Gulf Shores Fishing Charters

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Gulf Shores: 258 fishing charters available
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Gulf Shores

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Gulf Shores fishing trip is US $610, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,341 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Gulf Shores that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Gulf Shores 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 Gulf Shores are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Gulf Shores are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $350
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $450
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $617
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $725
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $867

Fishing in Gulf Shores

The southernmost settlement of Alabama, this popular resort town is aptly nicknamed "small town, big beach." Hop aboard any Gulf Shores fishing charter and discover great fishing, from the inshore shallows to the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico!
 
Although the city harbors an increasingly rewarding inshore fishery, reef and deep sea fishing remain the name of the local angling game. Around 17,000 artificial reefs dominate the local seafloor, making it a hospitable place for beauties such as Triggerfish, Grouper, Amberjack, and over half a dozen Snapper species, including the sought-after Red Snapper, to call home.
 
Head even further out in summer, and you could come into contact with some true monsters of the sea. Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi can all be found in the deep waters of the Gulf, so settle in for a thrilling adventure.
 
You don’t need to head that far out, though, to get your hands on some exciting and delicious fish. Redfish, Black Drum, and Speckled Trout are available pretty much year-round inshore, while Pompano, Sheepshead, Whiting, and Flounder also add to the long list of fish that live in the Perdido Bay and its neighboring bayous and lagoons.
 
With so much fishing on offer, it’s no surprise that there’s a range of trips to cater to your needs. From a half day trip inshore to up to a few days on the water offshore, there’s something for all kinds of anglers. 
 

Rules & Regulations

Another bit of good news when aboard a Gulf Shores fishing charter is that your license is covered. Your experienced, professional captain will make sure that you’re fishing legally and sticking to all the latest size and bag limits.

Gulf Shores Fishing Seasons

January

The weather may be cold, but don't be put off. Often, you'll find that the colder the weather, the hotter the fishing. We recommend sight fishing for Bull Redfish along the beaches on a clear day or targeting Grouper offshore.

February

Despite the cold weather continuing, Redfish and Sheepshead are still biting well in the bays. Shake the winter doldrums with the annual Black Drum run, which is an excellent opportunity to catch big fish on light tackle.

March

Celebrate Spring Break in style by catching Redfish and Trout in the bays and passes, and looking out for Amberjack and Grouper over the reefs and wrecks offshore. Cobia arrive at the end of the month, too!

April

As the waters heat up, the number of species available increases. Cobia fishing is on top form and will continue through May, and sight fishing for these big fish as they swim past the beaches is an unforgettable experience. 

May

The action in the deep is getting hotter as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna are caught on long offshore charters. Bottom fishing is also on the rise, while Flounder and Spanish Mackerel are rewarding catches on light tackle.

June

June in the Gulf Shores is all about Red Snapper. With both state and federal waters usually opening this month, this is prime time to catch some great table fare, with Mahi Mahi on offer in the deep, too.

July

The town of Gulf Shores is at its hottest and the fishing is diverse. Try fighting a Shark in shallow water, or enjoy catching Pompano on light tackle, inshore. Meanwhile, Sailfish and Tuna can be caught offshore. 

August

With temperatures soaring, the best time to fish is in the early morning. Your best bet is to stay nearshore to troll for King and Spanish Mackerel or hunt for migrating Tarpon inshore, as Alabama bottom fishing bite is on fire.

September

Morning fishing continues to be the best option, as humidity is high. Enjoy the Kingfish migration, travel offshore for White Marlin, or have fun inshore with a strong Speckled Trout and Redfish bite – it's all going on!

October

The weather becomes cooler, with cold fronts changing up the fishing. On days that aren't affected by the infamous "Blue Norther," you can have a productive day bottom fishing or targeting Speckled Trout and Bull Reds.

November

Bull Redfish are gathering off the beaches and make for an amazing spectacle as they head to their breeding grounds. Weather conditions can put a halt to offshore fishing charters, so make sure to be flexible.

December

Bull Redfish are still appearing out of Gulf Shores. Sight fish on a clear day for some of the most exciting fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, with mild weather conditions giving you the chance to head out on the water.

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What anglers said about fishing in Gulf Shores

If you are coming in the winter months make sure you have warm cloths. We were not prepared for cool temps. It was in the fifties and on the water it was chilly!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are coming in the winter months make sure you have warm cloths. We were not prepared for cool temps. It was in the fifties and on the water it was chilly!
Freebird Charters
Freebird Charters
Thought winter would make it slow. I thought wrong they was biting at back to back. 1 off the max limit we could take home definitely eating good!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Thought winter would make it slow. I thought wrong they was biting at back to back. 1 off the max limit we could take home definitely eating good!
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Always be flexible regarding the weather/water conditions. Listen to your Captain. Our Capt recommended against the freezing high wind and waves in the gulf and we spent our trip in the lagoon catching more fish than we could count and stayed perfectly warm and dry.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Always be flexible regarding the weather/water conditions. Listen to your Captain. Our Capt recommended against the freezing high wind and waves in the gulf and we spent our trip in the lagoon catching more fish than we could count and stayed perfectly warm and dry.
Shields Charter Service
Shields Charter Service
Absolutely recommend Captain Noah as your go-to fishing guide! His determination and expertise led us to an unforgettable trip despite challenging conditions. If you're looking for a guide with skill, tenacity, and a knack for finding the big ones, Captain Noah is your guy. Book with confidence for a fantastic fishing experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely recommend Captain Noah as your go-to fishing guide! His determination and expertise led us to an unforgettable trip despite challenging conditions. If you're looking for a guide with skill, tenacity, and a knack for finding the big ones, Captain Noah is your guy. Book with confidence for a fantastic fishing experience!
Lost Bay Guide Service
Lost Bay Guide Service "Catch Fish Guarantee"
Find a guide who’s experienced, patient, works well with inexperienced or experienced fisherman alike. I recommend Trick ‘Em Charters
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a guide who’s experienced, patient, works well with inexperienced or experienced fisherman alike. I recommend Trick ‘Em Charters
Trick'Em Charters
Trick'Em Charters
Be sure to reach out to the captain in advance of the trip. We did, and it helped us to be better prepared.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to reach out to the captain in advance of the trip. We did, and it helped us to be better prepared.
Shields Charter Service
Shields Charter Service
Understand what fish you are most likely to catch - we knew that mackerel was most likely
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Understand what fish you are most likely to catch - we knew that mackerel was most likely
Reel Fishin' Charters - Gulf Shores
Reel Fishin' Charters - Gulf Shores
Book this boat and Captain. He’s a great guy. Just tell him what you want to fish for and I’m confident he will find them for you!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book this boat and Captain. He’s a great guy. Just tell him what you want to fish for and I’m confident he will find them for you!
Black Flag Company
Black Flag Company
capn Jason is a great guy and knows right where the fish are. mackerel, red fish, pompano, angel fish, toad fish and 3 sharks. our wives loved it and we have red fish on the grill tonight. 4 hour inland fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
capn Jason is a great guy and knows right where the fish are. mackerel, red fish, pompano, angel fish, toad fish and 3 sharks. our wives loved it and we have red fish on the grill tonight. 4 hour inland fishing.
Shields Charter Service
Shields Charter Service
Weather is the biggest limit to fishing here if weather is not optimal outshore fishing is unavailable
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather is the biggest limit to fishing here if weather is not optimal outshore fishing is unavailable
Shields Charter Service
Shields Charter Service
Bring water and snacks and get ready for a great time on the water. And plz show ur appreciation at the end of any trip you decide to take. They are professionals
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring water and snacks and get ready for a great time on the water. And plz show ur appreciation at the end of any trip you decide to take. They are professionals
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red Berea, KY
Shorter trips; inshore, with reasonable expectations. Use a captain who is experienced with novice fishermen and is willing to teach.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Shorter trips; inshore, with reasonable expectations. Use a captain who is experienced with novice fishermen and is willing to teach.
Trick'Em Charters
Trick'Em Charters Frazeysburg, OH
Properly prepare for the intense sun. It can slip up on you in a hurry. Take some light snacks and drinks to enjoy while you are surrounded by the amazing Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Properly prepare for the intense sun. It can slip up on you in a hurry. Take some light snacks and drinks to enjoy while you are surrounded by the amazing Gulf of Mexico and Mobile Bay.
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2 Gadsden, AL
Ricochet Charters Ft. Morgan. Highly recommend. Caught lots of fish and the captain (Ricochet J) and his hand (J-Mo) were awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ricochet Charters Ft. Morgan. Highly recommend. Caught lots of fish and the captain (Ricochet J) and his hand (J-Mo) were awesome.
Ricochet Charters
Ricochet Charters Calera, AL
Definitely try a private charter if you can! Much better than party boat fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely try a private charter if you can! Much better than party boat fishing.
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters Franklin, KY
Ask questions. Everyone seemed super friendly and didn't mind giving pointers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask questions. Everyone seemed super friendly and didn't mind giving pointers
Reel Fishin' Charters - Gulf Shores
Reel Fishin' Charters - Gulf Shores El Dorado Springs, Missouri
Go with off the hook charters. Both boats from the company came back with tons of fish, big fish. Other boats at the dock had small fish and less fish. If you want big ones and numbers go with off the hook charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with off the hook charters. Both boats from the company came back with tons of fish, big fish. Other boats at the dock had small fish and less fish. If you want big ones and numbers go with off the hook charters.
Off The Hook Charters –Capt. Hunter
Off The Hook Charters –Capt. Hunter
It's about $700 after tip for 3.5 hrs plus 30 minutes to get fish cleaned. So not the cheapest for inshore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's about $700 after tip for 3.5 hrs plus 30 minutes to get fish cleaned. So not the cheapest for inshore
Off The Hook Charters ll
Off The Hook Charters ll Centerburg, OH
A 4 hour fishing excursion was perfect for our family of 5 for our first time out doing this.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A 4 hour fishing excursion was perfect for our family of 5 for our first time out doing this.
Trick'Em Charters
Trick'Em Charters Coldwater, OH
Go in the early morning if possible. The mackarel were biting like crazy up until about 9am.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go in the early morning if possible. The mackarel were biting like crazy up until about 9am.
NiCole Fishing Charters – Knot Workin
NiCole Fishing Charters – Knot Workin Kansas City, MO

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Gulf Shores?

Mobile Bay Charters - Gulf Shores
Mobile Bay Charters - Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(227 reviews)
Captain Lee was great. Even though we only caught a few fish. That’s just how it goes sometimes. Windy weather wasn’t in our favor. He offered to try another day before going but we didn’t have the time. Thanks again captain Lee we will try it out again next time
Cameron  S.
Cameron S.
Off The Hook Charters –Capt. Hunter
Off The Hook Charters –Capt. Hunter
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(50 reviews)
We went fishing with Captain Hunter and we highly recommend him!! We are fairly experienced fishermen and it was evident to us that Captain Hunter is an avid fisherman who was able to put us on fish right from the start of the trip. He enthusiastically assisted us throughout the trip and we look forward to booking with him again soon!
Greg  A.
Greg A.
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
From the dock back to the dock, the trip could not have been better. Capt. John did everything he could to make us comfortable and put us on fish. Success in all cases. We will recommend Redeye and Lil Red Charters to everyone and plan to return ourselves in the future.
Kent  H.
Kent H.
Stressed Out Charters
Stressed Out Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(266 reviews)
We truly enjoyed our trip. They notified us ahead of time that with the weather not cooperating we couldn’t go out in the gulf or the bay but offered to take us to the intercostal. They were completely upfront about everything which is a rarity today. They were fabulous and did their best to help us catch fish. The sheephead we caught was amazing. Definitely plan on using them again for another fishing trip.
Hilary  R.
Hilary R.
6deep Charter Fishing
6deep Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
We started slow so Captain Bill moved us around until we found fish, and boy did we find them.
Christopher  S.
Christopher S.
Trick'Em Charters
Trick'Em Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(292 reviews)
Would highly recommend. Much fun Caught our limit before end time. My son out fished me. Great time.
Pennie  A.
Pennie A.
Mobile Bay Charters - Gulf Shores
Mobile Bay Charters - Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(227 reviews)
I took three of my kids (age 10, 12, 13) out for an half day and had a great time. We had some tough fishing in cold weather but Captain Lee was able to get all of us on fish. He’s a great guy, easy to spend time with and provided good memories for the kids.
Tim  W.
Tim W.
Sea Work Charters
Sea Work Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Captain John was awesome! He is very knowledgeable, really knows the area, very kind, great with our two boys. He answered all their questions, taught them how to fillet the fish we caught (their request), explained to our “gearhead” how all the electronics worked, and really helped us try out several different types of offshore fishing. Captain John was instrumental in our fishing success, and the restaurant he recommended did a great job cooking that fish. Highly recommend.
Joshua  S.
Joshua S.
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Captain John worked very hard and we outfished every other boat that was out. Pushed our start time back to take advantage of a weather window perfectly.
Matthew  T.
Matthew T.
Sea Work Charters
Sea Work Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
The captain was so kind, accommodating, helpful and fun. We had been on the water not even five minutes and my kids were already spotting dolphins! It was so fun to see them up close playing by the boat. We got to see a lot of really cool things and views while we were trolling. Awesome that there is a bathroom on board.
Melissa  R.
Melissa R.
Trick'Em Charters
Trick'Em Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(292 reviews)
Captain Patrick did an awesome job! We all had a great time and caught multiple fish each. Great conversation, very friendly, informative, and helpful. Highly recommend!
Carol  P.
Carol P.
Reel Fishin' Charters - Gulf Shores
Reel Fishin' Charters - Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(423 reviews)
Had a great time with my son. We caught sheepshead and black drum and had a blast doing it. Rick and Stephanie were great. We will go back again for sure.
Kyi  C.
Kyi C.
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(427 reviews)
We had a great time fishing. We caught several fish and enjoyed the weather. We went out with Captain Hunter. He was well prepared and knowledgeable. We recommend this charter.
Michael  K.
Michael K.
Stressed Out Charters
Stressed Out Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(266 reviews)
Weather was poor and Captain gave us the option to go or not. We chose to fish and Captain and crew worked to keep us safe and get us on fish. Turned into a great trip with great people! I certainly plan to fish with Stressed Out Fishing again and again.
William  W.
William W.
Mobile Bay Charters - Gulf Shores
Mobile Bay Charters - Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(227 reviews)
Great time, put us on the fish at three different locations, caught a lot of fish and took home enough for two meals for four people. Very nice boat and rod and reels. Thanks Lee
Brian  W.
Brian W.
Trick'Em Charters
Trick'Em Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(292 reviews)
This was our first time fishing on the gulf. Patrick and his dad were very helpful and very courteous to me my wife and two boys. We had a very successful day catching over 20 fish including sheepshead snapper and white trout. To top it off my son caught a huge black drum at the end of the trip. I will use them again if I ever go fishing in the gulf again.
Matt  S.
Matt S.
Mobile Bay Charters - Gulf Shores
Mobile Bay Charters - Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(227 reviews)
Lee was a great guide. Excellent communication throughout the entire process. Would highly recommend!
Adam  B.
Adam B.
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(427 reviews)
My two teenage boys and I had a great time catching sheepshead near the lighthouse. Our first time fishing in the gulf. Captain Perry was awesome. Fun times.
Taylor  O.
Taylor O.
Off The Hook Charters ll
Off The Hook Charters ll
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Captain Perry was great. Tremendous patience with my kids, friendly, and put us on the fish despite inclement weather. Will 100% be a repeat customer. Great morning on the water!!
Jake  A.
Jake A.
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(427 reviews)
Caption Perry is very knowledgeable! Very friendly. We had a great time! We will be back! Thank you for a great day!
Jamie  V.
Jamie V.

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