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Deep Sea Fishing 6-People

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26 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Half Day Red Snapper Slapper

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26 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Dauphin Island Reefs And Rocks

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27 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Dauphin Island Deep Drop

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27 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Deep Sea, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Dauphin Island

Salt Water Fishing 2-People

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26 ft 1 - 2 People $$
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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Dauphin Island

Dauphin Island Offshore Expedition

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27 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

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trip description for Orange Beach Deep Sea Adventure in Orange Beach

Join Captain Paul for an amazing adventure out on the deep blue! You will be heading out from Orange Beach, AL, offshore in search of deepwater species such as Amberjack, Gag Grouper, and Red Snapper. These fish are a blast to catch, and they also make a delicious dinner. Over the course of your half day on the water, you’re sure to bring a haul over the rail. On this trip, you'll primarily be bottomfishing for lunkers, but you'll also be able to troll for Kingfish and other fast, aggressive predatory fish. Bring your A-game, because when these fish hit your line, it could be the fight of your life! Captain Paul is an expert and happy to assist or offer advice on how to fight the big ones. On this trip, you'll be aboard Captain Paul's 41’ Bertram sportfisher. She's the perfect vessel for an incredible fishing experience, with a big deck, a comfortable cabin area, and all the amenities necessary for a great trip.. The open deck fits up to 6 people and the captain, so this trip is ideal for family and friends. You will all be provided with the equipment necessary to haul in that monster fish you’ve been waiting for. This includes rods, reels, and tackle, plus live bait from the live well on deck. All you need to remember is sun protection, proper clothing, and a cooler for your drinks and snacks! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Orange Beach Deep Sea Adventure

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41 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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trip description for Rip Current Mixed Bag in Orange Beach

Come join the excitement! We're located at Zekes Marina, and we operate year-round out of beautiful Orange Beach, Alabama. Head out for an epic day of fishing in the sun on the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico with Captain Seth! For these trips, Captain Seth will crank up his twin Caterpillar engines and waste no time getting you offshore. Once you're a ways out there, Captain Seth will get you rigged up to hit the seafloor with live or cut bait up to 500ft below for Snapper and Amberjack. Check the bite in the Gulf for Red Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, and who knows what else? If it swims and can bite a hook, the crew will catch it. It’s as simple as that! If you have a fishing technique you would like to try, just let your captain know. You will be provided with licenses, bait, tackle, and ice. If you have a favorite rod and reel, feel free to bring it. The fish cleaning service and a tip for the deckhand are not included in the price You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Seth’s 38-foot sportfisher with two 320 HP 3208 Caterpillar Diesel engines. This vessel is equipped with air conditioning, a fishfinder, outriggers, and a live bait well among other things. Equipped with all the appropriate navigational gear and the full complement of first aid and safety equipment, this sportfishing boat is a great base for a half and 3/4 day fishing trips. Praised for its excellent ride, the boat will offer a smooth and stable trip out to your fishing destination. Book a trip today with Captain Seth for a fun and memorable day out! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Rip Current Mixed Bag

100% (1)
38 ft 1 - 14 People $$$
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trip description for Orange Beach Bottomfishing Special in Orange Beach

Get out there with Captain RC and spend the day crushing Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Triggerfish, and more off the coast of Orange Beach, AL! In addition to the natural reefs and rock ledges where Snapper like to congregate, the Gulf Coast of Alabama features thousands of artificial reefs, which provide perfect habitat for these prized fish. In fact, despite having only 50-odd miles of coastline, Alabama is one of the best places in the country to catch your limit, and you shouldn't miss this opportunity to take your shot at a huge range of deepwater reef species. To hook up keepers, you'll cruise offshore to the best fishing grounds, then drop baits and/or jig the underwater rocks and structure in order to draw bites. Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack can get big, and they can be challenging to haul over the rail. In particular, Amberjack are known as "reef donkeys" for their stubborn fighting abilities. Have no fear though—Captain RC is a pro, and will make sure you're able to bag a few. To attract bites, you'll be fishing a bunch of different lures and bait, jigging and bottomfishing where the big lunkers like to hang out. RC has tons of tips and tricks to help you hook a monster, and there's no better opportunity for a personal best than on this trip! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain RC's 36' Cape Horn center console. She's powered by three Suzuki 350-HP engines, so you'll cruise offshore with some serious speed. This well-equipped vessel comes with all the necessities, including GPS, Fishfinder, a live bait well, and an ice box for your keepers. This boat also has a shade that can be put up to get you out of the sun. Captain Robert will provide top-of-the-line rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses. Don’t forget to bring food and drinks for the day, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch. Come on down to Orange Beach and make some lifelong memories! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Orange Beach Bottomfishing Special

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36 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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trip description for Orange Beach Inshore: Reel Fun in Orange Beach

Looking for a short, personalized family adventure near Orange Beach, AL? Look no further and join Captain Pat for a nearshore fishing extravaganza! These waters have a multitude of species available, which you will haul in using a variety of techniques. This trip can be anywhere from 2 to 4 hours and can fit up to 4 people, making it perfect for family fun! You will target Amberjack, Gag Grouper, Kingfish, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Triggerfish, and Snapper on this nearshore voyage. These fish are all tasty and fun to catch. With so many available, you will need to try several techniques. Captain Pat will help you hone your skills in trolling, bottom fishing, drift fishing, and a couple of different baits. You'll be pulling 'em over the rail in no time! Aboard the 27' Sea Hunt, the twin 200HP Yamaha engines will power you through the smooth water. The vessel comes equipped with everything you need for a great trip including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need are snacks and water, and this trip is sure to be a blast! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Orange Beach Inshore: Reel Fun

100% (4)
27 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in Orange Beach
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trip description for Bottom Fishing AL Coast in Orange Beach

Come join the excitement! We're located at Zekes Marina, and we operate year-round out of beautiful Orange Beach, Alabama. Head out for an epic day of fishing in the sun on the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico with Captain Seth! For these trips, Captain Seth will crank up his twin Caterpillar engines and waste no time getting you offshore. Once you're a ways out there, Captain Seth will get you rigged up to hit the seafloor with live or cut bait up to 500ft below for Snapper and Amberjack. Check the bite in the Gulf for Red Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, and who knows what else? If it swims and can bite a hook, the crew will catch it. It’s as simple as that! If you have a fishing technique you would like to try, just let your captain know. You will be provided with licenses, bait, tackle, and ice. If you have a favorite rod and reel, feel free to bring it. The fish cleaning service and a tip for the deckhand are not included in the price You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Seth’s 38-foot sportfisher with two 320 HP 3208 Caterpillar Diesel engines. This vessel is equipped with air conditioning, a fishfinder, outriggers, and a live bait well among other things. Equipped with all the appropriate navigational gear and the full complement of first aid and safety equipment, this sportfishing boat is a great base for a half and 3/4 day fishing trips. Praised for its excellent ride, the boat will offer a smooth and stable trip out to your fishing destination. Book a trip today with Captain Seth for a fun and memorable day out! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Bottom Fishing AL Coast

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40 ft 1 - 8 People $$$
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trip description for Deep Sea Quest: Reel & Explore in Orange Beach

Climb aboard with Captain Chase and hit the water for what will be an eventful day of fishing in Orange Beach, Alabama! You’ll be targeting a variety of species (as seen above), including Amberjack, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel / Kingfish, and Wahoo, 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 meant for the more experienced anglers, although anglers of all skill levels and ages are welcome. 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. Captain 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

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Deep Sea Quest: Reel & Explore

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60 ft 1 - 22 People $$$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Dauphin Island gag grouper fishing charter

What are the best gag grouper fishing charters in Dauphin Island?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 31 gag grouper trips in Dauphin Island, and the most popular trips in the area are Deep Sea Fishing 6-People guided by Mike, Half Day Red Snapper Slapper guided by Mike, and Dauphin Island Reefs and Rocks guided by Justin.

Our guides in Dauphin Island are rated a 4.96 out of 5 based on 2529 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 Gag Grouper charter is Gulf Shores.

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

What types of gag grouper fishing charters are common in Dauphin Island?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for gag grouper in Dauphin Island as well as nearshore fishing, jetty fishing, and inshore fishing.

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

How much do Dauphin Island gag grouper fishing charters cost?

for gag grouper in Dauphin Island prices can range anywhere from an affordable $375 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for gag grouper in Dauphin Island is $1,135. The average price for a full day trip for gag grouper in Dauphin Island is $3,630.

What month is best for gag grouper fishing in Dauphin Island?

The most popular season for gag grouper fishing in Dauphin Island is summer, and most anglers book their trips 59 days in advance.

Do I need a Dauphin Island fishing license for gag grouper and what are the bag limits for gag grouper 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 gag grouper fishing in Dauphin Island all about?

Gag grouper, esteemed for their hefty size and delectable taste, are a prized catch among anglers in Dauphin Island. These bottom-dwelling fish, characterized by their mottled brown coloration and stout bodies, inhabit the rocky reefs, ledges, and artificial structures in the offshore waters surrounding the island. Gag grouper are known for their powerful strikes and impressive fights, making them a thrilling target for anglers seeking a challenging and rewarding fishing experience.

Fishing for gag grouper in Dauphin Island typically involves bottom fishing techniques using natural baits such as live baitfish, squid, or cut bait. Anglers often deploy heavy tackle and sturdy rigs to target these formidable fish, as gag grouper are known for their ability to retreat into rocky crevices or structure once hooked. By presenting baits near underwater features where gag grouper are known to congregate, anglers can entice strikes from these powerful predators and engage in exciting battles to land their prized catch.

Gag grouper seasons in Dauphin Island typically coincide with warmer months, particularly in the spring and summer when water temperatures rise and baitfish are abundant. During these times, gag grouper are more active and likely to feed aggressively, providing anglers with prime opportunities to target these prized game fish. However, gag grouper can also be caught year-round in the waters surrounding Dauphin Island, with dedicated anglers employing a variety of techniques and strategies to pursue these elusive and sought-after fish. With their impressive size and reputation as a challenging catch, gag grouper offer anglers visiting Dauphin Island an exciting and memorable fishing adventure in the rich waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

What are the most popular months to fish for gag grouper fishing in Dauphin Island?

Gag grouper seasons in Dauphin Island follow the natural rhythms of the Gulf Coast's climate and marine life patterns. These prized game fish can be found in the offshore waters surrounding the island throughout much of the year, but their abundance and activity levels vary with the changing seasons. In general, gag grouper seasons tend to peak during the warmer months, particularly in the spring and summer when water temperatures rise and baitfish are plentiful. During these times, gag grouper are more active and likely to feed aggressively, providing anglers with optimal opportunities to target these impressive fish.

As temperatures cool in the fall and winter months, gag grouper may become less active in the waters around Dauphin Island. While some individuals may still be found lingering in the area, particularly around deeper offshore structures or ledges, their numbers typically decrease as they migrate to warmer waters or adjust their feeding patterns in response to changing environmental conditions. However, even during the offseason, dedicated anglers can still find opportunities to target gag grouper by adjusting their techniques and exploring different areas around the island where these fish may continue to congregate.

Understanding the seasonal variations in gag grouper behavior is key to planning successful fishing outings around Dauphin Island. Local anglers and fishing guides often keep a close eye on water temperatures, baitfish movements, and weather patterns to predict when and where gag grouper are most likely to be active. By staying attuned to these natural rhythms and adapting their strategies accordingly, anglers can maximize their chances of encountering gag grouper throughout the year, ensuring that every trip to Dauphin Island's waters holds the promise of an exciting and rewarding fishing adventure.

What techniques are popular for catching gag grouper in Dauphin Island?

Fishing for gag grouper in Dauphin Island demands a combination of skill, patience, and specialized techniques due to their preference for rocky reefs, ledges, and underwater structures. One effective technique for targeting gag grouper is bottom fishing using heavy tackle and sturdy rigs. Anglers typically deploy natural baits such as live baitfish, squid, or cut bait, presenting them near the bottom where gag grouper are known to congregate. By carefully selecting fishing spots around rocky outcrops, wrecks, or artificial reefs, anglers can increase their chances of enticing strikes from these formidable fish.

Another popular technique for catching gag grouper in Dauphin Island is vertical jigging, particularly around deeper offshore structures or ledges where these fish are known to lurk. Anglers use heavy jigging rods and specialized jigs designed to mimic the movement of baitfish or squid. By dropping the jig to the bottom and then rapidly jigging it upwards in a fluttering motion, anglers can entice strikes from gag grouper as they respond to the erratic movements of the bait. Vertical jigging requires precision and finesse, but it can be highly effective for targeting grouper in deeper waters.

Trolling is also a viable technique for targeting gag grouper in Dauphin Island, particularly when fishing near offshore structures or along rocky shorelines. Anglers troll with large diving plugs or deep-diving lures, presenting them at varying depths to cover a wide range of the water column where grouper may be holding. Trolling allows anglers to cover more ground and locate productive fishing spots, making it an efficient and versatile technique for targeting gag grouper. By adjusting trolling speeds and lure presentations, anglers can effectively target grouper in different areas and depths, increasing their chances of success in the waters surrounding Dauphin Island.

What other species are popular in Dauphin Island?

Aside from targeting gag grouper, anglers exploring the waters around Dauphin Island have a wealth of other species to pursue, offering a diverse and exciting fishing experience. One notable species is the red snapper, prized for its delicious flavor and formidable fighting ability. Found in the offshore waters around Dauphin Island, red snapper can often be found inhabiting reefs, wrecks, and other underwater structures. Anglers typically use bottom fishing techniques with live bait or cut bait to entice strikes from these prized fish, making for thrilling angling experiences and tasty rewards.

Another popular target species around Dauphin Island is the cobia, also known as ling or lemonfish. These powerful and voracious predators can be found cruising nearshore and offshore waters, particularly around structures such as buoys, wrecks, and oil rigs. Anglers often sight cast to cobia, presenting live bait such as eels, crabs, or large jigs to entice strikes from these prized game fish. Cobia are known for their impressive size and hard-fighting nature, providing anglers with exhilarating battles and memorable fishing experiences.

For anglers seeking a different kind of challenge, Dauphin Island also offers opportunities to target species such as king mackerel, mahi-mahi, and even billfish like sailfish and marlin. These pelagic species can be found in the deeper offshore waters around the island, often following seasonal migrations of baitfish or congregating around floating debris and weed lines. Anglers targeting these larger game fish typically use trolling techniques with rigged baits or artificial lures, presenting their offerings at various depths to entice strikes from these powerful predators. With such a wide variety of species to target, anglers visiting Dauphin Island can enjoy a diverse and thrilling fishing experience in the rich waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We caught a lot of fish! Captain Mike was awesome! We recommend Captain Mike and we’ll be booking with him again next trip!

    Valerie G. with Mike P. of Dauphin Island, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    We really enjoyed our day with Wilder and Jacob. They were very knowledgeable about the fish, the landscaping, the waters, and showed the utmost respect for all. They both displayed patience and kindness with the kids on board as well as the adults LOL. They anticipated all our needs and met them above and beyond. I would highly recommend !!

    Rebekah M. with Wilder W. of Dauphin Island, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome time with Captain Mike. Put us right on the snapper. Great experience.

    Michael P. with Mike P. of Dauphin Island, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time! Mike really knew his stuff and my son and I were able to pull in a number of fish. Would definitely go out with Mike again.

    Jason S. with Mike P. of Dauphin Island, Alabama

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