Max Drag Charters

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 Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    2 trip days, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $6,000
    up to 6 persons / day
    This mammoth overnight trip can be tailored to your needs. Head offshore and go after some monster fish, or hit the reefs and wrecks in serch of some bottom fish. You can even go swordfishing, if that tickles your fancy. Get in touch with your captain and you'll end up taking advantage of the Gulf's productive waters and a luxury boat. Whether it's Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Marlin fishing, or Grouper, Snapper and Cobia – or a combination of all: this trip has you sorted.
  • Private trip
    24 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    24 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $4,000
    up to 6 persons
    Whatever you want out of the Gulf, this trip delivers. Spend a night onboard a luxury boat and head out onto the productive waters and get your fish on for as long as you want. You can bottom fish for Groupers and Snappers along the reefs, you can head to the deep waters and swordfish, or you can test your strength against Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and Marlin to fill the boat. Let the captain know if you want to do one or a combination of these fishing and head out on a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Deep Drop Fishing
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,500
    up to 6 persons
    Head for a 12-hour long adventure in search of Groupers and Tilefish. You will be fishing with the electric reel in deep, blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,000
    up to 6 persons
    This massive 12-hour bottom fishing and the trolling trip will take you over 35 miles offshore in search of some monster fish. From Red Snapper, Grouper to Amberjack, Cobia as long as they are in season and many more, you'll test your skills and strength throughout the day, before heading home with a boatful of fish and plenty of stories to tell.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,750
    up to 6 persons
    This extended full-day trip will take you over 30 miles offshore in search of some of the biggest bottom-dwelling creatures in the Gulf. Hit the wrecks where you'll drop down to 200' depths as you bottom fish to catch some highly prized game and table fish. From Groupers and Snappers to Amberjack, Cobia, and many more, you're in for an exciting experience reeling in these beautiful creatures as you try to fill the boat with something delicious to take back for dinner.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,400
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the day out on the Gulf's productive waters as you head over 25 miles offshore. Get your fish on and drop your line to depths of over 120 feet. Home to delicious Red Snapper, Groupers, Cobia, and exciting Amberjack as long as they are in season, among many more, you're in for a thrilling experience lifting these creatures from incredible depths and using all your strength and skills to fill the boat.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    Start your day in style and land yourself something delicious for lunch on this exhilarating trip out into the Gulf. Try trolling to catch some strong but delicious pelagic beasts, or bottom fish to entice the bite of some other equally as tasty creatures. On this trip, you will bottom fishing for Red Snapper and possibly trolling for Bonita, Mackerel and many more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    Vary your fishing techniques and get the hang of fishing the Gulf of Mexico on this extended half-day trip. You'll be suitably refreshed after a morning back on dry land, so you should have no problem battling it out with some of the monster fish that await. On this trip, you will bottom fishing for Red Snapper and possibly trolling for Bonita, Mackerel and many more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $950
    up to 6 persons
    Not sure what you fancy targeting? Let this 5-hour trip show you the best of both worlds. Head out into the Gulf and practice some bottom fishing and trolling as you test your fishing skills, vary your techniques, and still head home with plenty of fish to fill the freezer. Get your fish on as you target Mackerel, Bonita and possibly Red Snapper and many more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $950
    up to 6 persons
    Not sure what you fancy targeting? Let this 5-hour trip show you the best of both worlds. Head out into the Gulf and practice some bottom fishing and trolling as you test your fishing skills, vary your techniques, and still head home with plenty of fish to fill the freezer. Get your fish on as you target Mackerel, Bonita and possibly Red Snapper and many more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    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 Mackerel, Bonita and more. You'll see lots of marine life including Turtles and Dolphins. The crew will even fillet and bag up the fish for you if you decide to keep it, so bring your A-game.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    Bring the family along and get the kids hooked on fishing or just get your daily fix of fishing on this 4-hour afternoon trip. Hit the nearshore waters and troll to entice the bite of some highly-prized fish. Go after Mackerel, Bonita and more, as you spring into action at the sound of the screeching reels, ready to do battle to get these delicious creatures on board before taking them home.
  • Private trip
    3 hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    Don't miss out on a single second of fishing. Get out on the water bright and early and still have plenty of time to get to work or any other commitments you may have. Get your fix of fishing or find out why this sport is so popular. You'll explore some incredible nearshore waters, famed all over the world, as you troll to entice the bite of Mackerel, Snappers, Groupers, Cobia, and many more prized fish.
  • Private trip
    3 hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    If you've just got a few hours to spare in the afternoon, this trip will make sure that you don't miss out on the chance to go fishing. Spend 3 hours exploring the productive nearshore waters out of Orange Beach as you troll to entice the bite of a range of tough-fighting and tasty fish. Wait for the reels to turn and then kick into action as you battle it out with Snappers, Groupers, Cobia, Triggerfish, Mackerel, and fill the boat to head home with a well-earned treat.

About the Captain

Curtis Bush
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Reports
ID & License verified
51 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2015
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".

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
Deep Sea Fishing

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.80
out of 5 stars from 51 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Ryan B.
Birmingham, Alabama
 5.00
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Great Birthday Trip with Captain Curtis

VERIFIED   April 28, 2019
We took this trip as part of a friend’s 40th Birthday celebration.  Captain Curtis took the 5 of us out on a half...
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Bob D.
Lenexa, KS
 5.00
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Fishing with Curtis

VERIFIED   NEW  August 27, 2019
Caught 38 Spanish Mackerel, a Triggerfish and Bluefish on a 4 hour trip. Jason the First Mate was excellent in assisting with...
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Robert B.
Atlanta, GA
 5.00
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6 hr. Half day trip

VERIFIED   May 30, 2019
I had set up a half day trip for myself and two friends from Oklahoma who a never been on a charter fishing trip. We had an...
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Gene R.
Huntsville, TX
 5.00
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Three hour tour

VERIFIED   August 8, 2019
Went out yesterday (8/7) with my kid. Captain Curtis and Jason were great. Lots of knowledge of the area and made the trip...
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Amy M.
Pensacola, FL
 5.00
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8 hr trip maxed out on Red Snapper

VERIFIED   June 27, 2019
Purchased trip for Father’s Day -husband, father in law and brother in law and my son and friends tagged along.. weather...
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