sweat, and tears; this is my first year 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) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Grady White (Center console) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (8)
4.94
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
Boat
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Experience
August fishing trip
Fun Morning with Captain J
Fun Morning with Captain J
+5
Angler Rating
6
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   July 10, 2020
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Andrew S.
Loxley, AL
 5.00
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Half Day With Captain Jay

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trolling Trip (AM) on August 7, 2020
Captain Jay was awesome! Had a great time with my father and son. Caught lots of Spanish Mackerel and our limit on King Mackerel....
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Zach L.
New Orleans, LA
 5.00
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Eagle Scout Tip!

VERIFIED   Red Snapper Trip (PM) on July 11, 2020
Great trip, Captain Jay gave us a smooth ride out and back and put us on fish right away and deckhand Tyler was a great help...
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Jason K.
Fulshear, TX
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Fun Morning with Captain J

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trolling Trip (AM) on August 5, 2020
Water was smooth. Spanish Mackerel were biting early. We started near a couple natural gas rigs about 4 miles out then finished...
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Darrell D.
Jordan, AR
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Fishing with Jay

VERIFIED   Red Snapper Trip (PM) on July 16, 2020
Great group of guys and if you listen youll catch some good fish! But had an overall great time!
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