Mobile Bay

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Mobile Bay: 70 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(415 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $350
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5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $1,000
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(10 reviews)
Fairhope
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(104 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(228 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $350
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4.7 / 5
(73 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $350
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Gulf Shores
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(61 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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Gulf Shores
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Mobile Bay

According to customer reviews, Another Fish Charters – Gulf Shores, In Too Deep Charters, and Point Clear Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Mobile Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Mobile Bay.

The average price for a private 4 hour Mobile Bay fishing trip is $613, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,311 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Another Fish Charters – Gulf Shores, In Too Deep Charters, and Point Clear Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Mobile Bay.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Red Snapper, and King Mackerel (Kingfish). Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Bottom Fishing, and Spinning. Nearshore fishing, reef fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Does your dream angling adventure involve hooking plenty of tasty table fare? Then embarking on a Mobile Bay fishing trip is a must! This shallow inlet is protected from the Gulf of Mexico by a chain of barrier islands, and its marshy, reef-filled waters are bustling with world-famous fish. 
 
One thing’s for certain – you’ll want to bring along a cooler when casting a line here! Mobile Bay is home to that unbeatable inshore trio of Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. These fish are fun to catch and even better to eat. Using light tackle to hook these species is a popular technique throughout Alabama, and will also see you reeling in Mackerel and Tripletail.
 
It’s not the only way to cast a line, though. The bay is also home to bottom fishing favorites – Snapper and Grouper species. You’ll find them lurking around the reefs just a few miles from the bay’s shore. See what we mean about tasty table fare?
 
Mobile Bay’s fishery has long been a popular hotspot for families, newbies, and experienced anglers alike, and this is reflected in the trips on offer here. A half day excursion is the perfect introduction to these waters, and will generally see you returning to land with a full cooler. Full day adventures give you the chance to cover more ground, hit both the reefs and marshes, and stock the cooler with even more fish!
 
There are a variety of departure points dotted all around Mobile Bay, and you’ll find charter boats launching out of every one. The majority of captains, however, are docked along the barrier islands, with Dauphin Island, Fort Morgan, and Gulf Shores being especially popular. On the mainland? Head to Fairhope, Daphne, or Mobile. 

 

Rules & Regulations

If you’re casting off on board a local Mobile Bay fishing charter, your fishing license will be covered for you. Your captain will also be able to advise you on local bag and size regulations when it comes to your target catch.
Mobile Bay
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 26563 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Start your year off in the right way and sight fish the bay’s shallow waters around Mobile and the barrier islands. You’ll find plenty of Redfish and Spotted Seatrout on offer as they bask in the cooler waters!

February

The waters remain cool, which means an increase of Redfish and Spotted Seatrout in the bays and shallows. Flounder start to show up, too.

March
This is the month to visit if you want to hook Sheepshead, as well as trophy-sized Redfish! Flounder and Speckled Trout can be found in abundance in the flats and shallows.
 
April

April is all about Redfish and Speckled Trout, from “keeper”-sized table fare to seriously huge trophy fish! Sheepshead fishing remains excellent, and the first Tripletail start to make an appearance.

May

May is when things start to really heat up – both on land and in the water! You’ll find Speckled Trout, huge Redfish, and tasty Flounder on offer in the shallows. Slightly further out, the first Mackerel appear.

June

The weather continues to heat up, and so does the fishing – June often marks the start of Red Snapper season! Other Snapper and Grouper species can be found by the reefs, and inshore fishing stays strong.

July

If you’re lucky, this is when you might experience the famous “jubilee”! Even without this phenomenon, July fishing in the bay is magical, with Mackerel, Specks, Redfish, Flounder, Grouper, and Snapper all on offer.

August

If you can handle the scorching temperatures, August is the perfect time to hook Speckled Trout, Tripletail, and tasty Mackerel species. School’s out, so the waters are usually bustling with families and budding anglers!

September
Flounder are available year round in Mobile Bay, but fall is when they start to really shine, with huge fish being found in the shallows. Why not talk to your captain about Flounder gigging and try something different?
 
October

The weather is starting to cool off by now, but the bay’s fishing is still hot! Flounder fishing in the shallows remains excellent, Bull Redfish can be found cruising the marshes around Mobile, and reef fishing is plentiful.

November

November sees a resurgence of angling opportunities, with Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Sheepshead all showing up in droves, thanks to the cooler temperatures! 

December

Treat yourself to the best Christmas present possible, and explore Mobile Bay in the winter! The waters are cooler and much quieter when it comes to your fellow anglers – however, there’s still plenty of fish on offer.

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Be sure to make sure you are leaving from a marina near the place you are staying at. It is a long way around Mobile Bay and the ferry does not run very early in the morning. Also look for the red snapper season to be in if that is your target.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to make sure you are leaving from a marina near the place you are staying at. It is a long way around Mobile Bay and the ferry does not run very early in the morning. Also look for the red snapper season to be in if that is your target.
Don  B.
Don B. Old Landing, KY
Captain Jay and Ricochet Charter were excellent! Friendly staff. Great day on the water!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Jay and Ricochet Charter were excellent! Friendly staff. Great day on the water!
Tom  H.
Tom H. McKinney, TX
Don't fish in early or mid May as your options for keeping seem to be more limited
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Don't fish in early or mid May as your options for keeping seem to be more limited
Nate  R.
Nate R.
Look up freebird charters with captain John and Jerry. They will take care of you and put you on fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look up freebird charters with captain John and Jerry. They will take care of you and put you on fish.
Nicholas  N.
Nicholas N. Cherokee Village, AR
Only way to go is a private charter. Don't like to bad mouth anything, but do not waste your time on the 'GS fishing pier'. It is hit or miss and overall not productive. My family wehn on two charters during the week and caught plenty of fish on both. We went in early May and the timing was so-so. A little after one of the breeding runs and prior to snapper season. Would recommend early June next year to my group.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Only way to go is a private charter. Don't like to bad mouth anything, but do not waste your time on the 'GS fishing pier'. It is hit or miss and overall not productive. My family wehn on two charters during the week and caught plenty of fish on both. We went in early May and the timing was so-so. A little after one of the breeding runs and prior to snapper season. Would recommend early June next year to my group.
Mike  H.
Mike H. Brooks, KY
Captain Jamie took such good care of us. Gave us an education and great information.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Jamie took such good care of us. Gave us an education and great information.
Tony  H.
Tony H. Marengo, IA
Stressed Out charters. Actually recommend them in the parking lot after our trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stressed Out charters. Actually recommend them in the parking lot after our trip.
Michael  T.
Michael T. San Antonio, Texas
I would honestly contact Stressed Out Charters, Their reviews and my great experience speaks volumes for catching fish and having fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would honestly contact Stressed Out Charters, Their reviews and my great experience speaks volumes for catching fish and having fun.
ROBERT  F.
ROBERT F. Flowery Branch, GA
Perfection Captain Tony and deck hand Zack we are sharing with all of our Gulf Shores family
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Perfection Captain Tony and deck hand Zack we are sharing with all of our Gulf Shores family
Sharon  K.
Sharon K. DeWitt, MI
April is absolutely as early as I would go. May through the rest of summer is what I’ve been told is true peak season
Excellent
5.0 / 5
April is absolutely as early as I would go. May through the rest of summer is what I’ve been told is true peak season
Andrew  V.
Andrew V. Rossville, GA
Little rough out there but it's not a farm pond. You're on the Gulf. What do you expect.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Little rough out there but it's not a farm pond. You're on the Gulf. What do you expect.
Steve  A.
Steve A. Marengo, IL
Try a party barge first or boat. It’s simple. The smaller boats with less people are great fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try a party barge first or boat. It’s simple. The smaller boats with less people are great fun.
Jim  S.
Jim S. Tulsa, Oklahoma
We had a chilly morning make sure u dress appropriately! Still had a great trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a chilly morning make sure u dress appropriately! Still had a great trip!
Bryan  P.
Bryan P. Fair Oaks, IN
Be flexible! Weather can be unpredictable so dress according to weather. Good fishing no matter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be flexible! Weather can be unpredictable so dress according to weather. Good fishing no matter.
Rachel  H.
Rachel H. Pike Road, AL
Fish the gulf if possible, it is a much better bite than fishing the lagoon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish the gulf if possible, it is a much better bite than fishing the lagoon.
Louis  H.
Louis H. Gulf Shores, Alabama
Use a trusted Charter, it can be tough going if you don’t know where to go and how to get ‘em!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use a trusted Charter, it can be tough going if you don’t know where to go and how to get ‘em!
Jeff  R.
Jeff R. Ossian, IN
Capt was really good and showed us things we had never seen ... Awesome guy
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Capt was really good and showed us things we had never seen ... Awesome guy
NATHAN  K.
NATHAN K. Summerville, SC
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

Another Fish Charters – Gulf Shores
Another Fish Charters – Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(415 reviews)
I requested and got it. We were in and out before Dad was worn out....and got our Trout limit. Memories are priceless.
Jonathan  C.
Jonathan C. Nashville, TN
Addicted 2 Fishing – Inshore
Addicted 2 Fishing – Inshore
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
Our 2 hour shipping experience with Captain Marty did not disappoint! He is a hands down expert no doubt and
Amy  W.  E.
Amy W. E. Germantown, TN
Addicted 2 Fishing – Inshore
Addicted 2 Fishing – Inshore
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
We started the trip fishing an oil rig a few miles off shore. Had Spanish mackerel hooked up, with a few double and triple ups. Our captain did a heck of a job keeping all the poles rigged and baited up. 10/10 would recommend.
Bradon  R.
Bradon R. Hugo, OK
Reelin' Em' N! Charters
Reelin' Em' N! Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
We had an awesome trip. Even though it was a little rough, the captain and mate worked hard to be sure we put fish in the boat. Would highly recommend and would definitely rebook.
Justin  F.
Justin F. Between, GA
Ricochet Charters
Ricochet Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(100 reviews)
Me and the wife had a great time. Felt right at home and caught some fish. We couldn’t have asked for anything better. Definitely will not be our last time booking with Ricochet.
Jesse  E.
Jesse E. Pearl, Mississippi
Another Fish Charters – Gulf Shores
Another Fish Charters – Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(415 reviews)
Capt Ronnie was outstanding! Put us on the fish quickly and seemed to have a second sense on when fish were on. Very knowledgeable about the area. Will be coming back again this summer
Reginald  T.
Reginald T. Hoschton, GA
Diggin Dirt Charters, LLC
Diggin Dirt Charters, LLC
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Captain Toby and his first mate put us on the fish! If you’re looking for a Captain and crew this is the one to choose!
Hayhays  D.
Hayhays D. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Shields Charter Service
Shields Charter Service
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Rough waters but he made sure we caught fish. Had 20 or 30 total and threw the small ones back. Keepers were 6 nice sized speckled trout and a spanish mackerel. Fun trip!
Hailey  D.
Hailey D. United States
Off The Hook Charters – Miss Jaqlin
Off The Hook Charters – Miss Jaqlin
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
We had a good day. The wind and waves weren’t fun to deal with but the Captain tried to make it as pleasant of a trip as he could. He found the fish and we had a good trip. I think we ended up with about 17 keepers. Nothing large to brag about but that’s how it goes some times. I’ll recommend them to my friends.
John  H.
John H. Mayfield, KY
Gulf Coast Charters
Gulf Coast Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(228 reviews)
Excellent trip caught redfish, trout, and lost a big black drum at the boat.
Darrell  L.
Darrell L. Runaway Bay, TX
Ricochet Charters
Ricochet Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(100 reviews)
My family and I had a blast trolling for Spanish Mackerel. We will definitely be back when we come to Gulf Shores!
Michael  G.
Michael G. Gulf Shores, Alabama
Middle Bay Fishing Charters
Middle Bay Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fairhope
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Captain David was the absolute best from start to finish. He never stopped baiting the hooks, checking the lines or helping reel fish in. Totally satisfied and would recommend to anyone. Katharine Houston, Texas
Michelle  A.
Michelle A. Fairhope, Alabama
Circle Hook Charters – 32' Gulf Shores
Circle Hook Charters – 32' Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Captain Randal and his deck hand was very knowledgeable and and pleasure to go out with. We will definitely be back. He caught a king mackerel
Arthur  W.
Arthur W. Louisville, KY
Addicted 2 Fishing – Inshore
Addicted 2 Fishing – Inshore
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with Marty. First time fishing on the gulf. Highly recommend to anyone looking to book their next fishing trip!
Adam  S.
Adam S. Salisbury, MO
Stressed Out Charters
Stressed Out Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(228 reviews)
Captain Scott is absolutely amazing. He knew right where to take us to have the best experience. We all caught numerous fish. We will definitely be using him again for all of our fishing trips!
Britni  T.
Britni T. Lubbock, Texas
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
We had a great time catching our limit of Spanish Mackerel, watching dolphins, sea turtles and sharks all in just 3 hours! Captain Jamie was very knowledgeable and personable and I will be booking with him in the future.
Mark  B.
Mark B. Mandeville, LA
Ricochet Charters
Ricochet Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(100 reviews)
Thanks Captain Jay and first mate Jaymo. Great day on the water. We caught more fish than we could eat. Crew was excellent! Ask them about their favorite recipe for preparing mackerel. Delicious!
Tom  H.
Tom H. McKinney, TX
Middle Bay Fishing Charters
Middle Bay Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fairhope
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Captain Rice was awesome and down to earth! He made the experience fun and we caught plenty of fish. I can’t wait to go back! I would highly recommend!
Micah  M.
Micah M. Choctaw, MS
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(104 reviews)
Very pleasant fishing experience, definitely recommend the guys at Stressed Out Charters at Ft Morgan. A+++++
Robert  M.
Robert M. Arcadia, OK
Alabama Girl Fishing – Fort Morgan
Alabama Girl Fishing – Fort Morgan
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Me and a friend went on a half day morning trip with Rick and instantly got along with him well, had a blast and was on fish the whole time, the instant they quit biting he moved to get on more, great guy and good at what he does. Will forsure use him again the next time we go!
Elijah  S.
Elijah S. Athens, AL