Orange Beach Fishing Boats and Fishing Activities
The Alabama Gulf Coast is filled with opportunities for those who enjoy wetting a hook and going fishing in Orange Beach. There are over 200,000 people per year that come to Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan to experience a truly remarkable charter fishing experience. There are tens of thousands more who fish from the shore or from a pier. No matter what type of fishing you want to do, there is always a place on the Alabama Gulf Coast to do it. There are a lot of other activities you can do while the rest of the family is out fishing. You may choose to take a day trip or go and enjoy one of our great seafood restaurants.
About saltwater charter boat fishing in Alabama
Saltwater fishing on the “Pleasure Island” is filled with many different methods to catch fish. Alabama has the largest charter fishing fleets in the entire Gulf of Mexico. These charter boats offer every kind of saltwater fishing trip you can imagine. We have inshore fishing boats and offshore fishing boats to choose from. Most of the charter fishing boats are located in Orange Beach because of its close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. This narrow strip of water allows fishing enthusiasts, the easiest access to the pristine waters of the gulf.
There are business listings for charter boats in the City of Gulf Shores. However, there are no deep water access points from the city itself. There are only two major entrances to the Gulf of Mexico. The most popular is Orange Beach. The other one is through Mobile Bay at Fort Morgan. Gulf Shores is one of the most popular vacation destinations for people to choose from. Fort Morgan is located at the west end of the island. It is a 21 mile drive down to the end of the road. The Gulf Shores Marina is located there. You will also find the Mobile Bay Ferry that will take you across the shipping channel to Dauphin Island. Gulf Shores Marina is located in Fort Morgan which is a long drive for those who are lodging in Orange Beach. All of the Gulf Shores vacationers who want to charter a deep-sea fishing boat, either have to go to Orange Beach or Fort Morgan to meet their boat. There are some fishing guides in the area that trailer their boats. Those guides offer flexibility to move where the fish are biting. Orange Beach is by far the most popular charter fishing destinations and offers easy access to more varieties of deep-sea fish species than Fort Morgan.
Fishing from shore in Orange Beach
You have so many choices when it comes to saltwater fishing on the Alabama Gulf Coast. You can always stand on the beach and do what locals call surf fishing. You may choose to walk out in the water in order to get closer to obstructions or areas that may hold fish. This is called wade fishing. It is up to you if you want to wear waders or not. Most of the time, the weather and temperatures are mild and waders are not required. The new State Pier in Gulf Shores is a wonderful place to experience saltwater fishing. The newly constructed pier sees over 1000 visitors a day during the summer months. It offers year round fishing for everyone.
Using your own fishing boat in Orange Beach
One of the most popular ways for someone to go fishing is to trailer their boat with them. Avid fishermen are always welcome to bring their boats with them. There is nothing more fun than using your own boat to go out and catch some fish for fun or for supper. Using your own boat to go fishing can also be a challenge if you are not familiar with local navigation routes, fishing regulations and know where to fish. Some of the best places to find out what is biting, is to read about it on the Orange Beach Fishing Charters website or go to a local bait and tackle store to see what they have heard.
Chartering a fishing boat in Orange Beach
The most popular way to catch fish in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, is to charter a fishing boat. There are many different choices, depending on the type of fish you would like to target. Offshore fishing or Orange Beach deep sea fishing is usually offered by the larger, diesel powered charter boats. Offshore or deep sea fishing boats usually fish for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Tuna, Wahoo and Marlin. Alabama Inshore fishing charters are offered by saltwater guides that use mostly gas powered, center console boats. Inshore fishing in Alabama is mostly fishing inside the bays and water ways. You can catch fish like Sheepshead, Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout, White Trout and other species.