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

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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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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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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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Robert Wicks
Defiance, MO
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Went fishing with Mojo Fishing Charters – MOJO on September 2, 2020
Don’t go fishing after a hurricane. It messes up the fishing. Wait about a week or so.

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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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Wade Upshaw
Orange Beach, AL
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Went fishing with Gulf Coast Charters on July 24, 2020
Do your research on reviews from other anglers fishing experience with the captain or charter.

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Daniel Duskin
Toney, AL
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Went fishing with Bama Slam Inshore Adventures, LLC on June 3, 2020
Call Captain Mike with Bama Slam inshore fishing he'll get you catching fish in no time.

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Sheryl Hammond
Winder, Georgia
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Went fishing with Alabama Girl Fishing – Gulf Shores on February 17, 2020
If you have a tendency to have motion sickness you might want to take something before you go.

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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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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!