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.



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


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


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



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Latest Dauphin Island Fishing Reports

The Winter Classic 2021
2/11/2021 9:37:34 PM - Premier Speckled Trout Fishing Tournament Wow! Seven successful Winter Classic fishing tournaments are now in the record books. The Winter Classic 2021 dates were January 23r


2020 Alabama Red Snapper Season
3/2/2020 3:22:28 PM - Red Snapper Dates are Set Each year anglers patiently await the announcement of the Alabama red snapper season. Now anglers can begin planning his or her red snapper fishing


Gulf Shores inshore Fishing Charter
2/1/2020 10:18:15 PM - Spring Fishing Gulf Shores Lets face it we are all ready for winter to be behind us and ready for some warmer weather and most importantly hungry fish. Regardless of where yo


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Dauphin Island Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 5 - 9 AM on Thursday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Dauphin Island, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Greater Amberjack - 37.5% Catch Rate
    Greater Amberjack

  2. Wahoo - 12.5% Catch Rate
    Wahoo

  3. Vermilion Snapper - 12.5% Catch Rate
    Vermilion Snapper

  4. Yellowfin Tuna - 12.5% Catch Rate
    Yellowfin Tuna

  5. Blackfin Tuna - 12.5% Catch Rate
    Blackfin Tuna

  6. Gag Grouper - 12.5% Catch Rate
    Gag Grouper

  7. Recommedations above based on 4 local reports and 6 species of fish for October in Dauphin Island.

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Top Dauphin Island Fishing Charters & Guides

Crooked Hook Charters, LLC


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

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.

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Top Dauphin Island Marinas

Dauphin Island Marina Inc


Gulf Shores Marina


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