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
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Russell’s Coastal Fishing

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Appropriate for children
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Catch intended fish
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Crystal H.
Kentland, IN
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Afternoon Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore PM on March 21, 2021
We would absolutely recommend! Our 13 year old was nervous about it, but the captain was wonderful with her and helped her...
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Jeremy A.
Thompson's Station, TN
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Smashed a variety out there today!

VERIFIED   NEW  Special 6 hour trip for Jeremy Ary on March 19, 2021
Man, what a variety my dad and I caught today! Redfish, drum, a beautiful speckled trout, sheepshead, stingray, whiting, red...
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Nathan S.
Weatherby Lake, MO
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6 hour trip with Captain Russell

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on March 30, 2021
Captain Russell contacted me minutes within booking and assessed our wants and needs. The marina was easy to find. The boat...
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Michael C.
Clarksville, AR
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Captain Russell is the man

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore AM on June 25, 2020
Or should I say the shark whisperer. What a morning on the water. We caught several cobia, king and Spanish mackerel, and blue...
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Jeff R.
Concord, GA
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Great!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore PM on April 9, 2021
Great captain! Very knowledgeable, very helpful, helped our 11 year old with everything. Went out of his way to make the trip...
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