You may enjoy year round fishing in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama. The fishing regulations are constantly changing. Therefore there are times in the year that you may have to release some species of fish. However, there are always fish to catch and usually some species to take home if you choose.
Red snapper season for 2015 opens June 1st and closes July 14th
Amberjack season will be closed during June and July. Amberjack season is expected to reopen August 1st and closing date is unknown.(Call for more info)
Gag grouper season opens July 1st 2015 and is expected to close December 2nd 2015
Gag grouper, scamp, red grouper and black grouper are closed February 1st 2015 – March 31st 2015.
Vermillion snapper, white snapper(red porgy), lane snapper, black snapper, tilefish, snowy grouper, yellowedge grouper, wahoo, tuna, mahi mahi, marlin, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel and redfish are some of the fish that may be kept in 2012.
Spring Season is the time of year we experience the warming of temperatures across the country and it is no different here on the Alabama Gulf Coast. We will experience high temps in the 60’s and 70’s. Bull redfish are usually still around till late March. Spanish mackerel usually show by mid March. The big cobia (ling or lemon fish) will usually appear by mid March to early April. Offshore fishing is good for almost all species, including amberjack, vermillion snapper, triggerfish, white snapper, scamp, deepwater grouper and more.
All fishing is in full swing in the summer season. King mackerel, Spanish mackerel, bonita, red snapper, vermillion snapper, white snapper, triggerfish, red grouper, gag grouper, scamp, deepwater grouper, amberjack, wahoo and more can be caught in the summer season. Enjoy average temps in the high 80’s to mid 90’s.
Enjoy the cooler temperatures and smaller crowds of people in the fall season. No lines to wait in at the restaurants. No crowded beaches. There is less fishing pressure in the fall and we usually experience some great fishing. You may enjoy catching king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, bonita, red snapper, vermillion snapper, white snapper, triggerfish, red grouper, gag grouper, scamp, deepwater grouper, amberjack, wahoo and more. Bull redfish usually appear by mid October. This is one of my favorite types of fishing. We target these 20-35 pound fish nearshore on 4 hour fishing charters.
Winter season is bull redfish season. Spend as little as 4 hours on the water you may hook into 30 pound bull redfish. We fish within 3 miles of the beach. Enjoy light tackle fishing for these giant fish.
Enjoy our year round fishing seasons.