Orange Beach Fishing Charters

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What are the best fishing charters in Orange Beach?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 122 trips in Orange Beach, and the most popular trips in the area are Orange Beach Inshore Experience guided by Rob, Gulf Shores Classic guided by Todd, and Gulf Shores Nearshore Run guided by Scott.

Our guides in Orange Beach are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 7327 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.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Gulf Shores, Pensacola and Pensacola Beach.

What types of fishing charters are common in Orange Beach?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Orange Beach as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Orange Beach are: 1. spanish mackerel, 2. kingfish, 3. red snapper, and 4. amberjack.

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

How much do Orange Beach fishing charters cost?

in Orange Beach prices can range anywhere from $325 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Orange Beach is $922. The average price for a full day trip in Orange Beach is $3,463.

What month is best for fishing in Orange Beach?

The most popular season for fishing in Orange Beach is summer, and most anglers book their trips 41 days in advance.

Do I need a Orange Beach fishing license and what are the bag limits in Orange Beach?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Orange Beach 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 Orange Beach.

Orange Beach Fishing Overview

Orange Beach is one of the most popular vacation destinations on the Gulf Coast. Over 15,000 nearshore artificial reef structures cover more than 1,000 square miles of seafloor. Highly productive deep sea waters and an expansive inshore fishery make Orange Beach fishing charters an angler's paradise.

Whether you're on family vacation looking for a fun day on the water, or you're a hardcore angler who'd rather be on the water than the beach, Orange Beach fishing charters have it all. Hot summers and moderate winters mean something is always biting.

Inshore Fishing in Orange Beach

For the inshore angler, Orange Beach fishing charters are unbeatable. The bite is on year-round, from the artificial reef structures in Perdido Bay to the mudflats and bayou backwaters. With Bon Secour Bay to the west and Pensacola Bay to the east, this interconnected waterway has some of the best fishing in the Gulf.

Orange Beach has fishing charters for all ages and all experience levels. Inshore trips often produce very well in the winter, sometimes better than the summer. The Black Drum migration begins in February, with the potential of 40-50 pounders.

When the waters cool down, the inshore fish generally tend to move into shallower waters. Sight fishing for bull Redfish can be done in the cooler months, while deeper water bay fishing works well in the summer. Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder, and other inshore species can be caught throughout the year.

Nearshore and Offshore Fishing in Orange Beach

For those looking to leave land behind deep-sea fishing Orange Beach, there are thousands of artificial reef structures within 9 miles of Orange Beach. Here you'll find over 1,000 square miles of fishing action, with species like Amberjack, Red Snapper, and Grouper that reach massive sizes. Starting in March, Cobia is a popular species to target as they stop by on their migration.

Starting in May the deep sea season begins, with trips heading 40-160 miles offshore. May brings trolling bluewater for Wahoo and Mackerel, while the bottom fishing also stays hot for Grouper. June brings Red Snapper season—the crown jewel of Orange Beach deep sea fishing. Offshore hits peak season in the summer, with extended day trips getting on Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, Sailfish, and Marlin.

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Popular Types of Fishing In Orange Beach, AL

Orange Beach fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Orange Beach include inshore, offshore, and deep-sea fishing. Inshore fishing charters are perfect for those who want to stay close to shore and catch species such as redfish, speckled trout, and flounder. Offshore fishing charters take you further out to sea and target species such as snapper, grouper, and amberjack. Deep-sea fishing charters are for the serious anglers who want to catch big game fish like marlin, tuna, and swordfish.

When it comes to the types of fish you can catch in Orange Beach, it all depends on the type of fishing charter you choose. Inshore fishing charters typically target redfish, speckled trout, flounder, and sheepshead. Offshore fishing charters target species such as red snapper, grouper, amberjack, and king mackerel. Deep-sea fishing charters target big game fish like marlin, tuna, and swordfish.

Some popular landmarks that Orange Beach fishing charters visit include Perdido Pass, Gulf State Park Pier, and the Orange Beach Islands. These locations offer some of the best fishing opportunities in the area and are a must-visit for any angler. So, whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, there's an Orange Beach fishing charter that's perfect for you.

The Best Places To Fish In Orange Beach, AL

Orange Beach, Alabama is a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its abundant marine life and picturesque scenery, it's no wonder why. Here are some of the best places to fish in Orange Beach, whether you're going on a fishing charter or casting your line from the shore:

1. Gulf State Park Pier - This pier is a popular spot for both locals and tourists, offering a chance to catch a variety of fish including Spanish mackerel, redfish, and flounder.

2. Perdido Pass - This pass connects the Gulf of Mexico to the Perdido Bay and is known for its deep waters and strong currents, making it a great spot for catching larger fish like tuna and marlin.

3. Orange Beach Fishing Charters - If you're looking for a guided fishing experience, Orange Beach Fishing Charters offers a variety of trips including deep sea fishing, inshore fishing, and even shark fishing.

4. Cotton Bayou - This bayou is a great spot for inshore fishing, with plenty of redfish, speckled trout, and flounder to be caught.

5. Gulf Shores Public Beach - This beach is a popular spot for surf fishing, with a chance to catch a variety of fish including pompano, whiting, and bluefish.

6. Zeke's Landing Marina - This marina offers both fishing charters and boat rentals, giving you the option to explore the waters on your own or with a guide.

7. Alabama Point Jetties - These jetties are a great spot for catching a variety of fish including sheepshead, redfish, and black drum.

8. Reel Surprise Charters - Another great option for a guided fishing experience, Reel Surprise Charters offers trips for both inshore and offshore fishing.

Other Things To Do In Orange Beach, AL

While Orange Beach fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this vibrant city. Take a dolphin watching tour, explore the Gulf State Park, or visit the Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum to learn about the area's history. For thrill-seekers, try parasailing or jet skiing. If you're looking for a more relaxed activity, take a sunset cruise or visit the Wharf at Orange Beach for shopping, dining, and entertainment. And don't forget to hit the beach! Orange Beach has miles of pristine coastline perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and building sandcastles.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Chance was great. He worked very hard to make our day a success and he had good equipment. We caught plenty of fish, including several big fish. He also was great with our 11 year-old boy. We hope to have the chance to fish with Chance again.

    Bill G. with Chance P. of Dauphin Island, Alabama

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    That was one of the most fun things we have done while on vacation. Tom is such a good guide. Highly recommend

    Jamie E. with Tom M. 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

  • ★★★★★
    He was very patient with my 9yr son and put us on the fish no problem. Definitely had an amazing time on the water. Great captain with an excellent experience.

    Logan A. with Rick M. of Gulf Shores, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    The trip was everything I asked for, last minute, and on a Holiday! Stephen and Logan were awesome!

    Waters S. with Stephen C. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    We went out with Ronnie for my 11 year old daughters first fishing experience. I said she just wants to catch a fish. We caught our limit of specks in less than two hours. She’s hooked now. Best fishing trip I’ve ever been on. Well worth it! Definitely calling him when we come back!

    Ryan F. with Ronald D. of Gulf Shores, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome time and lots of rewards!

    Waters S. with Mike L. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip, captain rob is knowledgeable and friendly. Will be back again

    John M. with Rob K. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    We have been charter fishing for 5 years. This was the BEST by far!!!! They are very accommodating and go above and beyond to make sure you have a memorable trip!! We will definitely be booking with then again!! No one else even comes close in comparison!!!

    Penny C. with Jerry W. of Gulf Shores, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Mizell was very knowledgeable about different species of fish. Even though we missed alot of shots at fish, he was patient and told us if we were too high or low. He put us on fish. Had a great time with family. Next time we come down from Missouri I’ll be going again with Mizell. Great guide.

    . with Dustin M. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip! Captain Brian and Jackson made the trip a very enjoyable experience, and we caught lots of fish! Although we had to release the amberjack and red snapper due to being out of season. Still a great trip and some good trigger fish to take home! Would fish with these guys again for sure!

    Ron . with Bryan R. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time out fishing with Captain Don today! Group of 5 adults and we all caught several fish. We all felt safe and everything was well maintained. The views of course were amazing! Will definitely use him again next time we are in Gulf Shores area.

    Shawna P. with Donald R. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Great team. Put us on the fish. Wonderful half day of fishing. Wish we coulda boated that Mahi Mahi.

    Fletcher M. with Tim B. of Gulf Shores, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    We had a fantastic trip with Captain Pat this past weekend! Pat was friendly, laid-back, yet professional. He was super patient with a couple of us beginners and did everything he could to get us to various near-shore locations to give us the best chance of catching some fish. It was a gorgeous morning and the water was spectacular. Will definitely be looking to hire Captain Pat for our next visit to Orange Beach! Highly recommend!

    Peter P. with Pat M. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Amazing trip. Our guide Todd was amazing. Helped my elderly father catch a few fish. My 14 year old had a blast.

    Samantha M. with Todd B. of Gulf Shores, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Jamie did great! Highly recommend using him. A+++++++++

    JONATHAN E. with Scott L. of Gulf Shores, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great trip! Caught tons of fish and got to spend time with a very knowledgeable fisherman. I’d 10/10 recommend!

    Jacob G. with Tom M. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Amazing 4 hour trip. Water was a bit choppy but captain found calm water right on the fish. Entire family Had a great time and kids caught 30 fish. Couldn’t have asked for a better morning. Highly recommend

    mark C. with Joe N. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Very knowledgeable captain with a lot of patience. Took our 3 kids (11,8,5) and one was a little “sea” sick. Caught plenty of fish and had a great time! Captain Rob is the man!

    Manuel V. with Rob K. of Orange Beach, Alabama

  • ★★★★★
    Fun day. Caught fish , saw dolphins

    Brian C. with Pat M. of Orange Beach, Alabama

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