Gulf Shores, Alabama started off as a fishing village in the early 1800’s. With the addition of the Intracoastal Waterway in 1937, the opening of Gulf State Park in 1939, and home of the National Shrimp Festival since 1971, Gulf Shores has grown as a popular tourist attraction. Gulf Shores offers excellent inshore and offshore fishing for many anglers.
Fishing the inshore waters around Gulf Shores allows anglers to catch many different species of fish, including Black Drum, Bluefish, Flounder, Pompano, Redfish, Sheepshead, Tarpon, and Whiting. Red Drum and Speckled Trout are around any many numbers most of the year.
Nearshore and offshore of Gulf Shores has the world’s largest artificial reef system that is home to some of the best Grouper and Snapper fishing in the world. Bottom fishing these reefs will produce good catches of a variety of reef fish, including Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper (Black Snapper), Red Grouper, Red Snapper, and Vermillion Snapper. There is also excellent King Mackerel fishing over the reefs much of the year and Amberjacks, Barracuda, and Sharks are also frequently caught.
Fishing offshore of Gulf Shores provides anglers with lots of Mahi-mahi and Wahoo. Around the rigs and along the edge of the Desoto Canyon, there is good tuna fishing, including Blackfins, Skipjacks, Yellowfins, and occasionally Bluefins. There is also good billfishing with Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish, and White Marlin to be caught.
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The Trysler Grounds consist of natural hard/live bottom and streches across a large area.
Old Bob Sikes Bridge Fishing Pier - North
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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
Three Mile Barge
5/6/2011 11:54:21 PM - Flat Deck Steel Barge 25'W x 66' L
5/6/2011 11:50:24 PM - Wooden Hopper Barge used to haul wood chips, Donated by Scott Paper Co.
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
Perdido Pass Farewell Buoy
5/6/2011 11:53:20 PM - Perdido Pass Farewell Buoy
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
Perdido Pass Barge
4/13/2011 4:18:15 PM - Perdido Pass Barge 30.265233333 -87.558316667
TENSAW BRIDGE REEF #2
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There is a 23.3% catch rate for Vermilion Snapper, based on 16810 Vermilion Snapper counted.
There is a 13.37% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 9643 Spotted Seatrout counted.
There is a 7.43% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 5361 Atlantic Croaker counted.
There is a 5.57% catch rate for Red Snapper, based on 4020 Red Snapper counted.
There is a 5.48% catch rate for Grey Triggerfish, based on 3950 Grey Triggerfish counted.
There is a 4.57% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 3300 Pinfish counted.
There is a 4% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 2887 Hardhead Catfish counted.
There is a 3.29% catch rate for Whiting, based on 2372 Whiting counted.
There is a 3.13% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 2255 Spanish Mackerel counted.
There is a 3.03% catch rate for Gulf Menhaden, based on 2188 Gulf Menhaden counted.
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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 1939..
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