Captain
Mike Salley

Member since June 2015

Orange Beach, United States

Background
Offshore fishing is my passion and job !!! We're a family run business with over 35 years local experience ..
Techniques
Bottom fishing red snapper grouper amberjack triggerfish ... Trolling king mackeral , Spanish mackeral bull redfish wahoo cobia tournaments available !!!

Hey, I'm Captain Mike Salley

Orange Beach, United States
Background
Offshore fishing is my passion and job !!! We're a family run business with over 35 years local experience ..
Techniques
Bottom fishing red snapper grouper amberjack triggerfish ... Trolling king mackeral , Spanish mackeral bull redfish wahoo cobia tournaments available !!!
Angler's Choice
Verified

My Charter Listings

Orange Beach
trips from
US$ 600

Fishing Reports

Happening now!!!! King Mackeral

August 09, 2015

Trolling for King Mackeral , Spanish Mackeral, Jack Crevalle occasional bull redfish and Shark fishing.... A great 4 or 5 hour trip... This is our focus this time of year, family's are getting end of summer vacations in before… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.91 out of 5 stars from 27 reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, August 26, 2016

This was not our first fishing charter but we will make every effort to book with Capt Mike and Mason for all future trips. The boat was VERY clean and well equipped. Mason was the friendliest most helpful deckhand we’ve had.  Both were very knowledgable about the area, sea life, and the waters. Captain Mike did a great job at finding fish and with a little luck we had an awesome day of fishing. They offered tips on the best ways to preserve and cook the types of fish we caught. I appreciated this since we caught about 100 pounds of uncleaned fish!!
This trip was just me and my husband but I would feel perfectly comfortable booking with Sure Shot when we return with our kids.  I would highly recommend Capt Mike and Mason with Sure Shot any day!!

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Great time

Fished August 2016

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 29, 2016

Thanks so much!!! Looking forward to next time…

Went fishing on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Mike and Corey were great!  Everything was very organized. The staff was very experienced and personable.  I wish we did a little more than just trolling but would definitely book again!

Fished August 2016

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 15, 2016

Tonya thanks so much.. I’ll let Cory in on the compliment !! Were looking forward to next time!!! Thanks


Went fishing on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Captain Mike was great!  Deckhand Corey was great as well.  I had my 2 teenage kids and stepdad with me who have never been deep sea fishing before.  We had a blast.  We caught several King and Spanish Mackrel, and a couple of Tuna.  When we got back, Mike mixed some marinade and we ate the Tuna right there in the spot.  That taste of the fresh caught Tuna was worth the trip!  We had fun, and I highly recommend Mike and Sure Shot.  I’ve been a few times, and Mike knows what he’s doing.  Next time, I’m booking a longer trip to go after Red Snapper with Mike.  Thanks, Mike and Corey!

Fished July 2016

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 17, 2016

Thanks for the great review!! You guys are a blast.. Thanks Mark

Went fishing on Saturday, July 9, 2016

Wonderful Day.  We caught a lot of fish, drank a lot of water and laughed a lot.  It was good, family time.  Captain Mike was great and we couldn’t have gotten along without First Mate Corey.  Both guys are top notch in our books.  We will definitely book another trip with them next year and hopefully, many years to come.  Thanks guys for a GREAT time.

Fished July 2016

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Alice thanks so much your family was great!! Cory really appreciates your generosity !!! Thank you


Went fishing on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Captain Mike was great.  we had a great fishing trip.  We brought my brothers 8 year old son on the trip and it worked out great.

Fished July 2016

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Mike y’all were a blast!!! Thanks so much…


Went fishing on Saturday, July 2, 2016

Captain and crew went the extra mile to make sure we had a wonderful experience.

Fished July 2016

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 4, 2016

Thanks Julie .. We had a great time !!


Went fishing on Friday, June 10, 2016

We had a blast! I caught the biggest fish! My 13 year old wasn’t happy his mom out did him, but he still had a great time!

Fished June 2016

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 19, 2016

Thanks Nicole y’all were a blast… Nice Red Snapper!!!!!

Went fishing on Thursday, June 2, 2016

Captain Salley and Frankie provided our family a great day on the water. Limited out on snapper, 4 nice keeper kings, 7 Bonita, Spanish, and one of the biggest blue fish (hardtail) I’ve ever caught. it was a fun time for all. The whole gang is ready to go again. Thanks again. I will be back. Soon

Fished June 2016

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 6, 2016

Thanks so much for the awesome review!!! Your family was a blast!!! Can’t wait till next time!!


Went fishing on Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Fished May 2016

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 6, 2016

Thanks Jane… Looking forward to next time!!!!

Went fishing on Sunday, May 15, 2016

Captain Mike and Mason were great. We caught lots of fish. If you are looking to book a trip,  look no futher.

Fished May 2016

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Mark, thanks so much , enjoyed our conversations and comradery .. Awesome family.. Maybe we’ll see ya this hunting season!!!

Went fishing on Friday, April 29, 2016

I cannot say enough about Captain Mike, First Mate Johnny and Sure Shot Charters. We had a wonderful time and caught the limit on trigger fish including a 9.4 lb trigger fish and an estimated 25 lb red snapper. If you want to hire a charter I highly recommend Sure Shot and Captain Mike. You will have a great time and catch lots of fish!!!!!

Fished April 2016

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Lynn, thanks so much for your wonderful experience .. Y’all were a blast!!! Looking forward to next time!!!


Went fishing on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Our charter began with windy weather perdictions for late morning hours. Capt. Mike discussed this with us up front and gave us options. We chose to try, and sure enough strong winds showed up after trolling for a hour or so. We were offered the charter again the next day, but could not work it in our short stay. I’ve chartered close to 125 fishing boats and never had a better charter to work with than SURE SHOT CHARTERS. Boat was very clean and crew was very helpful with everything, especially Capt. Mike!!!! Plan to come down later in the summer, or for sure next year. I appreciate their efforts and “highly” recommend them. My wife and seven year old son had a great time anyway.Thank you SURE SHOT CHARTERS!!

Fished April 2016

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 21, 2016

Nathan, thank you for your honesty… Better safe than sorry. We enjoyed meeting your family.. Till next time, safe travels!!!

Went fishing on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

We booked this trip last minute, through a Google search (which brought us to this website). After careful review of each captains experience, we loved captain mikes! The overall experience did NOT disappoint. We called him the day before to confirm all the details. He talked to us for a while about what to expect, what to bring, etc. We met at the dock and he helped load us up. We traveled with 2 young boys (age 10). He kept them entertained the entire time. The boat was super clean throughout. Mason, his deck hand was just as awesome. He was there to help all of us bait and bring in all of our fish. There was never a dull moment in our trip. At ever stop, Mike made sure we were catching something. At the end, the boys got to ride up top with Mike. Mason was a rock star- cleaned our fish up at the end so we could take them next door to eat. We will definatley return to this private charter. It was just what we needed on this spring break trip, and worth every penny! We were able to catch plenty of fish and had an amazing time. Thanks Captain Mike and Mason!

Fished March 2016

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, March 18, 2016

Wow.. You guys rock, we can’t thank y’all enough and what an awesome day of fishing… As for the 10 year old boys, I believe we could’ve fished for 2 days and they would’ve stood at the rail ready to fish, they’ve got salt water in there veins… Khristy call anytime.. Thanks Capt Mike


Went fishing on Sunday, October 11, 2015

Had a great day, caught fish, good friends and cold beer. Can life possibly get any better. Will recommend family abdominal friends and will be next year.

Fished October 2015

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Went fishing on Sunday, October 11, 2015

Congrats to Captain Mike & Frankie for a first time deep sea fishing trip for us rookies.  Great trip with limiting out on red snapper and then finishing off with numerous catches trolling for imperial tuna & king mackerel.  We would do this again in a heartbeat, a lot of fun!

Fished October 2015

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, October 15, 2015

You guys rock !!! Thanks so much for a great trip , can’t wait till next time!!!!

Went fishing on Thursday, October 8, 2015

Capt. Mike and FRANKIE was awesome one of the best experience we had they was great with our kids and answered any questions we had and most of all we caught fish. We definitely we been using them again
Thanks
The Millers
Bowling Green, KY

Fished October 2015

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Mike, you and your family are a hoot!! Looking forward to next time… Thanks

Went fishing on Monday, September 14, 2015

What a great day!  Six adults (2 male, 4 female) with no fishing experience caught a bunch of King Mackeral, mahi, and a trophy sailfish (which was released).  Will certainly fish with Captain Mike and Frank the next time we vacation in the Gulf Area.  When booking, make sure to ask about the harvest season for the exact day of your adventure.  We wanted Red Snapper, but they were considered out of season during the weekdays.  Crazy Federal law; it’s ok to catch them on weekends, but not on weekdays?  Regardless, it was a great experience.

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, September 26, 2015

David, thanks so much and we’re looking forward to seeing y’all again… What a sailfish!!!


Went fishing on Friday, September 4, 2015

I reasearched trips and captains endlessly and I have to say I may the perfect choice!! Look no further than Sure Shot with Captain Mike!!! The pricing is right in the middle of other charters but let me tell you this trip is TOTALLY worth your money!!! Captain Mike made sure a great time was had by all and was very accommodating! This was a trip of a lifetime. We caught several fish and he even made up some mackerel sushi right there on the boat!!! I promise you will not be dissapointed with this choice if you are looking to catch some fish AND have a great time!

Fished September 2015

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, September 18, 2015

Paige , your way to kind.. Thanks so much.. Can’t wait till next time .. Capt. Mike

Went fishing on Friday, August 14, 2015

At first I was a little skeptical about booking a fishing trip via Fish Booker .We had a beautiful day on board the Sure Shot. With Captain Mike and Frankie we caught a lot of fish. We caught Bonita, Mackerel and one large Amber Jack.  We caught so many fish we ended up throwing several back. We took the some of the fish to Flora-Bama right by the dock and had lunch. Later we took some of the fish to Fishers and had an excellent meal with the chef coming out and explaining out he would prepare eh three fish types. We had enough fish for another lunch, another dinner in the condo and gave some away. Just a few of the fish below.

Fished August 2015

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 17, 2015

What a neat family!!! Can’t wait till next time.. Awesome day of fishing, if we’re coming thru dallas we’ll visit your restaurant ! Thanks Harry !!!!

Went fishing on Friday, August 14, 2015

Don’t hesitate to book Captain Mike and deck hand Frankie on the Sure Shot.  We chartered a morning 4 hour trolling trip with 3 adults and 3 kids, ages 12, 9, and 7.  The Sure Shot was very clean and a comfortable size for our group.  Mike and Frankie got us fishing 10 minutes after we left the dock on time at 7am.  We spent the morning trolling and catching Spanish Mackerel.  Frankie did all the work setting the lines and lures.  We just had a great time with the kids reeling in the fish.  To top if off Frankie made us ceviche from the catch right on the boat as we motored back to the dock.  Captain Mike was great to work with and made sure we had a great experience.  Overall it was a memorable family time, and we will be back next year on the Sure Shot.

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 17, 2015

Andy, thanks so much for an awesome reply… We so enjoyed your family and looking forward to next time!!!!! Capt. Mike

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

We had a great time on the Sure Shot. Captain Mike was great and made us feel at home onboard. Even though we didn’t catch a lot of fish, it wasn’t for a lack of trying. The fish just weren’t biting. I would certainly take my family on the Sure Shot again.

Jason McCann

Fished July 2015

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 17, 2015

Jason, thanks for such a nice review… Looking forward to next time!!!! Capt. Mike

Went fishing on Friday, July 24, 2015

My son, brother in-law, and myself booked a four hour troll with Captain Mike and Frankie.  They are both very professional and they worked very hard to maximize our chances of catching fish.  They had the lines in the water at the earliest possible time and left them in until the last possible minute.  Frankie worked hard to make sure the hooks always had fresh bait on.  In addition Captain Mike and Frankie were a lot of fun being around.  They shared a lot of funny stories and interesting points about fishing and living in the area.  They were both born and raised on the gulf coast.

We caught seven fish.  Six were big enough to keep.  Four King Mackerels and two Bonita’s.  I thought we did pretty good.  There was a boat nearby that wasn’t catching anything.  When we got back to the dock.  Frankie had the fish cleaned right away.  In addition Captain Mike cleaned the Bonita and took out the loin.  He cut up the loin right there on the dock.  We dip it in soy sauce, wasabi, and mustard and ate it right there. It was delicious. Captain Mike then directed us to FloraBama Yacht Club where they cooked some of the mackerel up for lunch we grilled the rest for dinner.  It was all very delicious. 

I am looking forward to booking another trip with Captain Mike and “Sure Shot”.

Fished July 2015

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 6, 2015

Thanks Tom… Until next time

Went fishing on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

We absolutely had a great time on Sure Shot with Captain Mike Salley and his crew.  He promised us fish and we caught some nice ones.  Our three grandsons had a wonderful day on the water with some exciting moments pulling in some fish.  Worth the price to see their smiles.  Thanks so much.  We have already recommended them to friends who plan on being there in a few weeks.

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Mike Salley (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 8, 2015

Allen thanks for the great reply!!! Looking forward to next time….. Capt. Mike

Went fishing on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

This was our first time with a charter so i didn’t know what to expect. If you want to catch fish, this is the captain that will put you on them. This is an experience my grandsons will remember forever. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to catch fish. Given the chance to come fishing again, The Sure Shot will be my choice.

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 20, 2015

Trip aboard the Sure Shot with Captain Mike and Mate Mason was an enjoyable experience. He took us to the fish and my granddaughter caught the biggest snapper of the week at over 20 lb. recommend this charter for experienced fishermen or beginners.

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