Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Fishing and Charters

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

The great fish breaks the surface of Alabama's beach water. Crystal droplets hang suspended in the sunlight between the sky and the Gulf. The tail dance of an Atlantic sailfish, rising out of the deep, skittering across the turquoise waters is a thrill no angler can forget when fishing in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach.

Red Snapper season opens June 1, 2018.
Seasonal dates differ for the recreational fisherman using a non-commercial, privately-owned boat verses the recreational fishermen who charters a boat or hops aboard a "party/head boat."

Seasonal Dates:
Privately owned boats: June 1 through September 2. Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. Additional days include holiday times for July 2-5 and September 3. 

Charter boats: June 1-July 21. Charter boats may fish for red snapper any day of the week.

Private Boats Must Report Landings of Red Snapper
All private boats are required to report their landings of red snapper. Visit the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ website to report your catch, or download the app for Android and Apple.


 

Fishing Made Easy

Going after sailfish is only one of the angling thrills that await you on your visit to Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. From bluewater fishing to cruising the back bays for snapper, the angling possibilities are endless.

Fishing is part of life in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. That’s why we make it easy. Our downloadable fishing brochure will give you all the details and tips for planning your fishing excursion to the Alabama Gulf Coast. Rated as one of the ultimate fishing towns in America, Orange Beach and its companion city, Gulf Shores, offers a fishing experience for every type of angler.
 
 



   
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Fairwater II Charters
26619 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Fairwater II Charters offers fun and fishing for your family. We are a family run business that’s been fishing out of Orange Beach for the past 35 years. Private charters available. Let us customize your private fishing experience. A private charter not quite what you were looking for? That's okay. We also offer walk-ons. Come join in on a group at a per-person rate and let us take you fishing. Yes, we have something for everyone. Visit our website or give us a call today. More Info More Info
Fed Up Charters
27075 Marina Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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We offer half-day, full-day and custom trips such as dolphin tours, flounder gigging and more. Our 24-foot Blazer Bay, a versatile bay boat, powered by its Yamaha 300 horsepower motor allows for a fast and smooth ride. We provide our guests with live bait, tackle and fishing licenses. We will also clean your catch as you can be expected to catch anything from speckled trout and cobia to red snapper and largemouth bass. We are open seven days a week. More Info More Info
Fins and Family Fishing Charters
PO Box 1455
Gulf Shores, AL 36547
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Join us for a saltwater adventure. Fins and Family Fishing offers private, family-friendly inshore and offshore fishing charters in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. We welcome anglers of all ages and skill levels. Our licensed captains and friendly crew can take you inshore, nearshore, trolling and bottom fishing. Our charters are offered year-round and all include your fishing license, rods and reels, bait and tackle, fuel and fish cleaning and bagging. Give us a call today to book your family's next fishing adventure. More Info More Info
Fish Trap Charters
27267 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Affordable, fun fishing for all. We provide four-hour trolling trips to 12-hour offshore trips and a variety of options in between. Overnight trips, too. Come join us for a great day on the water. We dock amid the restaurants and shops of SanRoc Cay Marina in Orange Beach. With a mission of treating our customers as we would like to be treated, our business is built on the foundation of satisfaction, fairness and courtesy. We strive to make your fishing experience a memorable one. More Info More Info
Fishbones Charter
9487 Bayview Dr.
Lillian, AL 36549
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Join Captain Rick Harbour on the coastal waters of Alabama for an action packed, fun-filled day of offshore or inshore fishing. We offer some of the best charter boat fishing with inshore trips ranging from 3 hours to 6 hours and a 5-hour offshore trip. Captain Rick welcomes all skill levels of fisherman and specializes in instruction for the novice and kids. Book now for an unforgettable fishing trip. More Info More Info
Fishin Dixie
3900 Bayou Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Aboard the Fishin Dixie, we offer year-round family fun in Orange Beach. Our inshore fishing experiences with Captain Ralph Young reel in a variety of species, including speckled trout, redfish, flounder, pompano and sheepshead. Affordable four and six-hour trips are available. This all-inclusive charter includes licenses, tackle, fish cleaning and bait. We dock at SanRoc Cay Marina, with easy access to back bay inland waters. We can also take youn on a fun shrimp trawling trip, dolphin cruise or sightseeing tour. More Info More Info
Flat Fishin Charters
26350 Cotton Bayou Dr.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Fish the beautiful waters of Orange Beach with USCG licensed captain Doyle Simpson. Bait, ice, license and fish cleaning are included with your trips. Inshore and near shore trips from 4 to 6 hours are available. When the sun goes down, the bite heats up, we also offer night time charters. Not into fishing? We offer sightseeing tours or, you can go by boat to one of the many on-the-water restaurants for dinner. Open summer months only. Please call for pricing and reservations. More Info More Info
Flora-Bama Marina & Watersports
29603 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Inshore & Offshore Fishing Charters, Watersport Rentals - Pontoon Boats, Double Decker Pontoons with a slide, Jet Skis, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards, Walk On Fishing Trips, Hook n' Cook options at our restaurant, Duck Hunting Trips Available More Info More Info
Fort Morgan Marina
1577 Hwy. 180 W.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Fort Morgan Marina provides a dock store, dry storage, transient, permanent and wet slips, showers, telephones, accessories and private charters. Tacky Jack's 2 Restaurant is located here. More Info More Info
Emerald Spirit Charters
27844 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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(888) 558-3889
We’ve got the charter fishing trip you’re looking for. Whether walk-on or overnight trip, tournament angling, bottom fishing, trolling or sight fishing, we can set up a trip especially for you. From large corporate groups to fun family outings, we love to share the excitement of Gulf fishing! Rather just relax? Enjoy sightseeing on the miles of inland bays, coves and bayous of Alabama’s Gulf Coast with our experienced captain and crew. Located at Sportsman Marina. Call Captain George Pfeiffer today to book your trip. More Info More Info

* All information contained in our database is supplied by the individual businesses to the AGCCVB for inclusion on our web site and in printed materials.
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Offshore Deep Sea
When you go bluewater fishing in Alabama's Gulf Coast, either through a fishing charter or deep-sea fishing, you have a chance to land some of the best gamefish around, including:
  • Snapper - plentiful and great eating
  • Yellowfin tuna - popular fish to target, renowned for its flavor
  • Blackfin tuna - will take your bait deep when hooked
  • Grouper - prefers deep water near natural or manmade structures
  • Wahoo - a fast-swimming fighter
If you're in search of the trophy photo of a lifetime, blue marlin is the king of game fish and can be found in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. Its smaller leaping cousin, white marlin, is also found in the deep Gulf waters along with the tail-dancing Atlantic sailfish.

Inshore Fishing

The sun rising over the tranquil waters of the back bays offers a different and equally thrilling fishing experience. Anglers exploring the coastal bays and estuaries are likely to encounter:
  • Speckled and white trout - ferocious in attacking baits
  • Flounder - found near piers and structures
  • Redfish - prized shallow water fighting game fish
  • Mackerel - plentiful warm water coastal fish
  • Cobia/Crab eaters - migratory fish caught just off the beaches.
If you're in search of a real fishing story, go after barracuda. These are fierce fighters with teeth to match: making for a promising battle between man and fish.

Pier and Shore Fishing

For those who prefer to sit back in their beach chair and cast a line, you’ll find plenty of space and plenty of fish along our beaches. Visit the popular Gulf State Park Pier with over two thousand feet of rail space for anglers.

Charters

With a fleet of over a hundred fishing charter boats heading out into the Gulf and back bays daily, booking a fishing excursion is easy. Once aboard, experienced captains will get you to your fish and show you how to hook your trophy. Private party fishing charters and walk-on group charters are available. Bait, tackle and fishing licenses are provided as part of the fishing charter package. All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the fishing experience of a lifetime.

Boaters Welcome

Sometimes you just want to skim over the turquoise waters and experience the Gulf for yourself. We understand. The boat-friendly environment in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offers full boating services and friendly Southern hospitality. You can either bring your own or get a Gulf Shores or Orange Beach boat rental. Check in at one of our marinas and we'll guide you to where the fish are biting.

Gulf Shores Fishing is a New World

Head offshore or cruise the back bays to find your catch this fishing season. You will find yourself in a whole different state of fishing, where turquoise waters lap softly against sugar-white sand beaches and the deep Gulf waters promise the catch of a lifetime. Plan your Gulf Shores and Orange Beach fishing trip today!

Maybe you’ve fished the Alabama Gulf Coast a hundred times or maybe this is the first time you’ve baited a hook; either way we have a few Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Fishing 101 tips and insider information to help make your trip memorable for all the good reasons. Download our new fishing brochure and plan a family fishing trip to the Gulf Coast today!
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