Captain
Clay Blankenship

Member since June 2016

Orange Beach, United States

Background
Captain Clay loves nature, and enjoys when people fish and catch fish. Emotions, adrenaline and expression on his clients’ face are the driving reason behind his service. He loves being able to help people get on fish. In his own words, that’s the best reason - using skills to deliver excitement to people.

Hey, I'm Captain Clay Blankenship

Orange Beach, United States
Background
Captain Clay loves nature, and enjoys when people fish and catch fish. Emotions, adrenaline and expression on his clients’ face are the driving reason behind his service. He loves being able to help people get on fish. In his own words, that’s the best reason - using skills to deliver excitement to people.

My Charter Listings

 
Orange Beach
trips from
US$ 399

Fishing Reports

Cool water fishing

February 01, 2018

Even tho the weather patterns this time of year are very inconsistent. The fishing here has been just the opposite. My trips so far all winter have been really good. Most of the time catching multiple species each time… Read Full Report →


The Bite!

May 11, 2017

Hooked 7 reds caught 5 and 4 flounder! Pretty sweet for just one angler to do on a 4 hour trip. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.90 out of 5 stars from 33 reviews

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Bettendorf, ia
Went fishing on Thursday, April 19, 2018

Fished April 2018

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Brookfield, wi
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Waters were choppy in spots, and sheapshead biting had died off earlier in the week.  But Captain Clay worked and worked and kept getting our lines in different waters until we found fish.  We landed several Pompano and Trout.  It was great action!  Even hooked into a Ray.  Captain Clay kept us moving until we were on fish and keeping the lines tight.  Thanks Clay!  We had a great time!  Fish was delicious!

Fished April 2018

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Clay Blankenship (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, April 8, 2018

Thanks Jeff!
I really appreciate you and the review. I’m glad y’all enjoyed the whole experience. Your family was a pleasure to fish with and I’m looking forward to the day we do it again. Thanks again God bless and see you next time!

Orange Beach, al
Went fishing on Monday, April 2, 2018

We had a great time with Captain Clay. Good equipment, good fishing, and fun conversation. Captain Clay took the time to instruct us on what we needed to do and got us into fish. We caught sheepshead to feed our group of 12 back at the condo, and then caught and released some more! Spanish mackerel added to the variety. Great 4 hour trip, with almost all of it being spent fishing.
We will be back with Captain Clay!

Fished April 2018

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Smyrna, ga
Went fishing on Sunday, April 1, 2018

Totally enjoyed fishing with Captain Clay. Very windy day but he did a great job putting us on some speckled trout. When the trout stopped biting, he made the adjustment to do some fishing that he wasn’t setup for. This adjustment allowed us to catch more fish. Definitely will use him again! Also, an all-around great guy! Thanks Captain Clay!

Fished April 2018

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
Went fishing on Friday, December 29, 2017

Fished December 2017

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Went fishing on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Captain Clay did an awesome job.  We had 3 kids in the boat and he made the whole experience fun for everyone involved.  Very personable and worked hard to put us on fish.

Fished October 2017

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Clay Blankenship (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, October 5, 2017

Thank you for fishing with me Jeremy. I think the boys had a good time. They impressed me with good manners and behavior. Very good kids! Y’all are welcome back anytime thank you again!

United States
Went fishing on Friday, September 22, 2017

The fishing trip was awesome caught huge speckled trout flounder and mangrove snapper captain clay was awesome very respectable man I will book again with him

Fished September 2017

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Went fishing on Monday, September 18, 2017

This was the first fishing trip for my grandson and the first in a long while for me.
Captain Clay took time to explain how to use the equipment and best way to hook the bait and the fish we were trying for. We had a great time and Captain Clay worked very hard to put us on some fish and even though it was a slow day (why it’s called fishing) we did catch several. Over all it was a successful trip and we would book again with Captain Clay and recommend his services to anyone.

Fished September 2017

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Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Clay gave us a wonderful experience. We first went out to catch bait and I found out my wife was a dolphin whisperer.. once we got to our first location,  Clay had us in redfish with a 2 person limit in no time. We caught and released more redfish and caught other species. Clay is very knowledgeable and is a wonderful teacher as well. We will definitely book him for our future trips in the fall !!

Fished September 2017

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Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed both the company and the experience! It was a great family day and felt like we were out fishing with a friend of the family! Loved it!

Fished July 2017

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Went fishing on Sunday, July 23, 2017

I was a little upset at first. Capt got there about 10 min late. Upon arrival we got on boat started out and had to stop for fuel and ice. He had commented a fellow fisherman had locked himself out of his truck and he had to give him a ride. I respect that. Then we had to go catch the bait we were going to use. Captain had tried earlier with no luck. I was worried about the trip at that point!  As we caught our bait I spotted a dolphin close to another boat catching bait for the morning. As we cast the net for the 2nd time the dolphins came up to our boat. It was amazing from this point forward. The captain got to hand feed the dolphins for the first time ever. My son was amazed with this alone. We got to get video and pics of the dolphins up close and personal. When I say personal they were within 6” of my hand. As a outdoor person I understand what it means to “hunt and fish”. Nothing is guaranteed.  We started fishing for speckled trout with no luck and then proceeded to catching maingrove (hope spelling is correct). We only caught 11 but we missed 3X that many. We had an awesome father/son experience and we were not disappointed. The smile on my sons face was priceless. This was the first fishing trip for him at the beach. I would highly recommend Captain Clay Blankenship again and will definitely use him again when I’m at Orange Beach!!!  Thank you sir for doing the best you could!!!

Fished July 2017

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Clay Blankenship (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 24, 2017

Thanks Shannon!  Definitely a cool trip, one I won’t forget. I can relate to the quality father and son time. I’m glad y’all enjoyed!

New Orleans, Louisiana
Went fishing on Monday, July 17, 2017

We had a great time. This was my sons first time fishing on a boat and he was not disappointed.  Captain Clay went above and beyond and our experience exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend Captain Clay and will definitely use him again!

Fished July 2017

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Orange Beach, Alabama
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Fished July 2017

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Saraland, Alabama
Went fishing on Monday, June 19, 2017

The afternoon trip was the only one we could make on our schedule.  Boat was good, gear was great.  Clay had twice the bait of other Captains.  He never gave up.  He did everything to make the trip great.  Fish didn’t cooperate.

Fished June 2017

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

Fished June 2017

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Columbia, Kentucky
Went fishing on Friday, June 9, 2017

The captain was very friendly and very helpful! He took us to different spots before deciding on a good spot. We spent around an hour at one spot then went to another when we weren’t catching anything. The trip was a huge success and the most enjoyable part of our vacation.

Fished June 2017

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Atlanta, Georgia
Went fishing on Monday, May 15, 2017

Fished May 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Saturday, May 13, 2017

I have been on several inshore fishing charters. Captain Clay went above and beyond to put us on the fish. Due to the storms the day/night before catching fish that morning was not ideal.
Clay did put us on the fish. When we got back in from fishing, We was the only group cleaning fish.
Highly recommend Anglers Management (Captain Clay)

Fished May 2017

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Clay Blankenship (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Thanks Mr and Mrs McNabb! Im glad we could pull a successful trip out of the conditions we had to work with. Hope y’all enjoyed the fish and see u next time! Thanks for choosing Angler Management


Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Went fishing on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

We had a wonderful fishing trip with Captain Clay!!
We didn’t catch any reds, but we caught some fish, and even a couple of stingrays.
But the trip was a blast, we enjoyed ourselves very much!
Thumbs up to Angler Management.

Fished May 2017

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Fairhope, Alabama
Went fishing on Sunday, April 16, 2017

The morning started a little slow but we moved to a different area and the bite picked up. Captain Clay worked hard to find the fish. We had a great time on the water.

Fished April 2017

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Captain clay was very accommodating with our trip

Fished March 2017

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Fairhope, Alabama
Went fishing on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Me and my 19 & 21 year old sons had a great afternoon with Captain Clay. It was a very cool afternoon but pretty sunny. We are not experienced fisherman at all (once per year when we come to the gulf coast). Capt Clay did a nice job explaining the tackle, the fish we would be targeting, how they bite, how to hook them and how to reel them in.  He was very patient working with us as we got the hang of the process and his friendly, easygoing personality made us feel very comfortable. He brought us to some great spots and we caught 13 Sheepshead and one Pampano. We all got to catch a few to enjoy the experience. What impressed me the most was Capt Clays attitude about fish stock conservation. He wanted us to catch all we wanted to eat, but not overfish the stock to put in danger future populations.

Overall, we had a great experience, caught the fish that we wanted, and learned a few things along the way. We would definitely be booking with Captain Clay again on our next visit.

Fished March 2017

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Went fishing on Monday, March 13, 2017

We had an untimely cold snap with rain and wind but Capt. Clay did everything he could to put us on fish. We were more successful than we should have been given the circumstances. Clay worked hard, was extremely knowledgeable, easy to converse with, and good with my kids. I will definitely book with him again.

Fished March 2017

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Went fishing on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Captain Clay was awesome! We drove four hours just to go fishing and was not disappointed! Clay taught us everything to the point I have confidence with fishing now! The fish weren’t biting so he took us to spots that we got to catch and bring home fish! I totally recommend him and we are already looking to come back soon! Thank you Clay for everything!

Fished March 2017

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Helena, Alabama
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed the half-day fishing trip with Clay Blankenship. We started early morning to be on the water before other boaters, and successfully targeted spotted trout with great hook-ups. All trout significantly exceeded size limits. Clay knew exactly where to find the trout, and how to fish for them. We later targeted waters for sheepshead, and met with some success despite challenging tides and currents. He is an enjoyable person and well informed through his years of experience. The name of his company, “Angler Management,” truly reflects Clay’s ability to work well with people, manage expectations, flexibility in accommodating client desires, provide great instruction, network with other guides to search area waters for active fishing holes, and work well with his clients so that they catch fish! I am now planning my next trip with Clay. I highly recommend him for a charter fishing outing in the waters of Orange Beach/Gulf Shores, AL.

Fished March 2017

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Clay Blankenship (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, March 10, 2017

Mr. Matis thank you for this flattering review!
I thought the trip went really well glad you did to. I enjoyed myself so much it felt like our time went by to fast. It’s folks like you that make my job worth it. Thanks again and looking forward to round two!

Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Went fishing on Thursday, February 23, 2017

Capt Clay was professional and true to the end and made sure we all caught fish to the very end.

Fished February 2017

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Clay Blankenship (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, February 24, 2017

Thanks Sean!  Your family was great, very respectful and great anglers! Thank u for giving me the opportunity to take y’all fishing. Im comin to Minnesota to visit!!

Atlanta, Georgia
Went fishing on Monday, February 13, 2017

Very nice trip. Tks Clay

Fished February 2017

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Helena, Alabama
Went fishing on Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Outstandingly good trip with excellant capt

Fished January 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Thursday, October 20, 2016

Captain Clay was the best. My family and I had a great time with him. It was really a blast watching my wife and daughter fighting those big red fish. The captain put us on some great fish.  Next time we make it through there we will go with him again.

Fished October 2016

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United States
Went fishing on Friday, October 14, 2016

Excellent Experience!  He knows how to put you on the fish!

Fished October 2016

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United States
Went fishing on Saturday, October 15, 2016

Captain is a genius, he knows how to find fish!!

Fished October 2016

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Clay Blankenship (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, October 17, 2016

Here’s the pics! Thanks Jim I’m glad we scored the big fish for Austin! You guys did a great job handling those large fish on the lite tackle. Thanks an see u next year!


Gulf Shores, Alabama
Went fishing on Sunday, August 7, 2016

Good time fishing was a little slow but we caught enough mackerel for diner capt clay was on point all of us had a blast

Fished August 2016

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Prairieville, Louisiana
Went fishing on Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fished July 2016

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