One of the highlights of our Gulf Shores trip was our Inshore fishing trip with Reel Surprise Charters. Our captain was Ralph Young with his boat Fishin’ Dixie.
Ralph was amazing. He was so knowledgable about the area and about fishing in general. We learned what fishing poles we were to use with each fish we were trying to catch. He explained to us why we were fishing in each area and where the fish would be.
As you can see, we fished with live bait (shrimp). By the end of the trip, the kids were putting the bait on their hooks themselves.
He taught us how to hold poles and what to do when we got a bite. My biggest fear was that we weren’t going to catch anything, but Capt. Ralph wasn’t having any of that. When the morning started off slow, he moved us from place to place till we got on the fish!
Now, a lot of what we caught was too small. We did catch about 5 fish that were big enough to keep!
Ralph impressed me when he noticed I had a motion sickness patch on and told me to let him know if any of the places were making me seasick and that he’d move us. I didn’t have an issue but was really impressed by his caring and understanding.
Everybody has such an amazing time. The other really amazing part is that they clean and filet your fish for you.
He told us which fish to grill and which fish to fry. We took his advice and all the fish were delicious.
If you are looking for a fishing trip in Gulf Shores, I can only recommend Reel Surprise Charters. Our inshore fishing trip was amazing, and we all had fun. We’ve been home about 2 weeks now and my kids are still talking about the fishing trip! Now, when you go to their site, it’s easy to navigate. You can pick which kind of fishing trip you are looking for and which boat you want. You can also pick the date (so you can see if the boat you want has the date you want available). It is so easy to book!
Reel Surprise Charters was quite a catch!