Gulf Shores Fishing On The Intimidator
The Intimidator is one of the flagships in the Orange Beach fishing fleet. It is fully air conditioned with two private bathrooms. It is truly hard to express how big this boat is until you have been on-board.-- Photo by Captain Troy Frady
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With Capt Johnny Greene
We are the premiere deep sea charter fishing service along the Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. Accept my invitation to come fish with us on a private charter trip. We have been in business along the Alabama Gulf Coast for over 20 years and proudly offer you a big, safe, clean, well maintained 65' sport fisher built for the discriminating angler, who simply expects the very best in a charter-fishing experience.
We operate year round with a professional, courteous crew who are extremely diverse in many different aspects within the business. This allows us to offer you many angling opportunities with different types of trips to choose from.
We offer adventures ranging from half day, full day and overnight trips targeting a wide variety of species like Snappers, Groupers, Amberjacks Sharks and other game fish such as Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin, Cobia and Mackerel.
We are family owned and operated and have run thousands of charters with many satisfied customers many of whom fish with us from year to year. However, we look forward to the opportunity to having a relaxing fun-filled day with family and friends on the back deck of one really big boat, smiling and having fun.
Our pledge to you is simple and straightforward...
The kids are really what its a bout! Even though we run trips looking for big fish, this what we need to remember!.-- Photo by Captain Johnny Greene
It is really important for us to make sure you have a good experience while on the water, as our reputation depends on it. We have a long history of professionalism that is mixed in with some good old fashioned southern hospitality, that you will enjoy. Let us prove to you that no one will work harder in a "G" rated, faith-based atmosphere than us. I will make every attempt to keep this booking process simple, the fishing fun, yet as entertaining and educational possible while we do our part to be good stewards of the sea.
My crew of deckhands are clean cut, professional young men with captains licenses or they are working towards it. We are kid friendly and do not swear or cuss in front of people. Tyler and crew are humble guys with their pants pulled up, shirt tails tucked in but more importantly they truly love to fish and it really does show. So, you don't have worry about a thing with your clients, family or friends on board as we have take all the worry out of it.
Bottom Fishing Trips
6 hour or the half day is a popular type of trip taken by families on vacation in the local area. These excursions are very productive adventures and have always been popular with the kids. Most every person that has fished offshore has started on some type of bottom-fishing trip. We generally always leave the dock no later than 6 am (or 12:30 pm on the afternoon half day) and will head out anywhere from 10 to 50 miles depending on the length of the trip.
As we arrive offshore, I will stop the boat over one of thousands of artificial reefs. Then, everyone grabs a fishing pole and will slowly drop their line down toward the bottom with pieces of cut squid, mackerel or maybe live bait. When you feel the bite simply pull back on the rod and begin reeling it in! From kids to seniors everyone loves reeling in a fish!
This is an excellent way to get the family involved in the outdoors as the whole family can fish at one time and multiple hook-ups are common! Now keep in mind that more time you can give me, the bigger the fish generally get!
Overnighters, Big Game Fishing, Blue Water Fishing, Oil Rig Trips
If you are more of a seasoned saltwater angler and looking for a little more than a half day trip then these trips are for you. One might think that is just for the serious die-hard fishermen but, you would be surprised at the number of kids and and women who participate and absolutely love these trips!
An over night excursion is one of the most premiere offshore adventure that we offer and provides the ultimate in digital fasting...you know getting away from the phone, facebook, twitter, etc. We fish all the deep water rigs which range from 60 to 150 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico. We will break up the ride along the way, to chase a variety of bottom-fish species as we ride out the tuna grounds. We always troll offshore with the wire line reels for a Wahoo or other pelagic species on the way out. We limit the number of people to only 10 or less to make sure you are comfortable and have lots of room to spread out and not feel cramped.
We target species like Yellow-fin and Black-fin Tuna, Skip jack Tuna, Big Eye Tuna, Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo and many times often see big Sharks. We are usually arrive to deepwater rigs just before sundown or just after dark, and we may start trolling at that time. But we have lots of secrets such as trolling with ballyhoo, flying the kite, live baiting, chunking or jigging to help us get the bite. There are lots of options with this much time, so we can adjust to the bite as things or conditions change on the spot where shorter trips can not.
We can also deep drop which is a form of dropping down in 500-1000 feet water to catch species of fish like Yellow edge Grouper, Tile Fish or Scorpion Fish. This is not as easy as it seems and requires a lot patience and specialized electric reels and tackle which we keep on the boat just for this very purpose. Not every day is it possible to do this but typically if the big game fishing is working out for whatever reason this is a great fall back.
Location, Location, Location!
The boat is proudly booked at the exclusive Orange Beach Marina which is one of the nicest marine yacht basins along the Gulf Coast. This modern facility also offers fine dining with Fishers Restaurants, transient yacht slips and home to some of the finest craftsmen in the marine industry at Saunders Yachtworks. Also located on premises is Blue Reef Water Sports for those who areinterested in Para-sailing and jet skis. (Directions to the marina click here.)
Private trips only.. What does that mean?
Quite simply it will be just you and your party on the boat and we do not add other people to your trip. So if you are looking for"walk-on or split party trips" you will need to look elsewhere.
Ok how do I book a trip!
All you need to do now is use our online Reservation Request Form. Once you have completed the form comes directly to my inbox even if I am offshore. Trust me, I will make every attempt to reply as quickly as possible even if its from my offshore email or satellite phone. My satellite phone will generally show up on your caller ID as an "Unknown Caller" but its just me trying to call. You are always welcome to call or text me on my cell phone 251-747-2872. I check my messages frequently and promise to call you back or answer you with availability as this is the only source of income for me and my crew.
Author Capt. Johnny Greene