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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.

Top Orange Beach 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. 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

  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. 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. 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

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

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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. Anchovy

  2. Anchovy

    There is a 14.3% catch rate for Anchovy, based on 3222 Anchovy counted.

    Orange Beach Anchovy Counts Chart


  3. Atlantic Croaker

  4. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 14.03% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 3163 Atlantic Croaker counted.

    Orange Beach Atlantic Croaker Counts Chart


  5. Gulf Menhaden

  6. Gulf Menhaden

    There is a 11.24% catch rate for Gulf Menhaden, based on 2533 Gulf Menhaden counted.

    Orange Beach Gulf Menhaden Counts Chart


  7. Vermilion Snapper

  8. Vermilion Snapper

    There is a 11.21% catch rate for Vermilion Snapper, based on 2526 Vermilion Snapper counted.

    Orange Beach Vermilion Snapper Counts Chart


  9. Pinfish

  10. Pinfish

    There is a 8.74% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 1971 Pinfish counted.

    Orange Beach Pinfish Counts Chart


  11. Spotted Seatrout

  12. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 7.87% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 1774 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Orange Beach Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart


  13. Red Snapper

  14. Red Snapper

    There is a 6.41% catch rate for Red Snapper, based on 1445 Red Snapper counted.

    Orange Beach Red Snapper Counts Chart


  15. Sheepshead

  16. Sheepshead

    There is a 6.18% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 1392 Sheepshead counted.

    Orange Beach Sheepshead Counts Chart


  17. Grey Triggerfish

  18. Grey Triggerfish

    There is a 4.25% catch rate for Grey Triggerfish, based on 957 Grey Triggerfish counted.

    Orange Beach Grey Triggerfish Counts Chart


  19. Red Porgy

  20. Red Porgy

    There is a 3.49% catch rate for Red Porgy, based on 786 Red Porgy counted.

    Orange Beach Red Porgy Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 72 species of fish and 22539 fish counted for February around Orange Beach.

To date, there are 152 species of fish and a total of 625637 fish counted for Orange Beach and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1853 (170 years).

Last Update: 2/8/2023 12:48:09 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 Orange Beach Fishing Forecast to see all species and best lures and colors to use.

Latest Orange Beach 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.

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

  • Red Snapper 2022
    7/6/2022 8:42:32 PM -

  • June Fishing Forecast 2022
    6/14/2022 10:56:44 AM - Inshore Spanish mackerel are typically a popular species to target throughout the month of June. They can be found in Pensacola Bay and out in the Gulf of Mexico along the bea

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fuel surcharge on charter fishing trips 2022
    2/24/2022 8:26:21 AM - This time of year I always try to answer the telephone as it could be a potential charter fishing trip which is kind of a no brainer. However yesterday in discussing the trip

  • Boat yard 2022 is under way
    2/6/2022 6:08:37 PM - If you don’t think this boat is big look at this.. Charterboat Intimidator!

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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. 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

  7. 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.

  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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Latest Fishing Spots

Queen Snapper 063

Coney Grouper 15780

Gag Grouper 14082

Gag Grouper 14069

Gag Grouper 14066

Gag Grouper 14064

Gag Grouper 14044

Red Grouper 15323

Black Grouper 15447

Black Grouper 15445

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Bouy Conditions

Station 42012 - ORANGE BEACH - 44 NM SE of Mobile, AL
February 8, 2023 11:40 pm CST
Location: 30.06N 87.548W
Wind Direction: SSE (150°)
Wind Speed: 11.7 knots
Wind Gust: 15.6 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.09 in (1018.8 mb)
Air Temperature: 67.1°F (19.5°C)
Dew Point: 65.5°F (18.6°C)
Water Temperature: 64.6°F (18.1°C)

Current Moon Phase

Waning Gibbous Moon

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