Some of the best fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is found off the coast of Gulf Shores, Alabama. While many flock to the beaches in this region, true anglers know that this is prime fishing grounds for inshore, nearshore and offshore fishing. Many Gulf Shores fishing charters with experienced captains have fished the Gulf Shore waters for many years, waiting to take you for a fishing trip you will never forget.
Gulf Shores has excellent inshore fishing year-round. From the bays to the bayous, there are always fish waiting for your hook. The fish of choice are Redfish and Speckled Trout which are available throughout the year. Still, many other fish species are in these waters at different times of the year, like Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Flounder, Bluefish, Kingfish and Tarpon, and other fish species. Tarpon frequent the inshore waters in the summertime. Your Gulf Shore fishing charter will take you into the backcountry so you can hook into these fun and feisty fish.
Nearshore fishing, 10 to 20 miles from shore, has many fish that call the 17,000 artificial reefs, the largest artificial reef systems in the world, home. On any given day, you might encounter Bluefish, Cobia, Flounder, King and Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, Sharks of all kinds and many varieties of Snapper, including the most sought after in the Gulf, the Red Snapper.
Offshore are the reefs, the oil rigs, and the deep blue Gulf of Mexico waters even farther out. In these waters, your Gulf Shore fishing charter can get you on the fish, and you can target giant Grouper, Snapper and Amberjack, and Tuna, Wahoo and Mahi Mahi. If you are looking for the big trophies, then having your Gulf Shores fishing charter going further out, 100+ miles offshore, the Blue and White Marlin, Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna and Wahoo dwell in the blue waters of the Gulf.
If you are looking for experience, you can tell your children and grandchildren you should definitely come to the Gulf Shores and hire a Gulf Shores fishing charter. They will take you where the fish are, and you will come back to the dock with tasty fish and memories to last a lifetime.