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

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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 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.

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Janet Schmaltz
McMinnville, TN
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Went fishing with Jus Cuz Fishing Charters on May 3, 2019
I'd wait a little later - we had a fantastic trip and caught 6 fish we could keep - but if we came latter some of the fish we caught (Red Snapper) We could have caught - check with your captain on which fish are in season when you book your trip if you are not familar with it

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Wesley Verzwyvelt
Denham Springs, LA
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Went fishing with Cool Change Charters on February 23, 2019
Go to deeper water where the weather is warm. Most big game fish maybe out of season but you'll get a good deal on a boat and a relaxed atmosphere. You also won't be competing with a lot of other boats.

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Steven Kochan
Rochester, MN
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Went fishing with Rob's Inshore Fishing on June 15, 2021
Get a good guide. Someone who knows the best spots makes a world of difference. (And watch out for alligators in freshwater. We saw 3 on our first bass trip)

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Timothy Reents
Litchfield, IL
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Went fishing with Reel Time Charters on June 10, 2021
If you are even considering going, just do it. Mid-June was great for Red Snapper. We went back to the condo and immediately fried fish. It was very good.

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Gregory Biggs
Titus, AL
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Went fishing with Fairwater II on June 10, 2021
Yes yes yes! Guys bring your families to unite them in fun and love. No drama but just fishing

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David Mangum
Somerville, AL
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Went fishing with Riptide Fishing Charters on June 4, 2021
Prepare for the heat. Do a bit of homework on the style of fishing you will be doing.

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Jim Audie
Gurley, AL
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Went fishing with Orange Beach Fishing Charters - 45' Black Hat on May 29, 2021
Look up the Black Hat boat. Better book early cause these guys are very popular.

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Christian Burton
Fort Worth, TX
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Went fishing with Hooked Up Charters on March 16, 2021
We are very amateur, so we were just happy we caught anything. Weather was nice and we had a great time.

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Charles Rouse
Perkinston, MS
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Went fishing with Sure Shot Fishing Charters on March 20, 2021
if planning a trip for the first time, i would definately pay close attention to the weather and come little later in the spring when the weather is better.

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Timothy Ross
Lexington, TN
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Went fishing with Tight Line Charters, LLC on March 20, 2021
Listen to your Captain! No matter where you have fished before, the fish here take some skill to get them to the boat!

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Keisha Echols
Auburn, AL
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Went fishing with Gulf Island Charters on March 9, 2021
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!

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Matthew Troup
Houston, Texas
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Went fishing with Gulf Island Charters – Skiff on August 22, 2020
The captain said fishing here hasn’t been great, so we were very pleased with the amount they caught.

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Matthew Myers
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Went fishing with Cool Change Inshore Fishing on July 24, 2020
Inshore fishing you’ll be targeting mostly black snapper in the summer. If the weather is calm you might go offshore for Spanish mackeral

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Ray Fisher
Greendale, IN
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Went fishing with Powers Fishing Charters on July 22, 2020
Hope for good weather Very high seas Windy Not in control of the weather Tropical depression in the area

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Jerod Hopper
Pinson, TN
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Went fishing with Black Flag Company on July 11, 2020
Show up ready to fish hard your entire trip and be prepared to have some good laughs and go home tired from reeling in the big ones.

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Wendy Capasso
Cypress, Texas
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Went fishing with Gulf Island Charters – Skiff on June 17, 2020
Only average because we didn't catch any fish but probably because we couldn't go out til later in the day! We had a blast just being on the boat and shrimping. The dolphins were amazing!

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Tom Edwards
Andover, MN
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Went fishing with Off The Hook Fishing Charters on March 19, 2020
The weather is unpredictable in March so be prepared to be flexible with plans. Offshore fishing could turn into an inland excursion overnight, and the fish may or may not cooperate.

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Alan Jones
Madison, MS
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Went fishing with Fishin Magician Charters on March 10, 2020
Read how people respond to bad reviews to help sort out professionals. Experience also beats a pretty boat!

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Teresa Mcdowell
Athens, TN
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Went fishing with Lost Bay Guide Service on August 31, 2019
You have to book with Captain Bill. He was awesome and made our trip so much fun. We caught fish when the boats around us wasnt. Very knowledgeable.

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Bilky King
Wetumpka, AL
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Went fishing with Triple Trouble Fishing Charters on August 5, 2019
The water is shallow for half day trip. You spend most of your fishing time getting to fishing spot.

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William Fulcher
Trussville, AL
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Went fishing with Hey Babe Charters – Orange Beach on July 27, 2019
Stay in Foley if you want to save money on hotels before Labor Day...rates were very high in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

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Zachary Harrel
Fairview, OK
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Went fishing with Anthony's Fishing Charters – Orange Beach on July 25, 2019
Try a four hour inland trip for starters, try the more offshore targeted trip after you see how the first one goes