Alabama doesn’t have a ton of saltwater to fish, but it has just enough to give its residents a shot at some nice saltwater fishing within its state. Mobile, AL, Orange Beach & Gulf Shores are the places to go if you want to do some saltwater fishing in Alabama.
Alabama Inshore Fishing
Mobile Bay and the waters around Dauphin Island and the Orange Beach area give anglers plenty of fishing opportunities to stay close to shore while targeting redfish, trout, flounder and more.
Alabama Deep Sea / Offshore Fishing
If you’re looking to plan a trip offshore to fish the deeper waters in the Gulf of Mexico, the Orange Beach area is the place to be. Some anglers will launch out of Mobile, AL, but it’s a much farther boat ride out from here. Orange Beach and Gulf Shores is much closer to the deeper waters and there are plenty of fishing charters here to take you out on a trip. Most anglers target snapper and grouper offshore, but there are other species of fish on the reefs and wrecks and plenty of pelagic species of fish that migrate through this area every year.
Alabama Surf & Pier Fishing
The Gulf State Park Pier gives anglers access to deeper water and more opportunities for big fish compared to fishing from the surf. This pier extends out into the Gulf of Mexico and a variety of fish are caught from the pier including some very big fish. Some of the fish that you can catch off the pier are tarpon, tuna, king mackerel, cobia, mahi mahi, redfish, bonito, jack cravelle, Spanish mackerel, whiting, bluefish, pompano and more.