Southern Drawl (No fish, No pay)

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Southern Drawl Charters is a federally permitted fishing charter in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Vessels with this type of permit are not restricted to fishing nine nautical miles from land - they can run 20-100 miles legally. Make sure if you are planning an offshore trip that the boat is federally permitted. There is a huge difference in fishing state waters and federal waters!

These trips are great fun for the whole family, while still providing some awesome fishing for veteran anglers. Whether you want to go dropping for Red Snapper, sight casting for Cobia, or trolling for King Mackerel, these guys have everything you need for a perfect day on the water.

You will be fishing aboard a 33’ Palmetto center console boat that was fully restored in 2017. She comes equipped with 2 300HP Suzuki engines, GPS, fishfinder, a livewell full of the best quality live bait, and everything you will need for a wide variety of fishing styles, including light and heavy tackle, trolling, bottom fishing, spinning, and much much more!

Captain Michael Pittman has over 15 years experience fishing the Gulf of Mexico, and knows the Gulf Shores waters as well as anyone. He loves being out on the water and helping others, especially children, to land some amazing fish, and he will do everything he can to make your trip special, from switching things up and heading to new spots as soon as the fish stop biting, to letting your kids have a go driving the boat!

All Southern Drawl trips come with fishing licenses for all on board and a free cleaning and filleting service for anything you want to take home.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    24 Hr Tuna/ Deep Dropping
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    24 hours trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $3,000
    up to 6 persons
    Must be 16 years or older for this one! We depart at 10 in the morning, while bottom fishing all day we end up at the floating rigs about 80-100 miles offshore fishing for tuna all through the night! This is a serious trip also that takes planning, we need to have a 1 week notice for this trip!! Grouper/ Tuna/ snapper you name it we trying to kill it.
  • Private trip
    12 Hr Sportsman/ Deep Dropping
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,200
    up to 6 persons
    This is the serious trip, while using electric reels dropping down to depths of 300-600 foot we are targeting some of the best eating fish in the gulf! Not only all your different snappers, but grouper, tilefish and all the other tasty bottom dwellers. This is the trip of a lifetime, we have the speed to get you out fast, we start fishing 55-60 miles south of the beach. Feel free to message us for anymore questions on this trip!
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Bigger Fish Guaranteed (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 21 Jul
    $950
    up to 6 persons
    The difference in a 4 hour trip and 6 hour trip is we have time to cull the smaller snapper back , while boxing the bigger ones.still having a shot at different species while fishing for snapper. We guarantee snapper on all of our trips, once you hit the limit on them we chase other species such as cobia or king mackerel on a 6 hour! We are federally permitted allowing us to keep snapper from June 1st -July 21st! Weekdays or weekends it doesn’t matter.
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Bigger Fish Guaranteed (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 21 Jul
    $950
    up to 6 persons
    The difference in a 4 hour trip and 6 hour trip is we have time to cull the smaller snapper back, while boxing the bigger ones.still having a shot at different species while fishing for snapper. We guarantee snapper on all of our trips, once you hit the limit on them we chase other species such as cobia or king mackerel on a 6 hour! We are federally permitted allowing us to keep snapper from June 1st -July 21st! Weekdays or weekends it doesn’t matter.
  • Private trip
    Red Snapper Guaranteed (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    up to 5 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    The trip lasts between 3.5 - 4 hours. Captain Michael will take you to a honey hole for some snapper smashing - great trip if you want to get delicious fillets or just to have fun. They are known for their red snapper fisheries. Anything less than 6 hours will primarily consist of red snapper, which is a good fighting fish as well as excellent table fare! This trip takes place 10-15 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    Red Snapper Guaranteed (Midday)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $750
    up to 5 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Whether you want a bunch of fillets or want to show the kids a great time without exhausting them all day - this is the trip for you! The Captain will take you 10-15 miles offshore to great snapper fishing spots and he guarantees you will catch them. If you're interested in bigger fish or deeper waters, check out his 6 hr trips!
  • Private trip
    Red Snapper Guaranteed (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    $750
    up to 5 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Snapper smashes are a quick trip whether you want a bunch of fillets or want to show the kids a great time without exhausting them all day! The captain guarantees red snapper on these trips! The trip last between 3.5 - 4 hours. 4 hour trips range from 10-15 miles offshore! If your looking for bigger fish and deeper water bump up to a 6 hour trip!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Bonito
Grouper (Gag)

Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Palmetto custom (Center console) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
American Express
PayPal

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

About the Captain

Michael Pittman
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Member since April 2016
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Before You read this I should say one thing.. a lot of charters call themselves “ deep sea/ offshore “ but without federal permits they can’t go past 9 miles!! We have the permits! Check before you book to make sure you are getting what you expect ! our motto that is plastered down the side of my boat is " we kill fish" if this offends you or your a fish lover this might not be the right boat to get on . Fishing is my life!! From the time I was 12 I was running a " Jon boat " around fishing every drop off I could find. Looking back I sure did push the limits. They say if you enjoy your job you never work a day in your life. Being on the water is in my blood I wouldn't want to do anything else. The adrenaline rush when you see someone hooked up with a fish never gets old too me. I'd rather watch other people catch them then myself. i put in 110% and make sure every client has a great experience with lifetime memories.
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4.90
out of 5 stars from 52 reviews
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Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
84%
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John W.
Chicago, IL
 5.00
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Great trip! With my kids!

VERIFIED   June 18, 2018
First let me say Capt. Mike is a true professional. His first thoughts are on the safety of his clients and crew. We...
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Matthew G.
Gulf Shores, AL
 5.00
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Big Time!

VERIFIED   June 27, 2018
Captain Michael, put us on the snapper right out of the gate. We were all looking forward to this trip and had high expectations...
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Shane S.
Carrollton, GA
 5.00
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Father and Son Trip......Great Day!

VERIFIED   June 17, 2018
My son and I had a blast! It was my sons first deep-sea fishing trip and Captain Michael and Jr. really made him feel comfortable...
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Dustin A.
Loxley, AL
 5.00
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Captain Magic Mike!

VERIFIED   April 17, 2018
We had an incredible time fishing with Captain Mike! He is knowledgeable beyond belief, is as nice and friendly as could be...
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Chad T.
Thorndale, TX
 5.00
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Fishing with Michael

VERIFIED   June 19, 2018
Had a great trip been on many different fishing charters and this trip is right at the top we had action the whole trip Michael...
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