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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.

Gulf Shores Fishing Calendar

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Fishing with Rick
Jennifer W. fished with Alabama Girl Fishing – Gulf Shores on August 12, 2021
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We were first time fishermen. This was an awesome adventure. I recommend trying it everyone.
Half day trip with Captain Jay
Tammy C. fished with Ricochet Charters on August 2, 2021
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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.
6 hour snapper trip
Garry S. fished with Ricochet Charters on July 25, 2021
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Enjoy the sights and appreciate the memories you will make together..ain't all about the big fish but they are fun to catch..
2Hr In Shore Trip
Cory G. fished with Gulf Coast Charters on July 23, 2021
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Find a great Captain like we did. Conditions change and they know everything about these waters.
6 hr trip with Captain Dylan
Angela R. fished with Off The Hook Charters - Miss Jaqlin on July 18, 2021
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Get a hold of Off The Hook Charters-Miss Jaqlin for the perfect experience!
Fishing Junt
Jacob M. fished with Nauti Fish Co – Gulf Shores on July 18, 2021
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Pretty good but definitely check the weather.
4 hour bottom fishing with Stressed Out Charters 07/14/21
Zack N. fished with Stressed Out Charters on July 14, 2021
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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.
Father-son bonding
Michael C. fished with Nauti Fish Co – Gulf Shores on July 14, 2021
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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.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Gulf Shores

According to customer reviews, Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores, Darknite Charters, and Trick 'Em Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Full list of top fishing charters in Gulf Shores.

Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores, Darknite Charters, and Trick 'Em 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.

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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! Check availability for local fishing charters in Gulf Shores.

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