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Fishing on the Gulf Shores

High tides and good times

Whether you drop your line inshore, offshore, from a pier or a chartered boat, the bounty of Gulf Coast waters never disappoints. International boating and fishing championships pepper the Gulf Shores calendar year-round.

Fishing for Fun or Sport

On the Alabama Gulf Coast, you have the opportunity to fish in the Bay, Bayou Delta or Nearshore. Each venue provides a variety of fish. Short fishing trips (4 hours) as well as all-day fishing trips are available. Some captains offer night fishing, gigging and bowfishing trips. Each boat provides bait, tackle and fishing licenses. And there’s no need to pack away your fishing gear after the summer is over. Fishing at the Gulf Coast is year-round.

The fish are biting on the Gulf Shores

“You are likely to catch speckled trout, red drum, tripletail, sheepshead, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, bluefish, pompano, red snapper, amberjack, triggerfish, grouper, blue marlin, tuna or wahoo.
Many charter boats are helmed by an experienced captain and helpful deckhands. They know the Gulf Coast waters and want you to go home with not just your limit, but big fish worthy of your next profile picture.

Fishing Competitions

The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, a Project of the Mobile Jaycees, is the largest fishing tournament in the world. Founded in 1929, the fishing rodeo now attracts over 3,000 anglers and 75,000 spectators. The total awards package is valued up to one million dollars in cash and prizes and anchored by a boat, motor and trailer packages.

Blue Marlin Grand Championship

With more than $1 million in prize money, the Blue Marlin Grand Championship is one of the largest and fast-paced fishing tournaments offered in the South. Attend reception parties, watch weigh-ins, and see who is crowned Miss Billfish; the entire championship is experience unlike any other.

MBGFC Memorial Day Tournament

Mobile Big Game Fishing Club’s tradition continues at its annual MBGFC Memorial Day Tournament featuring three full days of fishing and competition in May that you won’t want to miss.

Gulf Coast Outboard Classic

The Gulf Coast Outboard Classic (GCOC) is a tournament built on two things, fun and outboards motors! Hosted annually by YAMAHA out of the Marina, GCOC tournament participants have recently competed for over $50,000 in cash awards per year and its growing!