Orange Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Orange Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Orange Beach

Top Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Orange Beach

Deep Sea Fishing in Orange Beach

Alabama’s Gulf Coast is full of attractions. But out of all of them, the deep sea fishing Orange Beach looks out onto has got to be our favorite. Hosting everything from some of the biggest and juiciest Red Snapper in the US to real offshore warriors like Billfish and Tuna, look no further for some of the best fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. 

What You Can Catch

Offshore fishing out of Orange Beach starts just a few miles from the coastline. Most charter boats put out the lines for trolling within a few minutes of departure, and King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Cobia usually start biting shortly after that. 
Take a trip lasting anything over five hours, and this trolling action will be exchanged for bottom fishing once you reach your captain’s favorite reef. Alabama’s gradually sloping seafloor is covered in one of the world’s largest collections of artificial reefs—many of which were actually built by the very captains you’ll be fishing with. The top target fish within 7-20 miles of the shore are Red Snapper (when in season), Gag Grouper, and Triggerfish. Strictly speaking, this isn’t ‘deep sea fishing’ as you’re only in about 70ft of water, but it is often advertised as such as it involves dropping your bait deep down towards the seafloor.
It’s once you take a trip lasting 10 or more hours that the real deep sea sportfishing begins. It takes at least this long to reach the blue waters beyond the edge of the continental shelf. But once you get there, you’re close to some of the deepest waters in the Gulf. 12, 24, and 48 hour trips all come highly recommended by local captains. These trips give you the time you need to reach the offshore oil rigs, where Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi congregate and hunt. These trips could see you fishing over anything from 1000 - 5000 ft of water anywhere up to 100+ miles offshore. 
Orange Beach deep sea fishing trips aren’t just about big game fish, though. They also will usually give you the chance to deep drop for some of the ocean’s most delicious deep sea fish. Golden Tilefish, Scamp Grouper, Yellowedge Grouper, Longtail Seabass, and even Swordfish are just some of the species you can reel up from these 1000+ft depths. Our advice? Find a boat with plenty of ice storage, because you're going to want to take these fish back for the table. 
Orange Beach deep sea fishing party boats will usually take you bottom fishing and trolling within just a few miles of the shore, while private charters can take you much further out. For the true deep sea fishing experience, it’s always a good idea to charter a sportfishing vessel rather than a larger walk-on boat.

When To Go

The prime time to head offshore out of Orange Beach is from April to October. Mid to late summer is particularly good for big game fishing around the oil rigs, with White and Blue Marlin peaking in August and September. Yellowfin Tuna is particularly good from February, with Mahi and Wahoo coming in to the Tuna fishing grounds in April-May. And if you’re after a Red Snapper, Federal season is usually open from June to mid July.
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Reviews of Fishing in Deep Sea Fishing in Orange Beach

2 Hour Dolphin watching/kids deep sea fishing trip
Matthew T. fished 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.
Great trip with Capt. Will
Joey H. fished with Great Escape Charters on August 17, 2020
Call Great Escape Charters and go out with Captain Will
Heck of a day with Ben.
Matthew T. fished with Great Southern Fishing Charters on August 8, 2020
Great Southern Fishing Charters, call Ben.
6 hour trip with Captain George
Matt P. fished with Action Charter Service Inc. on August 7, 2020
Book with action charter service great for the begineer!
Half Day trip with Captain Blake and Clint
Ken M. fished with Sure Shot II on August 7, 2020
It’s HOT! If you are booking a half day trip, choose the AM one.
Half day trip
Samantha M. fished with Jus Cuz Fishing Charters on August 1, 2020
The captain recommended fishing in early June.
2hr shrimping with captain Davis
Josh R. fished with Alabama Coastal Charters on July 25, 2020
If the surf is rough, fish the bay area’s
Half day with jake
Ray F. fished 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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