Dauphin Island Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Dauphin Island Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island: 104 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(40 reviews)
Dauphin Island
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trips from US $1,150
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Dauphin Island
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trips from US $1,600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(265 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from US $350
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(27 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from US $350
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(423 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from US $350
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(83 reviews)
Dauphin Island
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trips from US $1,000
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(427 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from US $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Gulf Shores
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trips from US $1,000

Deep Sea Fishing in Dauphin Island

Leave behind thickets of pines and palmettos and head into the Gulf to experience some of the best sportfishing in the States. No matter how skilled you are, Dauphin Island deep sea fishing will test your patience. Truly spectacular deep seas lie miles offshore. It’s a stretch to go there and back again on a single day trip, but if you pass the test, you’ll be rewarded with impressive catches. When Yellowfin Tuna is a signature species, you know the fishing can’t be average.

What to catch and where to find it

When you say you want to go on a deep sea trip, local captains will ask ‘black or yellow?’ But there’s so much you can get here in addition to Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna, that you won’t know where to start. Luckily, you don’t have to pick one  the deep sea fishing Dauphin Island has access to will spoil you after a single trip. You can catch Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi, trophy-sized King Mackerel, and many more brutes if you drop the bait deep enough.

A full day trip is enough to get you to the reefs and wrecks in the deep water. Here you can troll for Kingfish and their acrobatic leaps are a real sight for sore eyes. Already 20 miles from dry land you can get Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack.

But to get to the best deep sea fishing around here, you’ll need to take a 60-mile journey. Once you get to deep waters, usually on an overnight trip, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna start showing up in large numbers. Oil rigs and floating debris attract these savage feeders and make no mistake — you’ll need every ounce of strength to reel them in.

Move 10 miles further, and you’ll find a reef kingdom known as the Pinnacles. Lying 70 miles from Alabama coast, these 300 ft deep slopes are home to Amberjack, Snowy Grouper, and monster Red Snapper.

Sailfish, Blue, and White Marlin are Bluewater roamers — if you want to get them you’ll need to head far offshore, often times venturing past the 100-mile-radius from Dauphin Island. They travel fast, however, and can crush your line without you knowing they were there.

How to get them

Trolling for apex predators yields good results. Billfish and Tunas’s brute force is devastating so you’ll need to use all the heavy tackle you can get to tire them out before even thinking about pulling them overboard. To stand a chance against Tuna, you’ll first need to do some chunking to get them going, then troll with skirted trolling lures, or with Mackerel and Skipjack as bait.
You can get Marlin by slow trolling skipping bait, or fast trolling large skirted lures, such as Mold Craft soft heads. 

Dauphin Island
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 28,247 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Dauphin Island

Captain Wilder was great with our kids. His main boat broke down so we were in his smaller backup boat. We also moved to evening instead of morning, which turned out to be better to be out of the sun.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Captain Wilder was great with our kids. His main boat broke down so we were in his smaller backup boat. We also moved to evening instead of morning, which turned out to be better to be out of the sun.
Deep Sea Fishing D.I. – 21'
Deep Sea Fishing D.I. – 21' St. Peters, MO
Excellent fishing in Dauphin Island. Had a great morning catching our limit of Red Snapper.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Excellent fishing in Dauphin Island. Had a great morning catching our limit of Red Snapper.
Dorado
Dorado Ball Ground, GA
Plenty of sun screen and select captains who are knowledgeable of where to catch the type of fish you're after.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Plenty of sun screen and select captains who are knowledgeable of where to catch the type of fish you're after.
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters Paducah, KY
The fishing was awesome caught plenty of fish and they put up a huge fight.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fishing was awesome caught plenty of fish and they put up a huge fight.
D.I. Reef Monster
D.I. Reef Monster Shelbyville, IN
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.
D.I. Reef Monster
D.I. Reef Monster Oak Ridge, TN
Take lots of sunscreen and deep sea fishing is way more entertaining than pond fishing. A lot more excitement.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take lots of sunscreen and deep sea fishing is way more entertaining than pond fishing. A lot more excitement.
Show N Tail Fishing Charters
Show N Tail Fishing Charters Mulberry Grove, IL

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