Russell’s Coastal Fishing offers inshore and nearshore fishing at its finest! Targeting everything from Mackerel to Sharks, their goal is to show their customers a great time with a memorable fishing experience along Alabama’s beautiful Gulf Coast. 

Your trip with them will take place aboard a 26’ Angler Panga center console named Miss Caymen. This boat is great for families and serious anglers alike: its T-Top gives plenty of shade while the huge bow area has room for up to six people to fish and relax.

As well as offering inshore fishing trips, Russell’s Coastal Charters also offers offshore trips, where you can bottom fish for Snappers and Groupers. People of all ages are very welcome to come fishing with Russell’s Coastal Charters, and the captain does his best to provide everyone with the necessary amenities to suit their needs!

Everything you’ll need to fish will be provided on the trip. This includes top-notch fishing gear, live and artificial bait, and daily fishing licenses. All you need to bring is your sunscreen and your drinks and snacks. Please remember that a 15-20% tip is customary.

Russell’s Coastal Fishing look forward to meeting you and your family and showing you a great time on the water so book your trip today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Red Snapper Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 28 - Aug 2 (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $750
    This is a trip targeting specifically Red Snapper during their season. Book fast before the dates fill up and catch your share of this delicious fish!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 18 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Anglers looking to go after a particular species rather than just trying to see what's biting will find this trip to be the perfect option for them. Giving yourself some extra time will allow you to cover a larger area and battle some excellent fish. You'll fish inshore or nearshore depending on what you want to go for, where the fish are, and sea conditions. You could catch Trout, Redfish, Sheepshead, Cobia (in season), Mackerel, and more on this trip. A 15-20% tip is customary.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore AM
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Anglers new to the sport looking for a great taste of the local fishery will find this trip perfect for them. You will fish the local inshore and nearshore waters along the beach and the back bay, up to 3 miles from the shore depending on the sea conditions and where the fish are. Possible catches include Speckled Trout, Redfish, Mackerel, Sheepshead, and others. A 15-20% tip is customary.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore PM
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $500
    Perfect trip for families or friend groups after some exciting and enjoyable time on the water. Explore both the local inshore and nearshore waters, up to 3 miles from the shore depending on the sea conditions and where the fish are. Test the bite in the back bay and along the beaches and target some prized species. Available targets include Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Redfish, and Mackerel. Departure time may vary, so make sure to consult with the captain prior to the trip. A 15-20% tip is customary.
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About the Captain

Richard Russell
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
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Captain Ritchie (a.k.a. “The Shark Whisperer”) is a veteran fisherman who has been serving the Gulf Coast with his fishing guide skills for over 30 years.  He provides fish cleaning for free and provides great customer service to all his clients. A native of Alabama's Gulf Coast, he has fished all of his life and specializes in catching Sharks, as well as many other species.

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Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Tiger) Shark (Tiger)
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Panga (Angler) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 225HP Suzuki engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
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
Checks

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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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Matthew V.
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CPT Ritchie is awesome and Blacktip is Delicious

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore PM on May 24, 2021
Captain Ritchie is top notch.  There is a reason he earned the nickname the Shark Whisperer.  Within minutes of letting...
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Half Day Nearshore Trip (AM)

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on June 10, 2021
We booked Captain Ritchie after someone else recommended him to us. I could not have been more pleased with the experience....
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Ocean Springs, MS
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The Shark Whisperer Strikes Again

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore PM on May 30, 2021
Captain Ritchie was great! Even though it was a slow day, he was persistent and ensured that we’d catch a Blacktip before...
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FAQs about Russell’s Coastal Fishing

Russell’s Coastal Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore AM (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore PM (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Red Snapper Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Russell’s Coastal Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Russell’s Coastal Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Included in price)
  • Fishing License

Russell’s Coastal Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (9 miles and further)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Russell’s Coastal Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Russell’s Coastal Fishing include:
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon