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TOP FISHING GUIDES IN GULF SHORES

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Fishing in Gulf Shores

Deep-sea fishing Gulf Shores is a once in a lifetime experience for many. However, you can have lifelong memories fishing this family-friendly fishing area from the pier, beach, or with the helpful hand of a nearby fishing guide head out to enjoy the many rivers and bays. The bays and nearby coastline offer some huge Bull Redfish and large quantities of Speckled Trout. A real favorite of this area is to head out, and whoever catches fish for some great eating can have it cooked by one of the local restaurants.

Shelby Lakes is a freshwater angler paradise for when the open sea is just too rough. The area is actually mixed with saltwater and freshwater, because its so close to the coastline. It's a unique experience to catch crappie one cast, and then the next time you reel in your line, a nice sized Redfish is on the other end. Fishing licenses here can be purchased onsite for just $2 a day.
  • Known For

    This area is legendary in the fishing community. With miles and miles of shoreline and the sheer number of fishing guides and charters, you can have your choice of adventure, boat, and captain. The United States' largest artificial reef area is an example of the state's dedication to the fishing industry.

    These waters are one of the few places in the country where you can enjoy an offshore marlin or offshore tuna trip and come home to the southern charm of Alabama.

  • Fishing Licenses and Regulations

    World-Class fishing doesn't happen by accident. The following is a list thing to consider before you hop aboard one of Gulf Shores fishing charters and cast a line.

    • A fishing license is required for all freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing. So even if you want to fish from the beach or a pier, you will need a license. However, if your fishing on one of the licensed Gulf Shores fishing charters, it's affordable with not having to purchase a license. Licensed charter captains will provide your license, bait, and tackle.
    • If you’re an angler looking to get into Gulf Shores, Alabama fishing, and your 16 years or older, you will need to purchase an Alabama Fishing License.
    • Anglers are not allowed to fish at Gulf Place. Gulf Place is the only place where pets can enjoy the sand on their paws.
    • Drones are prohibited in the area. So for those who have discovered Drone Fishing, you might want to look for another beach. No Alcohol Beverages on the beach. No motorized vehicles.

    For more detailed information you can check the state of Alabama at Outdoor Alabama

  • Types of Fishing

    If you already have all of the gear and knowledge, then Gulf Shores Pier Fishing offers an easy and quick way to get a fish on your line in a hurry. Try the Gulf State Park pier, at 1,540 feet it's the second-largest pier in the gulf! This is an excellent option for kids, with the nearby concession areas and comfort stations.

    Inshore fishing is the most family-fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico. The waters are calmer in the back bays, canals, rivers, and bayous. The species you will enjoy are Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Pompano, Sheepshead, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and King Mackerel.

    Offshore fishing Orange Beach is the preferred method for the serious angler. With traveling more than 20 miles out into the Gulf Coast for your fishing experience, you and your fishing buddies will depart early in the morning for some serious fishing action. Hold on tight while you catch Amberjack, Grouper, Tuna, Marlin, Vermillion Snapper, Swordfish, Triggerfish, and Wahoo!

    Offshore Rig fishing Gulf Shores is a unique experience for boat fishing enthusiasts.

  • Best Seasons to Fish

    We recommend one of the deep sea fishing charters that can head way out and target Mahi-Mahi. These fish are open year-round, but during the late half of July is when they are at their peak.

    If you don't have the boat travel time, then contact a private charter boat who likes to target Red Snapper.

FAQ’s ABOUT FISHING IN GULF SHORES

What are the best beaches in Gulf Shores?

Here are the top five beaches in Gulf Shores: Orange Beach, Gulf Shores Public Beach, Gulf State Park, Fort Morgan, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

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