What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Gulf Shores, Alabama for the first time?

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Richard Castelli
Louisville, KY
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Went fishing with Lost Bay Charters-No Catch No Pay!! on October 22, 2018
Be patient and rely on the expertise of your captain. October is a transition time for fish in Gulf Shores. A strong clod front can wreck havoc with the bite. Mild temps in the low to mid 70's without the high humidity during the day, with lows in the 50's & 60's at night is great. The old adage rings true...." a BAD day of fishing is better than a GOOD day at work". Book the trip and keep a tight line!

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Nancy Chapman
Idabel, OK
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Went fishing with Sunrise Charters - Fort Morgan on June 22, 2019
Do not eat a big meal before you go & dont be drinking the night before if you expect to be able to stay the whole time my husband & son eat a honey bun & I eat a half of a brownie & be sure to take dramamine the night before & the day of ur trip...

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John Brooks
Marshfield, MO
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Went fishing with Sunrise Charters - Fort Morgan on May 13, 2019
If your wife wants to take all the kids to the beach. Agree, under the condition that you get to charter a fishing trip. Gulf Shores is very family friendly and renting a condo with a family friend or sibling is a great way to go.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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Went fishing with Sea Dawg Charter on April 14, 2018
contact Sea Dog Charters. captain eddie will handle everything for you and is extremely hospitable. customer service is as much of plus with him as is the experience. thanks so much captain eddie!!

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Charles Willis
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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Went fishing with Lost Bay Charters-No Catch No Pay!! on October 18, 2017
Great for catch and release but if you want to keep some of your catch pick a time when snapper are in season for a endangered fish sure was allot of them caught allot but had to release them all!!!!!!

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Jeffrey M Fisher
United States
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Went fishing with Southern Drawl (No fish, No pay) on August 1, 2017
Hit the snapper season!!! If it's out of season and you would like fish for the cooler take an inshore for red fish or speckled trout or a state licensed guide for red snapper Friday thru Sunday to be able to keep some fish to eat.

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Jim Tyson
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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Went fishing with Another Fish Charters - Gulf Shores on August 2, 2017
We come to beach every year and try to fish in the surf a little. I would recommend that you get a guide and go inshore fishing for speckled trout, white trout and redfish you will have a ball and have some good fish to eat.

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John Eivins
Panora, IA
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Went fishing with Another Fish Charters - Gulf Shores on July 26, 2019
Find your own charter by word of mouth. Most people in the area know the charters and will recommend someone that will actually take you out to catch some fish.

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Lee Frederick
Orange Beach, AL
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Went fishing with Sunrise Charters - Fort Morgan on July 7, 2019
Take the dramamine. It was calm out there but we still bumped up and down a good bit. Dramamine is your friend

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Bill Westfall
Tylertown, MS
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Went fishing with Sunrise Charters - Fort Morgan on June 19, 2019
If you are going to do inshore fishing do your best to not pick a windy day if possible. The churned up water impacts water clarity and your fishing.

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Walter Pruitt
Mandeville, LA
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Went fishing with Sunrise Charters - Fort Morgan on June 4, 2019
Todd Brice was great taking us out to fish .we enjoyed our trip we released the fish we caught .he was very nice and helpful. I well definitely book with him again.

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Gregg Gills
La Marque, TX
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Went fishing with Another Fish Charters - Gulf Shores on May 29, 2019
Chastain Ron put us on the fish all day had a blast even hooked up on a couple that were so big that they broke the line and bent the hook out. Caught our limit on big Spanish Macs and a few red fish

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Patrick Kelly
Battle Creek, MI
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Went fishing with Sunrise Charters - Fort Morgan on April 1, 2019
Sheepshead were spawning and in abundant supply. Reds were also uncharacteristically schooled up and easy to catch. Plenty of action.

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Jamison Large
Atlanta, GA
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Went fishing with Sunrise Charters - Fort Morgan on March 28, 2019
Check the dates carefully, because it sounds like several different species spawn in a short period in spring. Really good options to catch a few different types of fish.

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Angela Fella
Birmingham, AL
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Went fishing with Off The Hook Charters on October 7, 2018
If you are booking a charter do your homework on the captains and business. Off The Hook Charters is local and creditable.

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Wil Sigmon
Winder, GA
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Went fishing with Capt. Lynn's – Gulf Shores on July 21, 2019
Come ready to catch some fish! Shrimp and artificial lures both seemed to work well

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Kevin Temple
Louisville, KY
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Went fishing with Hookmaster Charters on July 18, 2019
Check what is available to be kept, talk with your Capt. They know what they're doing

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Denise Dehart
New Orleans, LA
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Went fishing with Mobile Bay Charters – Gulf Shores on July 6, 2019
Early morning or evening trips seem to be best. The smaller charters in my opinion are better.

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Joyclynn Blackford
Pryor, Oklahoma
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Went fishing with Another Fish Charters - Gulf Shores on June 1, 2019
Definitely have a Captain that knows where to go and will take the time to teach you things.

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Kalan Mccalmon
United States
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Went fishing with Sea Dawg Charter on May 29, 2019
Great if you wanna do some inshore near shore or deep water runs. Love fishing the gulf.

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Dave Trinka
Mobile, AL
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Went fishing with Another Fish Charters - Gulf Shores on May 17, 2019
Call Ronnie Doyle. This was our first time fishing salt water and Ronnie taught us a lot.

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Robert Eric Bray
Cheyenne, WY
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Went fishing with Off The Hook Charters on March 30, 2019
Fishing seems a little slow as spawning and migrations are not in full swing yet!

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Mark Worley
Ocean Springs, MS
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Went fishing with Off The Hook Charters on August 29, 2018
Book a trip an just go. Whatever fish are in the area at the time you have a great chance of landed one. Thanks to Perry it was a great trip.

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Andrew Mclane
New Orleans, LA
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Went fishing with Sunrise Charters - Fort Morgan on August 16, 2018
Explore all options and find the trip you and your group are wanting. We wanted a private tour with more attention from the guide and this was perfect.

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Patrick Hoolahan
Gulf Shores, AL
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Went fishing with Sunrise Charters - Fort Morgan on July 24, 2018
Fishing is tough but worth the work. If you want to make sure you can fish for Red Snapper book early in June.

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Jason Chesnut
Milton, FL
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Went fishing with Off The Hook Charters on June 26, 2018
It's hot but the fish are still biting. Get out early. If you're in to fly fishing, bring what you need as far as flies and materials.

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Scott Vandover
Pensacola, FL
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Went fishing with Mojo Fishing Charters – MOJO on June 12, 2018
1). Stay away from Red Eye Charters. 2). Half day trolls in-shore/near shore are a waste of time....go farther out and catch some fish!

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Brandon, Mississippi
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Went fishing with Sea Dawg Charter on April 21, 2018
Bring your sunscreen and be ready to have a blast fishing in one of the best areas to fish on the Gulfcoast!!

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Ethan Courter
Foley, AL
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Went fishing with Ugly Fishing LLC on June 4, 2018
Sunscreen Softshell cooler Lots of water/Gatorade Hat(full rim, or ball cap) GET W CAPTAIN PAT AT UGLY FISHING LLC!!!

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Ellis Maxwell
Shreveport, LA
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Went fishing with Off The Hook Charters on May 18, 2018
Inshore fishing is often overlooked when going to Gulf Shores. If you like fishing. You can enjoy a 4 hour trip that the whole family can experience.

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