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’ 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
    3 hour trip-TROLLING ONLY
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 23 - Apr 30
    US $550
    WILL BE TARGETING INSHORE/NEARSHORE SMALL FISH OR BAY FISHING IF WEATHER IS QUESTIONABLE
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore AM
    Just booked! Last booked: 53 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $600
    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.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Jack (Almaco)
    Almaco Jack
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Tiger)
    Tiger Shark
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore PM
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $600
    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.
  • Private trip
    5 hour inshore trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $700
    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.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Ladyfish
    Ladyfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $800
    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.
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4.9 / 5
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Great day of Shark fishing with captain Richie

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on April 14, 2024
We had an awesome day on the water with captain Richie, the Shark Whisperer. It was a pretty slow day, but we had a lot of...
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Great time on the ocean!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore PM on April 18, 2024
Captain Richard is fantastic. Our group had a blast with him on the afternoon tour. We arrived early and he got us underway...
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Captain Ritchie gets you on the fish

VERIFIED   5 hour inshore trip on April 5, 2024
Great experience from beginning to end. It was just me and my 10 year old daughter. It was a short ride out to the fishing...
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Epic Birthday Trip with Captain Ritchie!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on August 1, 2023
We took our brother in law out for his 40th birthday, and he wanted to go for something really cool. After getting enough mackerel...
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Fishing with Richard

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore AM on July 28, 2023
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FAQs about Russell’s Coastal Fishing

Russell’s Coastal Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 1 guest - 3 hour trip-TROLLING ONLY (3 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore AM (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore PM (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 hour inshore trip (5 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore (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 (No extra charge for bait)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Included in price)
  • Fishing License (Fishing license is covered)

Russell’s Coastal Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

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

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

Meet the Captain

Richard Russell
Orange Beach, Alabama, United States
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318 Customer reviews
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Member since September 2016
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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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RICHARD R.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Panga (Panga) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
No extra charge for bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Included in price
Fishing License
Fishing license is covered

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Life jackets required for children under 8
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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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