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What are the best fishing charters in Gulf Shores?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 124 trips in Gulf Shores, and the most popular trips in the area are Orange Beach Inshore Experience guided by Rob, Gulf Shores Classic guided by Todd, and Alabama Coast Inshore Trip guided by Scott.

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Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Orange Beach, Dauphin Island and Bon Secour.

What types of fishing charters are common in Gulf Shores?

Nearshore fishing is the most popular in Gulf Shores as well as inshore fishing, deep sea fishing, and jetty fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Gulf Shores are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. spanish mackerel, and 4. flounder.

The most common fishing techniques in Gulf Shores are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and bottom fishing but artificial lure fishing and trolling are popular as well.

How much do Gulf Shores fishing charters cost?

in Gulf Shores prices can range anywhere from $325 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day in Gulf Shores is $891. The average price for a full day in Gulf Shores is $3,055.

When is the best month to go fishing in Gulf Shores?

The most popular season for fishing in Gulf Shores is spring, and most anglers book their trips 41 days in advance.

Do I need a Gulf Shores fishing license and what are the bag limits in Gulf Shores?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Gulf Shores 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 Gulf Shores.

Gulf Shores Fishing Charter Overview

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 near 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.

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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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