Bama Bandit Sportfishing in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Guided by Shawn Slattery


About Your Guide

36 Years of Experience
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Captain Shawn has over 35 successful years of experience as a professional fisherman. He has fished all over the United States and most recently captained a 40' Bertram out of Kona Hawaii. (You can see his old boat featured as the backdrop on our checkout page!). Captain Shawn has returned to Gulf Shores to get back to his roots, and now, the fish have no place to hide! Fishing everyday is any fisherman’s dream, come fish with him and you’ll have memories for a lifetime!

Bama Bandit Sportfishing Trips

If you're looking for a fantastic way to enjoy the summer down in Gulf Shores, AL, then you're in the right place! Captain Shawn is a real pro, and has fished professionally all over the world, including a legendary run on the Kona Cowboy out of Kona, Hawaii! The shallow inshore water here in Gulf Shores provides perfect habitat for several popular sportfish species, especially the "Big Three" of Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. There are also plenty of chances to hook Sheepshead, which share the same habitat. Whether you're a beginner or an old hand, hooking big time Redfish and Trout off the flats is absolutely thrilling, and Captain Shawn has plenty of tips and tricks to improve your fishing and put you in a position for success. You'll be fishing aboard his 25' Shearwater center console. She's perfect for this kind of trip, and she's powered by a powerful Mercury 300-HP outboard, so you can spend less time cruising and more time fishing. The boat is equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, live bait well, and an icebox for your keepers. When you come aboard with Captain Shawn, you'll be provided all the tackle and bait that you need. All you need to bring is food, drinks (no glass please), sunscreen, sunglasses, and a cooler for your catch. Fish cleaning is also available, so you can take home a delicious dinner! You can catch the Dauphin Island-Fort Morgan ferry every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Please visit for the daily schedule and pricing. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Bon Secour

Gulf Shores Inshore Slammin'

89% (9)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $125 / person

Recent Reviews of Bama Bandit Sportfishing


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The guy just didn’t know what he was doing. I learned a lesson. Don’t book online. It is best to know your guide. I fished with a guide for over 20 years and was sorry to see him retire. Now I’m ready sorry.


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Great afternoon fishing trip with Shawn!


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We Loved Captain Shawn! He was patient, helpful and very engaging. If the fish weren’t biting in one spot he’d move to another. We caught a variety of species and was knowledgeable about every one we caught . He realized how excited I was to see the dolphins so he got them to jump in our waves from the boat. Every time we saw them he was sure to try to get them to interact with us. His boat was very nice and clean, you could tell he loved his boat. IT WAS AWESOME! We plan on a second trip with him to do offshore fishing next. We enjoyed his inshore trip and hospitality! HIGHLY RECOMMEND! One more thing… although we didn’t bring our 10 year old son I definitely would not hesitate to take him out on a Captain Shawn’s boat! He’s a family man, I could tell he would do great with younger passengers as well.


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We went on a charter with shawn today and it was great. We had fun and caught a bunch of fish. He also taught us a bunch of different things about fishing. Overall this was a great trip and I would recommend it.


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Capt Shawn very knowledgeable. We caught a variety of species of fish. We had a great time and would go again. FYI no Cheeto or spray sunscreens on a fiberglass boat because it will stain. 😎


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Great trip! Shawn put us on the fish. In addition, his knowledge and personality make him a perfect fishing guide. Will definitely use him again.


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First charter I have ever been on and was amazing! Shawn had us hooked up to fish in under 5 minutes and was super easy to talk to the entire time! Definitely will be looking for Shawn again next time we visit.


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Capt. Shawn took our group of 4 Inland Fishing June 13th, 2023. He knows the area well, has a nice boat and provides Top of the Line Gear. Our 4 Hour trip went by way to fast as we all had a great time. The region we fished received hard rain the night before, so the Fishing started slow but picked up mid-morning and he put us on Redfish and Trout. I recommend and will definitely book another fishing charter with Capt. Shawn our next trip to the Gulf Shores area. Capt. Shawn guides both Offshore and Inland. Our next trip will be the 6 Hour Off Shore charter for Red Snapper.


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10/10 experience with Captain Shawn!!! He was so patient and knowledgeable! When putting on a new hook from our snag, he taught my 10 year old nephew a new fishing knot! He put us right in the fish and took us to a hot dolphin spot to see them in the wild! We had a FANTASTIC time!


Black Drum, Florida Pompano, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout


Light Tackle Fishing

Types of Fishing


Start Location

5822 Heritage Circle, Bon Secour, Alabama 36511, USA

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