Dauphin Island

138 Fishing Charters

Dauphin Island Fishing Charters

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Dauphin Island: 138 fishing charters available

Show N Tail Fishing Charters

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trips from $850

Captain Lynn's

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Dauphin Island
trips from $800

Shallow Intentions Fishing

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (33)
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trips from $675

Hookmaster Charters

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Gulf Shores
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trips from $450

Captain T’s Fishing Trips - Inshore

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trips from $700

Stressed Out Charters

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Gulf Shores
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trips from $300

Capt. Lynn's – Gulf Shores

4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (93)
Gulf Shores
trips from $800

Trick 'Em Charters

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Gulf Shores
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trips from $400

Sunrise Charters - Fort Morgan

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Gulf Shores
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Afterdark Charters

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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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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.

Dauphin Island Fishing Calendar

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Take lots of sunscreen and deep sea fishing is way more entertaining than pond fishing. A lot more excitement.
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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.
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
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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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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

Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
Our family had a fabulous time! Everyone caught fish, and the crew was great. They were knowledgeable, friendly, and worked hard. It was a perfect day.
Deanna  W.
Deanna W. Bellevue, NE
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
We had so much fun hanging out & spending the day on the water! Captain Sammy & Gary were extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
Emma  W.
Emma W. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
Great day! Boat was amazing. Captain put us right on the fish. Highly recommend.
Robert  R.
Robert R. Maple Heights, Ohio
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
Loved the boat, the speed, the views, the fishing! Thanks for cleaning our redfish! We will be back for sure!
Susan  B.
Susan B. Memphis, TN
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
Captain and his deckhand were wonderful ! Trip was wonderful . Gear worked as should be 111% . Boat did the job was spacious and powerful . The 3 - 300 4 stroke motors got us too and from our destinations like a BOSS . We were on some fish within an hour max after entering bigger watters. If ya wanna run and gun and get on the fish with a go get em team these are the guys . Thanks guys !!!
J  F.
J F. Hammond, Louisiana
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
Captain Sammy and crew are top notch. Super clean boat, knowledgeable about the area and experts on fishing for sure! Fantastic day and more fish than we could dream of.
Rebekah  D.
Rebekah D. Boston, KY
Captain Lynn's
Captain Lynn's
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 29 reviews
Captain Lynn provided a great morning of fishing for our “Mans” day out during our family vacation. Wanting an enjoyable Gulf Bay trip, Capt. Lynn put us right on the fish, kept everyone baited and pulling fish non-stop, even filleting our catch when back at Dauphin Island Marina. We’ll be frying up some of our White Trout catch later tonight. Everyone had a great time and 10yr old grandson is already ready to go again. Thanks Captain Lynn for a great trip. The Kentucky Walkers
Eric  W.
Eric W. Defoe, KY
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
We had an excellent 4h trip off of Dauphin Island with Captain Sammy and Gary. They knew where to go for snapper and we caught our limit quickly. We got there quickly with 3x300 horses! We went on to fish a bait ball, catching a bonita and caught a trophy-worthy snapper while trolling. Great trip!!
Robert  M.
Robert M. New Orleans, Louisiana
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
Fantastic trip great captain and deckhand put us right on top of the fish.
Kenneth  H.
Kenneth H. Gardendale, AL
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
Had an awesome time 82021 learned alot definitely be back and Captain Sammie ty
Christina  B.
Christina B. Hammond, Louisiana
Charter For Hire
Charter For Hire
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
Had a great time fishing with capt Mike. Shared his knowledge of fishing and the area with us. Caught a variety of fish and kept looking for more within the time limit. He and his first mate did very well with the younger kids, helping a 9 year old reel in a nice amberjack. Great experience for a first time.
Kiel  L.
Kiel L. Hammond, Louisiana
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
Very accommodating for us staying in gulf shores, picked us up at the dock by the ferry so we didn't have to cross to Douphin island. Very knowledgeable and experienced, knew lots of spots to go. Only small complaint would be no seating in the boat. We're already planning on a repeat trip next time we are in gulf shores with Captain Sammy!
Michael  S.
Michael S. Kansas City, MO
Shallow Intentions Fishing
Shallow Intentions Fishing
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 34 reviews
Had an amazing trip with Chance! Hands down the best guided trip I’ve booked. He knows his stuff and makes sure everyone on the trip is having a great time. We worked for 30 minutes to catch a big Triple Tail. It was as a ton of fun and VERY unique experience. Thanks Chance!
Kenneth  P.
Kenneth P. Plano, TX
Charter For Hire
Charter For Hire
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 18 reviews
We had a great time captain mike was very nice and we caught plenty of fish
Donovan  B.
Donovan B. Tupelo, MS
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
Caught our first red snapper 15 seconds after started fishing. Very experienced crew. Great boat ride out and back. We will be doing this again.
Richard  B.
Richard B. Orange, TX
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
Couldn’t have asked for a better trip. They put us right on the fish first drop and was perfect with our 8yr old. Great guys most definitely will be booking again.
Stephen  W.
Stephen W. Evensville, TN
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
Wonderful trip for me, my son and nieces. Captain Sammy worked herd to keep us on active fish the whole trip.
Robert  J.
Robert J. Salesville, AR
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
Great day fishing, we had an awesome time! Looking forward to going again!!
Patty  C.
Patty C. Madison, Mississippi
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 39 reviews
Had amazing time and the captain and crew man was so amazing. We had 2 kids and very very helpful and very kind. I would recommend them anytime.
Taylor  A.
Taylor A. Camden, OH
Captain Lynn's
Captain Lynn's
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 29 reviews
Absolutely amazing trip, rough waters due to storms, but Captain Lynn put us on the fish!!!! Ended up catching about 25 good sized mackerel and had 3 whipped boys when we got back. Captain Lynn was very professional and an all around great guy, Hayden was awesome too. Will definitely be doing this charter every year when we come to Dauphin Island.
Joshua  H.
Joshua H. Church Hill, TN

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Dauphin Island

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Dauphin Island costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $778, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,083. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Dauphin Island is 29 ft and the most common vessel type is a Catamaran.

According to customer reviews, Show N Tail Fishing Charters, Captain Lynn's, and Shallow Intentions Fishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Dauphin Island, Alabama. Full list of top fishing charters in Dauphin Island.

Show N Tail Fishing Charters, Captain Lynn's, and Shallow Intentions Fishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Dauphin Island.

The best way to experience fishing in Dauphin Island is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Dauphin Island, Alabama.

The most popular fish species you can target are Snapper (Red), King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Cobia. Top fishing techniques include jigging, deep sea fishing, and bottom fishing. Nearshore fishing, reef fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Dauphin Island.

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