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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Red Eye Charters
1577 Hwy. 180 W.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Red Eye Charters is a full service, half or full day charter company specializing in bottom fishing, trolling, tuna fishing and deep dropping. We can accommodate groups up to six people. We are located at the Gulf Shores Yacht Club & Marina in Fort Morgan. Our trips can accommodate both novice anglers looking for a relaxing trip and experienced anglers who really want a challenge. We offer 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 12-hour trips as well as overnight excursions. We are available for rodeos and tournaments. More Info More Info
Reel Surprise Charters at SanRoc Cay
27267 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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(800) 806-7889

For over 18 years, Reel Surprise Charters has developed personalized fishing charters for all types of trips. Our captains and deck hands, whether on private charters or party boats, are knowledgeable and ensure everyone has a great trip. We specialize in walk-on shared expense trips. These trips are charged at per person rate and are more economical for a single angler or a family on a budget. Our most popular walk-on shared expense trips are our four-hour trip and our six-hour trip.

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Rob
26350 Cotton Bayou Dr.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Born and raised in nearby Pensacola, FL, Robert “Rob” Kritzmire has been fishing on the Gulf Coast his entire life. A few years ago, he started chartering trips on his own. He offers year-round inshore fishing with one to two people for redfish, trout, flounder, sheepshead, mackerel, drum and more. Our half-day trips are $300 and our full-day trips are $600. Our trips are family-friendly and available for both beginner and advanced anglers. Visit our website for complete details and to book your next trip. More Info More Info
Romar Marina
26350 Cotton Bayou Dr.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Romar Marina offers dry storage, wet slips, permanent and temporary storage, a dock store, fuel dock, repairs and service. Known for friendly personal service, we are the best marina in Orange Beach. More Info More Info
Russell
29603 Perdido Beach BLVD
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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At Russell's Coastal Fishing, we are focused on providing family-oriented fishing trips and dolphin sight-seeing services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We promise that we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. Our charters are private and can accommodate up to six passengers. We provide bait, tackle, licenses and plenty of knowledge of the area. We are located at the Flora Bama Marina in Orange Beach. Visit our website or give us a call to book your next big fishing excursion. More Info More Info
Off the Hook Charters
29603 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Come fish the beautiful Gulf coast waters with Off the Hook Charters where our number one goal is to provide a fun, safe and adventurous fishing experience for your family. Captain Perry Davis is a third-generation angler and will share all of his tips and tricks about Alabama Gulf Coast fishing. Our 24-foot center console Kenner boat is very spacious and smooth riding. We cover the shallow marshy back bay flats, crystal clear beaches, and nearby offshore reefs based on seasons and migratory fish patterns. More Info More Info
Orange Beach Adventures
27206 Safe Harbor Dr.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Orange Beach Adventures specializes in small groups of up to six passengers. We offer fishing, scuba, dolphin/eco tours and cruises. Our boat is clean and safe, and we keep your comfort in mind at all times. We can customize any excursion to suit your needs which includes cruising the local waters to enjoy the gorgeous Alabama sunsets, diving or spearfishing the best local sites or chasing Orange Beach’s trophy red snapper. Come rent one of our charters today and make memories that will last a lifetime! More Info More Info
Orange Beach Marina Inc.
27075 Marina Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Orange Beach Marina provides a protected harbor with covered and transient dockage. We offer a full-service yard, laundry center, charter boats, sightseeing tours and two restaurants on-site. More Info More Info
Navigator Charters
26619 Perdido Beach BLVD
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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All aboard matey! At Navigator Charters we offer family-friendly inshore/nearshore, year-round fishing for the experienced and novice angler. Prepare to catch trout, redfish, flounder, sheepshead or a king mackerel with Captain Mike Weaver. We include license, bait, tackle and fish cleaning for up to four people. All you need to bring are drinks, snacks, sunscreen and a camera to catch all of the action. Call us now and book your once in a lifetime fishing trip with us. You won’t regret it! More Info More Info
Nelson
16800 Nelson Ln.
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Nelson’s Inshore Charter Fishing offers a wonderful variety of inshore saltwater fishing. For five generations the Nelson family have been fishing the Alabama Gulf Coast. Get hooked on Gulf fishing and catch red fish, speckled trout, white trout, flounder, sheepshead and more! On your inshore fishing adventure, you will see beautiful scenery, sea birds, dolphins and alligators. Book a morning, afternoon or night fishing adventure with us today. You will have so much fun you’ll want to do it all over again next year. 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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