Fishing doesn’t stop when summer ends

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Fishing News from Orange Beach and Gulf Shores
Fall Fishing is Fun!
As we bid farewell to summer, we welcome the cooler temperatures of fall. Some consider this to be the best time of year for fishing the Gulf of Mexico.

Pleasant temperatures, fewer boats and more fish make it a good time to cast a line.

During this time of year, the fishing is much more relaxed. The reefs aren’t fished as often and you are likely to find plenty to keep you busy. Hop on a charter for a trolling trip for dolphin, blackfin tuna, and maybe a wahoo or marlin! Our experienced charter captains will know exactly where to go and what bait is doing the best.

If trolling isn’t your favorite, fall is also a good time for grouper and other bottom fish. You will probably hook beeliners, white snapper and red snapper on your trip. Of course, red snapper aren’t in season and must be released, but they are fun to catch.

Big Bull Redfish

Catching a big bull redfish on a light spinning tackle could be the most fishing fun you have all year. During fall and winter, the big bull redfish come closer to the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach shore. On a four- to six-hour charter, you can sometimes see them in schools of 100 or more! These offshore redfish have the potential to reach 60 pounds, but most catches weigh 20-30 pounds.

Be sure to check with our charter captains for an awesome fishing experience this fall and winter.

What to catch in fall

• Atlantic croaker
• White shrimp
• Amberjack
• Flounder
• King mackerel
• Mullet
• Atlantic croaker
• White shrimp
• Amberjack
• Spanish mackerel
• Flounder
• Mullet
• Bull redfish

Plan your fall Alabama fishing trip with the help of our website.

Fishy photos
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Show us that great catch from Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. Use your smartphone to snap a photo, and upload it to Instagram with #OrangeBeachFish the hashtag. Once we have a chance to review it, you can see your photo on our fishing page.

Cook Your Catch
Enjoy the ultimate fresh feast when you visit these local restaurants that will cook your catch. As they say, “You hook it, we'll cook it!”

MARK YOUR CALENDARS For these upcoming events
The Wharf Uncorked Wine and Culinary Event
The Wharf
September 24-26
The three-day event combines tastings of delicious food and tantalizing wines, a pinch of Southern flare and a dash of Gulf Coast hospitality. This event will raise funds for Make-A-Wish Alabama.
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Kenny Vines Memorial Billfishing Tourney
Sportsman Marina Tiki Bar
September 26
The Orange Beach Sportfishing Club will host this 5th annual fishing competition in Orange Beach September 26. The marlin sculpture that will be auctioned off at the tournament is on display at the Tiki Bar at Sportsman Marina.
28th Annual Lost Bay Regatta
Pirates Cove Marina and Restaurant
October 3
Open to mono-hull sailboats 20 feet or greater in length with a valid GYA-PHRF Rating Certificate. Sponsored by The Point Yacht Club.
44th Annual National Shrimp Festival
Public Beach Gulf Shores
October 8-11
Savor fresh-from-the-Gulf seafood at the 44th Annual National Shrimp Festival during this four-day event that attracts more than 300,000 people. The festival features music, fine arts and crafts, and plenty of fresh Gulf shrimp!
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