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 US $610, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,375 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:

Who are the top awarded captains in Gulf Shores?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Gulf Shores are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $350
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $444
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $703
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $1,013
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $1,410
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,975
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $2,425
  • 12-hour fishing trips – US $2,875
  • 18-hour fishing trips – US $4,300
  • 24-hour fishing trips – US $6,250

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
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Based on 28535 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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

This was 6 deep charters with Bill and Nikki was a really good time. They’re really good at what they do they’re professional in every way I would recommend them and I would take them on my next charter also.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
This was 6 deep charters with Bill and Nikki was a really good time. They’re really good at what they do they’re professional in every way I would recommend them and I would take them on my next charter also.
6deep Charter Fishing
6deep Charter Fishing
If you fishing the morning, expect cooler weather and dress appropriately. The wind can be cold, even if you fish inshore.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you fishing the morning, expect cooler weather and dress appropriately. The wind can be cold, even if you fish inshore.
Reel Fishin' Charters 2 – Captain Jordan
Reel Fishin' Charters 2 – Captain Jordan
Find a good Captain. They are not only great to fish with but can also help you with information on solo adventures from shore. Like what's bitting, what bait to use, etc....
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a good Captain. They are not only great to fish with but can also help you with information on solo adventures from shore. Like what's bitting, what bait to use, etc....
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Yes. We booked a 6 hours off shore trip, but due to weather conditions Capt. Jake pivoted to a 4 hour in shore, which was the right call.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Yes. We booked a 6 hours off shore trip, but due to weather conditions Capt. Jake pivoted to a 4 hour in shore, which was the right call.
Lost Bay Guide Service
Lost Bay Guide Service "Catch Fish Guarantee"
Absolutely. Just be sure to ask the guide question about what to wear and what to expect. They know what is going on and will advise you on what to do. Dress warmer than you would expect and have rain gear ready.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely. Just be sure to ask the guide question about what to wear and what to expect. They know what is going on and will advise you on what to do. Dress warmer than you would expect and have rain gear ready.
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
Check the weather ahead of time. If it windy you are absolutely going to get wet.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather ahead of time. If it windy you are absolutely going to get wet.
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
Weather and water rough due to storm - maybe a March thing, not for anyone with motion sickness or if you don’t want to get sea spray.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather and water rough due to storm - maybe a March thing, not for anyone with motion sickness or if you don’t want to get sea spray.
Off The Hook Charters –Capt. Hunter
Off The Hook Charters –Capt. Hunter
We booked a morning trip, so it was a little chilly. It was very windy, but once the sun came out, the weather did not take away from the fishing experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We booked a morning trip, so it was a little chilly. It was very windy, but once the sun came out, the weather did not take away from the fishing experience.
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
In March, bring a hoodie. The clouds pop in front of the sun and it gets a little chilly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In March, bring a hoodie. The clouds pop in front of the sun and it gets a little chilly.
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
I would recommend you go to the marina a day before the day you’re supposed to fish and understand how the marina and guided fishing works. It’s fun to watch them, clean the fish and see how excited the people are.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend you go to the marina a day before the day you’re supposed to fish and understand how the marina and guided fishing works. It’s fun to watch them, clean the fish and see how excited the people are.
Reel Fishin' Charters – Gulf Shores
Reel Fishin' Charters – Gulf Shores
Bring some warm clothes it's a little cold in March, if you plan on taking fish home bring a large cooler with you, bring some snacks and drinks you may be out on the water longer than you expect.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring some warm clothes it's a little cold in March, if you plan on taking fish home bring a large cooler with you, bring some snacks and drinks you may be out on the water longer than you expect.
NiCole Fishing Charters – Jus Chillin
NiCole Fishing Charters – Jus Chillin
Remember it is called fishing, not catching. Just because you may be looking to catch a certain fish doesn't mean it will happen that particular day. Don't miss the forest because of the trees, take what is bighting that day and make memories.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember it is called fishing, not catching. Just because you may be looking to catch a certain fish doesn't mean it will happen that particular day. Don't miss the forest because of the trees, take what is bighting that day and make memories.
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
It was a beautiful day a little colder than we are used too when we come down here.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a beautiful day a little colder than we are used too when we come down here.
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
Yes it was a very good charter for a family, and kids. Caught fish, and had a great time. Would recommend to anyone wanting a great time, and looking to catch fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes it was a very good charter for a family, and kids. Caught fish, and had a great time. Would recommend to anyone wanting a great time, and looking to catch fish.
Gulf Coast Charters
Gulf Coast Charters
Just sit back and enjoy the experience. First time for us, loved it all! Catch was amazing, from start to finish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just sit back and enjoy the experience. First time for us, loved it all! Catch was amazing, from start to finish.
Freebird Charters
Freebird Charters
Be patient and listen to your captain. Fishing here is not like lake fishing that our family is used to
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient and listen to your captain. Fishing here is not like lake fishing that our family is used to
Stressed Out Charters
Stressed Out Charters
The boat is on the small side so go in nice weather, but be prepared to catch plenty of fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The boat is on the small side so go in nice weather, but be prepared to catch plenty of fish
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
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

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Gulf Shores?

Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(436 reviews)
First time angler so I was trying to ease into fishing so I chose a two hour charter. Perry was great and with his seasoned fishing tips I was catching the fish in no time! We also had to start releasing the catch back into the ocean because we caught so many quickly. It was a great experience. I highly recommend. Thanks Perry!
Denise  W.
Denise W.
Forever Bent Charters
Forever Bent Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Had a great day fishing for redfish with Forever Bent Charters. Every cast produced a giant redfish, by the time we finally left they were still biting!
Mari  B.
Mari B. United States
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(196 reviews)
Three generations of fishermen went fishing in April 2024 and we limited out on all fish that we went for.
Eric  C.
Eric C.
Trick'Em Charters
Trick'Em Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(309 reviews)
Patrick and his first mate Mike did a fantastic job. We had mostly inexperienced fishermen and they were very patient with us. Caught a mess of fish and had a great day with family and crew. Highly recommend Patrick and Trick ‘em Charters.
Brian  K.
Brian K.
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
I give this trip an A+++. Crew was great and caught lots of fish. Trip was canceled on Thursday so had to go on Friday and they were quick to get me all set up!!If I’m down this way again I will definitely get in touch!
Ray  H.
Ray H.
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(196 reviews)
Captain Marty was extremely helpful and patient with our little fishing enthusiasts. Even though the waters were rough and the overall trip was shortened a bit due to the wind and choppy waters, the kids were able to reel in some nice fish and have a memorable experience on Spring Break. Thanks to the team there.
Donna  Y.
Donna Y.
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
If you have never done a charter before or haven’t don’t one in a while, Capt. John is the best. He taught us so much about offshore fishing and very hands on. 10/10 experience and we will definitely rebook another trip.
Michael  L.
Michael L.
6deep Charter Fishing
6deep Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(70 reviews)
We had a great time fishing we caught big redfish I’m talking bull, red 30 and 40 pounder
Eugene  N.
Eugene N.
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(184 reviews)
Great company! Great equipment! Captain Jamie was awesome! Made sure everybody caught fish & stayed out a few minutes extra for dolphin watching! Thanks much..
Alex  Z.
Alex Z.
6deep Charter Fishing
6deep Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Captain Bill and Nikki were amazing! My husband and son had a wonderful time, caught lots of fish, learned a bit, and enjoyed every minute.
Russ  R.
Russ R.
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(436 reviews)
You always want the weather to be perfect but when it's not, you want a captain who can can get you on the fish. Cold and windy but we caught fish. Thanks captain Perry.
Eric  T.
Eric T.
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Our boat caught fish, the boat beside us did not. Capt John had us at the right place, right time, right bait.
William  W.
William W.
Trick'Em Charters
Trick'Em Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(309 reviews)
We had four 16 year olds and two adults. Captain Patrick did a great job and was very good to the boys. We caught fish and had a great time! Would highly recommend!
Brian  B.
Brian B.
Trick'Em Charters
Trick'Em Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(309 reviews)
Not the captain’s fault at all as we moved around a bunch looking for the fish but it was not meant to be today. Still had a great time though.
Aaron  S.
Aaron S.
Stressed Out Charters
Stressed Out Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(290 reviews)
Worked hard to make sure we caught fish and had a good time. Going back out this weekend.
Scott  C.
Scott C.
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(196 reviews)
Caught a variety of fish and had a fun and enjoyable time with our captain
Adam  B.
Adam B.
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(436 reviews)
Perry put us on the fish and we caught our limit. I’d highly recommend him and his company!!
Jon  A.
Jon A.
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(184 reviews)
Had a great time and caught over 30 fish. We also had dolpines chase our bost for about 5 minutes which was really cool. The captain was great. Very knowledgeable and great with the kids. Highly recommend and we will definitely be back!!!
Dennis  H.
Dennis H.
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
One of my favorite parts of the trip I had in Alabama. Weather wasn't the best but the captain worked hard to get us on fish. Ended up with quite a few fish and some monsters!!! If your looking for a good time this is it!!
Nikita  S.
Nikita S.
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Capt. John was awesome! It was a windy morning, and most guides would have canceled. However, Capt. John knew this was our only day to fish and worked his tail off fighting the wind and waves to keep us on fish. A first for my son and I to fish the gulf, and although big wind and waves we had an absolute blast. Thanks to Capt. John and the Lil Red for giving us a great day regardless of what Mother Nature served up.
Scott  S.
Scott S.

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