Fishing at night creates a whole different atmosphere and experience or every angler. Join Afterdark Charters from Dauphin Island, well, after dark. Captain Bruce will share his experience with you and do whatever he can to make you feel comfortable.

Just because the trip starts in the evening, doesn’t mean you have to send your kids to bed. Bring them along and spend some quality fishing time as a family. Anglers or all skill levels are welcome to join, so it doesn’t matter if there are beginners in your group.

Everything begins on a 19’ Carolina Skiff boat that accommodates up to 4 guests. This flats boat is powered by a 115 HP Yamaha engine and a wireless trolling motor. Besides all kinds of necessary safety and navigational gear, the boat also features a cooler for your catch.

On this charter, gigging is the key, so you can forget about rods and reels. You’ll go after Flounder, Sheepshead, Rays, and Crabs. Everything that you catch is yours to keep. Before you leave the boat, the captain will clean your catch free of charge.

All fishing equipment you’ll need for this trip is included in the price. The captain also covers your fishing license. This leaves you only to bring some snacks and drinks, and don’t forget to dress something warm.

Afterdark Charters will take you on an adventure this evening. Catch your dinner and experience a different kind of fishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $450
    You'll typically leave the dock at 7:30 and be back around midnight. The captain will prepare all equipment you'll need. Target Flounder, Sheepshead, Rays, and Crabs this evening.
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About the Captain

Bruce Howle
Dauphin Island, Alabama, United States
7 Fishing Reports
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since August 2020
I started guiding because I have always had a love and passion for the outdoors and taking friends and family on fishing trips. I want to share the fishing fun and excitement the Mobile Bay has to offer to other people.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Crab Crab
Flounder Flounder
Ray Ray
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Flats boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Bruce L.
Empire City, OK
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Flounder gigging and bow hunting with Captain Bruce

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on May 23, 2021
A very different way to fish.  Neither my friend or I had previous bow experience, but gave it a try, as well as gigging a...
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Michael C.
Baton Rouge, LA
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4 hour gigging trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on October 17, 2020
It was a tough night with the water being murky. Even with this the captain didn’t give up on trying. We went down river...
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Daniel M.
Dry Ridge, KY
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Good time

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on August 17, 2021
Had a good night gigging with Bruce. Water was kinda murky, but Bruce did his best to get us on fish, and we ended up getting...
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Kenon S.
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on June 11, 2021
Very fun bowfishing trip to go on great guy just a very fun night
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Sandra B.
Coweta, OK
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Night trip with Bruce

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on May 4, 2021
Had a great time highly recommend
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FAQs about Afterdark Charters

Afterdark Charters offers the following trip to customers:
  • $225 per person - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Afterdark Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Afterdark Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch

Afterdark Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Afterdark Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Afterdark Charters include:
  • Crab
  • Flounder
  • Ray
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout