THREE JAX CREW
Welcome aboard Three Jax Charters! My name is Captain Blake Michaleski and I want to personally invite you to join me to explore the amazing Orange Beach and Gulf Shores Alabama nearshore and offshore fishery!
I am a U.S.C.G. certified captain with more than 20 years’ experience fishing South Alabama. My life-long love of fishing was cultivated growing up in South Louisiana. From the bayous and backwaters of the Atchafalaya Basin and Amite River Basin to the brackish waters of Grand Isle, fishing became my life and nearly an obsession. Upon graduating high school, I figured that the best way to fish successfully was to understand the weather. While pursuing and completing a Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology from the University of South Alabama, I fished almost exclusively in saltwater, where my studies often gave me an unfair advantage. I was fascinated at how much weather patterns – even subtle changes – could impact fishing success.
After spending several years generating oil recovery maps and weather contingency plans as a member of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response Situation Unit, I decided to return to my roots in the recreational fishing industry. Working at the famed J&M Tackle in Orange Beach, AL for several seasons, I fished with top-tier local bluewater anglers, captains, and boat owners.
Fishing with some of the area’s legendary and most successful captains and crews exposed me to a nearly limitless library of tactics and strategies to chase every species that South Alabama has to offer, including bottom fishing, bluewater trolling, tournament fishing and some of the more obscure fishing methods such as kite fishing.
I’m also no stranger to the inshore and “skinny water” fishery of South Alabama. I am a light tackle fanatic and an avid fly fisherman and enjoy fishing our coastal beaches and marshes since moving to South Alabama. The bottom line is that I am ready to customize an angling experience that caters to your desires and talent level, whether you want to wade for a bull Redfish in a foot of water, tug on a grouper on a wreck, pitch a live bait to a tailing Sailfish or slug it out in 2,000 feet of water with a huge Swordfish!
We at Three Jax Charters provide concierge-level fishing experiences and we cater to out-of-town clientele by providing a complete package including customer pick-up at their hotel or nearest access point and fishing the surrounding area to maximize the customer’s “time on the water.”
Please take a moment and take a look at our photos and fishing reports. I look forward to fishing with you!
Liam Mitchell has been fishing the Gulf of Mexico in one form or manner for the previous 5 years racking up 100’s of hours on the water from New England to the freash waters of the central US. Liam is in his first full time season (2021) fishing and then back to college where he will continue his studies and deck hand on the weekends. Liam is perusing his Captains License to ensure Three Jax Charters has flexibility for those overnight trips in the future. Good Luck Liam.