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Fishing in Orange Beach

Orange Beach fishing is one of Alabama’s major tourist attractions. Home to one of the biggest charter fleets in the Gulf and the largest artificial reef ecosystem in the entire US, Orange Beach is every vacationing angler's dream destination. Prolific fishing grounds teeming with game fish virtually all year round, combined with championship golf courses, unparalleled dining experiences, refreshing nature hikes and dolphin cruises make this Alabama jewel a perfect spot for the entire family.

Known For

What Orange Beach lacks in natural sea floor landscape, it makes up for in man-made fish attractors. Although the local coastal area is relatively shallow with a flat sandy or muddy bottom, these waters are close to over 100 artificial reefs - all within easy reach of the shore. What does that mean? Fish, and plenty of them.


Inshore, Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and more are up for grabs. Perdido Bay is just around the corner, and is an excellent fishery with live bait or lures. Other top inshore hotspots include Alabama Point, Terry Cove, Ono Island, Dixie Bar, Wolf Bar, and Inerariy Point.


Fishing Orange Beach’s nearshore waters involves trolling for Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel, sight fishing for huge Red Drum and Cobia, or bottom fishing around one of those famous artificial reefs. Otherwise, the reefs further offshore are home to a great number of bottom fish, and the further out you go, the less fishing pressure you will find. Come Snapper season, and you will find the Orange Beach party boat fishing fleet taking customers to the reefs several times a day to catch these delicious bottom-dwelling targets. Spots on these boats can be hard to come by: book well in advance if you want to secure yourself the chance of a freshly-caught Snapper supper!


Orange Beach’s relatively shallow waters mean trips targeting larger fish will usually take a full 24 hours or more. But it is worth the travel time: reach the deeper waters and oil rigs 60-120 miles offshore and you will be in with the chance of catching Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo.

Rules & Regulations

An Alabama fishing license is required to fish in any public state waters, fresh or salt, resident or non-resident. When fishing aboard a licensed charter boat, there's no license required.


Orange Beach Fishing Seasons

January

Offshore fishing for Grouper is good, with 10-12 hour trips best. Inshore, river fishing can be phenomenal. Usually, Amberjack and Triggerfish are open, although regulations are liable to change.

February

The annual Black Drum migration begins. This is your chance to land a 30-50 lb fish from a small boat! Otherwise, catch a mammoth on an 18 + hour trip for Yellowfin Tuna around the oil rigs.

March

Spring Break arrives! With it comes potential for strong winds. The Cobia migration is gearing up, Redfish is caught inshore, and Amberjack and Grouper are testing line strength offshore.

April

The waters start to heat up and so does the fishing. Sight fish for Cobia along the coast, catch Redfish, Trout and Flounder inshore, or head offshore for Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna.

May

As summer arrives, the fishing gets better and better. Troll for Wahoo and Mackerel, look out for Cobia, or make the most of the amazing bottom fish bite. It’s all going off!

June

The weather is stable and the seas are calm. Make sure you come prepared for the heat! Red Snapper season usually opens now and nearshore trolling is excellent too.

July

Everything is biting - the only thing you will have trouble finding is space on a charter boat! Make sure you book in good time. This is peak season for visitors and fish alike.

August

Avoid the heat on an early morning or evening trip and enjoy the sun rise or set over the unbelievably still waters. Just like last month, the fishing is on top form.

September

Weather and fishing begin to transition into Fall. Waters are usually calm and the bite is excellent. Redfish and Speckled Trout are biting like crazy inshore and White Marlin can be caught offshore.

October

Bottom fish continue to bite well, as well as Trout and Redfish inshore. Cold fronts and extreme weather conditions get more common. Watch out for an infamous “Blue Norther!”

November

This is an excellent time to target Bull Redfish, with deep dropping offshore also very good. Bad weather conditions get more common but the big fish close to shore make it worthwhile.

December

Trolling or sight fishing for big Bull Redfish makes for very exciting fishing. Weather conditions are relatively mild, with the first frost not usually appearing until the end of the month.




What People Are Saying About Orange Beach

"Full day trip with Captain Scotty Gerdine"

Josh Endsley fished with Fish Time Fishing Charters on March 20, 2017

Book a charter with Captain Scotty Gerdine at Fish Time

"Half day w/ Captain Craig"

Bridgette White fished with Lost Bay Charters-No Catch No Pay!! on March 14, 2017

If fishing in March it's COLD, but worth it!

"Half-day trip with Clay Blankenship of Angler Management."

Bob Matis fished with Angler Management Inshore Fishing on March 10, 2017

Go out with an expert guide that knows the local waters and where/how to find fish of the desired species.

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