With its wide variety of water habitats, Gulf Shores fishing offers anglers many choices for their excursions.
Alabama Fishing Charters
Fishing charters abound in Gulf Shores. Group or private trips, inshore or offshore –- there are many choices. Make it easy and visit the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism Website for information. Check each charter’s websites for hours of operation and specific tours offered to find the best charter. With charter fishing, the captain provides it all: boat, licenses, equipment and most importantly, knowledge of local waters—both offshore and inshore.
Where to Fish
Pier fishing (don’t forget your crab trap!) is great for families with small children looking for that first fishing experience or the casual angler. Fish from your beach chair for pompano, redfish, ladyfish, and flounder. There are many piers along the beach, just walk out and fish. Or visit Gulf State Park Pier with over 2,000 feet of pier.
Shore Fishing – Fish from the beach or from the many backbays and lagoons. Pompano, redfish, bluefish jacks, ladyfish, and flounder are a few fish to look for.
Inshore and Nearshore Fishing – Get even closer to the fish and drop your anchor from boat, kayak, or paddleboard. Fish for flounder, speckled trout, redfish, sheepshead, black drum, pompano, bluefish, Spanish and king mackerel.
Offshore or Deep-Sea Fishing – Charters let someone else take care of all those pesky little details, someone who knows the local waters and where to find the fish. These charters last all day and some overnight charters are available. Experience the thrill of reeling in amberjack, king mackerel, grouper, tuna, marlin, swordfish, and wahoo, among others.
Bowfishing & Fly Fishing
Contact Fish-Kabob Bowfishing for a completely different fishing experience. They offer many types of bowfishing and rod & reel experiences on both salt and fresh water, day and night. Fly fishing can be quite exciting at the Gulf. Rent a paddleboard or kayak and chase tarpon or stalk tailing redfish through the marsh or charter a deep-sea boat for some major action.
Find It in Gulf Shores
Whether you’re a novice or experienced angler and want an inland or deep-sea experience, the options for Gulf Shores fishing are endless. Charter or rent a boat, paddleboard, or kayak, or bring your own—just don’t forget to keep some of your catch and have it prepared at one of the area’s cook-your-catch restaurants. Contact Harris Vacation Rentals today to book your stay in Gulf Shores!