Mobile Bay

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Mobile Bay Fishing Charters

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Mobile Bay: 48 fishing charters available

Captain Lynn's

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(41 reviews)
Dauphin Island
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $800

Another Fish Charters – Gulf Shores

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(323 reviews)
Gulf Shores
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $350

Hookmaster Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(97 reviews)
Gulf Shores
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Capt. Lynn's – Gulf Shores

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(106 reviews)
Gulf Shores
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $800

In Too Deep Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Gulf Shores
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $350

Nauti Fish Co – Gulf Shores

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(84 reviews)
Gulf Shores
 Instant Confirmation

Trick 'Em Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(140 reviews)
Gulf Shores
 Instant Confirmation

Show N Tail Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(66 reviews)
Dauphin Island
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $850

Freebird Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(168 reviews)
Gulf Shores
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Ricochet Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(69 reviews)
Gulf Shores
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Mobile Bay

The average price for a private 4 hour Mobile Bay fishing trip is $582, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,190 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Captain Lynn's, Another Fish Charters – Gulf Shores, and Hookmaster Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Mobile Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Mobile Bay.

Captain Lynn's, Another Fish Charters – Gulf Shores, and Hookmaster Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Mobile Bay.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Red Snapper. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and jigging. 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 24785 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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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
Great fishing even though there was a fish kill the week before. Would like to see how good it could be without that.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing even though there was a fish kill the week before. Would like to see how good it could be without that.
Chris  M.
Chris M. St. Louis, MO
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
Get a hold of Off The Hook Charters-Miss Jaqlin for the perfect experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a hold of Off The Hook Charters-Miss Jaqlin for the perfect experience!
Angela  R.
Angela R. Carlisle, IN
Get a Charter that has a good rating with good equipment and that has success catching the fish you want to go after.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a Charter that has a good rating with good equipment and that has success catching the fish you want to go after.
Zack  N.
Zack N. Cedartown, GA
Be open and transparent with the crew about it—I let my crew know ahead of time that my 3 sons had never been offshore fishing before and they handled them expertly and with patience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open and transparent with the crew about it—I let my crew know ahead of time that my 3 sons had never been offshore fishing before and they handled them expertly and with patience.
Michael  C.
Michael C. Madison, AL
Yes Off The Hook Charter did a great job putting us on fish during our trip in the Gulf in July.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes Off The Hook Charter did a great job putting us on fish during our trip in the Gulf in July.
Joey  P.
Joey P. Manchester, TN

Circle Hook Charters
Circle Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(32 reviews)
Hunter the captain was great! we caught a whole mess of trout to eat (good eaten), and several catfish. fun trip!
Todd  B.
Todd B. Greenbrier, TN
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
I took my boys on a fishing trip with Captain Sammy. We have a great haul. Caught a limit of Snapper in 30 minutes, then went on to catch some Spanish mackerel. I recommend Captain Sammy!
Mark  R.
Mark R. Mulberry, AR
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
We had never done a charter before. It was a great experience. The captain and deck hand was professional and very friendly. They made sure all of us got a chance to catch some fish. They took us to several spots to make sure we had the best experience. Highly recommend
Amanda  S.
Amanda S. Grenada, MS
Fish On Charters
Fish On Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(57 reviews)
1st time offshore fishing and had a great time. Caught our limit of snapper and had two fish the first time we dropped hooks. Had a lot of fish get away do to our bad technique but started to get the hang of it after a couple if hours. Ended up hooking a Bonita that fought like nothing I ever caight before. Lots of fun.
Michael  C.
Michael C. Greenwood, MO
Freebird Charters
Freebird Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(168 reviews)
We had the best time with captain Jerry. He put us on fish and made sure we caught plenty.
Emily  C.
Emily C. Gulf Shores, Alabama
Trick 'Em Charters
Trick 'Em Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
Thus was a wonderful experience. My grandson and I have never done this type of fishing. The trip was worth more than the cost. The memories will last forever. Thank you. Wiley (Wes) Stoudenmire
Wiley  E.  S.
Wiley E. S. Trussville, AL
Trick 'Em Charters
Trick 'Em Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
Knowledgeable guide and very helpful. Would definitely take another trip with Patrick.
Michele  K.
Michele K. Brenham, TX
Off The Hook Charters
Off The Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(305 reviews)
A buddy and I took our 3 boys, ages 6-9, out with Captain Perry for a 4 hour snapper trip. We went about 7 miles offshore for our first spot and caught a bunch. It was constant action all day. Perry was excellent with the kids - always had lines in the water, and never a dull moment pulling in fish. I’d say we caught 30 snapper in total. The ones we kept were solid fish! Very happy with the experience. We will be back!!
Will  B.
Will B. Birmingham, Alabama
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
This crew put us on the fish from the start! Not only did we limit out, but the fish we caught were massive. They did an excellent job and will get my business again!
Jeff  B.
Jeff B. Bogalusa, LA
Gulf Coast Charters
Gulf Coast Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(181 reviews)
Capt. John was AMAZING! He does a great job getting to know the guests and what they want in the experience. He is honest about what the experience will be on that day due to weather and/or how the fish are biting! We will be repeat customers for sure!
Michelle  B.
Michelle B. Nicholson, GA
Gulf Coast Charters
Gulf Coast Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(181 reviews)
First time taking all our kids inshore fishing, Captain Sullens was great with them! He helped us find the perfect spot and we caught a bunch of fish! Highly recommend!
Melanie  M.
Melanie M. Robertsdale, Alabama
Trick 'Em Charters
Trick 'Em Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
Had a great time. Captain was super fun and did great putting us right over a bunch of fish. Caught more than enough fish. Could not have asked for a better first time salt water fishing. Me and my wife are already planning our next trip with plans to book Captain Patrick again.
Rowdy  D.
Rowdy D. Russellville, AR
Just Fish Charters
Just Fish Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(2 reviews)
My son and I had a good time. Went out 9 miles, caught some red snappers. I would recomend it to others. Good people.
Kevin  B.
Kevin B. Spring Hill, IA
Trick 'Em Charters
Trick 'Em Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(140 reviews)
We were first timers to this fishing thing and Patrick made it a wonderful experience!! We will definitely be going with him again!! Enjoyed our morning with him!
Alyssa  C.
Alyssa C. Philadelphia, MS
Circle Hook Charters
Circle Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Can’t control the weather and it was hot!! Fish were biting in the early morning but then not much after 8:30. Didn’t matter. Had a great time on the water with my boys. Highly recommend!!
Jonathan  B.
Jonathan B. Lexington, KY
Circle Hook Charters
Circle Hook Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Captain was awesome! We booked the afternoon trip and figured the fishing wouldn’t be great as it was the hottest day of the year. We got bit all day. We probably caught 30 fish. Nothing huge but it’s inshore fishing in the dead of summer. We had great conversation with the captain and had an amazing day!! Thank you guys for the trip and we will be calling next time we are in town!!!
Keli  B.
Keli B. Rolla, MO
Freebird Charters
Freebird Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(168 reviews)
Captain Jerry was fantastic!! We brought our 2 young kids (7 and 8 years old) with us and he was as wonderful with them. He warned us up front that the fish weren’t biting as much, but we still wanted to go and I’m so glad we did! He made the trip enjoyable for all of us including my 75 year old uncle we took with us.
Malia  P.
Malia P. United States
Another Fish Charters – Gulf Shores
Another Fish Charters – Gulf Shores
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(323 reviews)
First time out in the gulf. Ronnie was patient curious and professional. On the hottest day of the year at that! Thanks Ronnie for memories made and great conversations!
Kevin  A.
Kevin A. Las Cruces, NM
Sea Dawg Charter
Sea Dawg Charter
Fishing charter in Gulf Shores
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
Captain Eddie is a fun and professional guide. We had a great time! Captain Eddie put us on the fish all the while telling fun stories and explaining what we were doing and why! I highly recommend Sea Dawg with Captain Eddie!
Dale  C.
Dale C. Hendersonville, TN
Captain T’s Fishing Trips - Inshore
Captain T’s Fishing Trips - Inshore
Fishing charter in Dauphin Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain J. He put us on the fish quick and we all had a blast! Highly recomend!
Philip  J.
Philip J. Judsonia, AR