Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Charters

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Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Alabama

Alabama: 112 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Orange Beach
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(40 reviews)
Orange Beach
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trips from $900
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(75 reviews)
Orange Beach
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(357 reviews)
Orange Beach
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trips from $550

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
Based on 26,609 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Alabama

Definitely use a charter boat if you want to catch fish fast and a plenty. Stressed Out Charters 2 was reasonably priced and had a great team.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely use a charter boat if you want to catch fish fast and a plenty. Stressed Out Charters 2 was reasonably priced and had a great team.
Luke  B.
Luke B. Dallas, Texas
Go with Capt Rick and Stephanie they will take care of you. My 6yr old son caught 2 fish completely by himself. They are great people and will go out of their way to help even the newest angler
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Capt Rick and Stephanie they will take care of you. My 6yr old son caught 2 fish completely by himself. They are great people and will go out of their way to help even the newest angler
Kirk  B.
Kirk B. Northlake, TX
Make sure if you’re not sure about motion sickness to pack some Bonine or sea bands just in case!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure if you’re not sure about motion sickness to pack some Bonine or sea bands just in case!
Amy  H.
Amy H.
Go out on the Emerald Breeze. It's a good deal. We took home 1 full bag of Wahoo steaks, 1 full bag of Snapper filetes. Easily $100 worth of fish. Not saying everyone will do that...lol
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out on the Emerald Breeze. It's a good deal. We took home 1 full bag of Wahoo steaks, 1 full bag of Snapper filetes. Easily $100 worth of fish. Not saying everyone will do that...lol
Philip  F.
Philip F. Caddo Mills, TX
Maybe wait until the June Red Snapper season. But was not a disappointment.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Maybe wait until the June Red Snapper season. But was not a disappointment.
Gene  C.
Gene C. Oak Ridge, TN
The weather was great, although the water a little rough. If you get motion sick, pack the drammamine.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather was great, although the water a little rough. If you get motion sick, pack the drammamine.
Jerry  D.
Jerry D. FAIR OAKS, TX
make a list of what you think you might need. sunscreen water a dry bag backpack cooler. that kind of thing. in case seas are rough maybe some nausea med for those without sealegs. what a good time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
make a list of what you think you might need. sunscreen water a dry bag backpack cooler. that kind of thing. in case seas are rough maybe some nausea med for those without sealegs. what a good time.
Alexander  W.
Alexander W. Gering, NE
Captain Richard was definitely one to make our trip memorable for my family and I
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Richard was definitely one to make our trip memorable for my family and I
Jeramy  O.
Jeramy O. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The Captain’s suggestion works well. They No what is the area do to being out every day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The Captain’s suggestion works well. They No what is the area do to being out every day.
Roy  S.
Roy S. Smithfield, IL
Be sure to make sure you are leaving from a marina near the place you are staying at. It is a long way around Mobile Bay and the ferry does not run very early in the morning. Also look for the red snapper season to be in if that is your target.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to make sure you are leaving from a marina near the place you are staying at. It is a long way around Mobile Bay and the ferry does not run very early in the morning. Also look for the red snapper season to be in if that is your target.
Don  B.
Don B. Old Landing, KY
Captain Patrick was a class act. We had a great time. I would recommend Trick’em Charters to anyone.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Patrick was a class act. We had a great time. I would recommend Trick’em Charters to anyone.
Lee  F.
Lee F. West Plains, MO
Captain Jay and Ricochet Charter were excellent! Friendly staff. Great day on the water!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Jay and Ricochet Charter were excellent! Friendly staff. Great day on the water!
Tom  H.
Tom H. McKinney, TX
Don't fish in early or mid May as your options for keeping seem to be more limited
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Don't fish in early or mid May as your options for keeping seem to be more limited
Nate  R.
Nate R.
Check what’s in season before booking if you’re wanting to keep your catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check what’s in season before booking if you’re wanting to keep your catch.
Rodney  L.
Rodney L. Waynesville, IL
Look up freebird charters with captain John and Jerry. They will take care of you and put you on fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look up freebird charters with captain John and Jerry. They will take care of you and put you on fish.
Nicholas  N.
Nicholas N. Cherokee Village, AR
Try a few different spots around, and if you get a bigger fish on light tackle, fight it carefully.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Try a few different spots around, and if you get a bigger fish on light tackle, fight it carefully.
Kymry  V.
Kymry V. Prattville, AL
We did two charter trips one aroung Fort Morgan and one in Elberta. Each was fun and exciting. One was outstanding. During the Elberta trip we caught larger and more fish. The A-Pair-A-Dice was outstanding all made more enjoyable by the Captain - Jason. The 'points' and drop offs provided excellent areas and surrendered several different specises.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We did two charter trips one aroung Fort Morgan and one in Elberta. Each was fun and exciting. One was outstanding. During the Elberta trip we caught larger and more fish. The A-Pair-A-Dice was outstanding all made more enjoyable by the Captain - Jason. The 'points' and drop offs provided excellent areas and surrendered several different specises.
Mike  H.
Mike H. Brooks, KY
Only way to go is a private charter. Don't like to bad mouth anything, but do not waste your time on the 'GS fishing pier'. It is hit or miss and overall not productive. My family wehn on two charters during the week and caught plenty of fish on both. We went in early May and the timing was so-so. A little after one of the breeding runs and prior to snapper season. Would recommend early June next year to my group.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Only way to go is a private charter. Don't like to bad mouth anything, but do not waste your time on the 'GS fishing pier'. It is hit or miss and overall not productive. My family wehn on two charters during the week and caught plenty of fish on both. We went in early May and the timing was so-so. A little after one of the breeding runs and prior to snapper season. Would recommend early June next year to my group.
Mike  H.
Mike H. Brooks, KY
Captain Jamie took such good care of us. Gave us an education and great information.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Jamie took such good care of us. Gave us an education and great information.
Tony  H.
Tony H. Marengo, IA
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Mike  W.
Mike W. United States

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