5 Reasons to Take Your Kids Fishing on Alabama's Beaches

The beach isn’t the only reason people flock to the Alabama Gulf Coast.

If you’re looking for the perfect family-friendly excursion, consider something that all ages can enjoy: Fishing is a major attraction, and it’s something you can do year-round.

Whether you charter a deep-sea fishing boat or you cruise around the back bays on a pontoon boat, there is no shortage of fishing holes on and around the Alabama beaches.

The only things you need are a rod and reel, bait, and an Alabama fishing license.

There are many benefits to taking your kids fishing on Alabama’s beaches:

1.) Fishing forms bonds. Family fun and working toward a common goal can bring a family closer together. Turn it into a learning experience by researching the local waters in advance at Let’s Go Gulf Coast Fishing.

2.) Fishing teaches patience. Good things come to those who wait, and when you are waiting for a bite you have to have patience.

3.) Fishing can provide dinner! Whether you’re fishing in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores or Fort Morgan, you’ll find numerous restaurants with chefs who will cook your catch. Browse our directory and call ahead to let the chef know you’ll be bringing in your fish.

4.) Fishing can be inexpensive. But visit the Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier and for just $9 a day you can have access to a concession area, retail for tackle and even learning centers about native fish, birds and wildlife. Rod and reel rentals are available at the pier, too, so if you don’t have your own gear, this creates a great opportunity to do some fishing.

5.) Fishing is FUN! No explanation required!

Do you have any advice from your family’s last fishing adventure in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach? Share your tips on taking kids fishing in the comment section below.

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