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

  8. 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

  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. Anchovy

  2. Anchovy

    There is a 29.6% catch rate for Anchovy, based on 7376 Anchovy counted.

    Dauphin Island Anchovy Counts Chart


  3. Atlantic Croaker

  4. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 23.57% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 5873 Atlantic Croaker counted.

    Dauphin Island Atlantic Croaker Counts Chart


  5. Spotted Seatrout

  6. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 12.2% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 3041 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Dauphin Island Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart


  7. Gulf Menhaden

  8. Gulf Menhaden

    There is a 10.02% catch rate for Gulf Menhaden, based on 2496 Gulf Menhaden counted.

    Dauphin Island Gulf Menhaden Counts Chart


  9. Pinfish

  10. Pinfish

    There is a 4.86% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 1212 Pinfish counted.

    Dauphin Island Pinfish Counts Chart


  11. Red Snapper

  12. Red Snapper

    There is a 3.5% catch rate for Red Snapper, based on 872 Red Snapper counted.

    Dauphin Island Red Snapper Counts Chart


  13. Sheepshead

  14. Sheepshead

    There is a 3.24% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 808 Sheepshead counted.

    Dauphin Island Sheepshead Counts Chart


  15. Whiting

  16. Whiting

    There is a 2.36% catch rate for Whiting, based on 588 Whiting counted.

    Dauphin Island Whiting Counts Chart


  17. Vermilion Snapper

  18. Vermilion Snapper

    There is a 2.19% catch rate for Vermilion Snapper, based on 545 Vermilion Snapper counted.

    Dauphin Island Vermilion Snapper Counts Chart


  19. Striped Mullet

  20. Striped Mullet

    There is a 1.83% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 456 Striped Mullet counted.

    Dauphin Island Striped Mullet Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 60 species of fish and 24920 fish counted for February around Dauphin Island.

To date, there are 152 species of fish and a total of 672803 fish counted for Dauphin Island and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1853 (170 years).

Last Update: 2/8/2023 4:47:37 AM

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.

View full Dauphin Island Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest Dauphin Island Fishing Reports

  • Sand Trout, Croaker, and Whiting
    11/24/2022 6:03:00 PM - Evening fishing picked up. We caught a Sand Trout, Croaker, and some more Whiting.

  • Whiting on the beach
    11/24/2022 5:07:11 PM - Catching some whiting in the surf this afternoon.

  • Red Drum, Black Drum, and Sheepshead
    11/24/2022 12:16:00 PM - Fished the jetty and caught a nice slot Red Drum. Released a under slot drum. Also caught a couple Black Drum. Kept 1 and released the other. Caught some Sheepshead as well.

  • Red Snapper, Triggerfish, and Sand Perch
    11/23/2022 12:34:00 PM - Fished offshore and couldn't stay away from all of the "extinct" Red Snapper. Caught an undersized Triggerfish and lots of Sand Perch.

  • Pinfish
    11/22/2022 1:28:00 PM - Caught lots of Pinfish. There is also a few Mangrove Snapper under the bridge.

  • Fall Walk-On Tuna Trips
    7/21/2022 8:02:05 PM - We have a few dates left on our fall Walk-On Bluewater Trips. August 27-29 on Lady Ann October 6-8 on Escape November 4-6 on Lady Ann November 10-12 on Lady Ann For more info

  • 2022 Red Snapper Season
    5/18/2022 1:35:16 PM - The National Marine Fisheries Service has announced the 2022 Federal Red Snapper Season. The season will be June 1 – August 18 2022. The season for federally permitted boats (

  • 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

  • Spring 2022 Walk-On Tuna Trips
    4/14/2022 4:09:07 PM - Don’t miss out on our last walk-on tuna trip this spring season! Join us May 12-14 on the Lady Ann while the tuna bite has been hot. We still have a few spaces available on th

  • 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

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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

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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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