DarkNite Charters in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Guided by Richard Franklin

Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

6 Years of Experience

Captain Richard is the owner and sole operator of his charter business. He discovered his love for fishing at a young age and spent some time working on offshore fishing boats directly out of high school, he is back now, to doing what he enjoys most; hammering the inshore! Though by name it is a "business", it truly is his passion not only to fish, but to allow others the opportunity to do so as well. On every trip, Captain Richard strives to do everything he can to ensure his clients have an enjoyable trip, and get the full experience of what the Alabama coast has to offer.

DarkNite Charters Trips

Jump on the boat with Captain Richard for an afternoon of inshore fishing action. You'll target Speckled Trout, Redfish, Tripletail, Spanish Mackerel, and more in the various bays and lagoons that the Alabama Coast has to offer. Captain Richard specializes in both night and daytime fishing trips. Whether you are stepping on the boat as a first-time fisherman or you've been fishing for a lifetime, Captain Richard can cater your trip to fulfill your needs. You will be fishing a variety of locations around Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, AL. The amazing fishery that south Alabama has to offer allows you plenty of options for a day (or night) of fishing. Captain Richards's sweet ride is a 22 ft Blazer Bay center console, an absolute fishing machine, that was designed with the fisherman in mind. This boat has up-to-date electronics, a trolling motor, a power pole anchor system, plenty of seating, a Bluetooth radio, and a shady t-top that provides a break from the sun. Captain Richard will provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and fishing know-how to ensure you have a successful day out on the water. All he recommends you bring are your sunglasses, sunscreen, and any snacks or drinks you might need. Captain Richard will do the rest! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Gulf Shores

Afternoon Inshore Excitement

100% (7)
22 ft 1 - 3 People From $183 / person

Jump on the boat with Captain Richard for an night of fast paced action. You'll target Speckled Trout and Redfish under the numerous boat dock lights in the area. After dark, these lights are swarming with baitfish and shrimp, which brings hungry Speckled Trout and Redfish in looking for an easy meal. You will usually be fishing with live shrimp, but baitfish or artificial lures will be used when shrimp are in short supply. Captain Richards's sweet ride is a 22 ft Blazer Bay center console, an absolute fishing machine, that was designed with the fisherman in mind. This boat has up-to-date electronics, a trolling motor, a power pole anchor system, plenty of seating, a Bluetooth radio, and a shady t-top that provides a break from the sun. Captain Richard will provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and fishing know-how to ensure you have a successful day out on the water. All he recommends you bring are your sunglasses, sunscreen, and any snacks or drinks you might need. Captain Richard will do the rest! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Moonlit Reels: Night Fishing Trip

100% (7)
21 ft 1 - 4 People From $150 / person

Recent Reviews of DarkNite Charters

Ashley M.

Fishing

We had fun going out for a few hours. Captain Franklin was very knowledgeable.

Jacob T.

Fishing

Had a great time fishing in the dark. Richard worked hard to put us on the fish and it paid off with several trout and a big ol red. Already looking forward to the next one!

Sara

Fishing

This was absolutely an excellent trip. The captain was extremely patient and took time explaining things to my son and answering all of his questions. He was very helpful making sure that my son caught plenty of fish and had a great time.

Beth M.

Fishing

We are so glad that the weather cleared up so we could get our trip in. Everything was great and my son was thrilled with what he was able to catch. Thank you for the experience!

Sara T.

Fishing

The captain was very kind and extremely patient. He took extra time to explain everything to my son and helped him cast and get the fish into the boat. This fishing trip was my son’s favorite part of the vacation.

John B.

Fishing

Perfect Captain and boat for my 9 year old son and I. Captain Richard was super patient with my son, taught him how to work the bait, hold the fish, and put us on a great trout bite. Every question my son asked the Captain was ready with an answer, couldn’t have asked for better service. We will be repeat customers!

Michael R.

Fishing

Richard did a fantastic job with some very busy kids on board! He kept us on the fish and my children will never forget the experience! The Black drums were a blast and he even got us on a few sharks! Great time on the water! Highly recommend this Charter! Thanks Richard! Cheers!

Species

Black Drum, Florida Pompano, Flounder, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Tripletail

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Drift Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing

Types of Fishing

Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

East Canal Drive 100, Gulf Shores, AL 36542, United States | Bodies of water fished: Mobile Bay, Bon Secour Bay, Perdido Pass, Perdido Bay, Ono Island, Cotton Bayou

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