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Offshore Fishing 4-People

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26 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Salt Water Fishing 2-People

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26 ft 1 - 2 People $$
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Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Rip Tide All-Day Bottomfishing

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45 ft 1 - 14 People $$$
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Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

22-Person Private Trip

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60 ft 1 - 22 People $$$
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Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Half Day Trolling

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45 ft 1 - 14 People $$$
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Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Epic Deep Sea

100% (2)
38 ft 1 - 14 People $$$

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Fishing in Orange Beach
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trip description for Bottom Fishing Frenzy in Orange Beach

Head out with Captain Stephen to target snapper, trigger fish, amberjack, and many more great tips of fish on this 6 hour bottom fishing adventure. This trip is specifically catered toward bottom fishing, but Captain Stephen specializes in all sorts of different styles and techniques! He's not a 1 hook fits all kind of fisherman! Whether it be running different trolling gear to land monster Wahoo or King Mackerel or using lite action spinning reels while catching a cooler full of mahi-mahi we’ve figured out what works best! As for bottom fishing sometimes we go from chicken rigs to sow rigs to free lining live bait! Whatever it takes to put you on the backside of a bent rod and a tight line! His boat comes loaded with all the gear you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water including all the rods, reels, tackle, bait, fishing licenses, and fish cleaning at the end of the day. So all you have to do is bring your favorite snack and drinks, your sun protection, and your camera, Captain Stephen will take care of the rest! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Bottom Fishing Frenzy

100% (2)
36 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Orange Beach
Fishing in Orange Beach
Fishing in Orange Beach
trip description for Reel in Fun with Captain Chase in Orange Beach

Come on down to Orange Beach, Alabama and make some memories with Captain Chase! You’ll be targeting Bonito, Cobia, King Mackerel, and Spanish Mackerel as you fish from Captain Chase’s beautiful 60-foot sportfisher. This beast is outfitted with almost everything you could imagine, including air conditioning, a fighting chair, fishfinder, live bait well, kitchen, flat-screen TV, and a new sound system (Bluetooth available!). You can fit as many as 22 people on these trips! So make sure you bring some good company. These trips are great for anglers of all ages and skill levels. Captain Chase loves teaching the little ones about the fish that inhabit these waters. Don’t forget to bring food and drinks for the day (which you can store in the boat’s refrigerator), sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Chase will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Live bait is prepared before or during the trip and is included in the trip price. You will also have a first mate on board to help you at all times. Let new fishing adventures begin with Captain Chase! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Reel In Fun With Captain Chase

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60 ft 1 - 22 People $$$
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trip description for Extended Day Trip - 38' Topaz in Orange Beach

This is where more serious anglers come to put fish in the boat. This 8-10 hour trip puts you on the water to make the best use of your time. You will be targeting multiple Snapper species, Amberjack, Trigger Fish, Wahoo, Cobia, Mahi, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, grouper, scamp! You will be riding in style aboard Captain Corey's "Whoodat" which is 1984 38’ Topaz convertible which was recently redone in 2020! With twin 550 hour Detroit Diesel engines housed in the rear, you will be hauling it offshore quickly and comfortably! His boat also offers a full kitchen, bath, dinettes, beds and a tv. It also has a live well and lots of storage. The Wahoodat comes fully equipped with all the fishing gear you could possibly need for an unforgettable adventure off the coast of Alabama, so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and Captain Corey will take care of the rest! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Extended Day Trip - 38' Topaz

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38 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Orange Beach
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trip description for Hittin' Bottom Trip in Orange Beach

Captain Brian's 60ft Sportfishing Yacht, the Shady Lady, is a truly luxurious vessel to fish from! The base trip price covers up to 12 people for your 6 hour Bottom Fishing adventure. There is a 250$ charge for additional adventurers after 12, but his boat can handle up to 40 guests! On these trips, you can expect to motor off a couple of miles offshore to deep drop with cut and baits and squid to entice the tasty and hard fighting fish below. The Shady Lady comes fully equipped with a crew, air conditioning, 2 restrooms, and all the fishing gear and luxurious amenities you could possibly need for an unforgettable adventure off the coast of Alabama! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Hittin' Bottom Trip

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60 ft 1 - 22 People $$$
Fishing in Orange Beach
Fishing in Orange Beach
Fishing in Orange Beach
trip description for 6 hour AM trip in Orange Beach

Join us for an unforgettable fishing adventure! Get ready for a thrilling fishing trip that will leave you hooked on excitement. Whether you're an experienced angler or a beginner, our skilled crew will ensure a memorable experience for everyone. Our boat is equipped with top-notch equipment for your trip. With our expert guidance, you'll have the opportunity to reel in a variety of fish species, from snappers, triggerfish and more. Our friendly crew will be on hand to assist you every step of the way, providing valuable insight and ensuring your safety. Whether you choose the AM or PM trip, you'll experience the thrill of the open water and the excitement of reeling in your own trophy fish. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to escape the ordinary and embark on an adventure that will leave you with stories to tell for years to come. You never know what will bite the end of your hook out in the Gulf waters! Book your fishing trip and get ready to make waves in the world of fishing! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

6 Hour AM Trip

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40 ft 1 - 18 People $$$
Fishing in Orange Beach
Fishing in Orange Beach
Fishing in Orange Beach
trip description for 10 hr fishing trip in Orange Beach

This is exactly what the doctor ordered for anyone who has the itch to fish the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach areas. If you are looking for a fully customized fishing experience on your next holiday, you have found the right place. Enjoy a lot of artificial reefs, cruise the coast and head up to 15 miles offshore. Most of the trips will most likely wear you out battling big and hard-fighting fish so get ready to have a nice light tackle and live bait workout. All this fantastic sport fishing is available aboard a 40’ Sea Harvester walk-around boat. Her twin 330 HP Cummins engines will power you to the hottest grounds in the area, and the top-notch electronics will help you locate the fish. The boat is rigged with everything you need to make a great catch possible. As well as that, you will find plenty of space for up to 18 anglers, a flybridge to take in all the beauty of the surrounding areas, a comfortable restroom, and an air-conditioned cabin. You will be able to catch-and-release Amberjack and Red Snapper year-round, target Barracuda, Cobia, and Red Grouper, go for Kingfish and Triggerfish and get your hands on Mangrove Snapper. Trolling, jigging, and bottom fishing will be your techniques for the day. All trips come with quality rods, reels, and tackle, as well as lures, bait, and fishing licenses. Just bring your adventurous spirit and desire to catch some fish! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

10 Hr Fishing Trip

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40 ft 1 - 18 People $$$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Dauphin Island bonito fishing charter

What are the best bonito fishing charters in Dauphin Island?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 33 bonito trips in Dauphin Island, and the most popular trips in the area are Offshore Fishing 4-People guided by Mike and Salt Water Fishing 2-People guided by Mike.

Our guides in Dauphin Island are rated a 4.88 out of 5 based on 2558 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Another popular city nearby for booking a Bonito charter is Gulf Shores.

Looking for kid friendly bonito guides / fishing lessons in Dauphin Island? Check out our beginner and family friendly bonito guides in Dauphin Island.

What types of bonito fishing charters are common in Dauphin Island?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for bonito in Dauphin Island as well as nearshore fishing, jetty fishing, and flats fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Dauphin Island are trolling, bottom fishing, and heavy tackle fishing but jigging and live bait fishing are popular as well.

How much do Dauphin Island bonito fishing charters cost?

for bonito in Dauphin Island prices can range anywhere from about $1,260 to $5,385, but the average price for a half day trip for bonito in Dauphin Island is $1,679. The average price for a full day trip for bonito in Dauphin Island is $3,625.

What month is best for bonito fishing in Dauphin Island?

The most popular season for bonito fishing in Dauphin Island is summer, and most anglers book their trips 33 days in advance.

Do I need a Dauphin Island fishing license for bonito and what are the bag limits for bonito in Dauphin Island?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Dauphin Island don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Dauphin Island.

What is bonito fishing in Dauphin Island all about?

Bonito fishing in Dauphin Island offers anglers an exhilarating challenge as they target these fast and powerful pelagic fish. Known for their speed and acrobatic leaps when hooked, bonito provide an exciting angling experience that tests both skill and endurance. During the warmer months, bonito migrate along the Gulf Coast, passing by Dauphin Island in impressive numbers, presenting anglers with ample opportunities to target them.

Anglers pursuing bonito in Dauphin Island's waters often employ trolling as a primary technique. By trolling lures or rigged baits behind a moving boat, anglers cover a large area of water, increasing their chances of encountering schools of bonito. Brightly colored lures resembling small baitfish or squid are particularly effective at attracting these voracious predators. Additionally, keeping an eye out for diving birds or surface disturbances can indicate the presence of feeding bonito, allowing anglers to adjust their trolling routes accordingly for greater success.

For those seeking a more hands-on approach, casting and retrieving metal jigs or topwater plugs can be an exhilarating way to target bonito in Dauphin Island's waters. When bonito are feeding aggressively near the surface, sight casting to breaking fish or casting into feeding frenzies can result in explosive strikes and heart-pounding battles. With their remarkable speed and agility, bonito provide anglers with an unforgettable fishing experience, making them a highly prized catch for those venturing into the waters off Dauphin Island.

What are the most popular months to fish for bonito in Dauphin Island?

In Dauphin Island, the bonito fishing season is influenced by the migratory patterns of these swift pelagic fish. Typically, bonito can be found in the waters around Dauphin Island during the warmer months, particularly from late spring through early fall. As the Gulf waters begin to warm up, bonito migrate northward along the coast, passing by Dauphin Island in impressive numbers. During this period, anglers can expect increased activity as bonito feed voraciously, making them more susceptible to angling techniques.

Spring heralds the arrival of bonito to the waters off Dauphin Island as they follow baitfish migrations along the Gulf Coast. Anglers can target bonito using a variety of techniques such as trolling with lures or bait, casting and retrieving metal jigs, or even fly fishing. The warmer waters of late spring and early summer bring peak bonito fishing opportunities, with these powerful fish often found congregating around offshore reefs, oil rigs, and other underwater structures.

As summer progresses and temperatures peak, bonito fishing in Dauphin Island remains productive, albeit with some adjustments in tactics. Bonito may move offshore to deeper waters during the hottest parts of the day, seeking cooler temperatures. Anglers can capitalize on this behavior by targeting bonito during the early morning or late afternoon hours when they are more active near the surface. Adjusting fishing depths and techniques according to the changing conditions can help anglers continue to enjoy success throughout the summer bonito fishing season in Dauphin Island.

What techniques are popular for catching bonito in Dauphin Island?

In Dauphin Island, mastering the art of bonito fishing involves employing a variety of techniques to entice these swift and powerful pelagic fish. Trolling is a popular method among anglers, particularly when targeting bonito in deeper offshore waters. Anglers typically use brightly colored lures or rigged baits trailed behind a moving boat at varying depths to mimic the movement of baitfish. Adjusting trolling speeds and depths based on water conditions and the behavior of the bonito can increase the chances of a successful hookup.

Another effective technique for bonito fishing in Dauphin Island is casting and retrieving metal jigs or topwater plugs. When bonito are feeding near the surface or actively chasing baitfish, casting into the frenzy and retrieving the lure at a fast pace can trigger aggressive strikes. Anglers often choose metal jigs in flashy colors or topwater plugs that create commotion on the surface to attract the attention of bonito. This hands-on approach to bonito fishing can provide an exhilarating experience as anglers feel the explosive strikes and put their skills to the test in battling these speedy fish.

Additionally, live bait fishing can be a productive method for targeting bonito in Dauphin Island's waters. Anglers often use live baitfish such as pilchards, menhaden, or mullet rigged on a hook or under a float to entice bonito. Drifting or anchoring near known bonito feeding areas, such as reefs or current breaks, and presenting live bait in their path can yield rewarding results. Adapting to the changing conditions and employing a combination of techniques can maximize the chances of success when targeting bonito in the waters surrounding Dauphin Island.

What other species are popular in Dauphin Island?

Besides bonito, Dauphin Island offers anglers a diverse range of other species to target, adding depth and excitement to the fishing experience. One notable catch is the king mackerel, prized for its speed, agility, and delicious flesh. Found in offshore waters around Dauphin Island, king mackerel can be targeted using techniques such as trolling with live bait or artificial lures, as well as drift fishing near underwater structures and drop-offs. Anglers often find success during the cooler months when king mackerel migrate closer to shore in search of prey.

Another popular species among anglers in Dauphin Island is the red snapper, known for its striking appearance and delectable taste. Found in abundance around offshore reefs, wrecks, and artificial structures, red snapper provide anglers with thrilling battles and rewarding catches. Bottom fishing with live bait such as squid, mullet, or cut fish is a common technique for targeting red snapper, while vertical jigging and deep dropping can also be effective in deeper waters. However, anglers should be mindful of seasonal regulations and quotas when targeting red snapper in Dauphin Island's waters.

For those seeking a challenge, amberjack offer an exciting angling experience in the waters off Dauphin Island. These powerful and aggressive fish inhabit deeper offshore reefs and wrecks, where they can be targeted using heavy tackle and live bait such as small fish or squid. Vertical jigging with metal jigs or bucktail jigs can also entice amberjack to strike. With their strength and stamina, amberjack provide anglers with thrilling battles that test their skills and endurance, making them a sought-after species for those venturing into the deeper waters of Dauphin Island.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    It was great day. Captain found us some fish. Would head back out with Seth anytime.

    Kyle E. with Seth W. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time. Really enjoyed Walt and Kenny🐬🐟

    Robert B. with Jerry W. of Gulf Shores, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time with Capt. Mike and Shane on our half day trolling charter. Caught a mess of delicious Spanish Mackerel+. Boat was awesome, big, powerful, clean and comfortable! Highly recommend these guys! Will be fishing with Capt. Mike again!

    Jeremy K. with Mike L. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    My two sons and I had a great time fishing with Captain Mike and his deck hand Shane. Booked a short 4 hour trip and was wishing I would have booked a longer trip. Very nice boat with plenty of fishing room and a smooth ride. Will definitely do a longer trip next time and recommend fishing with Captain Mike and company.

    Gladwin (. with Mike L. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Had a blast! The captain and deck hand were awesome!

    Donavan O. with Seth W. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Our trip was amazing we caught our limit and working with Captain Steve and Logan was a great experience, we would definitely recommend this trip and will be back again in the future!

    Tim D. with Stephen C. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time! We will be booking again!

    Tracie L. with Jerry W. of Gulf Shores, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time

    Timothy B. with Seth W. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    This was a great family outing! Walt & Cody were phenomenal teaching us and ensuring that everyone had a great day! Highly recommend them for anyone looking to go deep see fishing around Gulf Shores!

    Joshua F. with Jerry W. of Gulf Shores, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Great outfit

    Michael S. with Seth W. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Had a fantastic trip with captain Zach and Wade. They were super attentive and made sure we had the best trip. We were definitely the talk of the marina when we pulled in with some.monster snappers. Will 100% recommend and will book again next year.

    Laura L. with Zack G. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip, family enjoyed the entire time. Logan the first mate was awesome and captain was great and put us on the fish all day. Our family consisted of a 15 year old up to 73 year old and everyone enjoyed their time.

    Brian M. with Stephen C. of Gulf Shores, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great trip

    Cory F. with Seth W. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    We went out on Tuesday which was originally scheduled for Monday but the weather didn’t cooperate and we were thankful that captain Seth suggested going out the next day. The weather was perfect and he put us on the snapper. We had a big group of people with a couple of first timers and everyone caught their limit and and had a great time. I would highly recommend this charter to anyone wanting to have a great time and load up on fish.

    Thomas B. with Seth W. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip- Right on time, easy to work with! Caught a handful of Spanish Mackerel on the way out, and while the fishing overall was a little slow, Steve got us on some fish and we had a blast- His deckhand was amazing and didn't stop working until he was done cleaning our fish back at the dock- Would definitely go again!~!!

    Mark B. with Stephen C. of Gulf Shores, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Fantastic time, lots of fish, fun chats

    Jeff C. with Mike L. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great trip. Captain Jerry & Deckhand Fisher were amazing. They put us on the fish & helped this momma out. Will definitely use them again.

    Chadna G. with Seth W. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    These guys were awesome. Had my 70 year old parents, wife, 4 and 6 year old kids and this crew could not have been nicer to all of them. They got the kids on some red snappers and never looked back. Sincere thanks to this crew for the memories today.

    Nedra S. with Seth W. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Chase and crew were very helpful and informative. We had a group with 13 and little kids and they took care of everything. Highly recommend

    Bradley W. with Chase N. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Trip was great. Captain Walt & Andy put us on the fish and we caught em til our arms gave out

    Tim K. with Jerry W. of Gulf Shores, Alabama

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