Posted by: Capt. Johnny Greene | May 16, 2016

Fishing is as good as it gets!

I have to admit that the 2016 fishing season has been one of the best seasons that I have ever been a part of in my 26-year fishing career. After last year’s El Nino event the constant 3 to 5 foot seas and 15 knot winds out of the West for almost the entire year I was about ready to retire.

However, the southeasterly spring winds, beautiful blue water, flying fish and yellowfin tuna has been an absolute delight to us all.

We have been catching Yellowfin on the kite, digging comma trolling and shopping and just about any other way you can imagine. The big Blackfin tuna have really been biting good as well. Just passed overnight trip we did have four wives what the biggest one being a Whopper at over 60 pounds.

The next best part of the year has been the triggerfish catch. We have done very well with the big triggers all season and it has made a great fishing trip even better. There is nothing like fresh Triggerfish to eat.

The overnight trips have made for some of the best amberjack fishing we’ve seen in years. It has been fun, quick and easy. But, on the day trips the jacks have been a little slow for us but it gives you plenty of reason to go enjoy an overnight Charter.

With this year’s upcoming red snapper season for the charter boats running from June 1 until July 16th has made the phones ring and the advanced bookings an absolute must to enjoy some spectacular fishing.  We don’t have any openings left for the season but we have had some people express interest in the offshore multi-day trips so they have moved and this make for a few openings.

The half day trips are starting to wind down for the spring but the fishing has been really good to this point and see no reason it won’t continue. 

We have been working hard this year with a new crew of guys that are working hard to show you a good time.  Jason brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with him as form coast guard officer and game warden.  JT has been a mate for a good while on other boats and has fished for years.  He is young polite and quite spoken but his actions speak volumes.

Make sure to keep an eye on Facebook for all the information and the current fish reports. The store link on our website is new and has some cool stuff on there too.

Posted by: Capt. Johnny Greene | March 17, 2016

Fishing trip March 16, 2016

On this fishing trip we had Brian and his family from Mississippi on the boat.  They were down in the Gulf Shores and orange Beach area for spring break.  We had a great trip with some really nice weather and the fish were biting.  I must admit they were some really good fishermen on the boat with of most respectful kids we have fished with in a long time.  Thank you for this opportunity to fish with you we look forward to the next trip when hopefully Granddad and the other brothers can make it!

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Doing a great job with the spinning tackle!

Doing a great job with the spinning tackle!


This is what fishing is suppose to be with family!

This is what fishing is suppose to be with family!

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Great day on the Intimidator

Great day on the Intimidator



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Posted by: Capt. Johnny Greene | March 17, 2016

Interesting video about Octopus

I thought this was a cool video about the Octopus.  I have seen several around my area but nothing like these guys.  Pretty cool!


Click the link to see more



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Posted by: Capt. Johnny Greene | March 6, 2016

Haul out 2016, why does it matter to you?

We are almost done with our annual haul out and we are ready for what is shaping up to be a busy fishing season. A haul out is a where we actually take the charter boat Intimidator out of the water for scheduled maintenence and any necessary repairs.

This is not exactly the most fun time in the world for a captain and crew but everyone knows as soon as we are done with the work at Dog River Marina, the sooner we can get back to deep sea fishing.  We are lucky to have a good facility close by that can help us with any necessary issues that should arise.

Once the boat is out of the water the bottom is soda blasted to remove all the slime, barnacles and anything else that doesn’t need to be there.  Soda blasting is a process similar to sanding the bottom with 60 grit sandpaper.  It uses a high pressure sprayer that shoots a combination water and soda at the same time and does a great job.


Intimidator Fishing Charters

Once the bottom is clean then we compound and wax the hull sides with a 3M rubbing compound, then we come back and hand wax with a 3M cleaner wax to help protect the paint.  We will normally put 3 coats of wax on the boat after that and so far the Rejex wax made by Corrision X company.

I have two through hulls that are going to be replaced, one for the watermaker, and one for an underwater light.  I have to admit I haven’t had much luck at all with Aqualights underwater lights but we are going to try yet again.

After all that is done it takes 5 gallons of MarPro ablative marine bottom paint, new zincs we will be done!

Now, hauling a 90,000 charter boat out of the water is not something that every charter business does every year but we are going to make sure everything is in top notch shape for the coming fishing season.  This is not cheap as you can imigaine in fact it may even seem insignificant to some anglers but their is no way to put a price on piece of mind for me.  It is yet another way to make sure there are no issues on the day when your fishing trip is here.

Just remember that the crew you meet on the day of you charter fishing trip are the same guys that have spent countless hours of working on the boat over the winter to make sure everything is done right.  No one bought a boat for us or handed over the keys to us, we earn it everyday.  When it comes time to choose a charter, think about that.

Capt Johnny Greene
Owner / Operator Charterboat Intimidator

Posted by: Capt. Johnny Greene | February 15, 2016

What is a Full day trip to you?

Most people work from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday and the typical traditional workday is around eight hours.  When it comes to a charter fishing trip there a couple of things to keep in mind. Along the Orange Beach and Gulf Shores area of the Alabama Gulf Coast an 8 hour charter it’s kind of awkward trip.


Deep Sea Fishing on the Intimidator is always a lot of fun and the fishing is good too!

Our full days are considered 10 or 12 hour trips.  These trips will allow us plenty of time to get offshore and time to fish, and have plenty of time to fish when we get there. These trips will allow us time to fish for species like red snapper, grouper, scamp, amberjack as well as trolling for king mackerel and maybe a wahoo.

On the traditional 6-hour or half day trips, the fishing grounds extends out to about 20 miles. and is made up both man-made artificial reefs and natural bottom features as well.

So the part of it I struggle with the most is do, I just stay in a six-hour ground an extra 2 hours or try to make it to the 10 hour grounds with very limited fishing time.  So the answer is we will do the best we can with the time given.  So days its one or the other and often times its somewhere inbetween.  Then when you look at it holistically we can’t rune but 12 hour out of 24 and according to USCG without having to have 2 captains and crew.  that just leaves to half days or 1 full day to make the most of the given fish days in a year.  So what does this tell you?  Probably, that I’m to honest to be a rich guy.

Give me a call we can talk about it some more. or fill out the contact form below.

Capt. Johnny Greene



Posted by: Capt. Johnny Greene | January 18, 2016

The 2016 Fishing season is here

The triggerfish are big and hungry this year!

Well after a long sloppy season that El Nino brought to us in 2015 and I have to admit that I am ready for this year to get kicked off.  We have had a short winter in Orange Beach as we have been fishing pretty steady this winter.  The weather this winter has been extremely mild and warm.  I expect this coming season to be a lot calmer and more  of a typical summer along the Alabama Gulf Coast.

We are currently  have been busy working on rods, reels, and tackle not to mention getting ready to haul the Intimidator Charter boat out of the water for a few days to check the bottom side and make sure everything is ship shape and ready to go.  We shouldn’t be out of the water long as it looks to be about a week long affair for us this year.

The coming season promises to be a good one as things are booking on up for us. In fact our first trip of the year is coming up this weekend and we are extremely ready to get after them big ones!  We have booked a lot of spring break tips and the regular customers have their dates ready as well.  Don’t fret we still have dates available for you too.  The early spring overnighters should be a lot of fun with wahoo and Tuna fish with the warm water temperatures.

At this time, Amberjack and triggerfish are open but I would book my trip as early as I can as they may close soon than the projected dates of May 31.  Red Snapper is still on target to open June 1 and will be a good season as always.

We are ready to go so get with us soon before the dates you are are gone.

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Posted by: Capt. Johnny Greene | April 24, 2015

April fishing has been wonderful, despite the rain

April Fishing at its best!

April fishing has been right on target for all the lucky anglers.  We have had some wonderful trips this year with the cool spring.  The Cobia fishing has been really good until the last week or so of rain but it will just get better as the rainwater dissipates and the sun comes back out.  We are fishing and Cobia will be around for another month or so as the make their annual spring migratory run.  What kind of price do you put on this type of trip with your daughter?  It’s priceless in my book!

Allen caught a big 86 pound Cobia in April on the charter boat intimidator with his daughter.

Allen caught a big 86 pound Cobia in April on the charter boat Intimidator with his daughter.

Give us a call today to book you next fishing adventure on the charter boat Intimidator.
Capt Johnny Greene

Posted by: Capt. Johnny Greene | February 15, 2015

Spring Break fishing trips 2015

The 2015 Spring Break season is here and fishing has been really good. So far we have had a mild winter with some really beautiful days which is giving everyone the itch to go fishing, including us.


A great way to spend spring break is in the local Orange Beach and Gulf Shores area have became popular destinations over the last 10 years or so and with a mild winter this year, you can’t help but think spring is going to be really good

The most popular trip in our area during Spring Break are the half day and the full day trips.

Half day trips offer a good basic introduction to deep sea fishing in a manner that engages everyone fishing at one time. There are many different types of fish that you can catch and keep even though some of them are out of season during this time of year


The other option for fishing this time of year is a full day charter. Typically the full day trip his photos anglers that are a little more experienced or are hoping to catch something big like an amberjack scamp or even a shark but the women and kids have reallt gotten into this trip due to the diversity and opportunities to catch many different types of fish


We still have some dates available  and hope that you will join us this year and come have a great time with us!

By Capt. Johnny Greene

Posted by: Capt. Johnny Greene | October 11, 2014

Monster Amberjack caught off Orange Beach

October 4, 2014

Orange Beach, Al. – On a full day charter, this past week we caught a large amberjack while bottom fishing. 


Tonya McLemore caught this fish on a Penn 113h (4/0) reel with 60 pound line.  She was fishing on the bottom for scamp and grouper when the big fish hit. After about 20 minutes she finally managed to bring him to the surface and every one cheered while snapping some pictures.  We quickly pulled the fish over in the boat to get the hook out as it was hooked well in the upper corner of the mouth. 

To help release the fish, we hooked up the seaquilizer and started lowering him back down, after about 30 feet he started shaking his head and after a 100 feet he was released to fight another day.

This is one of the biggest jacks we’ve caught in a while and it was nice to see him released.  Properly releaseing a bottom-fish takes some effort but it is worth it in the long run.

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Capt Johnny Greene

Posted by: Capt. Johnny Greene | August 5, 2014

Fishing report for October

As the summer vacation season is now over we move into the transition to fall break and our traditional offshore overnight trips.

The overnight trips is what has made and maintained a steady
repeat clientele for us over the years. These trips have always been the very best that we have to offer and encompass bottom fishing, offshore tuna fishing and perhaps some deep drop fishing.

The fall time has to be my most favorite time of year to fish. The dog days of Summer have warmed the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and it will stay warm all the way into December, even as the air temperature starts to cool off making ideal conditions for the savvy angler.

Yellowfin and black tuna are a major draw for this time of year. But wahoo , scamp and grouper have become just as much of a fan favorite on the longer trips. As with most groups everyone wants to share of quote “reel – time” and that’s just what you’ll do a longer trip


Make your plans now to get out fishing as winter is drawing closer by the minute. You will not be disappointed and the results of one of these trips, I promise.

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Captain Johnny Greene


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