Perdido Pass Orange Beach AL at sunrise

What's The Catch?

Fishing is a year round sport along the shores of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.  Here's a list of what's biting and what's in season.

Official seasons can change especially for Red Snapper. Official Red Snapper season information for leisure fishing is provided by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Gray Triggerfish Season Opens March 1

Alabama state waters will open to the harvest of gray triggerfish at 12:01 a.m., March 1, 2019, to coincide with the opening of federal waters. Anglers are reminded the bag limit is one per person with a minimum size of 15 inches fork length. Details provided by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Any Day Spent Fishing is a Good Day!

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

  Species   Best time to catch   Inshore   Nearshore   Offshore
Amberjack, Greater Year-round: Peak: May - mid September    


Bluefish March - November X X  
Cobia (Ling) March - October: Peak: April   X  
Croaker, Atlantic April - October X    
Crevalle Jack May to November X    
Dolphinfish (Dolphin, Dorado, Mahi-Mahi) June - October: Peak: June     X
Black Drum March - October: Peak: My - June X    
Red Drum (Bull Redfish) Year-round X    
Flounder ( Gulf, Southern) April - October X X  
Groupers (black,gag,red,scamp,yellowfin) Year-round     X
Kingfish, Gulf and Southern May - September X   X
King Mackerel April - October: Peak August - mid September   X X
Spanish Mackerel March - September: Peak: July - August X X  
Pompano March - October: Peak: July - August   X  
Sailfish, Atlantic May - October: Peak: July - August     X
Seatrout, Sand and Silver May - November: Peak: June - July X    
Sharks March - November    X X
Sheepshead Year-round: Peak: March X    
Snapper, Red Seasonal (changes year to year)   X X