Everything You Need to Know About Gulf Shores, Alabama Fishing

Gulf Shores Fishing Charters

The fishing in Gulf Shores is some of the best in the state. Located at the southernmost point on Alabama's Gulf Coast near the entrance to Mobile Bay, Gulf Shores is in a prime location to get on some fish when charter fishing.

The inshore fishing on the many lagoons, bays, and backwaters near Gulf Shores is home to biodiverse fisheries that are comprised of many target species like redfish, black drum, sheepshead, and speckled trout. Further offshore around the thousands of reefs that dot the seafloor, everything from red snapper to white marlin can be caught. Regardless of the time of year, our Damn Good Guides have the local knowledge to keep your lines tight.

Gulf Shores Inshore Fishing

It would be a mistake to overlook the inshore fishing in Gulf Shores. You can have your pick of all the best Gulf Shores fishing spots like open water and flats in Oyster Bay, brackish bayous just north in Bon Secour, or right in the middle of town on Little Lagoon. The bite is on year-round, but your best bet for targeting inshore bull redfish and speckled trout is from late summer through the winter. These inshore beasts move into shallower tidal waters during these months in search of food and can be caught using a variety of tackle and techniques. In the heat of summer, tarpon, or "The Silver King" can be caught in inshore and nearshore waters around Gulf Shores.

Gulf Shores Deep Sea Fishing Charters

The crown jewel of Gulf Shores is deep sea fishing. With over 17,000 reefs scattered around the nearshore and deep sea waters just off the beach, there are plenty of species to be caught. Gulf Shores is situated relatively close to the continental shelf, so Pelagic species like wahoo, tuna, marlin, and mahi-mahi are within reach. In the heat of summer, several grouper and snapper species can be caught near reefs and other deep structures. If you're visiting Gulf Shores in March for spring break, the amberjack and cobia bite is on.

Things to do in Gulf Shores, AL

Beyond fishing charters, Gulf Shores has plenty of options to keep the whole group entertained when you're not out on the water. Visit The Wharf for open-air shopping and entertainment, or head over to the Waterville, USA waterpark for more fun in the sun. For the 21+ crowd, there are countless beachside dive bars and seafood joints around the area.

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Gulf Shores Tides and Weather

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