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Coastal Catch - Fishing news from Gulf Shores and Orange Beach
 
Summer tournament fishing continues on the coast. Enjoy the excitement of the championships or reeling in your own personal favorite.
Get ready for “The Greatest Show in Sportsfishing” July 12-17 at The Wharf in Orange Beach. The 2016 Blue Marlin Grand Championship of the Gulf is considered one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast.

The 37th Annual 2016 MBGFC Billfish Limited Tournament is July 29-31 at Orange Beach Marina. This popular tournament features catch-and-release categories of billfish, tuna, dolphin and wahoo.

The ladies take a turn in the 39th Annual 2016 MBGFC Ladies Tournament at Orange Beach Marina August 5-7.

Check our calendar of events for more fishing action and family fun.
TRY CRABBING FOR FAMILY FUN ON THE COAST
When the sun goes down, the fun heats up on the beach and in the back bays. A family crabbing adventure can put a delicious meal on the table or become a nature-friendly lesson on catch and release. Read More »
Crabbing
 
Beat the Summer Heat
HOW TO BEAT THE SUMMER HEAT
The heat of a summer day can take the enjoyment out of a fishing trip. But there are ways to keep your cool and still enjoy your favorite pastime. Read More »
 
What to catch in JULY AND AUGUST
July:
• Atlantic croaker
• Soft-shell crab
• Hard-shell crab
• Brown shrimp
• Flounder
• King mackerel
• Spanish mackerel
• Mullet
August:
• Hard-shell crab 
• Brown shrimp
• Flounder
• King mackerel
What to Catch
 
Fishing Video
FISHING ON THE ALABAMA GULF COAST
Fishing in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach offers a variety of opportunities for everyone. Watch Now »
 
 
  FISHY PHOTOS
Use #OrangeBeachFish on Instagram when you upload your great catch photo from Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. Once reviewed, you’ll see it on our fishing page!
 
   COOK YOUR CATCH
It was great fun to reel it in. Now 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!”


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