Doug Houston Outdoors

Ingraham Place
Dauphin Island AL, United States

Doug Houston Outdoors is a charter service based in Dauphin Island, Alabama. Captain Doug heads a team of 7 captains who are all seasoned local fishermen and tournament winners and know these waters very well. Whether you want to do some fishing on your own or spend quality time with your family, they’ve got you covered.

You will be fishing aboard a 22’ Pathfinder center console boat that is equipped with a 200 HP Yamaha engine that can have it speeding up to an impressive 40 knots. Apart from the regular safety and navigation equipment, the boat has a livewell for bait and a wireless trolling motor for when you need to run silent.

A typical trip will have you fishing the inshore and nearshore waters in the Gulf of Mexico for species like Redfish, Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Cobia, and more besides. The captains are skilled in a variety of techniques that include fly fishing, but fly fishermen will need to bring their own gear.

Quality rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, and anything you catch during the trip will be cleaned and filleted for your convenience. It is highly recommended you bring a pair of sunglasses and sunscreen, as well as drinks and snacks if you’re so inclined. This charter is suitable for children aged seven and older.

Doug Houston Outdoors is a charter service based in Dauphin Island, Alabama. Captain Doug heads a team of 7 captains who are all seasoned local fishermen and tournament winners and know these waters very well. Whether you want to do some fishing on y


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  • Half Day Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Sightseeing Trip (NO FISHING)
    3 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400 private charter

About this listing

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Bluefish
 
Cobia

 
Flounder
 
Jack Crevalle

 
Redfish
 
Sheepshead

 
Snapper (Red)
 
Spanish Mackerel

 
Spotted Seatrout
 
Tripletail
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Mostly Penn and Shimano, some Daiwa.
Live Bait
Prepared before the trip.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Ages seven and above.
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks.

About the Captain

Doug Houston
Dauphin Island, Alabama, United States
Member since January 2017
Doug has fished the Gulf of Mexico for over several decades and has more than 200 career team tournament victories to his credit. He has served as a tournament judge for many years and continues to provide his expertise and guidance to beginners and experienced anglers alike.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.54 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews

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Awesome time fishing with Captain Dana! He’s amazing at working with you through each catch.

Fished September 15, 2017
Doug Houston (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 22, 2017

Thank you so much! We always strive to make each trip very memorable to our clients.

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Fished September 10, 2017
Doug Houston (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 12, 2017

Mr. Lezu   It was our pleasure and we are very glad you got to experience this islands fishing.  If the weather had been better we are sure you would have caught much more.

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Captain Richard and first mate jimmy were fantastic, 3 adults and 3 kids 12, 14, &16. This trip was one of the highlights of the vacation. Captain Richard was great about taking us to places where the fish kept on biting and keeping everyone entertained. I highly recommend this trip it was much better than expected.

Fished August 10, 2017
Doug Houston (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 17, 2017

Hi Mr. Orr   We try our best to make sure everyone has a memorable time. All of our captains are seasoned professionals and we strive to our best ability to make sure everyone has an experience of a lifetime.

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