Captain
Michael Pittman

Member since April 2016

Gulf Shores, United States

Background
Before You read this I should say one thing.. our motto that is plastered down the side of my boat is " we kill fish" if this offends you or your a fish lover this might not be the right boat to get on . Fishing is my life!! From the time I was 12 I was running a " Jon boat " around fishing every drop off I could find. Looking back I sure did push the limits. They say if you enjoy your job you never work a day in your life. Being on the water is in my blood I wouldn't want to do anything else. The adrenaline rush when you see someone hooked up with a fish never gets old too me. I'd rather watch other people catch them then myself. I can guarentee that I will do whatever it takes to put fish on the deck . i put in 110% and make sure every client has a great experience with lifetime memories. We also do tournament fishing with several wins in the last couple years. We catch fish plain and simple. Hope you choose us when booking your next trip! God bless
Techniques
I love trolling for big King mackerel, sight fishing for cobia (my favorite) and bottom fishing for red snapper

Hey, I'm Captain Michael Pittman

Gulf Shores, United States
Background
Before You read this I should say one thing.. our motto that is plastered down the side of my boat is " we kill fish" if this offends you or your a fish lover this might not be the right boat to get on . Fishing is my life!! From the time I was 12 I was running a " Jon boat " around fishing every drop off I could find. Looking back I sure did push the limits. They say if you enjoy your job you never work a day in your life. Being on the water is in my blood I wouldn't want to do anything else. The adrenaline rush when you see someone hooked up with a fish never gets old too me. I'd rather watch other people catch them then myself. I can guarentee that I will do whatever it takes to put fish on the deck . i put in 110% and make sure every client has a great experience with lifetime memories. We also do tournament fishing with several wins in the last couple years. We catch fish plain and simple. Hope you choose us when booking your next trip! God bless
Techniques
I love trolling for big King mackerel, sight fishing for cobia (my favorite) and bottom fishing for red snapper

My Charter Listings

Gulf Shores
trips from
US$ 300
Dauphin Island
trips from
US$ 300
Orange Beach
trips from
US$ 300
Dauphin Island
trips from
US$ 600

Fishing Reports

Fishing is on fire!!

May 16, 2017

We have been hitting fish consistently!! I'm very sorry for not updating reports more often ! We are gearing up for red snapper season which starts June 1st! I highly recommend a 6 hour trip if you want to… Read Full Report →


sorry for no reports, fishing is on fire

April 11, 2017

Here are some pics from the last couple trips, sorry for the lack of posting reports. We have been super busy and fishing has been on fire, we will put you on them! Read Full Report →


Amberjack smash

February 24, 2017

I don't know which was better , the fish we killed or watching Carl do the titanic pose all the way offshore, beautiful weather. Stopped at a couple spots 20 miles offshore and jigged up a couple snapper so… Read Full Report →


Bull reds

February 11, 2017

Had a day notice on this trip with a great group from Indiana! He wanted to just see his son catch a fish bigger then a bream! Well I guess we nailed it! This is why we do what… Read Full Report →


Tuna smash

February 05, 2017

Left out at 4:30 in the morning , stopped about 50 miles south of gulfshores and caught some nice grouper, this was a 12 hour trip , we headed about 20 miles further south west and the tuna bite… Read Full Report →


Fish are on fire!!!!

July 23, 2016

Within 5 minutes we had them on, from schoolies to smoker kings we kept this wonderful Texas group in the action . Great trip ! Read Full Report →


Triple tail and mahi

July 21, 2016

Quality fish , been fishing everyday hard too keep the reports current , were killing fish Read Full Report →


Snapper everywhere!!!!!

May 31, 2016

Had a great day with some Tennessee guys, killed some nice snapper and even caught a tagged one!!!! Beautiful weather . Fishing is getting better!! Book your trip with southern drawl for a great time! Read Full Report →


Big cobia!!!

May 21, 2016

Made a quick trip to check some spots, managed to boat 2 good cobia in less then 20 minutes. Weather is beautiful . Fishing is getting good !!! ( snapper are everywhere) Read Full Report →


Snapper are everywhere!!!!!

May 14, 2016

Beautiful weather with a father and son from Texas , prior to fishing with us the biggest fish he had ever caught was a perch. Within 20 minutes from the dock we had them booth hooked up on snapper,… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, May 1, 2017

Michael is up for any level of adventure. He taught us about the area and what to expect. He was aware of everyone’s level of fishing experience. We had a great time.

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Great captain and good fishing.  Captain puts safety first.  Knows the local waters

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

My buddy and I booked very last minute (the day before) and captain Mike took our request without hesitation. We caught around 30-40 red snapper and a few catfish on a 6 hour offshore excursion. Can’t say enough about how awesome of an experience we had and how fun Captain Mike is!

Fished March 2017

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Michael Pittman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

It was a great time guys, def hope y’all can come down this summer when things fire up!

Went fishing on Thursday, March 23, 2017

Had a great time! Captain Mike was very knowledgeable and was great working with my 5 and 7 year old. The only bad thing on the trip was the weather, but that is expected for early March. Would highly recommend Captain Mike and plan on using him again.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 23, 2016

Booked a trip few days in advance. Had fish on 30 minutes into trip and non stop action. Very fun and great captain and mate. Would highly recommend Captain Michael to anyone looking to have a great time, friendly and great with helping my 8 yr old daughter!!! Excellent fishing day!

Fished July 2016

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Michael Pittman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 24, 2016

Awesome trip!! Look forward to many more!

Went fishing on Thursday, July 28, 2016

We had a great time out fishing with Matt and Mason! They were great and made us feel right at home and we had a great catch!  They were especially great with our son and very reasonable on price.  Will definitely book with them again.  Thank you for the great memories!

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, July 25, 2016

We started the morning out early but was worth the early departure. We went out a couple miles and the fish started hitting. We had a great time catching king fish. Good size fish and a great crew made for a great trip.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

It’s very difficult to put into words, the Fantastic time my two sons and I had with Captain Pittman. Captain Pittman went above and beyond the average fishing vessel captain. He is very knowledgeable in All aspects of fishing. He did whatever he could to ensure our enjoyment. I have told my family, friends, and everyone I come across, all who will listen of the time my sons and I spent with Captain Pittman and how much he did to make that night one in million. Of all the fishing charters we have been on, this trip FAR exceeded the others, hands down. We look forward to future trips for many years to come.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Captain Mike - Loves what he does so it is not a job. Mike arrived right on time. Grew up in this area so he knows the history of the gulf area and where to fish. He knows how to handle his boat with the ocean currents. We went on night shark fishing trip.  Did not catch the big one, but caught about 12 sharks. Released all back to the ocean and had a great time. Knows how to fish and operate his boat. Friendly and will talk to the guest. We had 6 family members, which seem to be just right for the 35 foot boat. Do not let his price scare you. He is good and his prices are way to fair. Young and full of energy, and has years of oilfield big boat experience, so his little boat is of no concern. I would definitely book another trip with Captain Mike if we get back to gulf shores. Great attitude and ready to fish.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, July 22, 2016

Michael Pittman is the most personable charter captain i have ever been out with.  Energetic and upbeat, he put us on the fish and made sure we enjoyed the experience. Highly recommended.

Fished July 2016

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Michael Pittman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 23, 2016

one of the best mahi rally’s I’ve seen in a while, nice king mackerel also, yall were a great group of guys, we were able to beat the weather! Look forward too many years of fishing with yall!

Went fishing on Monday, July 11, 2016

We had an awesome time caught some sharks, it was a great experience Captain Pittman is awesome

Fished July 2016

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Michael Pittman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 18, 2016

It was a pleasure having you guys on the boat, y’all were a great group !!ooking forward to another trip with y’all down the road!

Went fishing on Thursday, July 7, 2016

Michael is by far the most down to earth fishing guide I’ve had and I fish a lot. Sisters first time to go and she had a blast along with her friend. Hooked fish within 15 mins n the boat. Caught good fish. Let us do a lot of hands on! Great! I’m heading back in a few months to fish w him again.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The trip of a lifetime! Captain Mike is a fun loving, fish-finding, limit maxing machine :) I booked a six-hour trip through fishingbooker.com for my wife’s birthday, and Captain Mike, with Southern Drawl Charters went far above and beyond to make our adventure unforgettable.

Captain Mike called us in advance to give us a few tips in order to make the most of the trip and solidify the details. Not only was he on time, but he was there early and had us speeding out into the open waters right away! Within an hour and a half, my wife and I had maxed out our Snapper limit, and caught the biggest fish of our lives!

We spent the remainder of the trip trolling, laughing and enjoying sights we had never seen before… and we were still catching fish! Never again will I need to search for hours to find the perfect deep sea fishing excursion! After three deep sea fishing trips off Orange Beach, I finally know exactly who to call for the most fun, action-packed, and affordable adventure!

The boat was fast and spacious, with all the necessary accommodations, and the equipment was top notch! No worries booking with Southern Drawl Charters and Captain Mike! He’s serious when he says he loves to see his clients catch big fish! I can’t wait to come back and see what we reel in next year!

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Michael and crew are all about finding you the fish and making sure you have a great time.  I couldn’t have been more pleased with our experience.  We had fish on the line every other minute!

Fished June 2016

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Michael Pittman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 8, 2016

It was definitely a pleasure having you guys on board. Great trip bud. Can’t wait to go kill some more!!

Went fishing on Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Southern Drawl Charter is the boat to be on. Our last trip out marks the third trip I’ve had with Capt’ Mike , and he has never let us down. We set out for a 6 hour ” fun in the sun ” trip and loaded the boat. After only 10 minuets of being on the reef we started reeling in monster red snapper . We reached our snapper bag limit within a hour and a half. Next we headed out to load up the boat with vermillion snapper and ended up landing a cobia as well. We finished off the day trolling for big kings and laneded a handful to wrap up the day. Dollar for dollar the best trip I’ve had. Awesome day on the water .Thanks again Capt. We are planning our next trip now.

Fished June 2015

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Michael Pittman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 28, 2016

It’s always a pleasure having you on the boat!! Look forward too many more great trips!!