What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Orange Beach, Alabama for the first time?

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Jerod Hicks
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Went fishing with Angler Management Fishing Charters on July 1, 2024
Leave personal matters at home or cancel the trip. Your job is to give the clients a great fishing experience. Act invested and be helpful. Especially for those of us that come back yearly you really could have established a yearly client!

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Levi Wolf
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Went fishing with State Line Charters And Guide on July 5, 2024
AM trip is better in my opinion so it’s not so darn hot it was perfect this morning lil choopy water but wasn’t to bad if u need motion sickness medicine definitely take it I dnt need it but my dad takes it and he did just fine though

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James Croxton
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Went fishing with State Line Charters And Guide on June 5, 2024
Everyone has a tough bite day , and this was ours, Captain Brian certainly tried traveling to several spots around 30 miles to try to find keeper fish on our inshore trip. We were limited in someway with rough waters also.

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ROBERT RAMSEY
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Went fishing with Jus Cuz Fishing Charters on April 13, 2024
You catch something if you have a good angler, guiding you on your excursion, and we did with Jus Cuz . you can tell when a captain really cares about his boat, his passengers and the environment around him.

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Megan Toohey
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Went fishing with Eagle Express Charters on January 29, 2024
Research what the best fishing times of year are and make sure your expectations align with that. We knew we weren’t going at a good time to catch things to take home, but our trip was for fun and memories, and that is what we had!

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Pete Pirani
Heber Springs, AR
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Went fishing with Action Charter Service Inc. on July 21, 2023
My wife and I have been on many fishing charters and this one with Captain George and his crew was the very best! We will definitely be going on this charter again ... definitely a 5 star experience!

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Brian Fleming
Cabool, MO
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Went fishing with Reel Fighting Nature on July 31, 2023
absolutely great area down here and so much to learn about different species and how and what to fish for them. Folks are really friendly here too I have multiple great fishing trips and great family memories here

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Steve Hood
Pine Bluff, AR
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Went fishing with State Line Charters And Guide on June 23, 2023
Make sure if you take fish to restaurant check with them in advance!! Took fish to Flora-Bama Ole River Grill and the offered $15 hook and Fish!! The Grill was okay, Blackened needed more spice, but the fried still had the half shell on it with the scales!!! Manger apologized, but the cook said they cooked it the way you bring it!! I told the manager you can’t tell me that you chef isn’t smatter enough to filer the scales offf!! Manager took it off the bill. I would fired Cook he obviously had attitude with our waitress and Manager!!! Definitely would not recommend taking fish to this restaurant!!

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Dean Bowe
Wausau, Wisconsin
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Went fishing with Island Time Private Boat Charters on March 24, 2022
Watch you tube videos if you want try some on your own fishing, there are many with good info. Many fish can be caught with walleye or bass gear, especially in the surf or around jetties or piers. Several tackle shops around plus wal mart has lots of gear. I caught many small catfish and a couple small whiting from the beach. Maybe it's just me but I didn't find Alabama's fishing info website very helpful.

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JOHN LEWIS
Biloxi, MS
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Went fishing with TradeWinds on July 2, 2023
Beautiful area...great port dock...friendly staff and crew...not just on the boat we were on...overall everyone we met was welcoming and friendly. Everyone invited us back! Our luck was just not as good landing LARGE snapper...but we did manage to get ONE out of our 18????

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Kevin Ramsey
Collegedale, TN
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Went fishing with Prodigy Charters–Inshore/Nearshore on June 29, 2023
Don't hesitate on booking a charter. Beach fishing is fun if kids are involved, but any serious fisherman will be disappointed by the lack of bigger fish off the shoreline. You have to get off the beach and onto a boat.

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Mike Cowperthwait
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Went fishing with Emerald “C” Fishing Charters on June 21, 2023
Be flexible and patient. We originally booked an offshore charter but Mother Nature always has a vote and our captain changed it to inshore (bay) the night before. We didn’t get to go after red snapper but it was just as enjoyable of an experience.

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Ric Holub
United States
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Went fishing with Nauti-Nurse Sportfishing on April 18, 2023
Bring gear for any weather. Bring water and snacks! Keep an eye on the surf and take motion sickness medicine if you are unsure about getting seasick. Better to be prepared than get sick and ruin the trip.

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Mike Wyne
United States
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Went fishing with Redline Inshore Fishing Charters on May 9, 2023
I have done inland and offshore several times. If you have little ones the inland is more enjoyable since you catch fish but it’s much more relaxing and one on one. Water is calmer and what I would do.

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David Lewis
Gulf Shores, Alabama
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Went fishing with Wahoodat Charters on April 15, 2023
Bring sunscreen and any motion sickness medicine you might need. The Gulf of Mexico can be unpredictable. But Orange Beach has access to tons of structure for bottom fishing. If you desire trolling trips, you have to plan on all day or overnight.

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Jason Hubbard
Crossville, TN
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Went fishing with Emerald “C” Fishing Charters on April 6, 2023
Captain Craig with Emerald "C" will make sure that no matter your previous angling experience, that you are pleased and have an enjoyable trip. Whether you are a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman. Captain Craig gets the job done. Catching fish and making sure that you have an awesome and fun experience is his priority. He provides a welcoming, fun, safe, and productive atmosphere.

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Susan Kesteloot
Weatherford, TX
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Went fishing with Island Time Private Boat Charters on July 19, 2022
We had stayed within an inlet of the gulf and were looking for a simple family friendly fishing trip and that is exactly what we got :) I imagine someone who would describe themselves as an "angler" would know what they are looking for, so I, NOT an "angler" and a first time visitor of Orange Beach, would have a difficult time providing any recommendation other than 'book captain Pat!'

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Willie Ford
Joppa, AL
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Went fishing with Action Charter Service Inc. on June 15, 2022
If it's your first time there is no other person than that of Captian George of Action Charters. It was by far more exciting and professional than anything I could have imagined. We will be going for a longer trip soon er rather than later

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Janice Bristol
Farmington, Missouri
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Went fishing with Joe Joe Fishing Charters on June 10, 2022
Excellent experience. Very experienced and personable Captain Joe. He made the entire experience very memorable. Highly recommend him and will definitely request him if we get the chance to do this adventure again in the future.

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Christopher Eager
United States
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Went fishing with State Line Charters And Guide on April 1, 2022
In early April be patient if the sheepshead are no longer biting aggressively. They should be around, you just gotta work ‘em. Hopefully by the time they slow down, the Spanish mackerel are in and biting.

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Shawnita Armstrong
Stilwell, OK
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Went fishing with Fishing Made Ezy on August 4, 2021
I would recommend that you don't have your heart set on catching any certain type of fish. Just have fun, and enjoy catching whatever is biting that day! Also, if you have trouble with motion sickness, you might want to take some Dramamine beforehand. I was glad I did! The pier store had it in stock, and I was so relieved!

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Shawn Kultgen
Random Lake, WI
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Went fishing with Southern Sun Fishing Charters on July 19, 2021
Pick a guide that will rebook if weather is going to be bad. Captain Charlie was great because he kept in contact with me when the weather was a little sketchy and left it up to me if we wanted to go.

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Lisa Smith
Clinton, IA
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Went fishing with Liquid Force Inshore Charters on April 26, 2021
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

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Frank Rudolph
Swansea, IL
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Went fishing with Fishin Magician Charters on July 14, 2020
Check with the fishing charter to see what fish you can expect to catch with the length of fishing tour you can afford. I was hoping to catch Red Snapper but was told that it wasn't realistic for a short 4 hour tour.

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Allan Angel
Rockford, IL
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Went fishing with Action Charter Service Inc. on September 10, 2019
The entire boat had numerous opportunities to catch fish. In fact, if your bait was in the water for over 4 minutes, then you missed an opportunity to hook a fish. The fish were aggressively feeding.

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Ruth Farel
St. Louis, MO
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Went fishing with Action Charter Service Inc. on July 25, 2019
I would recommend getting ample info about how much fishing time the charter offers and what the limit is for catching fish. (ie, If a 6 hour trip, how much of that time is spent fishing? Do they return after catching a certain number of fish?) How many species will the crew allow fishing for?

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Charles Sebastian
De Soto, MO
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Went fishing with Salt Style Guide Service on July 23, 2019
I thought we were going out to get what he had on his pictures but that is only out farther. No one explained this to me and the web site never said anything about it. Went off the pictures and was I mistaking. The boat and captain were awesome live them. Just was a lot of money for 2 cat fish

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Allen Wilkinson
United States
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Went fishing with Gulf Island Charters – Family/Kids on July 23, 2019
Make sure your guide wants to target fish you are interested in....we had to catch catfish didnt catch a saltwater fish....my kids were bored and only enjoyed when a couple dolphins showed up...wasted alot of money

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Robert Moore
Robertsdale, Alabama
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Went fishing with Eagle Express Charters on July 21, 2019
Throw some cheap ponchos in your dry bag just in case. This time of year there are many pop-up showers that are hard to avoid. It makes it easier to fish through the showers if you have a little protection on.

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Leo Rozanek
St Louis, MO
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Went fishing with Eagle Express Charters on July 16, 2019
Capt. Doug was very aggressive on his locations. We tried at least 5 and caught fish at all 5 including a 7' Bull Shark. Let the Capt. and Mate do their jobs and enjoy. Get a big enough boat! Very impressed by their overall knowledge of what fish can be kept and/or released. Also the limits and sizes.