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Gulf Shores Fishing

Gulf Shores Fishing

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.

Top Gulf Shores Fishing Spots

  1. Trysler Grounds
    4/13/2011 4:18:33 PM - The Trysler Grounds consist of natural hard/live bottom and streches across a large area. 

  2. Old Bob Sikes Bridge Fishing Pier - North
    6/9/2012 11:50:19 PM -

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

  4. 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

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

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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Perdido Pass Barge
    4/13/2011 4:18:15 PM - Perdido Pass Barge
    30.265233333 -87.558316667

    5/6/2011 11:49:19 PM - 29.9437 -88.0416666666667

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Gulf Shores Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Gulf Shores, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Atlantic Croaker

  2. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 14.94% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 6904 Atlantic Croaker counted.

    Gulf Shores Atlantic Croaker Counts Chart


  3. Sheepshead

  4. Sheepshead

    There is a 13.48% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 6227 Sheepshead counted.

    Gulf Shores Sheepshead Counts Chart


  5. Anchovy

  6. Anchovy

    There is a 13.01% catch rate for Anchovy, based on 6011 Anchovy counted.

    Gulf Shores Anchovy Counts Chart


  7. Vermilion Snapper

  8. Vermilion Snapper

    There is a 9.61% catch rate for Vermilion Snapper, based on 4441 Vermilion Snapper counted.

    Gulf Shores Vermilion Snapper Counts Chart


  9. Red Snapper

  10. Red Snapper

    There is a 8.65% catch rate for Red Snapper, based on 3995 Red Snapper counted.

    Gulf Shores Red Snapper Counts Chart


  11. Gulf Menhaden

  12. Gulf Menhaden

    There is a 6.14% catch rate for Gulf Menhaden, based on 2835 Gulf Menhaden counted.

    Gulf Shores Gulf Menhaden Counts Chart


  13. Pinfish

  14. Pinfish

    There is a 5.93% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 2740 Pinfish counted.

    Gulf Shores Pinfish Counts Chart


  15. Grey Triggerfish

  16. Grey Triggerfish

    There is a 4.28% catch rate for Grey Triggerfish, based on 1977 Grey Triggerfish counted.

    Gulf Shores Grey Triggerfish Counts Chart


  17. Spotted Seatrout

  18. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 3.48% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 1609 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Gulf Shores Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart


  19. Spanish Mackerel

  20. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 2.43% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 1122 Spanish Mackerel counted.

    Gulf Shores Spanish Mackerel Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 88 species of fish and 46198 fish counted for March around Gulf Shores.

To date, there are 160 species of fish and a total of 726900 fish counted for Gulf Shores and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1853 (170 years).

Last Update: 3/29/2023 5:49:21 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.

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Latest Gulf Shores Fishing Reports

  • Keeping speckled trout alive
    2/17/2023 4:31:44 PM - Why do I need to keep my speckled trout alive? In my area (Mobile Bay in Southwest Alabama) we have several fishing tournaments that are focused on speckled trout or have spe

  • How to catch Sheepshead
    2/14/2023 2:49:00 AM - Sheepshead Fishing: How to Catch These Elusive Bait Stealers Sheepshead also known as convict fish are a popular saltwater fish species found along the Atlantic and Gulf coas

  • Cold Fronts and Speckled trout
    2/13/2023 2:03:22 PM - Cold Water We have witnessed water temps in the lower 40’s even in some areas the upper 30’s for a day or two most days water temps average around 57 degrees. Follow the wate

  • 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.

  • 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

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Top Gulf Shores Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Lost Bay Tackle And Guide Service
    Orange beach Alabama's premier bait & tackle shop. Full-Time Guide Service fishing waters surrounding Pensacola, Perdido Key, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach.

  2. Sam's Stop N Shop
    Your one stop shop for everything you need in Orange Beach!

  3. J & M Tackle
    Our 15,000 square foot facility includes a fully stocked tackle showroom, clothing sales floor, warehouse, custom rod shop, and cold storage for frozen natural baits. This is the site of J&M Tackle mail order operations, where orders are shipped

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Top Gulf Shores Fishing Charters & Guides

    We love fishing and sharing our fishery with others. We have great inshore fishing including night trips to the famous dock lights around Ono Island. Near shore trolling trips targeting King Mackerel and Spanish are exciting for anglers who may be

  2. Intimidator Sportfishing
    Intimidator Sportfishing is the premiere saltwater sport fishing charter service for Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama. Since 1996, we have logged hundreds and hundreds of charters and provided many exciting sport fishing opportunities to thousan

  3. Lost Bay Tackle And Guide Service
    Orange beach Alabama's premier bait & tackle shop. Full-Time Guide Service fishing waters surrounding Pensacola, Perdido Key, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach.

  4. Action Charter Services
    Capt. George Pfeiffer & The CAT of Action Charter Service, Coast Guard certified for up to 30 passengers, can accommodate your vacation fun in comfort and style. Conveniently located in Orange Beach, Alabama at Sportsman Marina.

  5. Ugly Fishing
    Inshore fishing guide and charter service. I have been fishing the Mobile Bay and Mobile River Delta for the past 25 years. Specialize in anything that bites when we go fishing however I enjoy speckled trout and flounder fishing the most. Target spec

  6. Miss Brianna
    Deep Sea Fishing charters in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Alabama. Red Snapper, Amberjack, Grouper, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo and Marlin. Overnight Trips to the Oil Rigs, Deepwater Grouper

  7. Cool Change Charters
    We offer Private fishing charters for your group up to 17 passengers. Bottom fish for Red Snapper, Amberjacks, triggerfish, a variety of other snappers(in season) fish year around

  8. Distraction Charters
    Distraction Charters is different than any other offshore fishing guide service in Orange Beach, Alabama. “We keep your poles bent and smiles on your faces.”Instead of focusing on catching only red snapper, we take you to catch fish that are biting.

  9. Getaway Charters
    Come enjoy deep sea fishing Orange Beach along the beautiful Gulf Shores of Alabama. You may choose a 3 hour fishing charter to a full day charter. The 6 hour charter for red snapper is the most popular trip in June and July. This 6 hour charter is f

  10. Cool Breeze Charter Fishing
    Cool Breeze Charters located in Orange Beach AL, where we offer Offshore Deep Sea Fishing and/or Inshore fishing with Captain Rob Gams, a local USCG licensed professional charter fisherman.

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Top Gulf Shores Marinas

  1. Zeke's Landing Marina
    Zeke’s Landing Marina is a six-acre complex located on Cotton Bayou in Orange Beach, Alabama, less than 10 minutes by boat from the Gulf of Mexico. The complex features complete marine facilities and is home of Zeke’s Charters, which has the Gulf Coa

  2. Romar Marina
    From boat lifts, wet slips to 60 feet and inside and outside dry storage, a dock store, a marine fuel dock with competitive pricing and in-house repairs and maintenance. What more could you ask for? Stop by and visit Romar Marina and let us show you

  3. Hudson Marina & Watersports
    Your one-stop spot for affordable water sport entertainment

  4. SanRoc Cay Marina
    Whether you enjoy unique courtyard events, shopping, dining, learning, pampering, dolphin cruises, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, diving, parasailing, jet-skiing, or simply spending a day on our beautiful Gulf water… Everything you need and more is ri

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Bouy Conditions

Station 42012 - ORANGE BEACH - 44 NM SE of Mobile, AL
March 31, 2023 5:40 pm CDT
Location: 30.06N 87.548W
Wind Direction: SSE (160°)
Wind Speed: 9.7 knots
Wind Gust: 11.7 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.07 in (1018.3 mb)
Air Temperature: 70.5°F (21.4°C)
Dew Point: 69.6°F (20.9°C)
Water Temperature: 68.9°F (20.5°C)

Current Moon Phase

Waxing Gibbous Moon

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