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Fishing in Mobile

Looking for an angling adventure that’s packed full of good ol’ southern charm? Mobile is calling your name! From the bays to the rivers to the mighty Gulf of Mexico, this port city has a whole host of brackish, fresh, and saltwaters to explore. Even better? In Mobile, AL, fishing charters can be found dotted around every possible waterway, so you have plenty to choose from.
 
Despite Mobile’s diverse waterways, the species on offer generally remain the same. That’s not a bad thing! Head to the area’s deltas, bays, and rivers, and there’s one fish you’re bound to come across – Speckled Trout, a local favorite. Specks are usually joined by Redfish, Flounder, and Tripletail, which are fun to catch and even better to eat.
 
Heading further out in Mobile Bay, towards the Gulf? You’ll encounter equally-delicious Snappers and Groupers. Although you’ll usually bottom fish for these specific species, light tackle fishing is the name of the game elsewhere in Mobile. There’s a reason why it’s stood the test of time as a local staple!
 
You have a lot of flexibility when it comes to choosing your perfect trip. If you want to hook huge species, opt for a full day and explore the bay’s deeper waters, as well as the Gulf. A half day excursion, in comparison, is the perfect opportunity for newbies to discover Mobile’s fishing scene.
 
As Mobile is a port city, you’ll find charter vessels dotted all over. The most popular docking spots, however, tend to be along the shores of Mobile and Bon Secour Bays, and around the Mobile-Tensaw Delta. 

 

Rules & Regulations

Charter captains in Mobile really live up to that famous southern hospitality! They’ll make you’re provided with rods, reels, and a valid Alabama fishing license, and will also inform you of local bag and size limits when it comes to your target catch.
 

Mobile Fishing Seasons

January

Thanks to Mobile’s year-round fishery, you can start your year off in the right way with some top angling action! Visit now to hook that local favorite, Speckled Trout.

February

Sheepshead show up inshore and around the reefs in abundance, and Speckled Trout fishing remains strong. If you’re a Flatfish fan, this is when Flounder start to show up in the Delta’s muddier waters.

March

Catch your fill of delicious Speckled Trout, and keep an eye out for trophy sizes – this is when they start to appear! Redfish are a popular catch, too, with Bulls regularly making an appearance in shallow, brackish waters.

April

If you want to stock your cooler with plenty of mouth-watering Flounder, this is the month to visit! The flats and shallows are abundant with Flatfish, and trophy-sized Speckled Trout and “keeper” Redfish are also on offer.

May

Inshore fishing for Flounder, Speckled Trout, and Redfish remains strong. Snapper and Grouper species start to show up around Mobile Bay’s reefs, and Sheepshead are abundant.

June
This month often signals the start of Red Snapper season, so make sure you check the regulations with your captain if you want to hook this Alabaman favorite! Other Snapper varieties can be found around the reefs.
 
July
Depending on local regulations, you may still be able to target Red Snapper around the reefs. Closed season? Don’t worry – there’s still plenty of other bottom-dwelling Snapper and Grouper varieties to target!
 
August

Trophy Speckled Trout are a popular catch in August. With Tripletail and Mackerel species on offer, this is the perfect time to visit if you’re looking to stack your cooler. Reef fishing remains strong.

September

The weather slowly starts to cool, and Speckled Trout retreat slightly. However, Redfish, Tripletail, and Mackerel species are particularly abundant, and Snapper and Grouper can still be located around the reefs.

October

As the waters cool off, Flounder and Redfish come closer to shore, making this the perfect time to hook these tasty fish! Sheepshead make a reappearance around the reefs and close to shore, too.

November

November is one of the most productive months here, with Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout all showing up in abundance. Around the reefs, Sheepshead fishing has never been better. 

December

End your year with a bang, and take advantage of Mobile’s incredible winter fishing! Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead...cast your line and treat yourself to the best Christmas present possible. 

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