Dustin has been with Captain Ron’s Charters for the past 5 years.  But before he a Captain with Captain Ron’s, he was a customer!  He started his professional fishing career as deckhand working daily with Captain Ron on the 50’ “On Strike”, the flag ship of the fleet at the time.

Over the years, Dustin moved up to the rank of Mate on the “On Strike” and proved himself to be one of the most impressive new-comers to the industry.  In 2017, Dustin was once again promoted, this time to the rank of Captain after completing one of the country’s most intense Captain’s School.

It would be hard to find a charter boat captain with as much sea time fishing the waters between New Orleans, LA and Mobile, AL as you’ll find with Captain Ron.  At a very young age, Captain Ron began his career on the water working on family owned commercial fishing vessels and has owned and operated his own charter fishing vessels since 1996. 

Because of his love for the Gulf’s diverse fishery and his sincere desire to share the Gulf fishing experience with others, Captain Ron has become one of the top charter captains on the entire northern Gulf of Mexico.

At Captain Ron’s, your and your family’s safety is always paramount!  Our vessels go through a rigorous maintenance program and are fully maintained in a clean, comfortable, and safe manner so we can ensure you’ll have the best fishing experience to be found anywhere.

Mate Chris Ballard

Established 1989

Chris Ballard joined the crew earlier this season and is on the fast track to becoming one of the next star Captains! 

Chris may have just signed up with Captain Ron's Charters, but he is no rookie!  Chris was born and raised in Louisana, where he has spent numerous hours fishing offshore and is an execellent duck hunt guide. Whether it's in the engine room or galley, we are sure proud to have him as a crew member!


Captain Dustin McGill

Captain Ron Harmon