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Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Half Day – Nearshore Trolling

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $690

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trip description for Orange Beach Hook up! in Orange Beach

This is a great experience for the family, kids and friends. Enjoy an action packed trip where everyone can ride and bottom fish comfortably for big Red Snappers, Triggerfish, Amberjack, Vermillion snappers, and more. After you have filled the box we can troll for all kinds of pelagics on the way back. Also we have a full restroom on board. After your trip you are welcome to go up to Tacky Jacks Restaurant or sit in the swings while we clean your fish. Tips for the deckhand are customary 20% Captain Bradley will supply fuel, bait, top-of-the-line rods and reels, tackle, ice, and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is your sun protection, food and drinks of your choice (no bananas), and Captain Bradley will take care of the rest! You can catch the Dauphin Island-Fort Morgan ferry every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Please visit https://mobilebayferry.com/schedule/ for the daily schedule and pricing. Read More

Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Orange Beach Hook Up!

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $350
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trip description for Extended Dropping & Trolling in Orange Beach

Come join the excitement! We are located at Zekes Marina, and is operated year-round out of beautiful Orange Beach, Alabama. This boat is a 38’ Michael Fitts that’s great for offshore fishing. 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. Embark on an all day 10-12 hour adventure of true sportfishing on the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. For these trips you can expect to troll your way offshore hoping for a Wahoo or Mahi bite on while you venture further 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. Book a trip today with Captain Seth for a fun and memorable day out with an accommodating and friendly captain! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Extended Dropping & Trolling

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40 ft 1 - 10 People From $3,000
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trip description for Alabama Shark Slam in Orange Beach

Embark on the Ultimate Gulf Shores, AL Shark Fishing Adventure! Prepare yourself for an unforgettable fishing experience aboard Captain Brooks' top-of-the-line 31' saltwater fishing vessel. Equipped with a powerful Cummins engine, you'll reach the prime fishing grounds in no time, maximizing your time on the water. Comfort and convenience are a priority, with the boat featuring a spacious deck, a flybridge, live wells, and an icebox to preserve your prized catches. No need to worry about packing your gear - Captain Brooks has got you covered! From high-quality rods, reels, and tackle to the freshest bait, everything you need will be readily available. But that's not all - you'll be in the hands of a true fishing expert. With years of experience and a wealth of knowledge, Captain Brooks is renowned for reeling in record-setting fish, making this trip truly extraordinary. Picture yourself battling a magnificent shark, feeling the thrill of the fight as you test your skills against these mighty creatures of the deep. And the best part? Captain Brooks will handle the dirty work, professionally cleaning and preparing your catch, so you can take home the memories and some delicious fillets. Gulf Shores, AL offers some of the most exhilarating shark fishing opportunities, and Captain Brooks is your ultimate guide to make this adventure safe, fun, and rewarding. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-timer, this trip promises excitement, relaxation, and the chance to create lifelong memories with friends and family. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime fishing expedition. Book your Gulf Shores shark fishing trip with Captain Brooks today and get ready for an experience that will have you hooked for life! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Alabama Shark Slam

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31 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,750
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trip description for Orange Beach Super Trip in Orange Beach

If you really want to do it all in Orange Beach, AL, there's no better way than this trip with Captain Brooks! Orange Beach has a rich fishery with a huge variety of species, and you'll be able to cast out for whatever you want, from inshore fighters to nearshore trophies. You'll start this trip by exploring the inshore water, looking for prized sportfish species such as Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, and more. Although these species are all a blast to catch, Tarpon in particular are huge fighters, with powerful runs and jumps that put acrobats to shame. Once you get a little further off, you'll be able to sightcast right to cruising Cobia, troll for Kingfish, and drop lines over reefs and structure to hook Jack Crevalle, Amberjack, and Triggerfish! With this many species on the table, this trip is perfect for setting a bunch of personal bests. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Brooks' 30' Buskens saltwater fishing vessel, a comfortable boat fitted with a powerful Cummins engine to get you out there fast. She's also equipped with a full suite of electronics, a flybridge, live wells, and an ice box for your keepers! Captain Brooks will supply everything you need for the fishing trip of a lifetime, including rods, reels, tackle, bait, and most importantly, his expertise and years of experience getting hooked up on record-setting fish. He'll even clean your catch for you! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Orange Beach Super Trip

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30 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,750
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trip description for 4 Hour Inshore/Nearshore Trip in Orange Beach

Captain Pat specializes in providing an awesome fairing experience for his clients. Whether that means an epic and intense day of inshore and/or nearshore fishing, or a lovely cruise sightseeing with family. And especially a mixture of both! Captain Pat enjoys fishing with all types of fishermen, from the experienced pros to the novices. His real passion is showing kids how to fish. For Captain Pat, there is nothing more exciting than seeing a new fisherman hook a Big Fish for the first time! On your trip Captain pat will focus on 2 main things when on the water; Safety and Fun. First and foremost he wants everyone to be safe. Life vests are the last line of defense, and Captain Pat has plenty on board his boat, but he will go over a safety briefing before leaving the dock as well. It is also the little things like no glass bottles and wearing plenty of sunscreen. As for fun, you will have plenty of that. Captain Pat knows where to find fish but he also will take time and show you things that you may have never seen before. Dolphins, aquatic birds, and various other wildlife are abundant if you know where to look for them! Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

4 Hour Inshore/Nearshore Trip

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27 ft 1 - 4 People From $750
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trip description for Orange Beach Snapper Slammer in Orange Beach

Head offshore with Captain Brooks and spend the day crushing Red Snapper off 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 these photogenic and absolutely delicious fish! To hook some keepers, you'll cruise offshore to the best fishing grounds, then jig the underwater rocks and structure in order to draw bites. Snapper get big, and they can be challenging to haul over the rail. Have no fear though—Captain Brooks is a pro, and will make sure you're able to bag a few. You'll be fishing from the deck of his 30' Buskens saltwater fishing vessel, a comfortable boat fitted with a powerful Cummins engine to get you out there fast. She's also equipped with a full suite of electronics, a flybridge, live wells, and an ice box for your keepers! Captain Brooks will supply everything you need for the Snapper trip of a lifetime, including rods, reels, tackle, bait, and most importantly, his expertise and years of experience getting hooked up on record-setting fish. He'll even clean your catch for you! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Orange Beach Snapper Slammer

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30 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,000
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trip description for Inshore Magic - 31' in Orange Beach

If you really want to do it all in Orange Beach, AL, there's no better way than this trip with Captain Brooks! Orange Beach has a rich fishery with a huge variety of species, and you'll be able to cast out for whatever you want, from inshore fighters to nearshore trophies. You'll start this trip by exploring the inshore water, looking for prized sport fish species such as Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, and more. Tarpon are only around during the summer months, but are especially huge fighters, with powerful runs and jumps that put acrobats to shame. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Brooks' 31' Live well saltwater fishing vessel, a comfortable boat fitted with a powerful Cummins engine to get you out there fast. She's also equipped with a full suite of electronics, a flybridge, live wells, and an ice box for your keepers! Captain Brooks will supply everything you need for the fishing trip of a lifetime, including rods, reels, tackle, bait, and most importantly, his expertise and years of experience getting hooked up on record-setting fish. He'll even clean your catch for you! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Inshore Magic - 31'

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31 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,000
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trip description for 10 Hour Offshore - 36' Hatteras in Orange Beach

Head out with Captain Stephen for a full day of targeting multiple Snapper species, Amberjack, Trigger Fish, Wahoo, Cobia, Mahi, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Grouper, and Scamp 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 Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

10 Hour Offshore - 36' Hatteras

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36 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,500
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trip description for Inshore Targets, Nearshore Trolling in Orange Beach

If you really want to do it all in Orange Beach, AL, there's no better way than this trip with Captain Brooks! Orange Beach has a rich fishery with a huge variety of species, and you'll be able to cast out for whatever you want, from inshore fighters to nearshore trophies. You'll start this trip by exploring the inshore water, looking for prized sportfish species such as Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, and more. Tarpon are only around during the summer months, but are especially huge fighters, with powerful runs and jumps that put acrobats to shame. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Brooks' 30' Buskens saltwater fishing vessel, a comfortable boat fitted with a powerful Cummins engine to get you out there fast. She's also equipped with a full suite of electronics, a flybridge, live wells, and an ice box for your keepers! Captain Brooks will supply everything you need for the fishing trip of a lifetime, including rods, reels, tackle, bait, and most importantly, his expertise and years of experience getting hooked up on record-setting fish. He'll even clean your catch for you! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Inshore Targets, Nearshore Trolling

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30 ft 1 - 6 People From $885
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trip description for Mixed Bag Orange Beach 40' 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 40-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 full 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

Mixed Bag Orange Beach 40'

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40 ft 1 - 14 People From $1,750
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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

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36 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,500
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trip description for Winter Special - Bull Reds, Kings, & Jacks in Orange Beach

Get a nice discount booking this seasonal inshore to offshore extravaganza trip if you really want to do it all on the same trip down here in Orange Beach, AL. There's no better way to spend a winter day on the gulf than trolling and site fishing for big fish! You'll start this trip by exploring the inshore water, looking for big Bull Reds and Jacks. And slowly mozy on off further to troll for some big King Mackerel that run this time of year. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Brooks' 30' Buskens saltwater fishing vessel, a comfortable boat fitted with a powerful Cummins engine to get you out there fast. She's also equipped with a full suite of electronics, a flybridge, live wells, and an ice box for your keepers! Captain Brooks will supply everything you need for the fishing trip of a lifetime, including rods, reels, tackle, bait, and most importantly, his expertise and years of experience getting hooked up on record-setting fish. He'll even clean your catch for you! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Orange Beach

Winter Special - Bull Reds, Kings, & Jacks

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30 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,200

Everything to Know About Booking an Orange Beach scup fishing charter

What are the best scup fishing charters in Orange Beach?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 1 scup trip in Orange Beach: Half Day – Nearshore Trolling guided by Bryars.

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What types of scup fishing charters are common in Orange Beach?

Nearshore fishing is the most popular for scup in Orange Beach.

The most common fishing techniques in Orange Beach are artificial lure fishing, heavy tackle fishing, and jigging but light tackle fishing and trolling are popular as well.

How much do Orange Beach scup fishing charters cost?

for scup in Orange Beach prices can range anywhere from about $711 to $879, but the average price for a half day trip for scup in Orange Beach is $795.

What month is best for scup fishing in Orange Beach?

The most popular season for scup fishing in Orange Beach is fall, and most anglers book their trips 0 days in advance.

Do I need a Orange Beach fishing license for scup and what are the bag limits for scup 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.

What is scup fishing in Orange Beach all about?

Scup, also known as porgy, might not be the most glamorous or widely targeted species in Orange Beach, but they offer an enjoyable fishing experience for anglers looking for a change of pace. These bottom-dwelling fish are abundant along the Atlantic coast, including the waters around Orange Beach, and can be found in nearshore reefs, wrecks, and rocky areas. While they may not possess the size or fighting prowess of some other gamefish, scup make up for it with their feisty demeanor and delectable taste, making them a favorite among local anglers.

Fishing for scup in Orange Beach typically involves bottom fishing with light tackle and bait rigs. Common baits used to attract scup include squid, clams, and sandworms, which are presented on small hooks near the ocean floor. Anglers often target scup while drifting over known reef or wreck sites, where these fish congregate in search of food. Despite their relatively small size, scup can provide a rewarding challenge for anglers of all skill levels, especially when targeting them in large numbers to fill up a cooler.

For those looking to enjoy a day of relaxed fishing while soaking in the beautiful coastal scenery of Orange Beach, targeting scup can be a perfect choice. Whether fishing from a pier, jetty, or boat, anglers can enjoy the peaceful rhythm of bottom fishing while waiting for the telltale tug of a scup on the line. With their mild, sweet flavor, scup are not only fun to catch but also make for a delicious meal fresh from the Gulf waters of Orange Beach.

What are the most popular months to fish for scup in Orange Beach?

In Orange Beach, the scup fishing season typically follows a pattern dictated by the species' behavior and local regulations. Scup are generally more active and abundant during the warmer months, with spring and summer being prime times for anglers to target them. As the waters of the Gulf of Mexico warm up, scup become more active and move closer to shore, providing excellent opportunities for fishermen to catch them from piers, jetties, and nearshore reefs. During this time, anglers can expect to encounter larger numbers of scup and may have more success filling their coolers.

However, scup fishing in Orange Beach isn't limited to just the warmer months. In fact, these fish can be caught year-round, albeit with varying degrees of success depending on the season. During the fall and winter months, scup may migrate to deeper waters or adjust their feeding habits, requiring anglers to adapt their techniques accordingly. While the colder months may see fewer anglers targeting scup, those who do venture out can still find success by focusing on known wintering areas or utilizing specialized techniques to entice these fish during colder conditions.

It's important for anglers in Orange Beach to stay informed about any seasonal regulations or restrictions that may apply to scup fishing. Local authorities may impose limits on catch sizes, bag limits, or even seasonal closures to help maintain healthy fish populations and ensure sustainable fishing practices. By adhering to these regulations and practicing responsible fishing techniques, anglers can continue to enjoy the thrill of catching scup in the waters of Orange Beach for years to come.

What techniques are popular for catching scup in Orange Beach?

Scup fishing in Orange Beach requires a combination of patience, technique, and knowledge of the species' behavior. Anglers typically employ bottom fishing techniques when targeting scup, as these fish are bottom-dwellers and tend to congregate around reefs, wrecks, and other underwater structures. Using light tackle such as spinning rods or baitcasting gear, anglers rig up with small hooks and sinkers to present bait near the ocean floor where scup are feeding. Common baits for scup include squid, clams, sandworms, and small pieces of cut fish.

One effective technique for scup fishing in Orange Beach is drift fishing over known productive areas. Anglers can drift slowly over reefs and rocky bottoms while keeping their baits close to the bottom using a combination of sinkers and drift socks to control the drift speed. This method allows anglers to cover a wide area and increase their chances of encountering schools of feeding scup. Additionally, anchoring near productive spots and presenting baits directly on the bottom can also be effective, especially when targeting larger scup that may be holding in deeper water or around underwater structure.

Another popular technique for scup fishing in Orange Beach is jigging. Anglers can use small, lightweight jigs tipped with bait or soft plastics to mimic the movement of prey species and entice scup into striking. Jigging can be particularly effective when targeting scup suspended off the bottom or when fishing in deeper water where traditional bottom fishing techniques may be less productive. By experimenting with different jigging motions and bait presentations, anglers can dial in on the preferences of scup and increase their success on the water.

What other species are popular in Orange Beach?

While scup fishing offers an enjoyable pursuit in Orange Beach, anglers have a plethora of other species to target for a varied and exciting fishing experience. One popular option is the red snapper, prized for its firm white flesh and challenging fight. Red snapper inhabit the deeper offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico, where anglers can target them using a variety of techniques such as bottom fishing with live bait or jigging with artificial lures. These prized gamefish are abundant around artificial reefs, wrecks, and underwater structures, providing ample opportunities for anglers to hook into them.

Another sought-after species in Orange Beach is the king mackerel, renowned for its blistering runs and aerial acrobatics. These fast and powerful fish are commonly found patrolling the nearshore waters, especially around bait schools and current breaks. Trolling with rigged baits or casting with heavy tackle are effective methods for targeting king mackerel, particularly around piers, jetties, and along the edges of offshore reefs. Anglers can also encounter Spanish mackerel, cobia, and various species of grouper and snapper while fishing in the waters of Orange Beach, adding to the excitement and diversity of the angling experience.

For anglers seeking a unique challenge, targeting species like flounder and sheepshead can provide rewarding opportunities in the waters of Orange Beach. Flounder are ambush predators that inhabit sandy or muddy bottoms near structure, while sheepshead are known for their voracious appetites and ability to strip bait from hooks with finesse. Fishing around docks, bridges, and rocky outcroppings with live bait or artificial lures can yield success when targeting these species. Whether casting from shore or venturing offshore, Orange Beach offers a wealth of opportunities for anglers to explore and pursue a diverse range of fish species throughout the year.

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