Gulf Shores

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Gulf Shores Fishing Charters

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Gulf Shores: 224 fishing charters available

In Too Deep Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $350

Nauti Fish Co – Gulf Shores

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(94 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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Stressed Out Charters 2

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(51 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $320

Circle Hook Charters

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(51 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $400

Fish On Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(75 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $700

Stressed Out Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(182 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $320

Off The Hook Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(336 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $350

Another Fish Charters – Gulf Shores

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(361 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $350

Hookmaster Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(109 reviews)
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trips from $500

Freebird Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(212 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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FAQs about Fishing Charters in Gulf Shores

The average price for a private 4 hour Gulf Shores fishing trip is $583, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,176 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, In Too Deep Charters, Nauti Fish Co – Gulf Shores, and Stressed Out Charters 2 are some of the most popular fishing charters in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Full list of top fishing charters in Gulf Shores.

In Too Deep Charters, Nauti Fish Co – Gulf Shores, and Stressed Out Charters 2 all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Gulf Shores.

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

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 25043 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.

Gulf Shores Fishing Calendar

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Try to come on a better moon phase. We came Labor Day weekend because it was my birthday. I knew the fish would be biting better late at night before I came, but we caught fish despite the time & tidenot being right.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to come on a better moon phase. We came Labor Day weekend because it was my birthday. I knew the fish would be biting better late at night before I came, but we caught fish despite the time & tidenot being right.
James  T.
James T. Childersburg, AL
Find a trip that suits what u are wanting to go after. Find a boat that you look comfortable with
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a trip that suits what u are wanting to go after. Find a boat that you look comfortable with
Justin  B.
Justin B. United States
Great fishing, even though it was a hundred degrees which no body can control that
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing, even though it was a hundred degrees which no body can control that
Matt  T.
Matt T. Belle Chasse, Louisiana
Take plenty to drink, protection from the sun, and be open minded, because the captain knows what he is doing and trying his best to give you a great fishing experience. Remember when fishin,g it is a roll of the dice if the fish will bite or not.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take plenty to drink, protection from the sun, and be open minded, because the captain knows what he is doing and trying his best to give you a great fishing experience. Remember when fishin,g it is a roll of the dice if the fish will bite or not.
Tyson  S.
Tyson S. Eldorado, IL
Figure out what you want to target. Get the charter going after that species …… and let the Captains take over. Both my charters this week got right on the fish we were going after and got our limits.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Figure out what you want to target. Get the charter going after that species …… and let the Captains take over. Both my charters this week got right on the fish we were going after and got our limits.
Brian  D.
Brian D. Hazel Dell, IL
If you come to Gulf Shores to fish try booking with ricochet charters! They will make sure you have a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you come to Gulf Shores to fish try booking with ricochet charters! They will make sure you have a great time!
Tim  B.
Tim B. Oklahoma City, OK
As soon as you know you are heading to Gulf Shores, book with Stressed Out Charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
As soon as you know you are heading to Gulf Shores, book with Stressed Out Charters.
Star  B.
Star B. Tahlequah, OK
Dress for the weather. Waters may be rough so if you're prone to getting sick, take something prior.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress for the weather. Waters may be rough so if you're prone to getting sick, take something prior.
Eric  V.
Eric V. Goshen, IN
Go with these great guys Captain Scott and Tim. You’ll get fish and have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with these great guys Captain Scott and Tim. You’ll get fish and have a great time.
Anthony  P.
Anthony P. Sterling Heights, MI
Between the six of us, we caught 15 Sheepshead at the bridge in the middle of March. They were fun to fight and tasted great grilled and fried.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Between the six of us, we caught 15 Sheepshead at the bridge in the middle of March. They were fun to fight and tasted great grilled and fried.
Jason  C.
Jason C. Clinton, MS
This is a great way to todo it. Although not every trip on your own will be as productive.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is a great way to todo it. Although not every trip on your own will be as productive.
Bob  H.
Bob H. St. Louis, MO
Check to see what fish are biting when you book. We caught a mess of White Trout on Nov. 10
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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..
Excellent
4.3 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a hold of Off The Hook Charters-Miss Jaqlin for the perfect experience!
Angela  R.
Angela R. Carlisle, IN
Get a Charter that has a good rating with good equipment and that has success catching the fish you want to go after.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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

Freebird Charters
Freebird Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(212 reviews)
Will be booking with Freebird Chartes again. Captain John and his wife put us on the fish. They are great people. They definitely know what there doing. They will make sure you have a good time. 5 stars all the way.
Scott  T.
Scott T. Mooleyville, KY
Freebird Charters
Freebird Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(212 reviews)
Had a great day with the crew. Plan to book another trip out next time we are in the area. Loved it!
Jeffrey  W.
Jeffrey W. Elizabethtown, KY
Bama Slam Inshore Adventures, LLC
Bama Slam Inshore Adventures, LLC
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
This is the second year we have fished with Captain Mike. Great captain and knows the area well. Would highly recommend his services to anyone seeking a quality fishing experience.
BJ  M.
BJ M. Parker, CO
Fish On Charters
Fish On Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(75 reviews)
We actually couldn't keep the Red Snapper off our line! Unfortunately, they were out of season and had to toss them back. Still, we caught lots of mackerel, and another kind of snapper, and a rainbow runner we could keep to eat. Some trigger fish, barely too small to keep, and some vermillion we threw back. All in all, we caught a ton of fish and had a ball!
Steve  L.
Steve L. Leavenworth, KS
Bama Slam Inshore Adventures, LLC
Bama Slam Inshore Adventures, LLC
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Captain Mike yesterday. He clearly has an extensive knowledge and experience about fishing this area and pairs that with a keen focus on his fisherman’s needs. We caught many, many fish and had a really great being with Capt Mike. On our next visit to Gulf Shores I will be calling for another trip with him.
Tom  S.
Tom S. Woodstock, GA
Fish On Charters
Fish On Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
Captain Will and 1st mate Jayden rook awesome care of us. Took a little roaming around to get on the fish but once we did he did all that could be done to stay on them. Jayden was on top of things setting lines and removing the catches. They kept the boat clean and in good order. Totally would recommend these guys to anybody out for great time. Fish On Charters of Gulf Shores will definitely see us again. Total catch ... 2 King Mac 20 Spanish Mac 1 Bonita 1 Hardtail
Thad  C.
Thad C. Bon Aqua, TN
Fish On Charters
Fish On Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
Great Captain and crew! They were very patient and knew all the best spots! We met our limit!
Troy  C.
Troy C. Dumas, MS
Gulf Coast Charters
Gulf Coast Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
Captain Jerry was awesome! He has a great sense of humor, was very entertaining and made the trip fun. We caught enough white trout for fresh fish for supper. Highly recommend Captain Jerry - you will not be disappointed!!
Mike  B.
Mike B. Byron, MN
Freebird Charters
Freebird Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(212 reviews)
Captain and his wife(first mate) had us on the fish within minutes. We caught fish from the time we started till it was time to go back. Him and his first mate were very friendly and accommodating. We had a blast. Would highly recommend.
Chris  R.
Chris R. Kathleen, GA
Bama Slam Inshore Adventures, LLC
Bama Slam Inshore Adventures, LLC
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(113 reviews)
Beautiful day and Captain Mike took us to where the fish were biting, hard working captain
Steve  V.
Steve V. Cookeville, TN
Fish On Charters
Fish On Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
Trip was awesome. Sea was rough, captain tried his best to make the trip enjoyable. The sea and the fish weren't cooperating with us . We caught some fish but calmer sea would have better, we called trip off and came back to land, captain was very understanding, will use him again on my next trip to gulf shores Alabama,
Charles  J.
Charles J. Dumas, TX
Fish On Charters
Fish On Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
Awesome experience all around, Captain and deckhand were A+. Couldn’t have been a better experience for my kids first fishing trip.
Josh  D.
Josh D. Nashville, TN
Bounty Hunter
Bounty Hunter
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(1 review)
Had an offshore trip booked with another guide who cancelled last minute. John was able to take us out the same afternoon - five hour trip offshore for Red Snapper. Excellent trip, great captain and assistant and great fishing. I highly recommend fishing with them and we will definitely go out with them again.
Jack  P.
Jack P. Minneapolis, MN
Fish On Charters
Fish On Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
We had a great trip and the crew went the extra mile to make sure we got on fish.
Jaramie  R.
Jaramie R. Jonesboro, AR
Circle Hook Charters
Circle Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
Hunter did a great job. Put us on some good spots and we put a few in the boat. Really enjoyed it.
Jeremy  A.
Jeremy A. Birmingham, AL
Bama Slam Inshore Adventures, LLC
Bama Slam Inshore Adventures, LLC
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Captain Mike was great- fought some threatening weather-but caught lots of white trout- and had a blast. Lots of area knowledge and pure fishing expertise! Will be booking again!
Frank  F.
Frank F. Paola, KS
Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores
Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(185 reviews)
Captain Lee was patient and took us to several different spots until he found us some great fish. We had a big time and would highly recommend!
Sabrina  H.
Sabrina H. Summertown, TN
Gulf Coast Charters
Gulf Coast Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
Captain Jerry was a phenomenal captain. Put us on fish from stop 1 and we took home 32 fish. He fully cleaned them himself and sent them home ready to eat and even gave us a recommendation for where we could pick up fresh shrimp. We had a great day and would recommend any day of the week.
Quinn  M.
Quinn M. Kansas City, MO
Freebird Charters
Freebird Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(212 reviews)
This 2 hour fishing trip was just perfect. We caught more fish than we could eat, saw a beautiful rainbow and the rare water spout! Captain Jerry was the best!
Diane  A.
Diane A. New Orleans, Louisiana
Gulf Coast Charters
Gulf Coast Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
Really enjoyed our day. He was so great with our younger boys and will definitely book with him again!
Sam  R.
Sam R. Hartselle, AL

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