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
The federal recreational fishing season for charter vessels and headboats opens June 1 and ends August 3. Contact any of our charter fishing providers about booking a red snapper fishing trip for this summer.
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.
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|