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Orange Beach Fishing

Orange Beach Fishing

Orange Beach has long been known as the Red Snapper Capital of the World. With thousands of artificial reefs nearshore providing some of the best bottom fishing in the world, and excellent inshore and offshore fishing, Orange Beach, Alabama is one of the top fishing destinations worldwide.

With one of the largest artificial reef systems in the world, Orange Beach provides legendary nearshore fishing action. Bottom fishing and trolling around these reefs will produce good catches of a variety of reef fish, including Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper (Black Snapper), Lane Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Gag Grouper, Red Grouper, King Mackerel, Amberjacks, Barracuda, and Sharks.

Inshore fishing around Orange Beach provides excellent Redfish fishing nearly year round. The Speckled Trout fishing is also great a good portion of the year, with the highlight being in the fall. Black Drum, Bluefish, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Tripletail are also some of the most targeted species of fish in the bay and close to shore.

Offshore fishing Orange Beach can produce Blackfin, Bonito, and Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Dolphin (Mahi-mahi). For longer trips, there are also Blue Marlin in the Spring and Summer. There is also good White Marlin fishing between August and October.

Orange Beach Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Orange Beach, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Spot Croaker

  2. Spot Croaker

    There is a 14.1% catch rate for Spot Croaker, based on 15308 Spot Croaker counted.

    Orange Beach Spot Croaker Counts Chart


  3. Atlantic Croaker

  4. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 13.51% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 14665 Atlantic Croaker counted.

    Orange Beach Atlantic Croaker Counts Chart


  5. Red Snapper

  6. Red Snapper

    There is a 11.88% catch rate for Red Snapper, based on 12902 Red Snapper counted.

    Orange Beach Red Snapper Counts Chart


  7. Anchovy

  8. Anchovy

    There is a 8.91% catch rate for Anchovy, based on 9673 Anchovy counted.

    Orange Beach Anchovy Counts Chart


  9. Pinfish

  10. Pinfish

    There is a 7.11% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 7722 Pinfish counted.

    Orange Beach Pinfish Counts Chart


  11. Vermilion Snapper

  12. Vermilion Snapper

    There is a 6.99% catch rate for Vermilion Snapper, based on 7591 Vermilion Snapper counted.

    Orange Beach Vermilion Snapper Counts Chart


  13. Sand Seatrout

  14. Sand Seatrout

    There is a 5.36% catch rate for Sand Seatrout, based on 5823 Sand Seatrout counted.

    Orange Beach Sand Seatrout Counts Chart


  15. Grey Triggerfish

  16. Grey Triggerfish

    There is a 4.06% catch rate for Grey Triggerfish, based on 4408 Grey Triggerfish counted.

    Orange Beach Grey Triggerfish Counts Chart


  17. Gulf Menhaden

  18. Gulf Menhaden

    There is a 3.4% catch rate for Gulf Menhaden, based on 3691 Gulf Menhaden counted.

    Orange Beach Gulf Menhaden Counts Chart


  19. Hardhead Catfish

  20. Hardhead Catfish

    There is a 2.11% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 2296 Hardhead Catfish counted.

    Orange Beach Hardhead Catfish Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 121 species of fish and 108582 fish counted for May around Orange Beach.

To date, there are 178 species of fish and a total of 1126443 fish counted for Orange Beach and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1853 (171 years).

Last Update: 5/24/2024 12:22:48 PM

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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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Orange Beach are the following:

  1. Trysler Grounds
    The Trysler Grounds consist of natural hard/live bottom and streches across a large area. 

  2. Unknown Wreck
    Unknown Wreck

  3. Underwater Cypress Forest Hole
    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

  4. A
    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
    Wooden Hopper Barge used to haul wood chips, Donated by Scott Paper Co.

  6. A
    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

  7. Bama 45

  8. Fish Haven
    Fish Haven

  9. Bama 51

  10. Rookie Barge
    "Rookie" Barge Reef Type Alabama Nearshore Public Reef Zone South of Perdido Pass Reef Name "Rookie" Barge Year 2013 Material

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Top Orange Beach 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 Orange Beach 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. 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

  6. 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.

  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. 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

  9. Fat Jax
    Deep Sea SHARK Fishing Charters! Reserve the Fat Jax for Sharkin at its best! Located in Pensacola Florida, just a short drive from Orange Beach and Gulf Shores Alabama!

  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 Orange Beach 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
May 26, 2024 12:30 pm CDT
Location: 30.06N 87.548W
Wind Direction: S (180°)
Wind Speed: 11.7 knots
Wind Gust: 13.6 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.94 in (1013.8 mb)
Air Temperature: 81.9°F (27.7°C)
Dew Point: 77.4°F (25.2°C)
Water Temperature: 82.8°F (28.2°C)

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Waning Gibbous Moon

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