Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are home to some of the best boating and fishing on the gulf coast! Whether you are looking for a relaxing boat ride or an exhilarating fight with the fish of your dreams, the Alabama Gulf Coast can accommodate.
Just south of Alabama’s shoreline is one of the richest fisheries in the world. Alabama’s artificial reef program has placed thousands of artificial reefs just a few miles off of the coast. These reefs are home to:
And many different species of Grouper
During certain times of the year Wahoo and King Mackerel can also be found feeding near these reefs as well!
Yellow Fin Tuna, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Swordfish, Sailfish, White Marlin and the highly prized Blue Marlin can be caught seasonally a little bit farther offshore. Trolling is the preferred method but live-bait fishing works as well.
Best Time to Fish
The inshore fishing in the Orange Beach and Gulf Shores area changes with the seasons.
In the spring, the Sheepshead, Pompano and slot Red Fish begin to bite in the backwaters while the Cobia migrates down the beaches.
Once the hot summer days begin, the Speckled Trout fishing picks up (especially at night) and the Red Fish and Flounder are hit or miss.
Once fall arrives, the Bull Red Fish begin migrating closer to shore and the flounder fishing picks up drastically. The Speckled Trout bite improves in the fall as well.
Fun in the Sun!
The backwaters of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores also offer plenty of entertainment and dining. Here are just a few restaurants and bars that are accessible by boat
Geno’s Fresh Catch Grill
Wolf Bay Lodge
If you are looking for a relaxed party atmosphere with sandy beaches, boat, and bikinis, Robinson Island is the place to be! If the sun is out, the good times are on. Just remember to drive safe, be courteous to other boaters, mind your wake and have the time of your life on the Alabama Gulf Coast!
If you need assistance booking fishing services please don’t hesitate to contact the office, we are standing by to assist with all of your Gulf Shores vacation needs!