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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, this is every saltwater angler's dream destination.
 
Start your visit by popping over to the muddy flats inshore, where you’ll come across some prized Gulf creatures. Hit Perdido Bay and its neighboring lagoons and bayous, and you could land Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Pompano, Sheepshead, and many more. Trips can last from as little as a couple of hours to a full day, with one thing for sure – success!
 
The next step is heading to the nearshore reefs that make Orange Beach fishing charters so popular. As with everywhere in the Gulf, Red Snapper is a favorite, and they grow to incredible sizes here. Then come the delicious Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Groupers, and tough-fighting Cobia and Amberjack, and you’ll wonder where the day went!
 
If you’re looking for a longer trip, then a deep sea fishing adventure is in store. Head anywhere from 60 to 120 miles offshore and battle it out with monster Marlin, Wahoo, and Sailfish, along with plenty of delicious Yellowfin Tuna and Mahi Mahi to take back to shore. You’ll need at least 24 hours on the water, but it’s definitely worth it. 
 

Rules & Regulations

You won’t need a license when fishing aboard a charter in Orange Beach. Your professional captain will have you covered and will make sure that you stay within all the permitted size and bag limits. 
 
Orange Beach
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January

Start the year in style with some rod-bending action in the deep. Offshore fishing for Grouper is good, with 10-12 hour trips yielding the best results, while you can still catch plenty of delicious fish inshore, too.

February

The annual Black Drum migration begins, so get ready to fill your buckets with some 30-50 pounders! Meanwhile, the action offshore is going strong, with an overnight trip giving the potential for Tuna. 

March

Spring Break arrives, but beware of the strong winds when you head to the deep.If you find a calm day, then you'll want to take advantage of the Cobia migration offshore, along with plenty of Amberjack and Grouper. 

April

The waters start to heat up and so does the fishing – wherever you are. Cobia come close to the coast, so you can sight cast for them on a charter, while an inshore trip will target Redfish, Trout, and Flounder.

May

It may be spring, but you'll feel like summer has arrived. The fishing gets better and better, with the arrival of the offshore season. Troll for Wahoo and Mackerel, look out for Cobia, or make the most of the bottom fish bite.

June

The weather is stable and the seas are calm, so all you need to do is make sure you come prepared for the heat. Red Snapper season usually opens now, so get ready for a flurry of activity targeting these prized fish!

July

Book early to avoid disappointment, as peak season has arrived Orange Beach. The beaches fill up and so do the charter boats, with one fish on everyone's mind – Red Snapper. Come and get your fill of these beauties!

August

Avoid the heat on an early morning or evening trip and enjoy the sunrise or sunsetset over the unbelievably still waters. Just like last month, the fishing is on top form, with offshore yielding its best results.

September

While peak season may be over, the weather is only getting better here. No more showers mean the waters are usually calm and the bite is excellent, with Redfish testing your line inshore, and Marlin offshore.

October

Bottom fish continue to bite along the reefs, even though the weather is changing, while Trout and Redfish are the inshore stars. There are plenty of guides ready to take you out, so what are you waiting for?

November

With the weather starting to disrupt the chances to go offshore, attention shifts inshore for winter. The good news is that some of the most prized fish can be found in the shallows, as Bull Redfish become commonplace!

December

Fishing is a 365-day-a-year business in Orange Beach, so get ready to feast on some delicious fish for the holidays. Head inshore for monster Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder, and you can fill the freezer!

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We would definitely recommend Max Drag Fishing Charter services for all your fishing adventures!!
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We would definitely recommend Max Drag Fishing Charter services for all your fishing adventures!!
Skye  B.
Skye B. Star City, AR
Try to go when the wind is calmer. We could not go as far out to the better fishing area fir fish in season. We caught a huge amount of snapper that was not in season. Lots of fun though.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Try to go when the wind is calmer. We could not go as far out to the better fishing area fir fish in season. We caught a huge amount of snapper that was not in season. Lots of fun though.
Jim  B.
Jim B. Madison, MS
I loved fishing in October. It was a pleasant day on the water and not many tourists (except me fishing).
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I loved fishing in October. It was a pleasant day on the water and not many tourists (except me fishing).
Eric  P.
Eric P. Alexandria, KY
Great week in Orange Beach. Enjoyed the trip and all the staff was great. Would make it a must the next time in town!!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Great week in Orange Beach. Enjoyed the trip and all the staff was great. Would make it a must the next time in town!!
Gregory  B.
Gregory B. St. Petersburg, FL
Call captain Mike at sure shot. His crew will put you on the biggest and best fish.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Call captain Mike at sure shot. His crew will put you on the biggest and best fish.
Jimmy  F.
Jimmy F. Pall Mall, TN
Captain Ritchie is great with first timers. My daughter and granddaughter (14) had never been sea fishing before. He took great care of them while providing instruction and encouragement!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Captain Ritchie is great with first timers. My daughter and granddaughter (14) had never been sea fishing before. He took great care of them while providing instruction and encouragement!
Glenda  T.  B.
Glenda T. B. Atlanta, GA
Weather was amazing! Marina crew was super nice! Day was perfect with Captain Pat!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Weather was amazing! Marina crew was super nice! Day was perfect with Captain Pat!
Casie  H.
Casie H. Milton, FL
Book a good charter to help ensure you have the best chance at catching fish and having a good time!
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Book a good charter to help ensure you have the best chance at catching fish and having a good time!
Rick  B.
Rick B. Brandon, MS
Be open to just enjoying the catching. We didn’t end up with any fish we could keep or eat but catching was the fun of it. And releasing it directly to a friendly dolphin was more fun anyway!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be open to just enjoying the catching. We didn’t end up with any fish we could keep or eat but catching was the fun of it. And releasing it directly to a friendly dolphin was more fun anyway!
Lizzie  T.
Lizzie T. Newport Beach, CA
Start with the six hour trip . Although you may want to fish all day six hours is a long time on the boat with women and children. It can get pretty hot. And six hours of action will wear you out
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Start with the six hour trip . Although you may want to fish all day six hours is a long time on the boat with women and children. It can get pretty hot. And six hours of action will wear you out
Callaway  H.
Callaway H. Carrollton, MS
book a private charter to get the more one on one experience and take something for motion sickness
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
book a private charter to get the more one on one experience and take something for motion sickness
Pamela  P.
Pamela P. Vergennes, IL
I would probably try to fish during red snapper season we were a few day late.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I would probably try to fish during red snapper season we were a few day late.
Jeff  P.
Jeff P. United States
The checking time was confusing , there were not signs that we were supposed to do it . The captan was very sweet and friendly ! Overall we had fun !
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The checking time was confusing , there were not signs that we were supposed to do it . The captan was very sweet and friendly ! Overall we had fun !
MARIA  M.
MARIA M. Madison, Mississippi
Set realistic expectations, prepare for hot weather, bring enough food and drink, sunscreen, towelettes, tip money- don’t expect sport fishing, trolling, or in shore experience.
3.7 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
Set realistic expectations, prepare for hot weather, bring enough food and drink, sunscreen, towelettes, tip money- don’t expect sport fishing, trolling, or in shore experience.
Richard  W.
Richard W. Alexandria, VA
Great trip. Cost efficient. Good trip to take for first time fishers in orange Beach.
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Great trip. Cost efficient. Good trip to take for first time fishers in orange Beach.
Greg  N.
Greg N. United States
Find a reputable marina and captain. Read multiple reviews before you make your choice. Talk to your captain and make sure yall have the same expectations for the trip.
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Find a reputable marina and captain. Read multiple reviews before you make your choice. Talk to your captain and make sure yall have the same expectations for the trip.
Henry  C.
Henry C. Reserve, LA
Fishing is quick.......you're catching fish about 100 yards from the beach.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Fishing is quick.......you're catching fish about 100 yards from the beach.
Blake  J.
Blake J. United States
Pick a guide that will rebook if weather is going to be bad. Captain Charlie was great because he kept in contact with me when the weather was a little sketchy and left it up to me if we wanted to go.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Pick a guide that will rebook if weather is going to be bad. Captain Charlie was great because he kept in contact with me when the weather was a little sketchy and left it up to me if we wanted to go.
Shawn  K.
Shawn K. Random Lake, WI
Call Capt Chase Newton and book a trip on the 65' fishing boat named "No Doubt." We had an absolute blast and caught lots of fish
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Call Capt Chase Newton and book a trip on the 65' fishing boat named "No Doubt." We had an absolute blast and caught lots of fish
Jason  J.
Jason J. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Even with some questionable weather the captain knew where to go to get the fish biting.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Even with some questionable weather the captain knew where to go to get the fish biting.
Renee  P.
Renee P. United States

Reel Fishin' Charters
Reel Fishin' Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 301 reviews
Captain Rick put us right on the fish. Our 4 hour offshore fishing trip was spent reeling in red snapper literally every 5-10 minutes. We caught over 50 good size red snapper and trigger fish and a couple of other species. The boat is comfy. His equipment is good and he handled everything in accordance with our needs. Couldn’t have been any better. Highly recommend.
Tammy  W.
Tammy W. Chattanooga, TN
Max Drag Charters
Max Drag Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 153 reviews
We had an awesome fishing trip!! Boat was super nice!! Weather amazing. Dennis was the best deck hand ever!! He was super friendly and helpful with all of our fishing needs! Captain Curtis really put us on some nice fishing!! We tore the red snapper up!! We really enjoyed Co-captain JC’s fishing stories and tips too!! We will definitely use their charter services next time we come down to the beach!!
Skye  B.
Skye B. Star City, AR
Southern Sun Inshore Charters
Southern Sun Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 86 reviews
Professional. Helpful. Knowledgeable. Nice. Could not have had a better outting. Fish kept jumping in the boat. Strongly recommend.
Thomas  K.
Thomas K. Houston, TX
Reel Fishin' Charters
Reel Fishin' Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 301 reviews
Great offshore fishing experience with Richard. He was very knowledgeable and knows the hot spots. As soon as the line was in the water we were pulling in the fish weather it was snapper trigger or etc. highly recommend!!
Christopher  Y.
Christopher Y. Charlotte, North Carolina
Black Flag Company
Black Flag Company
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 112 reviews
They went above and beyond to give us a chance to catch fish. We had a great time. Will definitely be back for a longer trip.
Ira  M.
Ira M. Owasso, OK
Salt Style Guide Service
Salt Style Guide Service
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 185 reviews
Captain Abbott was knowledgeable and great with the fishing party and great with kids. This is our second trip with his company and I will book again.
Jessie  A.
Jessie A. Decatur, AL
Southern Sun Inshore Charters
Southern Sun Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 86 reviews
Charlie was an extremely knowledgeable captain and was great with the kids. We had a wonderful time on the water and caught a ton of bull reds. Can't wait to book our next trip.
Michael  A.
Michael A. Saline, MI
Southern Sun Inshore Charters
Southern Sun Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 86 reviews
We came here for our honeymoon- both never experienced anything like this and Captain Charlie gave us a great experience even with It being a crazy day. He’s a friendly guy and made It a trip to remember.
Sierra  J.
Sierra J. Pine Knot, KY
Southern Sun Inshore Charters
Southern Sun Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 86 reviews
Had a great time and they got us on the fish all day! Highly recommend going fishing with them. Great people and a great time.
Brady  L.
Brady L. Yukon, OK
Jus Cuz Fishing Charters
Jus Cuz Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 245 reviews
Me and my buddies had an amazing time with capt Albert fishing was great will definitely make another trip with him very informational lots of common interests great all around man
Logan  B.
Logan B. Murfreesboro, TN
Southern Sun Inshore Charters
Southern Sun Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 86 reviews
Captain Charlie and Johnna are fantastic! Caught the biggest bell red of my life! Book them!
John  H.
John H. Westover, AL
Fish On Charters
Fish On Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 38 reviews
My wife, father-in-law, and I had a great time with Captain Will and deck hand Jay. We were on the fish and stayed on them our entire trip. Jay was great keeping us baited up and going. Would highly recommend this boat and crew!
Perry  N.
Perry N. Denver, CO
Riptide Fishing Charters
Riptide Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 239 reviews
A First time trip with a few of the family . A lot of memorable time. We had a great trip and caught an awesome bunch of fish . Now to plan the family fish fry to enjoy our catch and share the memories with the rest of the family.
GREG  M.
GREG M. New Orleans, Louisiana
Fishin Magician Charters
Fishin Magician Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 223 reviews
Conditions were tough but Capt and crew did everything they could to keep us on fish. We did scratch out our limit of red snapper, good times!
Jay  M.
Jay M. New Orleans, Louisiana
Black Flag Company
Black Flag Company
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 112 reviews
Had a great day on the water with captain Steve and critter caught lots of fish and had a blast will definitely book again probably go full day next time
Rustin  M.
Rustin M. Lathrop, MO
Fish On Charters
Fish On Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 38 reviews
We had a fun filled half day of fishing aboard the Fish On. Captain Mike and his crew did a fantastic job putting us on the fish, keeping our hooks baited and help us fill the ice chest with fish. This was a trip we will never forget. I highly recommend Fish On for your sea fishing vacation adventure.
Curtis  W.
Curtis W. Talala, OK
Southern Sun Inshore Charters
Southern Sun Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 86 reviews
Captain Charlie was inanely nice. It was my wife and myself for the trip. He was very informative and patient with us. He was helpful and joked with us while we fished.
Bryan  M.
Bryan M. Columbia, IL
Great Southern Fishing Charters
Great Southern Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 94 reviews
Ben is very knowledgeable about his craft and will make sure you have a great fishing trip.
Robert  B.
Robert B. Birmingham, AL
Fish On Charters
Fish On Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 38 reviews
This was my wife’s first trip. Couldn’t be more pleased with the experience. Great time, very educational for the both of us, and we got fish in the freezer!
Craig  S.
Craig S. Edmond, OK
Wahoodat Charters
Wahoodat Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 56 reviews
Cap and his first mate were extremely knowledgeable, personable, and helpful. First mate was consistent with keeping lines baited and helping with fish. The Capt kept us in favorable locations and we came home with quite a bit of fish. They really made sure the trip was pleasurable for everyone. Would highly recommend and charter again with anytime!! 100 out of 100!
Bridgett  F.
Bridgett F. Hiram, GA

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Orange Beach

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Orange Beach costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $686, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,413. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Orange Beach is 33 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Great Southern Fishing Charters, Southern Sun Inshore Charters, and Wahoodat Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Orange Beach, Alabama. Full list of top fishing charters in Orange Beach.

Great Southern Fishing Charters, Southern Sun Inshore Charters, and Wahoodat Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Orange Beach.

The best way to experience fishing in Orange Beach 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 Orange Beach, Alabama.

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

Fishing is a 365-day-a-year business in Orange Beach, so get ready to feast on some delicious fish for the holidays. Head inshore for monster Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder, and you can fill the freezer! Check availability for local fishing charters in Orange Beach.

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