Gulf Shores

187 Fishing Charters

Gulf Shores Fishing Charters

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Gulf Shores: 187 fishing charters available

Darknite Charters

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trips from $300

Hookmaster Charters

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trips from $450

Stressed Out Charters

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trips from $300

Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores

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trips from $399

Trick 'Em Charters

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trips from $400

Sunrise Charters - Fort Morgan

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Freebird Charters

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trips from $350

Team Vinson Charters

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Fishin Four Kings Charters & Tours

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Gulf Coast Charters

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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.

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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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Check to see what fish are biting when you book. We caught a mess of White Trout on Nov. 10
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Check to see what fish are biting when you book. We caught a mess of White Trout on Nov. 10
Troy  G.
Troy G. Etterville, MO
Bring lots of sunblock and wear SPF clothing the sun is very strong for this time of year.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring lots of sunblock and wear SPF clothing the sun is very strong for this time of year.
Robbie  B.
Robbie B. Frankfort, KY
We were first time fishermen. This was an awesome adventure. I recommend trying it everyone.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We were first time fishermen. This was an awesome adventure. I recommend trying it everyone.
Jennifer  W.
Jennifer W. Nixa, MO
Don't wait! Book a charter! We had a blast as first timers and plan to do it again. Look up Richochet Charter with Captain Jay Andrews.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Don't wait! Book a charter! We had a blast as first timers and plan to do it again. Look up Richochet Charter with Captain Jay Andrews.
Tammy  C.
Tammy C. Foley, Alabama
Enjoy the sights and appreciate the memories you will make together..ain't all about the big fish but they are fun to catch..
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Enjoy the sights and appreciate the memories you will make together..ain't all about the big fish but they are fun to catch..
Garry  S.
Garry S. Mount Washington, KY
Find a great Captain like we did. Conditions change and they know everything about these waters.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Find a great Captain like we did. Conditions change and they know everything about these waters.
Cory  G.
Cory G. Rowlett, TX
Get a hold of Off The Hook Charters-Miss Jaqlin for the perfect experience!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Get a hold of Off The Hook Charters-Miss Jaqlin for the perfect experience!
Angela  R.
Angela R. Carlisle, IN
Be open and transparent with the crew about it—I let my crew know ahead of time that my 3 sons had never been offshore fishing before and they handled them expertly and with patience.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be open and transparent with the crew about it—I let my crew know ahead of time that my 3 sons had never been offshore fishing before and they handled them expertly and with patience.
Michael  C.
Michael C. Madison, AL
Get a Charter that has a good rating with good equipment and that has success catching the fish you want to go after.
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Get a Charter that has a good rating with good equipment and that has success catching the fish you want to go after.
Zack  N.
Zack N. Cedartown, GA
Yes Off The Hook Charter did a great job putting us on fish during our trip in the Gulf in July.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Yes Off The Hook Charter did a great job putting us on fish during our trip in the Gulf in July.
Joey  P.
Joey P. Manchester, TN
Be specific on what you want to fish for and schedule your charter appropriately!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be specific on what you want to fish for and schedule your charter appropriately!
Charles ( Trey ) Pender
Charles ( Trey ) Pender Bedford, KY
Summer fishing anywhere can be a grind but with such beautiful water and scenery it makes it tolerable.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Summer fishing anywhere can be a grind but with such beautiful water and scenery it makes it tolerable.
Anthony  A.
Anthony A. Gulf Shores, AL
The Snapper were smaller than they would have been a month earlier, but thy were biting. Great experience overall.
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The Snapper were smaller than they would have been a month earlier, but thy were biting. Great experience overall.
Dustin  A.
Dustin A. Lanesville, IN
Be prepared for some rough water. Summertime storms can pop up quickly. Expect to get wet. Pay attention to directions from the captain and the fish are a lot stronger than you might think.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be prepared for some rough water. Summertime storms can pop up quickly. Expect to get wet. Pay attention to directions from the captain and the fish are a lot stronger than you might think.
Chris  A.
Chris A. Winder, Georgia
Call Captain Mike with Bama Slam inshore fishing he'll get you catching fish in no time.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Call Captain Mike with Bama Slam inshore fishing he'll get you catching fish in no time.
Daniel  D.
Daniel D. Toney, AL
First would be book Capt Brad, Nauti Fish Co. I would recommend checking what fish are in season. I also would recommend looking into state waters vs federal waters. I messed up and looked at seasons wrong or something i also was totally ignorant to all the regulations on state waters and federal waters. Brad thoroughly explained all this but i wish i had known all this before planning a vacation. I most likely would have came a week later or maybe even 6 weeks later.
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First would be book Capt Brad, Nauti Fish Co. I would recommend checking what fish are in season. I also would recommend looking into state waters vs federal waters. I messed up and looked at seasons wrong or something i also was totally ignorant to all the regulations on state waters and federal waters. Brad thoroughly explained all this but i wish i had known all this before planning a vacation. I most likely would have came a week later or maybe even 6 weeks later.
Mack  H.
Mack H. Loxley, Alabama
If you have a tendency to have motion sickness you might want to take something before you go.
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If you have a tendency to have motion sickness you might want to take something before you go.
Sheryl  H.
Sheryl H. Winder, Georgia
Great captain took the time to explain everything and made sure we had fun!!
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Great captain took the time to explain everything and made sure we had fun!!
Bill  S.
Bill S. Mobile, Alabama
Come ready to catch some fish! Shrimp and artificial lures both seemed to work well
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Come ready to catch some fish! Shrimp and artificial lures both seemed to work well
Wil  S.
Wil S. Winder, GA
Check what is available to be kept, talk with your Capt. They know what they're doing
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Check what is available to be kept, talk with your Capt. They know what they're doing
Kevin  T.
Kevin T. Louisville, KY

Team Vinson Charters
Team Vinson Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 1 reviews
Team Vinson did not disappoint. Captain Donny was very knowledgeable and I felt very comfortable to be with. He got me on some fish including a huge sheepshead.. I’ll definitely book a trip with him again
Doug  D.
Doug D. Long Creek, IL
Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores
Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 163 reviews
Captain Lee was amazing and made sure to put us on the fish. He was extremely nice with our son, who had a blast! He helped my wife cast and even bait her hook. We will definitely book another charter with him in the future!
Paul  R.
Paul R. Gainesville, GA
Off The Hook Charters
Off The Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 266 reviews
It was a slow day but the captain was able to find the fish after moving around the area for about 2 hours. My only suggestion is that they could provide more information about target species on the website.
Shawn  J.
Shawn J. St. Louis, MO
Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores
Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 163 reviews
My so , grandson and I had a great trip with Captain Lee. It was too windy to fish the bay, but Lee was able to put us on some fish in the local river. Thanks for a memorable trip with my boys.
Brian  M.
Brian M. Gerlaw, IL
Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores
Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 163 reviews
We had an awesome trip out today with Captain Lee! He was wonderful with our kids & got us right on some great trout!!! My husband got a huge red fish too!!! Will definitely recommend him to all of our friends! Do yourself a favor & book with him today!!! 🎣❤️
Heather  H.
Heather H. Dumas, AR
Freebird Charters
Freebird Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 108 reviews
Captain John was very helpful and knowledgeable. We were reeling in fish before we could even get all the poles in the water. My 9 year old caught 2 white trout before my hook even got wet. We had a great time and went home with a bag of fish. Only gave 3 stars on equipment because John's main fishing boat had mechanical issues and we had to use the smaller boat. We were grateful that we were still able to go out and our trip wasn't hampered at all.
Jaime  L.
Jaime L. Elizabethtown, IL
Darknite Charters
Darknite Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 16 reviews
Had a great time! My husband and I booked an afternoon fishing trip while we were visiting. Captian Richard took us all around and we fished using many different techniques . It was lots of fun and he showed me some new techniques I haven’t used before. He answered all my questions and never made me feel like I was inept. Extremely personable. I would recommend him to anyone looking to catch fish.
Christel  I.
Christel I. North Charleston, SC
Freebird Charters
Freebird Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 108 reviews
My husband and I took our teenage daughter and her friend out for the two-hour trip. They loved it and can’t wait to go again next year! They caught fish the whole time. I would highly recommend fishing with Captain John!
Cassandra  V.
Cassandra V. Houston, Texas
Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores
Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 163 reviews
We had a great day with captain Lee. The wind was blowing making it difficult to get on fish but Lee did a good job of making it a great experience.
Carl  C.
Carl C. Halfway, KY
Darknite Charters
Darknite Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 16 reviews
Really enjoyed going out with Captain Richard. He even cut my fish and we ate it for dinner. I highly recommend him and he knows his fish.
Amanda  S.
Amanda S. Somerset, KY
Off The Hook Charters
Off The Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 266 reviews
Captain Cliff is very knowledgeable and wants his visitors to catch fish snd have a good experience. He did a great job. The equipment provided worked well catching the sheepshead fish that were in season. Captain Cliff did a superb job of filleting the fish and we ate some for dinner. I look forward to cooking the rest for our family! Thank you Captain Cliff!
Kamilla  N.
Kamilla N. Madison, AL
Bama Slam Inshore Adventures, LLC
Bama Slam Inshore Adventures, LLC
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 83 reviews
Even though the tricky weather have the fish confused Captain Mike being a highly experienced guide still made it happen for us…..we take our hats 🧢 off to the baddest guide on the planet 🌍…Captain Mike…
Michael  A.
Michael A. Mobile, AL
Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores
Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 163 reviews
Lee was a great guide. We went out looking for some trout, we caught 10-12 of those. Then went into the bay and got on some nice red fish to end the evening. Lee is very polite and great with his customers. I’d recommend him to my friends. And I will. Will be back this summer to fish with him again. Thanks for a great time.
Kelly  W.
Kelly W. Estes Park, CO
Off The Hook Charters
Off The Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 266 reviews
Cliff had us on the fish immediately. We had a little learning curve to figure out the bite and hookup’s but ended with a pile of fillets and memories. Great trip!
Kevin  Y.
Kevin Y. Ladora, IA
Off The Hook Charters
Off The Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 266 reviews
It was a cold cloudy day, and fish were not super excited to be caught, but the trip was so much fun! Awesome Captain Cliff, made for a very fun day. Highly recommend! And we did catch fish and a crab!
Joesph  M.
Joesph M. Foley, AL
Freebird Charters
Freebird Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 108 reviews
Had a great time being out on the water with Captain John despite fish not biting much due to cold weather. He gave us ample warning and opportunity to reschedule if we desired, but only being in town a few days we kept the trip. Went to a few different spots to catch - caught some trout, mullet, croakers, and blue crab.
Makayla  B.
Makayla B. Green Cove Springs, FL
Off The Hook Charters
Off The Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 266 reviews
Was very helpful for the less experienced anglers in the group and very easy going.
Amy  L.
Amy L. Iota, LA
Gulf Coast Charters
Gulf Coast Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 138 reviews
We had a great trip with Captain John. It was our first trip with three kids ages 7-12. They were awesome with the kids, had great local knowledge and were fun! It was a great experience, we’ll definitely do it again!
Leslie  S.
Leslie S. Mt. Juliet, TN
Bama Slam Inshore Adventures, LLC
Bama Slam Inshore Adventures, LLC
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 83 reviews
Captain Mike worked tirelessly to locate fish for us. He was kind, patient, helpful, and a great host. We’d highly recommend him for any future excursions. Great captain, conversations, and a fun day on the water.
Matthew  A.
Matthew A. GREENWEL SPGS, LA
Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores
Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 163 reviews
I took my 8 year old son fishing for trout for the first time. He is addicted! Lee did an awesome job making the experience a great one. He knew where the fish were and help explain to my son how to reel them in. Will definitely book again next time I am in own.
Jonathan  H.
Jonathan H. Ruston, LA

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Gulf Shores

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Gulf Shores costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $511, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $958. 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 Gulf Shores is 26 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Darknite Charters, Hookmaster Charters, and Stressed Out Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Full list of top fishing charters in Gulf Shores.

Darknite Charters, Hookmaster Charters, and Stressed Out Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Gulf Shores.

The best way to experience fishing in Gulf Shores 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 Gulf Shores, Alabama.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Snapper (Red). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and spinning. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Gulf Shores.

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