Excited to cast a line in Gulf Shores? Make it happen with Bottomed Out Fishing Charters LLC! A veteran-owned and operated business with over 10 years of experience. With Captain Ken at the helm, you’ll have a knowledgeable and experienced guide.

These waters are known for Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Amberjack, Grouper, Kingfish, Red Snapper, Swordfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and more – with any luck, you’ll hook into a few! During the trip, you might be light tackle fishing, popping, trolling, drifting, jigging, bottom fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area. Fish caught during the trip are yours to take home, so long as they’re within the legal limit. The crew can even clean your catch for you. Have a cooler ready in the car!

Your vessel for the day is a 30’ Center console with room for 6 passengers. It comes with everything you need for a productive day on the water. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. Your captain will provide rods and reels, as well as lures. Live bait is included, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself.

Trips are run with the help of a First Mate. Mates often work for tips, and it’s customary to offer them a 10–20% tip. Your fishing license for the day is covered by the charter boat, so all you have to do is look forward to your trip! Keep in mind that some fish may have harvest limits or closed seasons. Your captain will help you follow regulations while you fish.

Children are welcome, so go ahead and bring the whole family along! If you don’t have a child-sized life vest of your own, be sure to ask if there’s one on board. Don’t forget to bring snacks, drinks, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen (non-spray). Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but try to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

The click of a button is the only thing keeping you from a great day on the water with Bottomed Out Fishing Charters LLC!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip - Nearshore/Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    US $1,000
    Trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Jacks, Red Fish and Cobia. Bottom fishing for Ground Mullet and Trout.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    4 Hr Trip - Nearshore/Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    US $1,000
    Trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Jacks, Red Fish and Cobia. Bottom fishing for Ground Mullet and Trout.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 25
    US $1,500
    Targeting species within 20 miles offshore for trigger fish and various other bottom species. Trolling for King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 25
    US $1,500
    Targeting species within 20 miles offshore for trigger fish and various other bottom species. Trolling for King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 25
    US $2,000
    Targeting species within 30 to 40 miles offshore.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $2,500
    Targeting species within 50 miles of shore.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $3,000
    All day trip targeting various bottom species in deeper waters.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
    Grouper (Snowy)
    Snowy Grouper
  • Private trip
    18 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    18 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $4,500
    This is not for the faint at heart. We target tuna wahoo and mahi. Then we move back inshore for some grouper and other bottom dwelling fish that are in season.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Tilefish
    Tilefish
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
  • Private trip
    24 Hour Overnight
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $6,000
    Overnight meat haul. Anglers delight. Targeting multiple species.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Tilefish
    Tilefish
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
    Grouper (Snowy)
    Snowy Grouper
There are 3 people looking at this charter.

FAQs about Bottomed Out Fishing Charters

Bottomed Out Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,000 per group - 4 Hr Trip - Nearshore/Offshore (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - 4 Hr Trip - Nearshore/Offshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $2,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • US $2,500 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Offshore (10 hours)
  • US $3,000 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)
  • US $4,500 per group - 18 Hour Trip (18 hours)
  • US $6,000 per group - 24 Hour Overnight (24 hours)

When you book a trip with Bottomed Out Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Radar

Trips booked with Bottomed Out Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

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

Bottomed Out Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bottomed Out Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Ken Tompkins
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
8 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2023
Hey there! I'm a disabled US Army veteran with over 10 years of experience fishing the Gulf. You know what brings me true joy? Seeing people reel in those fish and sharing my knowledge about the stunning waters of the Gulf of Mexico. When I see those happy, smiling faces, it makes everything worth it. I take immense pleasure in teaching others about the wonders of these waters and helping them have a fantastic time. It's a true delight for me to witness the excitement of someone catching a fish and creating special memories. That's what it's all about!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

NauticStar (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Radar

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Mastercard
American Express
Bank Transfer

Gulf Shores Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...