Max Drag Charters

Bay La Launch Avenue
Orange Beach AL, United States

Max Drag Charters invites you on a fishing adventure of a lifetime in the waters of Orange Beach, Alabama. They will take you into the productive offshore waters bursting with diverse fish species. The charter is run by Captain Curtis Bush who is a 4th generation Captain with lots of experience,  and is genuinely happy when he sees his guests’ smiling faces!

You will ride out aboard a very comfortable boat that provides a dry and fast ride being powered by two 400 Detroit engines. This offshore sport fishing boat is made for long distance trips and built to withstand any weather conditions.

The boat has nice comfortable padded seating, a toilet, a bedroom, and a kitchen for your convenience, as well as a flybridge you can fish and sightsee from. The onboard GPS and fishfinder are used to locate the schools of fish, and the outriggers to maximize the catch while trolling.

Max Drag Charters can take you to the nearshore and the offshore waters where you can fish for many offshore species that include King Mackerel, Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, Grouper, Tilefish, Cobia, Bonito, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Swordfish, Marlin, and Sharks.

They run four, six, eight, ten, and twelve-hour trips, as well as and overnight fishing trips for up to 6 people They provide bait, tackle, and licenses, and even clean your fish for you. The fishing gear is provided, so all you have to bring is a sun lotion and sunglasses, and enjoy your day.

You will have a first mate and deckhands on board who work extremely hard for gratuity so please make sure you tip them 15-20% off the trip price. They will make sure you are satisfied and are having a great time!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    36-hour Overnight Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 6000
    up to 6 persons / day
    Bottom fishing or Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and Marlin fishing or you can combine and the captain would customize the trip to your preferences. Swordfishing possible upon request.
  • Private trip
    24-hour Overnight Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    24 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 4000
    up to 6 persons
    Bottom fishing or Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and Marlin fishing or you can combine and the captain would customize the trip to your preferences. Swordfishing possible upon request.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip - Bottom + Trolling
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 2000
    up to 6 persons
    This is a massive 12-hour bottom fishing and trolling trip that will take you 35+ miles offshore. You will troll the deep blue waters for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Swordfish, and different Sharks.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing 30+ M
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 1750
    up to 6 persons
    This is a 10-hour bottom fishing trip that will take you 30 + miles offshore where you can fish at around 200' depths. Your target species will include Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia, and more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Bottom Fishing 25+ M
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 1400
    up to 6 persons
    This is an 8-hour bottom fishing trip that will take you 25+ miles offshore where you can fish in less than 120' depths. Your target species will include Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia, and more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Bottom Fishing+Trolling AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 1100
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will all you to do both trolling and go offshore 12-25 miles. You can do bottom fishing in less than 120 feet depths for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, and more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Bottom Fishing+Trolling PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US$ 1100
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will all you to do both trolling and go offshore 12-25 miles. You can do bottom fishing in less than 120 feet depths for Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, and more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 950
    up to 6 persons
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Trolling Nearshore AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    This 4-hour trolling trip is a great way to take the family out for a few hours before or after lunch. This is a nearshore fishing adventure that will give you the chance to target King Mackerel, Triggerfish, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and more. You'll see lots of marine life including Turtles and Dolphins. They even fillet and bag up the fish for you if you decide to keep any.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Trolling Nearshore PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    This 4-hour trolling trip is a great way to take the family out for a few hours before or after lunch. This is a nearshore fishing adventure that will give you the chance to target King Mackerel, Triggerfish, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, and more. You'll see lots of marine life including Turtles and Dolphins. They even fillet and bag up the fish for you if you decide to keep any.
  • Private trip
    3 hour Trip - Trolling AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
  • Private trip
    3 hour Trip - Trolling PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Sailfish

Snapper (Red)
Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1990. Powered by 2 435HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 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
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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 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

About the Captain

Curtis Bush
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Member since December 2015
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Captain Curtis is a USCG licensed charter boat captain who grew up fishing the waters of Alabama and Florida from Dauphin Island to Pensacola. Captain Curtis is a fun and caring person who will make sure your trip is both fun and productive, and above all unforgettable. He says: "I'm a 4th generation fisherman. I started going on my grandfather's charters at a very young age and it stuck".
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.76 out of 5 stars from 22 reviews

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Capt Curtis and 1st Mate Michael gave us a great fishing trip. Boat was great. Verity of fishing was great fun, from trolling near in for Spanish Mackeral to trolling out for bigger game, to bottom fishing. Great day, they were patient crew with us and showed us everything we needed to do. Overall, couldn’t have done it any better. Highly recommend.

Fished July 31, 2018
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Curtis and Mike were awesome, and we caught 36 fish!

Fished July 30, 2018
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Captain Curtis and his deck hand Michael were great. They have a passion for fishing and want nothing more than to give people a great experience on the water. Excellent job guys!

Fished July 27, 2018
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Fishing Reports

The fish are biting

August 31, 2018

Amberjack and vermillion snapper are biting strong....trigger fish just went out of season......want to get your hands on some tasty vermillion snapper then all you got to do is just book a 6hr trip and we'll put you on… Read Full Report →