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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Baby Therapy Charters/Chambliss Charter Boats, Inc.
27075 Marina Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Inshore and nearshore fishing for speckled trout, redfish, flounder, sheepshead, pompano and others. Captain Jeff Chambliss has been a charter captain on the Alabama Gulf Coast for nearly 25 years. His trips are available year-round and have become a tradition for visitors in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. The Baby Therapy can accommodate up to four passengers, but multiple boats can be booked for larger groups. All boats leave from Orange Beach Marina. • 4 and 6-hour trips available • Light tackle, live and artificial baits available More Info More Info
Back Bay Sailing Adventures
5749 Bay La Launch
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Let’s cast off the lines and sail whichever way the wind takes us. Explore the beautiful back bays of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. We are a true sailing experience, meaning we turn the engines off as soon as our sails are up. Want to get some hands-on sailing experience? We will happily teach you some basic sailing techniques during your excursion with us. • Day, sunset and adventure tours available • Accommodates up to 6 guests • Private sailing lessons available • 2, 3, 4 and 6 hours More Info More Info
Bad Habit Charters
26619 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Bad Habit Charters has everything you need for a good time. Bad Habit is a 36-foot air conditioned boat with 1 bathroom, a Big Green Egg grill, microwave and refrigerator. We offer 4-12, 18 and 24-hour trips every day of the week. Deep sea fishing at its best. We are located at Zeke's Marina. • Bait, tackle, rods, reels and fishing licenses included • Fits up to six people • Rubber-soled shoes suggested • Glass bottles are prohibited • Fish cleaning, customary deckhand tip and a fuel surcharge for certain trips not included More Info More Info
Barber Marina
26986 Fish Trap Rd.
Elberta, AL 36530
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We are a full-service boat yard including concrete floating docks, a slip dry storage building, ship store, gasoline and high speed diesel pumps, pump-out facilities, 24-hour security and more. More Info More Info
Bayside Charters
11470 US 98
Fairhope, AL 36532
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Bayside Charters offers a fishing experience that will create memories for a lifetime. We specialize in inshore fishing in Mobile Bay and its surrounding areas for speckled trout, redfish, tripletail, sheepshead and a host of other inshore species. We are based out of Fairhope but can service customers from Mobile, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan and Dauphin Island. We cater to the serious angler as well as families, kids and corporate groups. • 4, 6 and 8-hour trips • Bait, tackle and fishing license included More Info More Info
Bear Point Harbor, LLC
5749 Bay La Launch Ave.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Bear Point Harbor offers a dock store, fuel, bait, permanent/transient slips, laundry, showers, boat rentals, dolphin cruises and back bay charters. Flippers Seafood and Oyster Bar is located here. More Info More Info
Big Adventure Charters
26619 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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We offer all types of bottom and reef fishing that is family-friendly. Our professional, knowledgeable deckhands will make sure you have a blast catching red snapper, amberjack, triggerfish, grouper, sharks and more. Come on one of our charters and leave bragging to your friends about the fun you had. You will be back for more next year and every year after. Book today to start your fishing adventure. • 4 to 6-hour trips • Bottom fishing charters • Inshore/Back bay charters • Off shore/Deep sea charters • Overnight fishing charters More Info More Info
Boll Weevil Charters
26619 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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There is no better family vacation than a relaxing fishing trip with us. Bring your children to this laid-back and relaxing environment which allows you to spend as much time together as possible. Our 40-foot vessel has an enclosed cabin and bunkbeds downstairs in case anyone needs to lay down or take a nap. It also has full stand-up bathrooms. Boll Weevil leaves from Zeke’s Landing Marina in Orange Beach. • All bait, license and tackle are provided • We accept cash, cards and checks More Info More Info
Brian Daniels Guide Service
26619 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Come offshore deep sea fishing with us on Alabama's beautiful gulf coast. We offer 4 hour trolling, 6, 8, 10 and 12 hour bottom fishing, nearshore and offshore fishing. More Info More Info
A Family Fishing Adventure
27075 Marina Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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A Family Fishing Adventure specializes in light tackle, deep-sea fishing charters for all ages. Serious and family anglers welcome, we are "G" rated and open year-round. Summer months, holidays, weekends and fishing tournaments create our biggest rush. You need to plan early so you get the date of your choice. During the fall, winter and spring, we still experience high volumes on the weekends. • 4 to 6-hour trips • Air-conditioned • Bottom fishing • Inshore/back bay charters • Off shore/deep sea charters • Six passenger boat • Trolling trips 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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