Hooked Up Charters

It’s challenging to find a place that can offer anglers both exciting inshore action as well as reel-screaming bluewater fights. Alabama has the fish and Hooked Up Charters have the know-how to put you on the best bite around, whether it’s Bull Redfish or Mahi Mahi!

Captain Michael Thomas invites you to join him on board his 23’ Aqua Sport. She’s a bay boat, built in ‘87 and restored in ‘16 – old-fashioned quality combined with modern amenities. You can bring your family or fishing team without leaving anyone out, she can hold 6 anglers comfortably fishing at the same time. Your trip to the fishing grounds will be quick, thanks to her 200 HP Yamaha engine.

Capt. Michael is a specialist in family fun fishing and has the experience required to put you on the best bite. Just talk to him before arriving to figure out what’s best for you – which waters, species or time of day to fish. Hooked Up Charters can take you all over the place in pursuit of the best fishing.

Inshore beasts like Bull Redfish or Black Drum lurk in the shallows. If you’re looking to flex your fishing muscles you can hook up Reef Donkey (Amberjack), just remember to hold on tight! Fans of trolling can go after King and Spanish Mackerel, the onboard outriggers will extend your reach and allow for more lines in the water. Trolling trips are perfect for beginners just getting their sea legs.

The excellent fishing doesn’t stop at the shallow waters. A bit further off the coast you’ll go after the delicious Red Snapper as well as other tasty fish. You can also go after Mahi Mahi and other species in the blue waters of the Gulf.

Whether you’re looking for inshore relaxation, offshore reel-screaming action, or anything in between book a trip with Hooked Up Charters and get ready to see how Alabama’s fishing has earned its sterling reputation!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 2
    $1,800
    up to 6 persons
    Departure times are flexible and can be moved, talk to the captain in advance to work out the details. You'll spend the entire day fishing the bountiful waters off the coast of Alabama on this trip. You can target a wide range of species like Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cobia, Groupers, Snappers, Mackerel, and many others.
  • Private trip
    Six Hour Deep Sea Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 2
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    This is the bottom-dweller trip, you fish the natural limestone reefs offshore for various reef fish. Vermillion Snapper, White Snapper, Groupers, Triggerfish, Amberjack, just to list a few of the regular catches. Fishing is on our 37' Topaz Sportfish, fully equipped boat and very comfortable. Nice galley with a restroom and plenty of shade. The air conditioner is always on full blast on hot days. A deckhand is always on board to help you out and give tips on fishing.
  • Private trip
    Six Hour Red Snapper Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 2
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    Head offshore to catch Red Snapper "target fish" and also potentially catch King Mackerel, Cobia, Amberjack, Vermillion Snapper, Mangrove, Triggerfish and many others. This is our most popular offshore trip. You will fish on the Bounty Hunter, a 37' Topaz Sportfish fitted with AC, full restroom, galley, and plenty of shade. A very comfortable boat and room for all to fish. No need to sit and watch your buddy fish while you wait, grab a pole and join the fun. Deckhand on every trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Apr 30
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Fish the calm back bay and nearshore waters out of Orange Beach for Redfish, Trout, Drum, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, and Pompano. A great family trip for all ages.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Apr 30
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Inshore fishing trip, Sheepshead, Redfish, Trout, and Pompano. Fishing on a 23 ft bay boat.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Inshore/Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Apr 30
    $300
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Fish the bay and nearshore waters, this is a great 3 hour trip just to get familiar with our waters and see if fishing is for you and your family. Fish for Redfish, Drum, Sheephead, Trout, and Pompano.
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About the Captain

Michael Thomas
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
23 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2016
Captain Michael Thomas has over 3 decades of fishing experience under his tackle belt. His grandpa – a commercial fisherman – got him hooked on angling when he was just a kid. Capt. Michael grew up fishing in South Florida and is more than happy to share this knowledge with his guests!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

AquaSport (Bay boat) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.94
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
4 hour inshore trip.
Good days catch , thanks guys
First time catching sheephead. Great fighting fish
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Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Brian S.
Orange Beach, AL
 5.00
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Had a great time with Captain Michael.

VERIFIED   March 16, 2020
First time in Alabama. Thought would take a half day father’s son fishing trip. Picked Hooked Up. Great experience. Did...
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Jesse G.
United States
 5.00
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4 hour inshore trip.

VERIFIED   March 19, 2020
Caught lots of fish, mangrove snappers and sheepshead. Awesome time.
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Adolph H.
Loxley, Alabama
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Awesome time on the water.

VERIFIED   March 14, 2020
Captain Michael put us on some great fish.
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Ed W.
Robertsdale, AL
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Hooked Up Fishing Charters was great!

VERIFIED   July 17, 2019
Put us on the fish and we’re great guys to spend the day with!
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Alec H.
Butler, AL
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6 hr trip , bottom fishing

VERIFIED   June 18, 2018
Capt. Mike met with me on the evening prior to trip. He was very informative as to the trip. He communicated as to weather...
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