Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Top Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Destinations

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Alabama

Alabama: 96 fishing charters available

Wahoodat Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(78 reviews)
Orange Beach
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Reel Fishin' Charters

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(335 reviews)
Orange Beach
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In Too Deep Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from $350

Nauti Fish Co – Gulf Shores

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(84 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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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 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Alabama

Just go for the fun. Wear sunblock. Go with people you enjoy hanging out with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just go for the fun. Wear sunblock. Go with people you enjoy hanging out with.
Brandon  K.
Brandon K. Augusta, AR
Call Captain Clint on the Deep Mystique at the Caribe Marina for a great family charter fishing trip
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Captain Clint on the Deep Mystique at the Caribe Marina for a great family charter fishing trip
Brent  W.
Brent W. Knoxville, TN
Great fishing, even though it was a hundred degrees which no body can control that
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing, even though it was a hundred degrees which no body can control that
Matt  T.
Matt T. Belle Chasse, Louisiana
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Willie  F.
Willie F. Joppa, AL
We had such a great time! The weather was fantastic and the water was beautiful! We caught a bunch of fish and saw a lot of dolphins up close and personal. Very cool experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had such a great time! The weather was fantastic and the water was beautiful! We caught a bunch of fish and saw a lot of dolphins up close and personal. Very cool experience!
Phillip  K.
Phillip K. North Little Rock, AR
We were busy the entire trip. Lots of hits. We missed several opportunities because of the way King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel hit the bait. We did have a great haul and it was an exciting trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were busy the entire trip. Lots of hits. We missed several opportunities because of the way King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel hit the bait. We did have a great haul and it was an exciting trip.
Wayne  G.
Wayne G. Huntsville, AL
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Janice  B.
Janice B. Farmington, Missouri
Fish for snapper with the Mad Hatter - great location right by the channel - excellent captain and mate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish for snapper with the Mad Hatter - great location right by the channel - excellent captain and mate
Jessica  K.
Jessica K. Austin, TX
Take plenty to drink, protection from the sun, and be open minded, because the captain knows what he is doing and trying his best to give you a great fishing experience. Remember when fishin,g it is a roll of the dice if the fish will bite or not.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take plenty to drink, protection from the sun, and be open minded, because the captain knows what he is doing and trying his best to give you a great fishing experience. Remember when fishin,g it is a roll of the dice if the fish will bite or not.
Tyson  S.
Tyson S. Eldorado, IL
Figure out what you want to target. Get the charter going after that species …… and let the Captains take over. Both my charters this week got right on the fish we were going after and got our limits.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Figure out what you want to target. Get the charter going after that species …… and let the Captains take over. Both my charters this week got right on the fish we were going after and got our limits.
Brian  D.
Brian D. Hazel Dell, IL
If you come to Gulf Shores to fish try booking with ricochet charters! They will make sure you have a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you come to Gulf Shores to fish try booking with ricochet charters! They will make sure you have a great time!
Tim  B.
Tim B. Oklahoma City, OK
Comfort stat is an excellent hotel and the Mexican restraint next to Walmart is lit!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Comfort stat is an excellent hotel and the Mexican restraint next to Walmart is lit!
Daniel  L.
Daniel L. Cuyahoga Falls, OH
As soon as you know you are heading to Gulf Shores, book with Stressed Out Charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
As soon as you know you are heading to Gulf Shores, book with Stressed Out Charters.
Star  B.
Star B. Tahlequah, OK
Dress for the weather. Waters may be rough so if you're prone to getting sick, take something prior.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress for the weather. Waters may be rough so if you're prone to getting sick, take something prior.
Eric  V.
Eric V. Goshen, IN
Great fishing even though there was a fish kill the week before. Would like to see how good it could be without that.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great fishing even though there was a fish kill the week before. Would like to see how good it could be without that.
Chris  M.
Chris M. St. Louis, MO
Between the six of us, we caught 15 Sheepshead at the bridge in the middle of March. They were fun to fight and tasted great grilled and fried.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Between the six of us, we caught 15 Sheepshead at the bridge in the middle of March. They were fun to fight and tasted great grilled and fried.
Jason  C.
Jason C. Clinton, MS
Go with these great guys Captain Scott and Tim. You’ll get fish and have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with these great guys Captain Scott and Tim. You’ll get fish and have a great time.
Anthony  P.
Anthony P. Sterling Heights, MI
This is a great way to todo it. Although not every trip on your own will be as productive.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is a great way to todo it. Although not every trip on your own will be as productive.
Bob  H.
Bob H. St. Louis, MO
Learn what the fishing season is and what you are and are not allowed to keep if the take home catch is super important to you
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Learn what the fishing season is and what you are and are not allowed to keep if the take home catch is super important to you
Brenda  F.
Brenda F. Alpharetta, GA
Yes, and I would recommend taking at least a 5 hour trip since it appears you need to be further off shore to catch the fish. I will come again and fish in January.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, and I would recommend taking at least a 5 hour trip since it appears you need to be further off shore to catch the fish. I will come again and fish in January.
Dan  B.
Dan B. Brooklyn, OH

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Alabama