Gulf Shores, Alabama Fishing Overview

If you're looking for mile-wide white sand beaches, delicious local cuisine, and incredible fishing, Gulf Shores is your perfect destination. The bite is on from the brackish backwaters and bays all the way out to the deepwater reefs. Enjoy a relaxing day on the beach or an intense day on the water in this "Small Town, Big Beach" vacation destination. Our Gulf Shores fishing guides offer exciting fishing trips for every age and experience level, so contact Captain Experiences today to schedule the Gulf Shores fishing charter of a lifetime!

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 Gulf Shores.

The inshore fishing on the many lagoons, bays and backwaters near Gulf Shores are home to biodiverse fisheries that house many prized 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 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 - 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 in search of food in these months, and can be caught using a variety of tackle and techniques. In the heat of summer the Tarpon, or "The Silver King", can be caught in the inshore and nearshore waters around Gulf Shores.

Gulf Shores Deep Sea Fishing Charters

The crown jewel of Gulf Shores charter fishing is deep sea fishing Gulf Shores. 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, a number of Grouper and Snapper species can be caught near reefs. If you're visiting Gulf Shores on spring break, the bite for Amberjack and Cobia is on in March when fishing with our Gulf Shores fishing guides.

Things to do in Gulf Shores, AL

Beyond fishing charters Gulf Shores has plenty of options to keep the whole gang 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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Places to Stay in Gulf Shores, Alabama