Russell’s Coastal Fishing

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 foot 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.

People of all ages are very welcome to come fishing with Russell’s Coastal Charters, and the crew do their best to provide everyone with the necessary amenities to suit their needs! Taking families who want to create an unforgettable vacation is the number one priority. 

As well as offering inshore fishing trips, Russell’s Coastal Charters also offers offshore trips, where you can bottom fish for Snappers and Groupers.

The charter service is located at the Flora Bama Marina right on the Alabama/Florida state line in Orange Beach, Alabama and they accept all forms of payment: cash, checks and/or credit cards. A 15-20% tip is customary.

“We look forward to meeting you and your family and showing you a great time on the water!”


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Offshore/Bottom Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Offshore and/or bottom fishing trips - at least six hours - 9 miles or more from shore. Fish for Snappers (including Red Snapper, in season), Groupers, Sharks, and more. A 15-20% tip is customary.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Inshore/Nearshore Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Inshore/Nearshore - along the beach, back bay, 3 miles or less from shore. 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 Inshore/Nearshore Trip AM
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Inshore/Nearshore - along the beach, back bay, 3 miles or less from shore. Possible catches include Speckled Trout, Redfish, Mackerel, Sheepshead, and more. A 15-20% tip is customary.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore/Nearshore Trip PM
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Inshore/Nearshore - along the beach, back bay, 3 miles or less from shore. Possible catches include Speckled Trout, Redfish, Mackerel, Sheepshead, and more. 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 this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish
Cobia
Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Tiger)
Sheepshead

Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout
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

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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
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

About the Captain

Richard Russell
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
Member since September 2016
36
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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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4.95
out of 5 stars from 36 reviews
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100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Tony B.
Ashdown, AR
 5.00
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Half Day with Capt Ritchie

VERIFIED   March 20, 2019
Capt Ritchie is very safe, professional, & kind.  The fish bite was slow for everyone today, but i could not have...
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Brenden S.
Spokane, WA
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Ritchie

VERIFIED   NEW  April 4, 2019
Fun trip! Great knowledge of the area, and worked hard to make sure we all got fish. Great recommendation for cooking our catch...
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John M.
Pensacola, FL
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Half dat trip w/Russell’s Coastal Fishing

VERIFIED   July 26, 2018
Talented, friendly and patient Captain whose goal is to put his customers on fish. We came home with several fish so we could...
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Justin C.
Pensacola, FL
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4 hour trip with captain Richy!

VERIFIED   June 14, 2018
Captain Richy knew his stuff, put us on the fish and sharks!  Unfortunately we had some weather and had to return early,...
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Amber H.
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Six hour offshore bottom fishing

VERIFIED   July 16, 2018
We had a great fishing trip with Captain Ritchie.  He was professional and knowledgeable.  He knew where the fish...
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