Dauphin Island

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Dauphin Island Fishing Charters

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Dauphin Island: 169 fishing charters available
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Dauphin Island

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Dauphin Island, Alabama are: Full list of top fishing charters in Dauphin Island

The average price for a private 4 hour Dauphin Island fishing trip is $812, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,311 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Dauphin Island that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Dauphin Island are:

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The top 3 types of fishing in Dauphin Island are:

Many fishing charters in Dauphin Island provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Dauphin Island are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Dauphin Island are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $950
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $954
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,367
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,875
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $2,200
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $2,500
  • 24-hour fishing trips – $3,200

Looking for diversity when it comes to your angling adventures? Hopping aboard one of Alabama’s many Dauphin Island fishing charters will give you access to a variety of waters that would whet any angler’s appetite! Nearshore, inshore, reefs, deep sea… The fisheries on offer here are seemingly endless, as well as incredibly productive. Come discover them for yourself!
 
Alabama is known for its top-notch inshore angling opportunities, and Dauphin Island is no different. Cast a line in Mobile Bay, and you’ll encounter Speckled Trout, Tripletail, Flounder, and Redfish. Fishing with light tackle is the way to go when it comes to reeling ‘em in, and is a popular local technique. Captains run trips that last anywhere from a half day to a full day, so there’s something suitable for newbies and experienced inshore enthusiasts alike.
 
Travel through these inshore waters towards the Gulf, and you’ll immediately encounter reefs and wrecks bustling with Groupers and Snappers. Prefer trolling to bottom fishing? Mackerel species can be found close to shore. Half day nearshore trips can be productive, but full day excursions are more common. If you’re willing to travel 100 miles offshore, however, you’ll reach the playground of Tuna, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. For this, an extended day trip is a must!
 
You’ll find Dauphin Island fishing charters dotted all over this location. For inshore fishing, you’ll want charters that depart from its northeastern shoreline, which has direct access to Mobile Bay. For nearshore or offshore excursions, the island’s southern shoreline leads directly into the Gulf.
 

Rules & Regulations

Casting off on board a local Dauphin Island fishing charter? Your fishing license will be covered for you, and your captain will be able to fill you in on local fish size and bag limits, too.
 
Dauphin Island
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 25549 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

It’s a new year, and a new round of fishing. Redfish, Sheepshead, and Spotted Seatrout hint at a promising inshore fishing trip. Go out, and bring the limits back.

February

The weather might be blue, but you can still catch some fish inshore. Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum are feeding on the bait readily.

March

Sharks are emerging. Inshore, it’s Black Drum, Redfish, and Spotted Seatrout. Out further, go trolling for Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel.

April

The spring marks the start of the prime fishing season. Inshore, and offshore, solid schools of fish. To find Cobia, find an object-they love hiding, and are strong fighters.

May

Amberjack are starting to bite. Head out, and you can also troll for an occasional King or Spanish Mackerel.

June

Dauphin Island dolphins peak - go trolling for Mahi Mahi. Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna are high in numbers, so the action takes place offshore. Further out, Amberjack are super hungry.

July

Everyone wants to fish for Snapper and Grouper! The season changes yearly, but the action stays sweet. Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Amberjack bite in the deep sea waters, so why not join a captain and go get them?

August

The summer heat is on! Inshore, Tarpon take the spotlight, but these rich inshore waters offer so much more. Sailfish, Tuna, Jack Crevally are all ready and biting.

September

Look for Spotted Seatrout. They have a strong bite, just like Redfish. You might not catch a bull, but can still make your move for a slot. Offshore, Tuna are biting.

October

The fall sets in, but the fish still bite. Red, Trout, Flounder, and some Pompano are in the game. East End jetties and inshore are the place to be. You can still find Kingfish.

November

Sheepshead are inshore, as are Spotted Seatrout. You can get Redfish. Further out, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna await. Hire a charter, and join the chase!

December

It’s the end of the year, but nowhere near the end of fishing. Go great lengths and try to land Blackfin or Yellowfin Tuna as an early gift to you and yours. Inshore, Redfish and Spotted Seatrout still offer fun.

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Great fishing even though there was a fish kill the week before. Would like to see how good it could be without that.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing even though there was a fish kill the week before. Would like to see how good it could be without that.
Chris  M.
Chris M. St. Louis, MO
Take lots of sunscreen and deep sea fishing is way more entertaining than pond fishing. A lot more excitement.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take lots of sunscreen and deep sea fishing is way more entertaining than pond fishing. A lot more excitement.
Robert  E.
Robert E. Mulberry Grove, IL
Use a charter, fishing from shore is more miss than hot. Also if you must fish from shore, research what to use and how.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Use a charter, fishing from shore is more miss than hot. Also if you must fish from shore, research what to use and how.
Jim  G.
Jim G. Cambridge, OH
Snapper heaven. Best and most prolific Red Snapper haven on the planet. More structure in Alabama state water than all other gilf states combined. Dauphin Island is the Snapper capital of the world!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Snapper heaven. Best and most prolific Red Snapper haven on the planet. More structure in Alabama state water than all other gilf states combined. Dauphin Island is the Snapper capital of the world!
Denise  D.
Denise D. United States
Book with Shallow Intentions Fishing and you'll catch all the fish you want.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Shallow Intentions Fishing and you'll catch all the fish you want.
Jonathon  R.
Jonathon R. Newton, Alabama
Dauphin island is a great area to fish. Find a good knowledgeable Captain and you will have a good experience and catch fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dauphin island is a great area to fish. Find a good knowledgeable Captain and you will have a good experience and catch fish.
Will  M.
Will M. Daphne, Alabama

Charter For Hire
Charter For Hire
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(27 reviews)
We had a fun trip out with Captain Mike. It was a colder day and the wind was too bad to go offshore, so we had to stay inshore and fish. After going to second location, we caught 3 sheepshead fish and he cleaned them for us afterwards. He was very knowledgeable about the fishing and recommended how to cook the fish which were delicious!
Mandi  L.
Mandi L. Modoc, IN
Dorado
Dorado
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
My sons and I booked an AM trip with Captain Jeff. Great experience. He put us onto a lot of nice immediately and throughout the morning. Photos tell the tale! Jeff knows the spots and is very adept at teaching us on this first time charter. I would highly recommend Captain Jeff if you are considering any charters.
Larry  H.
Larry H. Sarver, PA
Captain T’s Fishing Trips – Inshore
Captain T’s Fishing Trips – Inshore
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
Captain Jay took great care of our family of very inexperienced fishers. 3 of whom had never been on a boat. Didn’t catch much, but that’s why they call it fishin and not catchin. Thanks a ton.
Marc  R.
Marc R. Jackson, MO
D.I. Reef Monster
D.I. Reef Monster
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
It was an awesome experience. Captain Spence and his first mate Bradley were knowledgeable and professional. We had a fun day, caught several fish, and enjoyed boating around the Gulf
Steven  C.
Steven C. Canton, GA
Charter For Hire
Charter For Hire
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(27 reviews)
Our original trip got cancelled due to weather and this trip was booked on morning of - for an 4 hr trip. Red snapper was not legal on our day trip but Cpt Mike got us on some nice big - fun fighting Cobia - most on trip were newbies so we had a good time.
Jonathan  G.
Jonathan G. Doniphan, Missouri
Captain T’s Fishing Trips – Inshore
Captain T’s Fishing Trips – Inshore
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
We had a blast. We got to explore a few different fishing environments and Captain was nice and entertaining.
Elizabeth  B.
Elizabeth B. Springdale, AR
Dorado
Dorado
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
So grateful for Captain Jeff & Kaylee (sorry if I spelled that wrong)! Wonderful crew and outfitter! We had a beautiful time and plenty of fish on! Gorgeous sunset to boot! Thanks for working with us to get this trip in in-between weather fronts! Can’t say enough great things about these folks. Genuinely kind, generous and fun good people. Enjoyed the music, too! We felt like family. 10/10 recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Jennifer  S.
Jennifer S. Pensacola, FL
Dorado
Dorado
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Captain Jeff Thierry and Kailey created a wonderful experience for all of us. Their customer service and communications exceeded all of our expectations. We really could not have asked for a better trip. We intend to relive this experience whenever we are here and highly recommend that you do too!
Carol  I.
Carol I. Danville, IN
Dorado
Dorado
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Excellent experience. Capt Jeff and crew were very professional. Showed great patience while helping my son and I figured out how to fish correctly. Would absolutely charter with him and his team again.
Andy  P.
Andy P. Fort Smith, AR
Captain T’s Fishing Trips – Inshore
Captain T’s Fishing Trips – Inshore
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
We had to battle the weather a little. We rescheduled once and delayed the next day, but they managed to work us in. Captain Jay was great, patient with the kids and had us in a good spot. I would definitely recommend this trip for anyone looking for a quick trip and a few fish! Pictures include just a few of the fish we caught.
Manuel  B.
Manuel B. Tull, AR
Captain T’s Fishing Trips – Inshore
Captain T’s Fishing Trips – Inshore
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain J. He put us on the fish quick and we all had a blast! Highly recomend!
Philip  J.
Philip J. Judsonia, AR
Captain T’s Fishing Trips – Inshore
Captain T’s Fishing Trips – Inshore
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(39 reviews)
Had a great trip! Captain took us right to the fish. Would definitely go again.
Derrick  L.
Derrick L. West Plains, MO
Dorado
Dorado
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Great day fishing. Caught several big red snapper and an amber jack. Special thanks to KK for all her hard work
Travis  T.
Travis T. Troy, MO
Charter For Hire
Charter For Hire
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Mike and his daughter were awesome!!! My wife and I had a great time. We both caught good size Cobia, King and Spanish mackerel. Will definitely go out with them again the next time.
Bobby  K.
Bobby K. The Villages, FL
Dorado
Dorado
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Last minute decision by the family to go on a family fishing trip and it was one of the best experience I have ever had fishing. Jeff knew exactly were to take us and we limited out very quickly and best of all everyone had a great time and caught multiple fish.
Buster  H.
Buster H. Oak Grove, MO
Charter For Hire
Charter For Hire
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
My son and I had a blast fishing with Mike. We went out for a four hour fishing trip. As soon as we found a spot to to stop and start fishing we were pulling in fish. My son pulled in a 19 pound and 20 pound Red Snapper. This was our first deep sea fishing trip in the ocean and was throughly impressed. I would recommend Mike to anyone who is looking for a guide. We will be back a definitely will be using Mike as a guide again. Thanks Mike!!
Jeremy  L.
Jeremy L. Bellevue, NE
Captain T’s Fishing Trips – Inshore
Captain T’s Fishing Trips – Inshore
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(39 reviews)
This was an amazing trip. Took my son and 2 friends for his 12th birthday for a little inshore fishing. Captain Jay was very patient with the boys but also kept everyone safe and entertained. He was wonderful. Will definitely be using him again.
Selena  S.
Selena S. Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Charter For Hire
Charter For Hire
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Had a great trip with Cpt. Mike. My son and I will definitely get back with him next time we are in dauphin island.
Steve  C.
Steve C. Mobile, AL
Captain T’s Fishing Trips – Inshore
Captain T’s Fishing Trips – Inshore
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(39 reviews)
Three of us hit the water with Captain Jay. He had us on fish in no time. We caught trout so fast it was all he could do to man the net. He too a few minutes to gauge our abilities and experience, then adjusted his style to make sure we had the best day possible. Great fishing and a good conversation made it an excellent day on the water. Highly recommended trip and captain!
Chad  C.
Chad C. Carver, MN
Charter For Hire
Charter For Hire
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Captain Mike is hands down a fantastic guy. We booked a morning trip and ended up staying with him all day and then went out with him and some other locals for the evening. He made us feel like we were part of his island family. Definitely going to book another trip with him. Allowed us to bring my shepherd on the boat for the day and his chihuahua, Cardi, is the cutest and sweetest fur baby.
Kristin  B.
Kristin B. Ellenwood, GA

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