Dauphin Island

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Fishing in Dauphin Island

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.
 
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Dauphin Island Fishing Seasons

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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Reviews of Fishing in Dauphin Island

Worth the trip.
Jim G. fished with Captain Lynn's on June 11, 2020
Use a charter, fishing from shore is more miss than hot. Also if you must fish from shore, research what to use and how.
Snapper Slam with Captain T
Denise D. fished with Captain T's Fishing Offshore Trips on June 15, 2019
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!
A.M. trip with Captain Praytor
Jonathon R. fished with Shallow Intentions Fishing on June 8, 2019
Book with Shallow Intentions Fishing and you'll catch all the fish you want.
Awesome Experience Fishing with Capt. Chance!
Will M. fished with Shallow Intentions Fishing on June 2, 2019
Dauphin island is a great area to fish. Find a good knowledgeable Captain and you will have a good experience and catch fish.
Afternoon half-day trip with Captain Jay
Tommy C. fished with Irish Wake Fishing on July 14, 2018
Bring good sunscreen and a cooler for your fish

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