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 37’ Topaz. She’s an offshore sport fishing boat, built in ‘84 and restored in ‘15 – 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 twin 330 HP Caterpillar engines.

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 Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,600
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    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
    3/4 Day Trip – Deep Sea (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    Departure times can be changed, contact the captain in advance to work out the details. This exciting trip will take you fishing up to 30 miles away from the coast. You'll go after Snappers, Groupers, Sharks, Cobia, King and Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Triggerfish, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Snapper (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 21 Jul
    $950
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Start the day off right, by catching yourself some lunch and dinner! You'll go fishing in the bountiful nearshore waters of Alabama, some 10 miles off the coast. Bottom fishing for Snapper happens when the water gets deep enough, but you'll troll to and from that point. The starting time for this trip is flexible.
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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

Topaz (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 330HP Caterpillar 3208 engines.

Length
37 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

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Michael Thomas
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Member since May 2016
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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!
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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4.93
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
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Friendly captain
100%
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Joel H.
United States
 5.00
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5 hour with Hooked up

VERIFIED   July 31, 2018
Mike is fantastic.  Great communication before the trip and works hard to get your party on the fish.  Started out...
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Ed W.
Robertsdale, AL
 5.00
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Hooked Up Fishing Charters was great!

VERIFIED   NEW  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
 5.00
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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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Gregg S.
Pensacola, Florida
 5.00
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Half day morning inland trip

VERIFIED   April 30, 2018
Good communication with Captain Mike, was looking at tides and full moon and how it might effect our trip. E-mailed back and...
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Martin R.
Houston, Texas
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Snapper trip

VERIFIED   July 3, 2017
Our day began with inshore fishing plans.  We were pleasantly surprised when we were offered a red snapper trip. Our captain...
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