Dauphin Island Fishing Charters

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Dauphin Island: 181 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 US $897, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,271 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

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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:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Dauphin Island are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $767
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $856
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $1,075
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $1,313
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,975
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $2,200
  • 12-hour fishing trips – US $3,000

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.
 

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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What anglers said about fishing in Dauphin Island

Captain Wilder was great with our kids. His main boat broke down so we were in his smaller backup boat. We also moved to evening instead of morning, which turned out to be better to be out of the sun.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Captain Wilder was great with our kids. His main boat broke down so we were in his smaller backup boat. We also moved to evening instead of morning, which turned out to be better to be out of the sun.
Deep Sea Fishing D.I. – 21'
Deep Sea Fishing D.I. – 21' St. Peters, MO
Excellent fishing in Dauphin Island. Had a great morning catching our limit of Red Snapper.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Excellent fishing in Dauphin Island. Had a great morning catching our limit of Red Snapper.
Dorado
Dorado Ball Ground, GA
Plenty of sun screen and select captains who are knowledgeable of where to catch the type of fish you're after.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Plenty of sun screen and select captains who are knowledgeable of where to catch the type of fish you're after.
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters Paducah, KY
The fishing was awesome caught plenty of fish and they put up a huge fight.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing was awesome caught plenty of fish and they put up a huge fight.
D.I. Reef Monster
D.I. Reef Monster Shelbyville, IN
Maybe wait until the June Red Snapper season. But was not a disappointment.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Maybe wait until the June Red Snapper season. But was not a disappointment.
D.I. Reef Monster
D.I. Reef Monster Oak Ridge, TN
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.
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters Mulberry Grove, IL

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Dauphin Island?

Dauphin Island Inshore Charters
Dauphin Island Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Best time ever and caught the redfish limit and sheep head. Captain was in top of his game and baited our lines the whole trip and also untangled the lines several times too. Would recommend him to anyone!!
Jennifer  C.
Jennifer C.
Dauphin Island Inshore Charters
Dauphin Island Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
I’ve been fishing all over the world for 25+ years and Capt. Jay ranks up there as the one of the best guides I’ve ever had. My wife, son and I caught about 60 fish during the half-day trip. Jay is a great guy and was extremely accommodating and ready to assist with everything. Don’t miss out!
Rick  H.
Rick H.
D.I. Reef Monster
D.I. Reef Monster
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Awesome Captain and crew, caught fish all day and had an absolute blast, these guys were great
Bryan  L.
Bryan L.
Deep Sea Fishing D.I. – 21'
Deep Sea Fishing D.I. – 21'
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Very knowledgeable captain. He put us on the fish instantly. Would recommend Captain Wilder to all.
VICKI  E.
VICKI E.
Team Vinson Charters 2
Team Vinson Charters 2
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
We had a great trip and caught some nice fish. The Captain even contacted us prior to our trip to adjust time and location of trip to give us best opportunity based on the current fishing conditions. We especially enjoyed his assistant. Great experience.
Sherri  T.
Sherri T.
Team Vinson Charters 2
Team Vinson Charters 2
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(8 reviews)
The Captain and crew were very patient with our 8-year-old grandson. He greatly enjoyed the trip. The captain was friendly and tried to get us where we needed to be. We didn't catch but one keeper that day, but he tried very hard.
Lettie  H.
Lettie H.
D.I. Reef Monster
D.I. Reef Monster
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Had a great trip and caught a lot of fish. Spencer and Tyson were great with the kids and kept us on fish.
CASEY  L.
CASEY L. Rosedale, IN
Clearwater Charters
Clearwater Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Was a great trip, a clean boat an helpful crew made for a fun time. I’d highly recommend!!Thanks Captain Mac!
Jonny  H.
Jonny H.
Fear Knot Charters
Fear Knot Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Colonel White delivered memories to last a lifetime. He put us on the fish and kept us on the fish all day. On top of all the fish catching it was a hoot and a holler to hang out with Colonel White for the day. This is the best charter u could recommend
Jesse  M.
Jesse M. Dauphin Island, AL
Dauphin Island Inshore Charters
Dauphin Island Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Capt. Jay hustled all day. Easy to talk to, very knowledgeable of the area. We had a great trip. We’ll book again…
Greg  T.
Greg T. Purvis, MS
Team Vinson Charters 2
Team Vinson Charters 2
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Great time just a bit windy but our captain was able to work around the weather
Aaron  K.
Aaron K. Slidell, LA
Dorado
Dorado
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Caught our limit of snapper and found some other nice fish to catch as well. Lots of action and a great crew and boat!
William  B.
William B. Nashville, AR
Team Vinson Charters 2
Team Vinson Charters 2
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Capt Donnie and Team Vinson gave us a great time. No complaints, and would highly recommend.
Preston  F.
Preston F.
D.I. Reef Monster
D.I. Reef Monster
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Amazing trip for some huge Red Snapper. Great crew put us on some nice fish today. Well done!!
Chuck  A.
Chuck A. Hopkinsville, KY
D.I. Reef Monster
D.I. Reef Monster
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
We had a great 6 hour trip with DI Monster. Captain and crew were awesome to deal with and talk to. We lucked out and had perfect conditions for our trip. Would definitely recommend Captain Spencer and DI Monster.
Joe  H.
Joe H. Saint Catharine, MO
Dorado
Dorado
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
We had an absolutely awesome day on the Dorrado! The guys put us on fish IMMEDIATELY after making our run to the first spot! We caught big mature snapper and one if not all of us were hooked up the hole time. These guys don’t just run you out to the first rig you see and catch smalls all day, they hunt the big ones. This trip goes down in the books on the top of the list. Can’t wait till next time we’re down cause we will be on the Dorrado! Thanks for an awesome day guys!
Tim  G.
Tim G. Springfield, MO
Dorado
Dorado
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Jeff and his daughter were an amazing crew for our 3 hour trip! He made sure we found fish to catch! It was an great experience for the whole family!
Brittni  B.
Brittni B. Mobile, Alabama
D.I. Reef Monster
D.I. Reef Monster
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Great experience with our family. Captain and crew were amazing we had a lot of fun and caught lots of fish too.
Robb  S.
Robb S. New Orleans, Louisiana
Deep Sea Fishing D.I. – 21'
Deep Sea Fishing D.I. – 21'
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
We had a great trip with Captain Wilder! We caught Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Angel Fish, and a Black Tip. The whole time he was rigging poles, baiting hooks, and unhooking fish. Service was great, fishing was great, and weather was great. Highly recommend!
Ellie  M.
Ellie M. Cross Timber, TX
Dorado
Dorado
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
July 12, 2023 - Great morning of fishing for Snapper. The fish started off a little finicky, but Captain Jeff knew where to go to find the fish. Excellent trip.
Brian  P.
Brian P. Ball Ground, GA

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