Captain
Richard Russell

Member since September 2016

Orange Beach, United States

Background
Captain Ritchie (a.k.a. “The Shark Whisperer”) is a veteran fisherman who has been serving the Gulf Coast with his fishing guide skills for over 30 years.  He provides fish cleaning for free and provides great customer service to all his clients. A native of Alabama's Gulf Coast, he has fished all of his life and specializes in catching Sharks, as well as many other species.
Techniques
Inshore/Nearshore fishing, shark fishing specialty but enjoy all kinds of fishing

Hey, I'm Captain Richard Russell

Orange Beach, United States
Background
Captain Ritchie (a.k.a. “The Shark Whisperer”) is a veteran fisherman who has been serving the Gulf Coast with his fishing guide skills for over 30 years.  He provides fish cleaning for free and provides great customer service to all his clients. A native of Alabama's Gulf Coast, he has fished all of his life and specializes in catching Sharks, as well as many other species.
Techniques
Inshore/Nearshore fishing, shark fishing specialty but enjoy all kinds of fishing
Angler's Choice
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My Charter Listings

 
Orange Beach
trips from
US$ 400

Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 stars from 11 reviews

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Tupelo, ms
Went fishing on Thursday, March 15, 2018

We booked a PM trip since the morning temperatures were so cool.  The fishing was slow in the beginning.  Towards the end of our 4 hours, the fish started biting better.  Capt Ritchie stayed past our booked time to allow us to catch more fish. Capt Ritchie told us up front he would try to give us the best experience he could, and he delivered.  We had a great experience and would definitely use Capt Ritchie for future trips.

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Richard Russell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 19, 2018

Thanks for the nice compliment Casey! I enjoyed you and Grant on the Miss Caymen with me. Hope I see you both again in the future ! Sincerely your Capt Ritchie


Mobile, al
Went fishing on Monday, March 12, 2018

Richie was awesome! Very kind and good with young kids. He was interactive and kept it entertaining even on a slow and cold day. Would highly recommend.

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Richard Russell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Thanks Conner , Logan, , Emma , Luke and my other two crew members for going fishing with me as well! You guys were very enjoyable to have even if the fishing was slower than expected and the weather was very chilly! I appreciate you all and hope to see you again on a warmer day and we will catch even more fish than before


Lithia Springs, Georgia
Went fishing on Saturday, March 3, 2018

We did a 4-hour AM trip to start off the weekend. We rode out to where the fish were and immediately began loading the cooler with Sheephead and Reds! Also hooked a few rays, one of which was huge. Thanks to Captain Russell for a great time. We took a loaded cooler home and hosted a fish fry for dinner. He even took a lot of pics along the way for us to remember the trip by. Fish with Russell and you’ll have a good time!

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
Went fishing on Friday, July 21, 2017

Captain Russell put is on the fish immediately. A good time was had by everyone!

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Richard Russell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Thank you for the kind words! Enjoyed y’all too! Thanks for fishing with me!
Capt Ritchie

Mobile, Alabama
Went fishing on Sunday, July 16, 2017

Capt Richie took us out today to catch fish and we did. Had a good time. He put us on the fish and he was great with the kids.

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Richard Russell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 17, 2017

Thank you for the kind words! I appreciate it!
Capt Ritchie


Mobile, Alabama
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

We had a great time this morning. We caught several nice redfish. We then caught a lot of Spanish Mackerel. My daughter caught a small shark. It was a fish on all morning. Thanks Capt Rich.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Went fishing on Saturday, June 17, 2017

Very friendly Captain who worked very hard to get us fish. Cleaned them for free. Good trip.

Fished June 2017

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Richard Russell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 18, 2017

Enjoyed taking you fishing! Thank you for choosing Russell’s Coastal Fishing!

United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

It was a great morning on the water, arms are tired from reeling in all the fish.  Absolutely recommend a trip with Capt Ritchie.

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Richard Russell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words! Had a great time too! My pleasure to put you on the fish!

United States
Went fishing on Saturday, March 18, 2017

Overall great experience! Took us right to the fish, and we caught lots

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Richard Russell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 30, 2017

We are glad you had a great time! Appreciate the kind words!

Spring, Texas
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

We had a great time out fishing. Capt Ritchie was great esp with our boys.

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Richard Russell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 30, 2017

I had a great time with you and your family!  Thank you so much for the kind words!

Cedar Falls, Iowa
Went fishing on Monday, March 13, 2017

My 7 year old son and I booked a 4 hour morning fishing trip with Capt. Russell.  His son Jamie came along who is also a fishing captain.  They both exceeded our expectations.  The boat was in great condition and was extremely clean.  Both of them were beyond friendly and great with my son.  The only thing that didn’t cooperate was the weather.  It was cold and rainy and we ended up having to come in early because my son was freezing!  Even though we had to cut our trip off after just 2 hours, we had a fantastic experience and caught a dozen big fish!  I would highly recommend booking a trip with Russell Coastal Fishing.

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Richard Russell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 19, 2017

We really enjoyed taking you and your son fishing!  We strive to make everyone’s fishing adventure a memorable one!  Thank you so much for the kind words!