Southern Drawl (No fish, No pay)

Southern Drawl Charters specializes in trips are great fun for the whole family, while still providing some awesome fishing for veteran anglers. Whether you want to go dropping for 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 30’ Topaz center console boat that was restored in 2018. She comes equipped with twin 250 HP Volvo 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. Come on down and make some memories together with your friends and loved ones.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Nearshore Family Fun (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    These trips are great especially for younger kids! While still being able to see land we will target multiple species around the gas rigs from mackeral to snapper! From trolling to bottom fishing! We can keep snapper on the 24 foot Kenner on Friday- Sunday throughout the sunmer!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Nearshore Family Fun (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    For the late risers! Family fun on the water! Trolling to bottom fishing these trips are great learning experiences for kids! We target redfish, mackeral , and snapper on fridays-Sunday.
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About the Captain

Michael Pittman
Gulf Shores, Alabama, United States
Angler's Choice
15 Fishing Reports
107 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2016
We are in it to win it! Between myself captain gage and captain Coker we have years of experience on the water. We are here to produce. From June -July we are primarily targeting red snapper , king mackerel and Spanish! We are known for our red snapper and have spent years scouting for the best spots to give you plenty of action as well as go home with a nice mess of fillets. You can’t beat watching a kid hook up with something that puts up a fight!! We are federally permitted and can keep snapper Monday -Sunday in June and July! Let us show you a great time, feel free to message us with any questions!

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonito Bonito
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Topaz (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1981, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 250HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore 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
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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 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.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.88
out of 5 stars from 66 reviews
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Half day trip with captain Michael Pittman
6 hour trip
6 hour trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Dennis M.
Montgomery, TX
 5.00
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Half Day near shore with Captain Gabe

VERIFIED   July 30, 2019
Great morning on the bay. The fishing was slow in the beginning but Gabe and Brady pulled out some tricks and got us a great...
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Harry S.
Bella Vista, AR
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Michael Pittman

VERIFIED   July 26, 2019
It was a rocky start because of a technical difficulty but we limited out on red snapper for 4 people in under 2 hours. Had...
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Chris L.
Tylertown, MS
 5.00
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Outstanding!!!

VERIFIED   April 2, 2019
Captain was very knowledgeable and communicated well with my family and I. We told the captain what we was looking for and...
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Derrick T.
Carl Junction, MO
 5.00
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   July 19, 2019
This was way better than I expected. No sea sickness and was landing the big ones most of the day. Will definitely be using...
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Ben H.
Beloit, WI
 5.00
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Half day with gage and brady

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
Excellent time on the water.  These two worked so hard to find us fish.  Didn’t catch a ton but it wasn’t due...
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