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The Gulf Shores / Orange Beach area is a great place for a family vacation. The Alabama Gulf Coast provides you with a nice variety of activities. There is a beautiful white sand beach to go along with the numerous water sports, outdoor activities, golf and fishing. It is a popular Gulf Coast beach vacation destination and you can get a little bit more for your money here than you will get in some of the nearby destinations in Florida.
For anglers trying to plan a family vacation that allows for some fishing time as well, the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach area will keep everyone happy. The coast offers some wonderful inshore and offshore fishing. Whether you fish inshore, offshore, from the surf or from the piers, you have a lot of options in this area. If you want to hire a charter, there are so many down here than can help guide you to some good fishing.
The Gulf Shores & Orange Beach area offers anglers some very good inshore fishing. There are several bays to fish here that allows anglers to catch a variety of saltwater fish without having to worry about the bigger waves that you would find out on the Gulf. With all the bridges, creeks, docks, a pass and numerous flats to fish for many different species of fish, you have a lot of options when fishing inshore here. Most anglers that fish the inshore waters here will usually be targeting redfish and sea trout. Some of the other fish that you can catch inshore are sheepshead, ladyfish, pompano, jack crevalle, black drum and many others. The tides play a huge role in whether or not you will catch fish inshore. Moving water is key for most species of fish and the slack tide usually provides the worst fishing conditions for most fish.
Anglers can find several species of fish in the nearshore waters around Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Tarpon and cobia get a lot of attention here when they are in the area. Fishing from spring through fall will give you the best chance to catch fish nearshore because there are more species of fish in this area during these months. Some of the other fish that you can catch nearshore are grouper, snapper, kingfish, Spanich mackerel and more.
Deep Sea / Offshore Fishing
The Gulf Shores & Orange Beach area is very good for fishing offshore. There are plenty of fishing charters that operate out of this area and you will find plenty of offshore structures here that will hold many different species of fish. The target species will vary depending on the seasons, but some of the popular fish that are caught offshore are grouper, snapper, cobia, amberjack, king mackerel, barracuda, sharks and others.
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.