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

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

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

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

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Latest Gulf Shores 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

Virtual Vacation
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Coronavirus update
3/29/2020 12:17:00 PM - March 29 2020 As of today here is the latest from the State of Alabama on the pandemic. No additional travel restrictions. No nonwork-related gatherings of 25 or more people;

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Gulf Shores Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 7 - 11 AM on Sunday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Gulf Shores, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Red Drum - 21.05% Catch Rate
    Red Drum

  2. Greater Amberjack - 15.79% Catch Rate
    Greater Amberjack

  3. King Mackerel - 10.53% Catch Rate
    King Mackerel

  4. Wahoo - 5.26% Catch Rate

  5. Vermilion Snapper - 5.26% Catch Rate
    Vermilion Snapper

  6. Great Barracuda - 5.26% Catch Rate
    Great Barracuda

  7. Recommedations above based on 9 local reports and 13 species of fish for October in Gulf Shores.

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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

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

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.

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Top Gulf Shores Bait & Tackle Stores

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.

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

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 Marinas

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

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

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

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Latest Fishing Spots

Red Lionfish

Red Lionfish

Striped Mullet

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Bouy Conditions

Station 42012 - ORANGE BEACH - 44 NM SE of Mobile, AL
October 23, 2021 12:40 pm CDT
Location: 30.06N 87.548W
Wind Direction: E (100°)
Wind Speed: 9.7 knots
Wind Gust: 11.7 knots
Air Temperature: 75.4°F (24.1°C)
Water Temperature: 79.2°F (26.2°C)

Current Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous Moon

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