Your Guide to Alabama Gulf Coast Fishing

We’ve compiled a list of resources for all the information you’ll need to plan the fishing trip of the century in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

You’ve been dreaming of the fight between you and a 40-pound gag grouper all winter long. From the fight to the dinner table, it all begins with a well-planned fishing trip and an arsenal of information.

Charter Fishing Captains

General Fishing Information

For general fishing information, including fishing seasons and regulations, visit the Fishing page on our website. You’ll find the latest recreational fishing season information for the Gulf of Mexico.

If you’re looking for an Orange Beach charter fishing trip or a Gulf Shores charter, browse our directory of charters. Here you’ll find more than 100 experienced charter captains ready to transport you to their top spots for hot fishing. Just don’t ask for the coordinates, because it’s not likely these seasoned captains will tell their secrets!

To stay up to date on the latest fishing conditions and get tips and tricks for fishing the back bays and the Gulf, refer to the What’s Biting blog. Seasoned anglers share the personal experiences and tips they’ve learned after years of fishing the Alabama Gulf Coast waters. The variety of topics covers everything from equipment maintenance to what’s biting during different months of the year.

If you’re considering a Gulf Shores or Orange Beach boat rental, we’ve got that information, too. Browse for pontoon rentals or center console rentals. The type of fishing you plan to do may help you decide which type of vessel to rent.

Boat Rental

When you arrange a boat rental, your vessel will be waiting in the water for you. But if you bring your own boat, you’ll want to peruse this list of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach boat launches prior to your trip. Eleven public boat launches are available throughout the beach. Check the marina directory for spots to refuel during your vacation.

A boat isn’t the only way to reel in dinner at the beach. The Gulf State Park pier serves thousands of anglers year round. With 2,448 feet of fishing space, the pier is the second longest on the Gulf of Mexico and Alabama’s only public pier on the Gulf. You can pick up a fishing license at the pier, as well as bait and tackle and even equipment rentals.

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