Gulf Shores Inshore Fishing Charters

Gulf Shores Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores: 180 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(232 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from US $400
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4.8 / 5
(467 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from US $450
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trips from US $275
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Gulf Shores
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(292 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from US $350
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(280 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from US $400
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(259 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from US $400

Inshore Fishing in Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores is an inshore angler’s dream. From sheltered lagoons to protected wetlands to wide, open bays, you can find every major shallow-water habitat within easy reach of a half day trip. Gulf Shores inshore fishing can get you on a huge range of species, too. Iconic game fish like Red Drum, Speckled Trout, and Spanish Mackerel share the shallows with great table fare like Flounder. Add seasonal visitors like Pompano and Tarpon to this already star-studded cast and you have one of the best inshore fisheries on the entire Gulf Coast.

What to Expect from an Inshore Fishing Charter

With a name like Gulf Shores, it should be no surprise that the area has awesome shoreline fishing. You can troll for Spanish Mackerel along the mile after mile of beachfront, and find Tarpon moving along here in the summer, too. The best action is in more sheltered waters, though. Little Lagoon is the first port of call, with Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout, as well as lots of Pompano during the spring and summer.
 
Launch out the other way from Gulf Shores, and you can enjoy the productive waters of the Oyster and Bon Secour Bays. The creeks and rivers which feed these waters draw huge stocks of baitfish, tempting in Sheepshead, Whiting, Speckled Trout, Red and Black Drum, Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, and even Kingfish.
 
Whatever you’re after, you can rely on a seasoned charter captain to show you the best places to fish. There are endless spots to hit around here, and your guide will always have hidden favorites for when the bite is slow in well-known areas.

Fishing Techniques

Red Drum, Flounder, and Speckled Trout, can be reliably caught with live bait and light tackle. Mullet and Minnows are both great options, depending on what’s in season. If you fancy something with a little more finesse, light spinning tackle and lures can also bring in trophy fish. Soft plastics work best for Flounder, while topwater lures and jerkbaits are irresistible to Redfish and Trout. Fly fishing can be outstanding here in Gulf Shores, especially during the summer months when Pompano and Tarpon are both in town.

Need to Know

Fishing licenses are not required when fishing from a registered Alabama fishing charter. If you’re planning on going it alone, you’ll need a saltwater fishing license for anyone aged 16 or over. Get yours online before you get to town, or swing by a local approved vendor to get the skinny on what’s in season and where the bite is hot.
 
Live bait is almost always included on local charters. It’s normally prepared ahead of time, but you may catch it during your trip. It won’t take long, though, and can be great fun for kids. Remember to bring protection against the hot Alabama sun, as well as an extra layer - it can get colder than you’d think when you’re out on the water.
Gulf Shores
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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What anglers said about Inshore Fishing in Gulf Shores

This was 6 deep charters with Bill and Nikki was a really good time. They’re really good at what they do they’re professional in every way I would recommend them and I would take them on my next charter also.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
This was 6 deep charters with Bill and Nikki was a really good time. They’re really good at what they do they’re professional in every way I would recommend them and I would take them on my next charter also.
6deep Charter Fishing
6deep Charter Fishing
If you fishing the morning, expect cooler weather and dress appropriately. The wind can be cold, even if you fish inshore.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you fishing the morning, expect cooler weather and dress appropriately. The wind can be cold, even if you fish inshore.
Reel Fishin' Charters 2 – Captain Jordan
Reel Fishin' Charters 2 – Captain Jordan
Find a good Captain. They are not only great to fish with but can also help you with information on solo adventures from shore. Like what's bitting, what bait to use, etc....
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find a good Captain. They are not only great to fish with but can also help you with information on solo adventures from shore. Like what's bitting, what bait to use, etc....
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Yes. We booked a 6 hours off shore trip, but due to weather conditions Capt. Jake pivoted to a 4 hour in shore, which was the right call.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Yes. We booked a 6 hours off shore trip, but due to weather conditions Capt. Jake pivoted to a 4 hour in shore, which was the right call.
Lost Bay Guide Service
Lost Bay Guide Service "Catch Fish Guarantee"
Absolutely. Just be sure to ask the guide question about what to wear and what to expect. They know what is going on and will advise you on what to do. Dress warmer than you would expect and have rain gear ready.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely. Just be sure to ask the guide question about what to wear and what to expect. They know what is going on and will advise you on what to do. Dress warmer than you would expect and have rain gear ready.
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
Check the weather ahead of time. If it windy you are absolutely going to get wet.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather ahead of time. If it windy you are absolutely going to get wet.
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
Weather and water rough due to storm - maybe a March thing, not for anyone with motion sickness or if you don’t want to get sea spray.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather and water rough due to storm - maybe a March thing, not for anyone with motion sickness or if you don’t want to get sea spray.
Off The Hook Charters –Capt. Hunter
Off The Hook Charters –Capt. Hunter
We booked a morning trip, so it was a little chilly. It was very windy, but once the sun came out, the weather did not take away from the fishing experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We booked a morning trip, so it was a little chilly. It was very windy, but once the sun came out, the weather did not take away from the fishing experience.
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
In March, bring a hoodie. The clouds pop in front of the sun and it gets a little chilly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In March, bring a hoodie. The clouds pop in front of the sun and it gets a little chilly.
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
I would recommend you go to the marina a day before the day you’re supposed to fish and understand how the marina and guided fishing works. It’s fun to watch them, clean the fish and see how excited the people are.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend you go to the marina a day before the day you’re supposed to fish and understand how the marina and guided fishing works. It’s fun to watch them, clean the fish and see how excited the people are.
Reel Fishin' Charters – Gulf Shores
Reel Fishin' Charters – Gulf Shores
Bring some warm clothes it's a little cold in March, if you plan on taking fish home bring a large cooler with you, bring some snacks and drinks you may be out on the water longer than you expect.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring some warm clothes it's a little cold in March, if you plan on taking fish home bring a large cooler with you, bring some snacks and drinks you may be out on the water longer than you expect.
NiCole Fishing Charters – Jus Chillin
NiCole Fishing Charters – Jus Chillin
Remember it is called fishing, not catching. Just because you may be looking to catch a certain fish doesn't mean it will happen that particular day. Don't miss the forest because of the trees, take what is bighting that day and make memories.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember it is called fishing, not catching. Just because you may be looking to catch a certain fish doesn't mean it will happen that particular day. Don't miss the forest because of the trees, take what is bighting that day and make memories.
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
It was a beautiful day a little colder than we are used too when we come down here.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a beautiful day a little colder than we are used too when we come down here.
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
Addicted 2 Fishing Charters
Yes it was a very good charter for a family, and kids. Caught fish, and had a great time. Would recommend to anyone wanting a great time, and looking to catch fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes it was a very good charter for a family, and kids. Caught fish, and had a great time. Would recommend to anyone wanting a great time, and looking to catch fish.
Gulf Coast Charters
Gulf Coast Charters
Just sit back and enjoy the experience. First time for us, loved it all! Catch was amazing, from start to finish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just sit back and enjoy the experience. First time for us, loved it all! Catch was amazing, from start to finish.
Freebird Charters
Freebird Charters
Be patient and listen to your captain. Fishing here is not like lake fishing that our family is used to
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient and listen to your captain. Fishing here is not like lake fishing that our family is used to
Stressed Out Charters
Stressed Out Charters
The boat is on the small side so go in nice weather, but be prepared to catch plenty of fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The boat is on the small side so go in nice weather, but be prepared to catch plenty of fish
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
If you are coming in the winter months make sure you have warm cloths. We were not prepared for cool temps. It was in the fifties and on the water it was chilly!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are coming in the winter months make sure you have warm cloths. We were not prepared for cool temps. It was in the fifties and on the water it was chilly!
Freebird Charters
Freebird Charters
Thought winter would make it slow. I thought wrong they was biting at back to back. 1 off the max limit we could take home definitely eating good!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Thought winter would make it slow. I thought wrong they was biting at back to back. 1 off the max limit we could take home definitely eating good!
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Off The Hook Charters – Captain Perry
Always be flexible regarding the weather/water conditions. Listen to your Captain. Our Capt recommended against the freezing high wind and waves in the gulf and we spent our trip in the lagoon catching more fish than we could count and stayed perfectly warm and dry.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Always be flexible regarding the weather/water conditions. Listen to your Captain. Our Capt recommended against the freezing high wind and waves in the gulf and we spent our trip in the lagoon catching more fish than we could count and stayed perfectly warm and dry.
Shields Charter Service
Shields Charter Service

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