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

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Robert Bartsch
Robertsdale, Alabama
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Went fishing with NiCole Fishing Charters–Jus Chillin on July 23, 2021
We booked two trips. The first was cancelled by the Captain for bad weather. The weather was great but the Captain was a complete jerk. I have saved all of the nasty emails with this captain. Unfortunately, there is no way to leave a warning "review" for other anglers to avoid this situation on FishingBooker. The other trip was fantastic and we caught our limit in two hours. We left this captain a glowing review on FishBooker. Would I use Fishbooker again knowing that poor reviews from cancelations? No.

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Mack Hall
Loxley, Alabama
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Went fishing with Nauti Fish Co – Gulf Shores on May 30, 2020
First would be book Capt Brad, Nauti Fish Co. I would recommend checking what fish are in season. I also would recommend looking into state waters vs federal waters. I messed up and looked at seasons wrong or something i also was totally ignorant to all the regulations on state waters and federal waters. Brad thoroughly explained all this but i wish i had known all this before planning a vacation. I most likely would have came a week later or maybe even 6 weeks later.

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Mindy Cornwell
Chicago, IL
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Went fishing with Capt. Lynn's – Gulf Shores on August 3, 2020
We were hoping to bring back some fish to freeze. We caught all red snapper which you are not allowed to keep because it is out of season for it. We only caught one fish to keep. Not our guides fault by any means but it was a huge disappointment.

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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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Eric Vechera
Goshen, IN
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Went fishing with Stressed Out Charters on April 4, 2022
Dress for the weather. Waters may be rough so if you're prone to getting sick, take something prior.

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Star Brooks
Tahlequah, OK
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Went fishing with Stressed Out Charters on May 16, 2022
As soon as you know you are heading to Gulf Shores, book with Stressed Out Charters.

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Jason Coker
Clinton, MS
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Went fishing with Gulf Coast Charters on March 17, 2022
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.

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Michael Abston
Mobile, AL
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Went fishing with Bama Slam Inshore Adventures, LLC on December 27, 2021
Make sure you check the weather and check with someone with experience who knows when the fish ? comes in because the weather will trick them into staying out…

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Tammy Chance
Foley, Alabama
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Went fishing with Ricochet Charters on August 2, 2021
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.

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Garry Slaughter
Mount Washington, KY
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Went fishing with Ricochet Charters on July 25, 2021
Enjoy the sights and appreciate the memories you will make together..ain't all about the big fish but they are fun to catch..

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Zack Nichols
Cedartown, GA
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Went fishing with Stressed Out Charters on July 14, 2021
Get a Charter that has a good rating with good equipment and that has success catching the fish you want to go after.

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Michael Cowperthwait
Madison, AL
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Went fishing with Nauti Fish Co – Gulf Shores on July 14, 2021
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.

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Anthony Paveglio
Sterling Heights, MI
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Went fishing with Stressed Out Charters on March 17, 2022
Go with these great guys Captain Scott and Tim. You’ll get fish and have a great time.

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Bob Holder
St. Louis, MO
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Went fishing with Stressed Out Charters on March 13, 2022
This is a great way to todo it. Although not every trip on your own will be as productive.

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Troy Green
Etterville, MO
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Went fishing with Stressed Out Charters on November 10, 2021
Check to see what fish are biting when you book. We caught a mess of White Trout on Nov. 10

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Robbie Barnes
Frankfort, KY
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Went fishing with Hookmaster Charters on October 12, 2021
Bring lots of sunblock and wear SPF clothing the sun is very strong for this time of year.

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Jennifer Williams
Nixa, MO
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Went fishing with Alabama Girl Fishing – Gulf Shores on August 12, 2021
We were first time fishermen. This was an awesome adventure. I recommend trying it everyone.

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Cory Garrison
Rowlett, TX
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Went fishing with Gulf Coast Charters on July 23, 2021
Find a great Captain like we did. Conditions change and they know everything about these waters.

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Joey Phillips
Manchester, TN
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Went fishing with Off The Hook Charters-Miss Jaqlin on July 7, 2021
Yes Off The Hook Charter did a great job putting us on fish during our trip in the Gulf in July.

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Charles ( Trey ) Pender
Bedford, KY
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Went fishing with Gulf Coast Charters on June 9, 2021
Be specific on what you want to fish for and schedule your charter appropriately!

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Dustin Alsey
Lanesville, IN
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Went fishing with Lost Bay Guide Service on July 18, 2020
The Snapper were smaller than they would have been a month earlier, but thy were biting. Great experience overall.

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Anthony Arevalo
Gulf Shores, AL
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Went fishing with Bama Slam Inshore Adventures, LLC on July 20, 2020
Summer fishing anywhere can be a grind but with such beautiful water and scenery it makes it tolerable.

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Chris Auston
Winder, Georgia
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Went fishing with Capt. Lynn's – Gulf Shores on July 5, 2020
Be prepared for some rough water. Summertime storms can pop up quickly. Expect to get wet. Pay attention to directions from the captain and the fish are a lot stronger than you might think.

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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.