Dauphin Island Fishing

Dauphin Island Fishing

Dauphin Island may be part of Mobile's metropolitan area, but there is something special about this township. Dauphin Island is not a typical suburb. The city is actually located on a barrier island just off the coast of Alabama. This small island has big offerings. With attractions like the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and The Estuarium aquarium, it is clear that the water is important here. Dauphin Island fishing is definitely a part of that.

Dauphin Island is perfectly situated as an inshore fishing paradise. There is a long stretch of coastline to utilize, and the fish are quite active at all times of the year. Although you can catch a variety of fish here, the most coveted inshore offering is Redfish. Another popular fish caught at inshore venues is Speckled Trout and Flounder.

As a barrier island, Dauphin Island also offers nearshore fishing. If you are interested in Dauphin Island fishing nearshore, then bring your boat or get a charter. The nearshore reefs and wrecks are alive with local fish populations. Here, you might bring in King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Red Snapper, or many varieties of Grouper. One of the most common fish in these waters is Grey Triggerfish and many different species of Snapper. During certain seasons, you can expect to bring home quite a few in your daily haul.

If you are interested in Dauphin Island fishing, then you may desire a trip farther out into the Gulf of Mexico. This is quite possible, and there are numerous charter companies that can help you make that dream come true. Your efforts are likely to be rewarded. Offshore fishing in Dauphin Island can be quite bountiful. With some luck, you could reel in Amberjack, Mahi-mahi and Wahoo. Further out there is a good chance at tuna and marlin. These big game fish can be hard to find in vast, deep waters, but many anglers have great luck at Dauphin Island.



Top Dauphin Island Fishing Spots

  1. Unknown Wreck
    7/15/2016 6:07:09 PM - Unknown Wreck


  2. Underwater Cypress Forest Hole
    7/10/2013 6:41:17 PM - This underwater cypress forest is estimated to be 52,000 years old. They were buried in sediment, but were likely uncovered by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.   The


  3. CCA Alabama Pelican Bay Reef
    6/6/2017 9:11:23 PM - CCA Alabama Pelican Bay Reef Reef Type Alabama Inshore Public Reef Zone Inshore Reef Name CCA Alabama Pelican Bay Reef Year 2017 Material 80 eco


  4. Three Mile Barge
    5/6/2011 11:54:21 PM - Flat Deck Steel Barge 25'W x 66' L


  5. A
    5/6/2011 11:49:53 PM - A (23467) is a gas/oil platform built by Cox Operating, L.L.C. and installed on 01/01/1996. A is considered a minor platform that stands in 50 feet of water and may provide ha


  6. Scott Barge
    5/6/2011 11:50:24 PM - Wooden Hopper Barge used to haul wood chips, Donated by Scott Paper Co.


  7. A
    3/14/2015 12:00:09 AM - A (257) is a gas/oil platform built by Fieldwood Energy Offshore LLC and installed on 07/05/1998. A is considered a major platform that stands in 120 feet of water and may pro


  8. Perdido Pass Farewell Buoy
    5/6/2011 11:53:20 PM - Perdido Pass Farewell Buoy


  9. PEGGY G
    4/17/2012 10:43:47 AM - Attributes RECRD 2659 VESSLTERMS PEGGY G FEATURE_TYPE Wreck - Submerged, dangerous to surface navigation LATDEC 30.200203 LONDEC -88.016661 GP_QUALITY High DEPTH 0 SOUNDING_TY


  10. A
    5/6/2011 11:50:08 PM - A (24218) is a gas/oil platform built by Cox Operating, L.L.C. and installed on 10/03/1996. A is considered a minor platform that stands in 65 feet of water and may provide ha



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Dauphin Island Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Dauphin Island, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Spotted Seatrout

  2. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 17.25% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 5945 Spotted Seatrout counted.


  3. Atlantic Croaker

  4. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 13.11% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 4516 Atlantic Croaker counted.


  5. Hardhead Catfish

  6. Hardhead Catfish

    There is a 8.69% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 2995 Hardhead Catfish counted.


  7. Pinfish

  8. Pinfish

    There is a 6.21% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 2139 Pinfish counted.


  9. Vermilion Snapper

  10. Vermilion Snapper

    There is a 5.75% catch rate for Vermilion Snapper, based on 1982 Vermilion Snapper counted.


  11. Spanish Mackerel

  12. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 5.3% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 1827 Spanish Mackerel counted.


  13. Gulf Menhaden

  14. Gulf Menhaden

    There is a 4.97% catch rate for Gulf Menhaden, based on 1714 Gulf Menhaden counted.


  15. Whiting

  16. Whiting

    There is a 4.97% catch rate for Whiting, based on 1714 Whiting counted.


  17. Blue Runner

  18. Blue Runner

    There is a 3.03% catch rate for Blue Runner, based on 1044 Blue Runner counted.


  19. Gafftopsail Catfish

  20. Gafftopsail Catfish

    There is a 2.95% catch rate for Gafftopsail Catfish, based on 1015 Gafftopsail Catfish counted.


Recommedations above based on 88 species of fish and 34456 fish counted for September around Dauphin Island.

To date, there are 152 species of fish and a total of 674917 fish counted for Dauphin Island and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1853 (169 years).

Last Update: 9/22/2022 4:53:38 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Latest Dauphin Island Fishing Reports

  • Offshore 3 day trips is it the fish or the fun?
    4/30/2022 6:26:57 PM - The 3 day trips have gained popularity over the past couple of years and photos like this when everything goes just right are a great way to showcase what it’s about. These de


  • Fuel prices effective March 8 2022
    3/8/2022 5:37:23 PM - It’s no big secret that fuel cost are up all over the country and Orange Beach Marina is no exception. The cost of a deep sea fishing trip with us includes fuel gratuity and f


  • Fuel surcharge on charter fishing trips 2022
    2/24/2022 8:26:21 AM - This time of year I always try to answer the telephone as it could be a potential charter fishing trip which is kind of a no brainer. However yesterday in discussing the trip


  • Boat yard 2022 is under way
    2/6/2022 6:08:37 PM - If you don’t think this boat is big look at this.. Charterboat Intimidator!


  • Winter time work continues
    1/24/2022 2:47:07 PM - The wintertime work continues on the charter boat intimidator. I have been working on the fish box over the last month basically rebuilding all of the lids replacing the hinge


  • Charter Boat Intimidator
    1/21/2022 5:00:33 PM - The morning time is my favorite time of the day. This is what it’s all about to me


  • 2022 fishing season is getting close!
    1/19/2022 6:39:22 PM - We are in full swing of getting ready for the 22 fishing season. We are working on the fish boxes and the lids with new foam and new fiberglass to make sure the seal and keep


  • Fall Tuna Trips
    9/19/2021 3:49:24 PM - We still have a few spaces left on our walk-on style bluewater trips this fall! Join us on the Lady Ann on Oct 7-9 (2 spaces left) Oct 21-23 (1 space left) or Nov 4-6 (3 space


  • Charter Fishing Fall Specials Dauphin Island
    7/2/2021 1:17:38 PM - Fall fishing in and near the Gulf of Mexico may be one of the best kept secrets ever. The bite is still going strong and the weather is beautiful. We are currently featuring s


  • Walk-On Tuna Trips
    5/1/2021 3:31:02 PM - We have scheduled our fall walk-on blue water tuna trips for 2021. August 19-21 on the Lady Ann September 16-18 on the Lady Ann October 7-9 on the Lady Ann October 14-16 on th


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Top Dauphin Island Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Dauphin Island Marina Inc
    Dauphin Island Marina is a full service Alabama Gulf Coast Marina. We are located on beautiful Dauphin Island at the foot of the Dauphin Island Bridge, Dauphin Island Marina is situated conveniently between the Intracoastal Waterway and Mobile Bay (M

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Top Dauphin Island Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Island Time Charters
    Come fish with Capt. Frank aboard his 22 ft. Bay Ranger. All you need to bring with you are your drinks, snacks, & sunscreen. Alabama and Florida fishing license, bait & tackle, and fish cleaning are provided. There is a cooler on board o

  2. Capt. Mike's Fishing
    Deep sea fishing from Dauphin Island, Alabama. We offer per person priced "walk-on" trips as well as private charters for small or large groups.

  3. Underdog Fishing Charters
    We are one of the most popular charters in the area (Mobile, Dauphin Island, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach). We feature both Inshore Fishing and Offshore Fishing. We make daily trips into the Gulf of Mexico or the estuary of Mobile Bay and surroundin

  4. Crooked Hook Charters, LLC


  5. Captain Mikes Deep Sea Fishing
    Deep sea fishing from Dauphin Island, Alabama. We offer per person priced "walk-on" trips as well as private charters for small or large groups.

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Top Dauphin Island Marinas

  1. Dauphin Island Marina Inc
    Dauphin Island Marina is a full service Alabama Gulf Coast Marina. We are located on beautiful Dauphin Island at the foot of the Dauphin Island Bridge, Dauphin Island Marina is situated conveniently between the Intracoastal Waterway and Mobile Bay (M

  2. Gulf Shores Marina


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