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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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
Explorer Charters
4575 South Wilson Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Hit the water on our 85' ft. charter boat Explorer. It’s big, safe and reliable. Ideal for first-time anglers and children. All are welcome. We strive to offer every passenger an exceptional, comfortable fishing experience at an affordable rate. Located on Terry Cove, just minutes from Perdido Pass and the Gulf! We can accommodate groups for walk-ons, shared expense trips, and private charters. From one to 93 passengers. Experienced mates. Air-conditioned cabin with comfortable seating. Large exterior deck with bench seating. Two clean restrooms. More Info More Info
Extreme Chaos Inshore Charters
26619 Perdido Beach BLVD
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Extreme Chaos is an inshore fishing guide service accommodating up to four persons. We specialize in fishing the inshore, back bay and nearshore waters of Orange Beach for catches such as red fish, speckled trout, drum, sheepshead, white trout and flounder. We fish year-round and can also host your offshore fishing excursion or an afternoon with the family for a dolphin or sunset cruise. Captain Doug Maines is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed captain who has been fishing the area’s waters all his life. More Info More Info
Distraction Charters
27075 Marina Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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We are family fishing specialists that encompass a futuristic view of deep sea fishing including a focus on family and the educational aspects of fishing with a very important conservation message. We offer a half-day basic angling charter and a 10-hour charter designed for a group of fishermen looking to learn more in depth angling skills. We also offer four and five-hour trips in the spring and fall. Our rates vary depending on the season. Our boat is located at Orange Beach Marina. More Info More Info
Dottie Jo Charter Service
1577 Hwy 180 West
Gulf Shores, AL 36542
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Dottie Jo Charter Service located at Fort Morgan Marina now offers a 27-foot and a 32-foot inshore or offshore boat to fish with your family. When you get back to the marina and the fish are cleaned, take them to Tacky Jacks 2 where they will cook your catch. Or if you’re wanting to take a private dolphin cruise with your family check out the Dottie Jo Charter Boat which is docked at the Trent Marina in Orange Beach, Alabama. More Info More Info
Downstream Charters
27206 Safe Harbor Drive
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Check out guided light-line fishing adventures to Alabama's inshore and near-shore waters by Downstream Charters. From family outings to tournament fishing, we have what you want and need. We are locally owned and operated, and we are licensed and insured. Experience why we are one of the top charter companies on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. If you want to catch lots of fish, then you have come to the right place. • Bottom fishing • Inshore/Back bay charters • Trolling trips More Info More Info
C-Rose Charters
26619 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and enjoy an exciting day on a gulf coast deep sea Get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and enjoy an exciting day on an Alabama Gulf Coast deep sea fishing charter. We offer a variety of trips for first-timers to experienced veterans. With over 30 years of experience, Captain Dewitt Sightler owns and operates the charter boat C-Rose, one of the top ten deep sea fishing charter boats in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores.

  • Family-friendly
  • Pleasure and memorial cruises also available
  • Half-day and full-day trips available
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Capt. Ty Fleming at Capt. Ty
26651 Marina Rd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Go fishing with Captain Ty Fleming at Captain Ty’s Landing, the five-time winner for "Best Charter Boat" by the People's Choice Award held annually by Sunny 105.7 FM. Come see for yourself why we were voted the best and come catch lots of fish while you’re at it. Our captain and crew are here to serve all of your needs and will meet and exceed all of your expectations. • 4 to 6-hour trips • Bottom fishing charters • Inshore or back bay • Off shore/deep sea charters • Trolling trips • Walk-ons accepted More Info More Info
Captain Bligh Charters
26619 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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At Captain Bligh Charters located at Zeke’s Marina, we fish inshore and nearshore from March through October. Catch the best in Gulf fishing on our charters from trout, redfish, sheepshead, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and cobia. We are perfect for kids, parents and grandparents and love teaching young and old how to fish. Your family will have so much fun that they will be begging to come back for more the next day. • 4 to 6-hour trips • Inshore or back bay charters • Off shore or deep sea charters More Info More Info
Captain Fish
27267 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561
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Captain Fish’s Bay Fishing Charters has a 21 foot boat docked at SanRoc Cay Marina. We accommodate 1-4 passengers for 4-6 hour in-shore trips. We are family-oriented with a Coast Guard licensed captain. Catch the fish of your dreams with us, and then take it to one of our local restaurants to have your fresh catch cooked. You will have so much fun you will want to come back the next day to experience it all over again. • Bottom fishing • Inshore or back bay charters • 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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