Gulf Shores Fishing Charters

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Gulf Shores Fishing Charters

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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 $608, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,282 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Gulf Shores are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Gulf Shores 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 – $352
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $450
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $588
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $680
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $750

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
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27959 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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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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!
Jamie  R.
Jamie R.
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
Brian  B.
Brian B.
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.
Jenny  B.
Jenny B.
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
Kathryn  C.
Kathryn C.
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.
David  E.
David E.
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
Benjamin  W.
Benjamin W.
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
Gary  M.
Gary M. 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.
Steve  R.
Steve R. 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.
John  M.
John M. 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.
James  R.
James R. 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.
Jennifer  A.
Jennifer A. Franklin, KY
It is very hot in August. We would recommend October, November, or December.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It is very hot in August. We would recommend October, November, or December.
Darrell  B.
Darrell B. Little Rock, AR
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
Gary  S.
Gary S. 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.
David  K.
David K.
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
John  W.
John W. 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.
Mark  H.
Mark H. 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.
Justin  C.
Justin C. Kansas City, MO
Weather was beautiful as always. Had a gorgeous day with calm waters. Can’t wait to do it again!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was beautiful as always. Had a gorgeous day with calm waters. Can’t wait to do it again!
Brian  P.
Brian P. Gulf Shores, Alabama
Bring lots of water, wear long sleeves, bucket hats, Captain Brad and Tim, bring an extra cooler for fish, and if you want your fresh fish cooked to perfection go to Mikees Seafood in Gulf Shores.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring lots of water, wear long sleeves, bucket hats, Captain Brad and Tim, bring an extra cooler for fish, and if you want your fresh fish cooked to perfection go to Mikees Seafood in Gulf Shores.
Corey  J.
Corey J. Grayslake, IL
Call and book Captain Patrick Gallagher with Trick’em Charters! You won’t be disappointed!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call and book Captain Patrick Gallagher with Trick’em Charters! You won’t be disappointed!
Michael  W.
Michael W. United States

Gulf Coast Charters
Gulf Coast Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(276 reviews)
Overall I would highly recommend captain John. We didn’t catch much which seemed like a lot to spend for little fish but he made it fun, endured the cold battle and tried his best given the weather to get the most out of it. Super friendly guy, we would charter with him again! Thanks John
Sara  N.
Sara N.
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(164 reviews)
We had a wonderful first experience on a fishing charter! We caught red fish and saw dolphins jumping! It was a beautiful day with a great captain! Would highly recommend!
Nicole  R.
Nicole R.
Off The Hook Charters – Problem Child
Off The Hook Charters – Problem Child
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Hunter did a great job, hooked my son up on a big bull red and caught fish in tough conditions, would highly recommend this group!
Will  C.
Will C.
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(164 reviews)
We had a great trip. The captain was very kind and helpful. We caught several fish. We are going to do it again but in the summer, it was a little cold but still fun.
Rodney  E.
Rodney E.
Shields Charter Service
Shields Charter Service
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
We had a perfect afternoon on Little Lagoon. We caught a ton of fish and the Captain kept the kids entertained the entire time. I highly recommend!
Signe  B.
Signe B.
Easy Livin' Charters – 21'
Easy Livin' Charters – 21'
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
I am only giving him 5 stars because that’s all that’s allowed. I would have given 10 stars if I could. He was knowledgeable, and put us on fish in a historically slow time. Can’t wait to fish with him again soon!
Joseph  B.
Joseph B.
Mobile Bay Charters - Gulf Shores
Mobile Bay Charters - Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(219 reviews)
The captain Lee was so friendly and helpful hw took us to where they was bitting we had a wonderful time!!
Grady  P.
Grady P.
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(423 reviews)
We were a little nervous that the trip would be cancelled due to weather, but Off the Hook did everything in their power to make sure we were able to fish and have an awesome time! Captain Hunter took us out and worked with us to reschedule around the weather. He was so kind and had great tips for the whole family on how to catch the most. We ended up with several sheepshead! We will definitely fish again with this company!
Kim  M.
Kim M.
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(164 reviews)
We had a great time fishing. Caught some big sheepshead and had some dolphins swimming in the wake of our boat!
Emily  G.
Emily G.
Another Fish Charters – Gulf Shores
Another Fish Charters – Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(462 reviews)
Capt. Ron took us right to where fish were biting. We had a great time and would recommend Ron!
Patrick  L.
Patrick L.
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(164 reviews)
Our trip was moved up a day because storms would be coming in when we had planned on going. A lot of places would have just canceled, but these folks made it happen. We had a fantastic time out on the water with Jamie. He was kind, funny and respectful. So much so that he offered the jacket off of his back. He made sure we had a great time and caught fish. We definitely will book with Stressed Out again when we return to the Gulf. Thank you all for everything. We certainly appreciate you.
Dawn  H.
Dawn H.
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(423 reviews)
We went out in horrible weather. Very windy, rainy, big swells. Captain Hunter still put us on the fish of a lifetime. The staff was responsive and kind. Amazing trip and amazing people. If we do this again in Gulf Shores, we’ll definitely go with Off the Hook!
Bryan  B.
Bryan B.
Reel Fishin' Charters - Gulf Shores
Reel Fishin' Charters - Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(421 reviews)
We had the best experience with reel fishing charter.. we caught fish and enjoyed the staff!! We will definitely come back
Erik  F.
Erik F.
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(164 reviews)
Captain Jamie was awesome. He came through and got us some trophy Reds. It was very exciting and fun. Would definitely go again with him.
Mike  M.
Mike M.
Another Fish Charters – Gulf Shores
Another Fish Charters – Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(462 reviews)
Capt Ronnie was really helpful, help us a lot. Relaxing and fun trip. Will do it again!
Tammy  G.
Tammy G.
Shields Charter Service
Shields Charter Service
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
We have a four year old and three year old & they both caught their first fish! We are so thankful for this trip and was such an awesome experience! Also, the captain went above and beyond- because the water was so rough he offered an alternative for our little ones. This meant the world!
Lydia  P.
Lydia P.
Easy Livin' Charters – 21'
Easy Livin' Charters – 21'
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Captain Tim really was amazing he battled heavy wave’s trying to catch as many keepers as possible. Then took us to a second spot. Was very satisfied Tim was a professional Captain and guide all the way around.
Mike  S.
Mike S.
Trick'Em Charters
Trick'Em Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(289 reviews)
The caption was great and put us right on the fish! We had a great experience and would do it again!
Rob  H.
Rob H.
Easy Livin' Charters – 21'
Easy Livin' Charters – 21'
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Capt Tim was great. Very knowledgeable and took us to various spots to fish for different species. Choppy seas so we had to stay inter coastal but would definitely book with him again. Thanks Capt Tim.
Vernon  H.
Vernon H.
Mobile Bay Charters - Gulf Shores
Mobile Bay Charters - Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(219 reviews)
We had a great trip! He put us on a lot of fish, from red and black drum, to trout and snapper we caught them all.
Taylor  P.
Taylor P.

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