Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Charters

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Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Alabama

Deep Sea Fishing in Alabama

Alabama deep sea fishing charters will take you to some of the greatest fishing grounds in the Gulf of Mexico. The state may only have 50 miles of coastline, but that just means that all the boats are within easy reach. It’s a long ride to the best bluewater grounds, but the fish are well worth the journey. Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and more of you favorite pelagic fish hunt offshore. You’ll have to time your trip right to find them all at once, though.
 

Deep Sea Fishing Seasons

Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna can be found year-round, but the weather makes getting offshore unreliable. The season starts to get going in March, with large schools of Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna. By May, things really start heating up, with Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo joining the party.
 
What follows are five long months of awesome Billfishing. Blue Marlin arrive first, and peak in July and August. White Marlin show up a month behind them, and stick around in big numbers until October. Overall, August is the best month for Alabama deep sea fishing. All the state’s deep sea superstars are on fire. This is also the hottest and wettest month of the year, so getting to the fishing grounds early is key.
 

Deep Sea Fishing Spots

If you’re looking for serious pelagic species like Marlin and Sailfish, you’ll have to head 50+  miles offshore. You may even go as far as the De Soto Slope, where the seafloor drops thousands of feet to raw bedrock. It doesn’t really matter where you launch from on these trips. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach have the most established charter fleets, but Fort Morgan and Dauphin Island also have plenty of boats more than fit for the task. 
 

Deep Sea Fishing Techniques

With so much ground to cover, it should come as no surprise that trolling is the go-to tactic on most trips. You can also find a few captains who specialize in kite fishing, especially during Sailfish season. Tuna tubes are a rare sight in Alabama, but you’ll usually have plenty of brined Ballyhoo to put a bit more meat in your trolling spread.
 
The deep sea season may not be as long in Alabama as it is farther south, but when it’s good, it’s on fire. The advantage of having to travel so far is that captains who do get out here really take things seriously. The equipment is high-quality and the crews are first-class. So if you’re visiting the Heart of Dixie this summer, why not spend the day offshore? You definitely won’t regret it!
 
Alabama
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Alabama

Romar Marina was very nice. All of the fisherman we talked to were very friendly. We parked in the shade under the boat storage.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Romar Marina was very nice. All of the fisherman we talked to were very friendly. We parked in the shade under the boat storage.
Island Time Private Boat Charters
Island Time Private Boat Charters
3-6 hour trips probably aren’t suitable for seasoned offshore anglers. Those guys need to go out further and longer. If you’re looking for lots of action though, snapper in June is for you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
3-6 hour trips probably aren’t suitable for seasoned offshore anglers. Those guys need to go out further and longer. If you’re looking for lots of action though, snapper in June is for you.
Rip Current
Rip Current
Definitely take a small charter. We did a large boat a few years ago and it wasn’t enjoyable at all.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely take a small charter. We did a large boat a few years ago and it wasn’t enjoyable at all.
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Be prepared for a bit of a boat ride and be ready when they say drop your bait, paying attention to the depth that you are instructed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for a bit of a boat ride and be ready when they say drop your bait, paying attention to the depth that you are instructed.
TradeWinds
TradeWinds
Gotta get Collins /Forever Bent Charters to be your guide!! It’s the best fishing experience you’ll ever have!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Gotta get Collins /Forever Bent Charters to be your guide!! It’s the best fishing experience you’ll ever have!
Forever Bent Charters
Forever Bent Charters Athens, Georgia
Consider addressing motion sickness prior to the trip. One of our group members, an experienced in shore fisherman, took ill and had a hard time enjoying the great fishing with us. The roll of the boat is different farther out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Consider addressing motion sickness prior to the trip. One of our group members, an experienced in shore fisherman, took ill and had a hard time enjoying the great fishing with us. The roll of the boat is different farther out.
Dauphin Island Sport Fishing Charters
Dauphin Island Sport Fishing Charters
Be sure to check your fishing season and make sure you book on days that you can keep Snapper.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to check your fishing season and make sure you book on days that you can keep Snapper.
Alabama Girl Fishing – Fort Morgan
Alabama Girl Fishing – Fort Morgan
We fished right after a series of storms moved through the area, seas were rough but the fishing was well above standard.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We fished right after a series of storms moved through the area, seas were rough but the fishing was well above standard.
Mad Hatter
Mad Hatter
We put a lot of time into finding a spot with fish. But once we did, it was great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We put a lot of time into finding a spot with fish. But once we did, it was great.
Orange Beach Inshore Charters
Orange Beach Inshore Charters
Do some research if you’re an experienced angler - if you’re new - just show up and enjoy yourself! (My youngest is 2 - won’t let me edit that part.)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do some research if you’re an experienced angler - if you’re new - just show up and enjoy yourself! (My youngest is 2 - won’t let me edit that part.)
Freebird Charters
Freebird Charters
The boats seem small at first but they are perfect for the fishing we did. I did not expect to catch as many fish as we did honestly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The boats seem small at first but they are perfect for the fishing we did. I did not expect to catch as many fish as we did honestly.
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Emerald “C” Fishing Charters
Recommend Red Eye Charters and fishing on LiL Red to do all they can to put you on the fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Recommend Red Eye Charters and fishing on LiL Red to do all they can to put you on the fish
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
Red Eye Charters – Lil Red
Listen to the Capt, use the technique he has on hooking the fish, he knows.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to the Capt, use the technique he has on hooking the fish, he knows.
Lost Bay Guide Service
Lost Bay Guide Service "Catch Fish Guarantee"
Red Snapper is a great family trip. There are other options this time of year but you can’t go wrong with snapper
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Red Snapper is a great family trip. There are other options this time of year but you can’t go wrong with snapper
Off The Hook Charters – Miss Jaqlin
Off The Hook Charters – Miss Jaqlin
Expect some chop and swales. If sensitive to motion sickness plan ahead. We fished with a great Captain (Charlie of Southern Sun) who is extremely knowledgeable and experienced!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect some chop and swales. If sensitive to motion sickness plan ahead. We fished with a great Captain (Charlie of Southern Sun) who is extremely knowledgeable and experienced!
Southern Sun Fishing Charters
Southern Sun Fishing Charters
Orange Beach is great! The people are very friendly and the beaches are the best in the US small town vibes!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Orange Beach is great! The people are very friendly and the beaches are the best in the US small town vibes!!
Hey Babe Charters – Orange Beach
Hey Babe Charters – Orange Beach
Jaime with Stressed out Charters was wonderful. Easy, no stress trip. He was great with my 7 year old and made the entire trip a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Jaime with Stressed out Charters was wonderful. Easy, no stress trip. He was great with my 7 year old and made the entire trip a great experience.
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
Guided tours that are private are the way to go! Stressed Out Charters is a great team!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Guided tours that are private are the way to go! Stressed Out Charters is a great team!
Stressed Out Charters 2
Stressed Out Charters 2
This was our first fishing charter. After looking at some of the prices for boated charters, I was discouraged. Then I found Forever Bent charters at the bottom of the page but this charter was top notch all the way. For 250 bucks, we got triple the time of a boated charter for half the price! As a Dad with 5 other people here for a week, that counts. Definitely look for Collins Terry for your charter
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first fishing charter. After looking at some of the prices for boated charters, I was discouraged. Then I found Forever Bent charters at the bottom of the page but this charter was top notch all the way. For 250 bucks, we got triple the time of a boated charter for half the price! As a Dad with 5 other people here for a week, that counts. Definitely look for Collins Terry for your charter
Forever Bent Charters
Forever Bent Charters
For first time anglers in Gulf Shores I would recommend taking a trip with Collins Terry and Forever Bent Charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For first time anglers in Gulf Shores I would recommend taking a trip with Collins Terry and Forever Bent Charters.
Forever Bent Charters
Forever Bent Charters

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