Look to the pier or an inshore charter for fall fishing fun
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
Fall is a beautiful time of year for a visit to the Alabama Gulf Coast. The air feels crisper, the sky looks bluer and the days are still warm. It’s also a good time for fishing on the coast.
The cooler temperatures of fall bring out the best of Gulf State Park pier fishing. Try your hand at catching saltwater favorites such as king mackerel, bull redfish and Spanish mackerel in the deep water at the end of the pier. In the shallower water near the shore, you may find pompano, whiting, flounder and speckled trout.
Check with local tackle shops for the best bait. Catching your own bait can be fun. Grab the tackle you would use for bass fishing and bring in just as many fish as the anglers using the heavy tackle. Again, local tackle shops can point you in the right direction for spool size and proper line strength.