Orange Beach Inshore Fishing Charters

Orange Beach Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Orange Beach

Top Inshore Fishing Charters in Orange Beach

Inshore Fishing in Orange Beach

Orange Beach inshore fishing is amazing whenever you come to town. Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, and Spanish Mackerel can all be found year-round here. They tag each other out over the course of the year, meaning at least one of them is always at their peak. And that’s just the permanent residents. Orange Beach’s seasonal visitors include inshore sportfishing superstars like Pompano and Tarpon. You’re in no risk of getting skunked when there are this many fish to choose from!

What to Expect from an Inshore Fishing Trip

Local guides have worked these waters for generations, passing down their favorite spots and perfecting their techniques to produce one of the most experienced charter fleets in the country. The action starts in the nearby Perdido Bay, chasing Spanish Mackerel or stalking Bull Reds through these calm, shallow waters. 
But don’t lose yourself in the bay just yet, there are even better spots to hit around Orange Beach. Alabama Point is one of the best inshore fishing spots in the state and a must-visit fishery for any shallow-water angler. What makes this such a great spot is the mix of rocky jetties, sandy back bays, and deep holes, all within a stone’s throw of each other.
The main species around here are Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Pompano. If that’s not good enough for you, you can also find big schools of Bluefish swimming around its deeper reaches. These guys aren’t as popular in Alabama as they are up on the East Coast, but they put up just as good a fight!
And there’s so much more! The shallows around Orange Beach are riddled with honey holes and every guide has their favorite. We could spend all day listing our favorites but the best idea is always to go with what your guide suggests. They’ve spent their lives fishing these waters and aren’t out to send you home empty-handed.

Fishing Techniques

Live bait and light tackle rule the shallows for most species. Nothing gets you big bull Reds or doormat Flounder like live Finger Mullet or Minnows. If you’re more into throwing lures, Flounder go crazy for soft plastics like Gulp! Swimming Mullet. Redfish and Trout will go for a huge range of lures: surface wobblers, topwaters, suspending jerkbaits, you name it. Most local guides stock a variety of lures, and will be happy to teach you how to use them.
When Tarpon and Pompano are about in big numbers you’ve got to try fly fishing. These guys gobble up flies so eagerly it’s almost rude not to offer them some. The Black Death still reigns supreme when targeting Silver Kings, but Pompano react better to bright pink and yellow colors. The way you fish for them will also be different. Tarpon spook in a second and perfect placement is key. Pompano are easily enticed by short, brisk strips, keeping your fly just off the bottom as you twitch it back.

Need to Know

You don’t need a license to fish aboard a charter boat in Alabama. If you’re fishing from land or from a pier, you’ll need a saltwater fishing license for anyone aged 16 or over. Buy these online or from approved vendors in town. There are size and catch limits for most major species, and seasonal closures may change year on year. So be sure to check with your guide to make sure you fish by the book.
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Reviews of Fishing in Inshore Fishing in Orange Beach

Fishing with Mike
Clifford B. fished with Sure Shot Fishing Charters on May 12, 2021
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Call Sure Shot for a great day of fishing
5 hour afternoon trip with captain Colton
Lisa S. fished with Liquid Force Inshore Charters on April 26, 2021
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Wear shoes and socks The worst of my sunburn was on the tops of my feet and my face I got over the sunburn on my face in about 2 days but putting on sandals was almost unbearable wear tennis shoes Also get a rash guard and face covering
Fishing with Michael
Corey S. fished with Hooked Up Charters on April 5, 2021
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These fish are bigger and more aggressive than freshwater
4 Hour Trip With Captain Curtis
Jason J. fished with Max Drag Charters on March 27, 2021
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The early season waters are rough, but still a great time!
Timothy R. fished with Tight Line Charters, LLC on March 20, 2021
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Listen to your Captain! No matter where you have fished before, the fish here take some skill to get them to the boat!
Half Day Trip with Captain Mike
Christian B. fished with Hooked Up Charters on March 16, 2021
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We are very amateur, so we were just happy we caught anything. Weather was nice and we had a great time.
3 hour fishing trip
Keisha E. fished with Gulf Island Charters on March 9, 2021
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Make sure you bring a jacket! It is absolutely beautiful on the water, but gets cold due to the wind as you’re zipping through the water!
Great fishing trip
Bernard C. fished with Ms. Sally Charters Family Fishing on December 29, 2020
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Make sure the fish you want to catch is in season.

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