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|
|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|