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
    Four Hour Red Snapper Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Aug 2 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $650
    State Waters Fishing for Red Snapper within 9 miles of shore . Trip may depend on weather and winds . Fish in a 26ft Boat , plenty of shade and seating .
  • Private trip
    Half Day Inshore Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Oct 1 (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $450
    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
    $450
    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 - May 30
    $335
    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.

About the Captain

Michael Thomas
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
51 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days 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 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% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Gene L.
Nowthen, MN
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Had a great half day inshore with Captain Michael!

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore Trip (PM) on March 30, 2021
Our group of two dads and four teenage boys had a very successful half day with Michael.  We were on fish within 15 minutes...
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Vanessa S.
United States
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3 hour trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   3 Hour Inshore/Bay Fishing on March 20, 2021
We had the best time with Captain Mike today. We could not have picked a better captain for our family trip of four. He was...
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Union, KY
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Half Day Trip with Captain Michael

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore Trip (AM) on April 11, 2021
My son and I have been coming to Orange Beach/Gulf Shores for 14 years and this is by far the most fun we’ve had! Captain...
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Rapid City, SD
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Half day trip family of four

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore Trip (AM) on May 17, 2021
We had a great time with Captain Mike.  Our family just wanted to get out on the water and find some fish. It was fantastic....
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Rancho Cordova, CA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore Trip (AM) on May 4, 2021
Captain Mike was a great guy and a great captain, he got us on a lot of fish and taught us a lot while doing so. We also saw...
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FAQs about Hooked Up Charters

Hooked Up Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $335 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Inshore/Bay Fishing (3 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Inshore Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Inshore Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Four Hour Red Snapper Trip (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Hooked Up Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hooked Up Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Penn, Fin-Nor)
  • Live Bait (Usually prepared before the trip)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate ( Works for tips 15 to 20% trip price mandatory. )
  • Fishing License

Hooked Up Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 30 miles offshore)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Hooked Up Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hooked Up Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)