Mobile Bay Adventures offers Gulf Fishing Charters on our 25 ft SeaCraft. Anglers can troll or fish bottom structure in Alabama Waters from Orange Beach to the far west end of Dauphin Island. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources manage these waters and you can view the regulations and creel limits here at Alabama Outdoors.
Popular Gulf Fishing Charters
Bull Reds – Redfish over 27 inches are referred to as BULL REDS. We offer “catch and release” Bull Red Charter Trips year-round. These trips are fun and exciting because the fish average between 12lbs and 30lbs and put up an excellent fight using medium to light tackle. Landing these mighty fish in strong outgoing tides can be challenging even for experienced anglers. Our Bull Red Charters drift across the sand bars at the mouth of Mobile Bay around Fort Morgan and Sand Island and points along the ship channel with both “live” and artificial bait. We also troll the beaches sight fishing for schools of Bull Reds casting “live” pin fish under diving birds. In October and November, larger Bull Reds congregate along the beaches and Mississippi Sound.
Mackerel – Trolling the beaches for Spanish and King Mackerel is an ideal family affair. Spanish run about 3 lbs and smaller and King Mackerel close to the shoreline run about 10lbs making this species an ideal charter for kids. The boat is always in motion so it’s much easier to keep them entertained when manning the lines. These species are not only fun to catch, they make for a perfect afternoon fish fry! Unlike other species, mackerel do have sharp teeth, so we troll metal leaders with spoons, straws and skirts and for larger Kings (up to 40lbs) in deeper waters with a skirted cigar minnow.
Snapper – Alabama’s Artificial Reef Program is the largest system in North America. With over 30,000 reefs deployed over the years you can now catch snapper within 3 miles of the shoreline. We fish these reefs along with other natural structure for snapper and other reef fish in depths from 30 – 80 feet of water using a combination of “live” and frozen bait and artificial jigs on spinning rods. This species is closely regulated and managed by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and at present, limit is 2 per person over 16 inches. We typically cull our catch (catch and release) so clients and take home 10-20 snapper. We now offer evening Snapper Charters for anglers who want to get in on the fun and avoid the hot sun.