Middle Bay Fishing Charters provides guided fishing trips for everyone who wants to come aboard, from the avid fishermen to families with kids. Captain David Rice is a native of Fairhope, Alabama, and has over 25 years experience fishing the local area, so he’ll take you out for some fun around

You’ll be fishing aboard a 24’ Pathfinder center console boat, which is well adapted to inshore fishing. It has ample dry storage for your belongings, as well as an icebox to keep your catch in the best condition. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, the boat travels to the best fishing spots in the area fast, and it can accommodate up to 4 anglers.

Fish the areas in and around Mobile Bay and Orange Beach. Your trip will involve inshore fishing with light tackle for a variety of local species, including Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Tripletail. Fishing these productive grounds, you will be well placed to catch all these species and more with live bait and artificial lures.

Capt. David will provide you with everything you’ll need throughout the trip, including bait, tackle, ice, and fish cleaning. All you need to bring is any drinks and snacks you will need during the trip, as well as appropriate clothing for the conditions.

Come visit the Alabama coast and make some amazing new memories fishing with Middle Bay Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 hr inshore fishing charter
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    Jumpstart your morning by heading out on the water in the early morning. Most fishing spots are only minutes away, so you can catch a lot of fish in just 4 hours. Target species include Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Tripletail.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (pm)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
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About the Captain

David Rice
Fairhope, Alabama, United States
1 Fishing Report
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28 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2016
Capt. David Rice is a native of Fairhope, Alabama, and has over 25 years experience fishing the local area, including the Alabama Gulf Coast, Mobile Bay, and the Eastern Shore's backwaters. He enjoys taking his guests out for an enjoyable fishing adventure and his favorite thing is to share all he has learned fishing the Alabama waterways with everyone on his charters.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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 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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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GARY W.
Foley, AL
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 28, 2021
It was a great half day trip with Capt. Dave on Mobile Bay. Everything from the the weather on couldn’t have been better...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 18, 2021
Captain Dave put us on fish! The morning sunrise and sky was incredible and we slayed the speckled trout - caught a few beautiful...
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Portland, TN
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Awesome trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 24, 2021
We booked on short notice , captain took us right to we’re the trout and Mackerel was biting. Four of us almost limited...
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Patricia W.
Fairhope, Alabama
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1/2 Day Trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 7, 2021
Had a great time with Captain Dave.  The fish weren’t cooperating but it wasn’t because Captain Dave wasn’t working...
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Rebekah M.
Daphne, Alabama
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 10, 2021
Great day fishing !! Captain David very knowledgeable and very patient !! Fish whisper’er !!  Highly recommend !!
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FAQs about Middle Bay Fishing Charters

Middle Bay Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (pm) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 hr inshore fishing charter (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Middle Bay Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Middle Bay Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
  • Live Bait (Bought prior to the trip.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Middle Bay Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Middle Bay Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Middle Bay Fishing Charters include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tripletail