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 closes July 22, 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 22. 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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Ugly Fishing LLC
358 Ridgewood Dr.
Daphne, AL 36526
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Ugly Fishing LLC specializes in fishing and diving trips. We can customize any of our trips to fit your group’s needs. Plan on having a great day of fishing or diving on the water with Captain Patric Garmeson. Captain Patric has been featured numerous times with Barry Stokes of Fox Sports Outdoors and Saltwater Sportsman Magazine. He is also a regular guest on local Fox 10 news. Come to Ugly Fishing LLC to experience your perfect day on the water. More Info More Info
Taking Off Hot Air Balloon Company and Boat Tours
Various Locations
Foley, AL 36535
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Gently lift off into an adventure where you'll experience panoramic views of the bays, bayous and beaches of the Alabama Gulf Coast from a whole new vantage point in our hot air balloons. Bring your camera and take pictures that will provide you with life-long memories. Our balloon rides make romantic anniversary gifts. Or take a nature boat tour. All of our tours will give you opportunities to see our abundant wildlife including eagles, ospreys, dolphins, otters, pelicans and alligators. Book your next trip with us today. More Info More Info
The Hunting Company/Fish Kabob Bowfishing
3817 Gulf Shores Parkway Ste. 9
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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We offer many types of bowfishing and rod and reel fishing in the waters along coastal Alabama. We have more options than any other charter and extremely experienced captains and staff. Our boat can easily accommodate up to six people and is very stable making it easy for people of all ages to fish. We also have equipment available for all skill levels. Visit our website to choose from any of our eight exciting adventure packages or to customize your own trip. More Info More Info
The Wharf Marina
4851 Wharf Pkwy. Ste. D118
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Everything is available at The Wharf Marina from slip rentals and marina service to fishing excursions. And our onshore amenities make for an exciting marina destination for even the most discriminating boater. More Info More Info
Triple Trouble
27267 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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(800) 806-7889
Explore the Gulf waters off the coast of Alabama aboard the luxurious Triple-Trouble fishing boat. You are sure to have an unforgettable fishing experience, customized to your specific wants and needs. Reel in catches that will live on as “fish tales” for the rest of your life including grouper, mahi mahi, snapper and even swordfish and sailfish. We combine luxury and adventure with an experienced captain to lead you to the best fishing waters. Book your next trip with us today. More Info More Info
Sailaway Charters
24231 Gulf Bay Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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At Sailaway Charters you have two boats to choose from: the 24-foot pontoon boat which offers family friendly cruises, and the sailboat, Windy Ways, which offers bay sailing cruises. Your family will enjoy our two-hour nature cruise which includes oystering, crabbing, shrimping, birding and dolphin watching. We also offer inshore fishing trips and only take out six passengers at a time. Guests may bring a cooler with food and drinks aboard, and you may keep all of the shrimp and legal-size fish you catch. Call us today to book your next adventure. More Info More Info
Salty Dog Fishing Charter Guides
28101 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Stop wishing and let’s go fishing with the Salty Dog Fishing Charter Guides. We focus on family fun, and kids can fish for free on an inshore or nearshore fishing charter with two paid adults. We also offer offshore trips, deep sea fishing trips and tournament fishing. All of our boats are U.S. Coast Guard inspected and certified and our captain is licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard. Call us today to take home lots of memories and lots of fish. More Info More Info
SanRoc Cay Marina
27267 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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SanRoc Cay Marina offers a wide assortment of Gulf Coast activities: boat rentals, diving, dolphin cruises, fishing charters and parasail. Our dock store has everything needed for a day on the water. Snacks and soft drinks to frozen bait and ice, along with mid-grade marine gas and diesel, and a pump out station.

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Saunders Yachtworks Gulf Shores
605 Waterway E. Blvd.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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(800) 392-2487
Located at mile marker 155.5 on the Intracoastal Waterway, we have a 3.5-acre service and transient basin that accommodates 100 30-foot boats. Dockside electrical and waste water disposal services are available. More Info More Info
Saunders Yachtworks Orange Beach
27075 Marina Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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(800) 392-2487
Located at Orange Beach Marina, Saunders Yachtworks features customer service representatives for boatyard and mechanical services as well as in-house part sales. Our yard accommodates vessels up to 70 feet. 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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