Get Out, Enjoy Life: Accessible Fishing Charters at Orange Beach, Alabama. Welcome All Anglers!

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Distraction Charters: Accessible Fishing

 “Let’s go fishing,” says Captain Troy Frady of the “Distraction” charter boat based at Orange Beach Marina inOrange BeachAlabama. “We take fishermen who use wheelchairs out in theGulf of Mexicoall year long to catch snapper, grouper, triggerfish, vermilion snapper, mackerel and sharks. An angler in a wheelchair isn’t different from any other angler, other than he has to fish sitting-down rather than fish standing-up. We’ve been taking anglers with disabilities fishing for 14 years. We work with our anglers to get them on and off the boat. Many of them have some types of sport chairs and/or electric scooters. Once we get these anglers and their chairs on-board, we lock-down the chairs to keep them from sliding or rolling on the deck, and then we go fishing.”

Frady continues, “A few years ago, we had a young lady who was a competitor in wheelchair basketball in the Paralympics in China. She caught a 27-pound red snapper on our back deck. She fought that fish hard, and she didn’t give-up, until she brought the snapper up to the surface and on-board the boat. She also caught a nice king mackerel that day.”

Get Out, Enjoy Life on the Gulf of Mexico with Captain Frady!

This past week, Frady reports catching three red snapper that have weighed over 20-pounds each, along with hundreds of other fish of various species. Frady says, “So y’all come-on down and fish with us. We can accommodate all anglers, and we’ll prove that you can catch as many, if not more, fish from a wheelchair as you can from a standing position.”

To fish with captain Troy Frady, call him at (251) 975-8111, or visit his website at You can view photos of what Frady’s been catching at

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