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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 $586, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,193 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:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Gulf Shores are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $359
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $477
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $753
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $942
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,329
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,333
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $2,325

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 25592 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.

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I would recommend good weather and a way to make the fish bite! Just be prepared for a good time and hope for the best.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend good weather and a way to make the fish bite! Just be prepared for a good time and hope for the best.
Lisa  H.
Lisa H. Gulf Shores, Alabama
We knew going in, that we probably my wouldn’t catch many fish this time of year. But we did catch some Sheepshead!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We knew going in, that we probably my wouldn’t catch many fish this time of year. But we did catch some Sheepshead!
Jennifer  O.
Jennifer O. Chattanooga, TN
Find a charter and book with them directly. We were called by a different company than the one we booked on Fishing Booker telling us we were canceled. Glad I persisted and found it was incorrect.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a charter and book with them directly. We were called by a different company than the one we booked on Fishing Booker telling us we were canceled. Glad I persisted and found it was incorrect.
Tim  B.
Tim B. Arlington, TX
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

Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Took the 3 hour trip and it was good. The wind was up and the fish weren't biting as much as we wanted, but that's the way fishing goes some days. The captain was good at moving us to several spots. We did catch 2 nice sheepheads that we had for dinner. Would definitely recommend this outfit.
William  B.
William B. Huntsville, AL
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Captain Jamie and his deck hand were very prepared and knowledgeable. There was great communication prior to arrival and during the trip. They also were very nice and personable. Would definitely ride and fish with them again. Had a great time!
Leslie  S.
Leslie S. Fort Wayne, IN
Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores
Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(191 reviews)
Captain Lee was great to work with. He put us on fish and once we caught our limit, he took us to try some different fishing. Would highly recommend him to anyone and will use him again!
John  E.
John E. Hendersonville, TN
Nauti Fish Co – Gulf Shores
Nauti Fish Co – Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(107 reviews)
Thank you for keeping them out until they each caught a fish. You went above and beyond. Thank you so much for the extra effort on a cold non biting fish day. You ROCK 👍👏🥶👍👏😍🫶🏻
Karen  M.
Karen M. Tyler, TX
Nauti Fish Co – Gulf Shores
Nauti Fish Co – Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(107 reviews)
Captain Brad was so knowledgeable and accommodating! The kids had a great experience and will definitely be back!
Brianna  M.
Brianna M. Port Allen, LA
Off The Hook Charters – Problem Child
Off The Hook Charters – Problem Child
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
We rang in 2023 with fishing! Could not have been more satisfied. Captain Cliff on Problem Child was great. Thank you! We posted pics to social media and tagged y’all.
Chris  R.
Chris R. Marietta, GA
Stressed Out Charters
Stressed Out Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(193 reviews)
We had a nice fishing trip New Years day. Captain and crew worked hard to get us fish in the off season. They didn't miss the chance to slow down to check out dolphins. Really enjoyed the trip.
Jake  C.
Jake C. New Richmond, IN
Off The Hook Charters
Off The Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(345 reviews)
Went out with Captain Perry and had a great time. Caught a bunch of sheep head and had a great time with my kids in the process. Highly recommend.
Alex  M.
Alex M. Prosper, TX
Team Vinson Charters
Team Vinson Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Experienced captain, well maintained boat, friendly first mate. Our family had a great time!
Amanda  R.
Amanda R. New Cambria, MO
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
We had our trip limited to fishing in the canal "due to winds". In spite of that we caught three sheepshead fish. Was fun but we did quite a bit of jumping around. The captain and hand were helpful.
Jim  T.
Jim T. Gulf Shores, Alabama
Nauti Fish Charters – 24'
Nauti Fish Charters – 24'
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Captain Brad is great! He shared a lot of knowledge about fishing in the area. We ended up catching 6 sheepshead on the trip, and cooked up some delicious fish tacos!
Adam  B.
Adam B. Schiller Park, IL
Off The Hook Charters
Off The Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(345 reviews)
We had such a great time with captain, Perry! We brought our two kiddos ages six and nine, and they had the best time.
Ashley  P.
Ashley P. Columbia, MO
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Captain Jamie and deckhand Scott had us fishing in 15 minutes and catching within the hour. We boated 3 nice Sheepshead and probably missed 3 more on a tough, cold, windy day of fishing that left everybody else either skunked or sitting at home. And our dog made some new best friends. Would definitely fish with them again!
Andrew  R.
Andrew R. United States
Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores
Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(191 reviews)
Had a terrific day with Captain Lee! Caught lots of sheephead and enjoyed the day 100%.highly recommend!
Kathy  B.
Kathy B. Franklin, WI
Team Vinson Charters
Team Vinson Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
It was cool and the fish wasn't biting but over all it was a great experience. The captain and his daughter were very knowledgeable and helpful.
Joseph  L.
Joseph L. Jasper, AL
Stressed Out Charters
Stressed Out Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(193 reviews)
Water was rough, it was unseasonably cold, and didn't get many bites, but we still has fun. Captain Jamie and Zach were great and tried hard to find us fish. We got to play with the dolphins and still enjoyed the experience! We would book with them again!
Kendra  T.
Kendra T. Elk Mound, WI
Off The Hook Charters
Off The Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(345 reviews)
My son and I had a great time with Captain Perry. He worked with us to show us the ropes and we had a very successful morning.
Michael  R.
Michael R. United States
Stressed Out Charters
Stressed Out Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(193 reviews)
Very knowledgeable about where fish where and what bait to use. Had an awesome experience and definitely would recommend.
Robert  B.
Robert B. Mosheim, TN
Gulf Coast Charters
Gulf Coast Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(214 reviews)
This has been a want for awhile now. This trip was simply amazing! The captain Jerry fit in with us perfect! He jokes around, interacts, and teaches the children while out! We will definitely come back and request him!
Aaron  R.
Aaron R. Green Forest, AR
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
We picked a tough weather day to hit the water but these guys got us into some fish - first cast! They know how to catch in any situation and we had a great time. We will book this charter again. Thank you!
Troy  S.
Troy S. Siloam Springs, AR

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