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.
Details may be found on the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website.
2021 Red Snapper Season
For recreational vessels, red snapper season opens Friday, May 28 and includes fishing four days each week—Friday through Monday. The season will close when the private angler quota is met. The federal recreational fishing season for charter vessels and headboats is over for 2021.
2021 Amberjack and Triggerfish Seasons
Alabama state waters and federal waters will open for greater amberjack and gray triggerfish on Sunday, August 1, 2021. The season for greater amberjack will run through October 31, 2021, and gray triggerfish season in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico closed on September 15, 2021. Recreational harvest of gray triggerfish will reopen March 1, 2022, following the 2022 January and February seasonal closure. Contact any of our charter fishing providers about booking a fishing trip.
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|