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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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(284 reviews)
Orange Beach
trips from $600

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 284 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (531)
Fantastic fishing excursion
4 hr AM Nearshore....Great morning of fishing.
4 hr AM Nearshore....Great morning of fishing.
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Jason K.
Plano, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Epic Birthday Trip with Captain Ritchie!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on August 1, 2023
We took our brother in law out for his 40th birthday, and he wanted to go for something really cool. After getting enough mackerel...
Jason K. recommends Russell’s Coastal Fishing
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Brian F.
Memphis, TN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Amazing Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore AM on June 4, 2023
Captain Ritchie was great! He made us feel very welcome on his boat.  He really took time to make sure we were able to catch...
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Michael S.
Pensacola, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4hr PM Inshore/Nearshore trip with Captain Ritchie

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore PM on May 31, 2023
This was the first time that my fiancé and I had ever fished in the ocean. We couldn’t have chosen a better charter! Captain...
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Mark F.
Anderson, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Captain Ritchie

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore AM on May 16, 2023
Had a blast with Captain Ritchie! Great guy that makes sure having fun is the highest priority, the fish are just a bonus!...
Mark F. recommends Russell’s Coastal Fishing
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Austin J.
Butterfield, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4hr morning trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore AM on August 16, 2023
I would highly recommend Captain Ritchie. He made my 3 boys and I feel very safe and comfortable. We all caught a lot of fish...
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