Captain
Harold Staples

Member since May 2016

Destin, United States

Background
My father was a fisherman and built his own boats with each one getting larger . He built them starting in New Orleans, Louisiana and then Biloxi, Mississippi. I helped him build the last several boats. They were all charter boats. I started fishing with my father from an early age which was before I became a teenager. I love fishing and my children have their own charter boats now also. OCTOBER RODEO IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER! EXCITING FUN SO BOOK YOUR TRIP SOON!
Techniques
The Al-Lin mostly bottom fishes or we troll. The captain keeps up with what fish can be caught during the season year round and Captain Harold keeps up with the weather at all times in advance. The boat, Al-Lin, uses hook and line. We charge by the hour and you need to go at least 4 hours. From there, you can go as many hours as you want....from 4 hours to as many as 12 hours or anywhere in-between.

Hey, I'm Captain Harold Staples

Destin, United States
Background
My father was a fisherman and built his own boats with each one getting larger . He built them starting in New Orleans, Louisiana and then Biloxi, Mississippi. I helped him build the last several boats. They were all charter boats. I started fishing with my father from an early age which was before I became a teenager. I love fishing and my children have their own charter boats now also. OCTOBER RODEO IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER! EXCITING FUN SO BOOK YOUR TRIP SOON!
Techniques
The Al-Lin mostly bottom fishes or we troll. The captain keeps up with what fish can be caught during the season year round and Captain Harold keeps up with the weather at all times in advance. The boat, Al-Lin, uses hook and line. We charge by the hour and you need to go at least 4 hours. From there, you can go as many hours as you want....from 4 hours to as many as 12 hours or anywhere in-between.

My Charter Listings

Charter Boat Al-Lin

16 Reviews  
Destin
In demand!
trips from US$ 680

Fishing Reports

Snapper Day of Excellent fishing!

June 01, 2018

June 1st, 10 hour trip. A lot of fishing fun today. And beautiful weather. TIGHT LINES from the charter boat Al-Lin. Read Full Report →


A recent very nice catch of May, 2018!

May 25, 2018

This was a beautiful day with Stanley and Kay Cochran from Georgia. Weather was good and so was their catch! Smile big cause it was a great day of fishing and getting to know one another. Read Full Report →


GREAT TRIP

March 23, 2018

Sorry these are horizontal. The pictures themselves are vertical but they weren't accepted vertical. These fish were caught and released. Some were kept. A very good 4 hour trip! Read Full Report →


Snapper Days Are Here!!

June 01, 2017

Beautiful day today. Overcast so it wasn't too hot. Very enjoyable and exciting trip! Read Full Report →


October Rodeo ...Book NOW!

August 08, 2016

This was a great trip with a variety of fish. Grouper, Vermillion Snapper and Scamp. This is excellent eating!! The 2016 October Rodeo is from October 1 to the end of October. Prizes are won for various fish from… Read Full Report →


Last day to fish Snapper

July 16, 2016

Wonderful Snapper and Grouper day! Way to go, men! It was the last day to fish for Red Snapper in Federal waters. Now this is good eating! Read Full Report →


Snapper Day

July 09, 2016

Fishermen and their family joined in on this picture because they were all so proud of the catch! Captain Harold even got in the picture. Read Full Report →


Fun day!

July 05, 2016

Wonderful Snapper trip for these two men! Also enjoyed the Florida sunshine and emerald color waters off of Destin, Florida shores. Read Full Report →


Great June Catch

June 21, 2016

This was a family outing with a great Snapper catch for many meals! Yummy! The children will have many good memories on this trip! Read Full Report →


Good Eating!

June 11, 2016

These five men had a great time catching Snapper ! "Tight Lines" kept them busy most of the time except for a fast snack and drink and then, back to business and pleasure ! Read Full Report →


Great, fun day with out of town family !

June 10, 2016

This was a fun day for this family of four and plenty of fish for a great meal plus many more meals!! Read Full Report →


Fantastic Day!

June 04, 2016

Fantastic Snapper trip in beautiful emerald color waters on a georgeous day! We kept the anglers busy with a lot of smiles on their faces! Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.71 out of 5 stars from 16 reviews

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Pensacola, fl
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Awesome Captain and crew! Had a wonderful time and caught some great fish. Would definitely recommend this charter!!!

Fished June 2018

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Harold Staples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Thank You for such a wonderful review. Glad you all had a great time! Do you have any pictures you could add for us?

Lincoln, il
Went fishing on Monday, June 18, 2018

Fished June 2018

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Niceville, fl
Went fishing on Saturday, June 16, 2018

Fished June 2018

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Charlotte, nc
Went fishing on Thursday, April 5, 2018

awesome trip - even though the government was taking up all the water.  Enjoyed listening to the cajun jokes while the fish was being filetted

Fished April 2018

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Baltimore, md
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Excellent fishing trip with a great Captain an awesome first mate as well. Great job getting us on fish quickly and always making sure our line was in the water all the time. I would definitely do this again with you guys. Enjoyed the day!

Fished March 2018

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Harold Staples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, March 24, 2018

We appreciate you fishing with us and we, as well, enjoyed the trip and hope to take you out again sometime! TIGHT LINES!

Mobile, Alabama
Went fishing on Saturday, December 30, 2017

If you are looking for a great fishing trip this is it. Great Captain kept us on the fish the whole time. Austin the crew was great at keeping our lines ready to go.

Fished December 2017

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Destin, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, October 1, 2017

Great Captain - knew exactly where to go - the mates were very helpful and freindly.  Definitly would recommend.  I will. E back as well.

Fished October 2017

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Boise, Idaho
Went fishing on Saturday, September 9, 2017

Great trip. Had some slow times, but that’s fishing. Captain and crew did a great job! Had a great time!

Fished September 2017

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Crestview, Florida
Went fishing on Saturday, August 19, 2017

I took my wife’s family from overseas with me. They had a great time.  They can’t stop talking about it.

Fished August 2017

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Baltimore, Maryland
Went fishing on Thursday, July 27, 2017

We had 2 8 year olds and 2 6 year olds and they all had a great time. We trolled at first then Captain Harold gave us the chance to switch to bottom fishing to keep the kids engaged. They crew was great with all the kids and kept our lines in the water which is difficult bottom fishing with so many kids. We definitely plan to go out with them again.

Fished July 2017

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Freeport, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Great time, super friendly crew, great with kiddos.

Fished June 2017

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Harold Staples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

So happy that you had a good time! Thank you for fishing with us and hope to see you again!

Destin, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Captain was great.  Fishing was ok just expected to catch more of targeted fish.  The 2nd mate didn’t seem to be as experienced and fell behind quite often so poles weren’t in the water as often as they needed to be.  Overall decent trip and experience for the money and time.  I would recommend to experienced deep sea fisherman for full day trip.

Fished June 2017

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Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Thursday, June 8, 2017

Fantastic trip. First hand was awesome. Not at all disappointed.

Fished June 2017

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Harold Staples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 18, 2017

We were so happy to have you come fishing with us! Hopefully in the near future or next year we will take you out fishing again! It is always a joy for us to see the people we take fishing have a good time. As we say, “Tight Lines and God Bless!!”  The Al-Lin

Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Friday, May 19, 2017

Fished May 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Due to engine failure, Al-Lin was out of commission so we were put on Silver Hook. We ventured out right away, 6:30 sharp…I kind of felt a light safety instruction should have been initiated. On our way out of the no wake, my group was very excited to get out and drop some lines, but we weren’t really given any agenda! Scott rigged some lines and we bait fished, I would have preferred we already had bait beforehand so as to get deep water fishing more quickly. Once collecting a small amount of bait, we set off, kinda, seas were 3-4 ft??? The silver Hook isn’t a very large boat and seemed to chug along rather slowly. Also, if you are ~6ft, WATCH YOUR HEAD!!!
OVERALL, we had a great time and would do it again. Scott was great with keeping us baited during fishing and cleaned up our catch great. Captain kept the boat, crew and us in ship shape! Not a big haul in, but we had a blast and caught enough to taste the experience!!!!

Fished October 2016

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Matthews, North Carolina
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

GREAT TRIP.  Our first time was great and very educational.  Our family had a blast everyone caught several fish.  We did a 4hr trip just to make sure everyone liked it.  Next time we ll do an all day trip.  The Al lin is an older vessel but a smooth ride.

Fished July 2016

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