Fishing Orange Beach

Orange Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters


-- (The Most Popular Family Friendly 6 Passenger Charters In Alabama)

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Welcome to Orange Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters Official Website. All of our charter members are hand chosen by our executive board. Our members must be of good character, solid moral fiber, have been in business for at least 5 years, are family friendly, have demonstrated professionalism in their personal life, businesses, and best of all, they are drug and alcohol free and ready to go to work for you. 

All of our charter boats are legal, carry required commercial insurance on their vessels, their crew and their passengers.  They are all properly licensed and documented with the US. Coast Guard.  All of our member boats are located across the eight local marinas located on Alabama's Gulf Coast.  

When we you submit a reservation request via this website, your request will be forwarded to our charter boats, so they can respond directly to you. You will recieve service and quality that is unheard of in the charter fishing industry.


Shared Expense Charters, Walk On Charters or Join Others

For those of you who want a better fishing charter, but don't have enough people in your group or the budget to charter the entire boat, we have created a facebook group "Shared Expense Fishing Charters Orange Beach" so you can post your intentions so other similar groups can join forces with you, to book a private charter.    We are not talking about party boats here.  We are only talking about charter boats that offer shared expense charters or where you join others to combine your groups.  

Private Fishing Charters - The Best Option For Deep Sea Fishing

The most popular fishing trips in Alabama are private charters. This is where only you and your group will be on the boat during your trip. These charters offer the BEST service around. With most charter boats offering private trips, you can get first class service and the captain takes you to his best reefs and lets you fight some really big fish. There is an advantage to taking a private charter.  However, not all private charters offer the same level of customer service.  It is up to you, to do your research and check out their reviews online to see if they will meet your expectations.   Two of the best in Orange Beach are a six passenger boat named Distraction Charters and a multi-passenger boat named Intimidator Sportfishing.  These boats also have air conditioning and private restrooms on board.

Private Charters - Our best Orange Beach charter boats only offer private trips. Private charters can be on both inshore and offshore boats. Being private means only you and your group will be on the boat. On offshore trips, there will be deckhands or mates on board to serve you. The deckhands on these trips are there right beside you at all times and take care of your every need. The mates take time to educate and demonstrate different fishing techniques that you might not learn on a walk on or party boat trip. Your deckhand is paid in the form of a FEE, not a tip, that runs 20 to 22% minimum of the price of the charter that you paid, plus tip. You may always tip him above that amount if he deserves it.  Our private charters offer offshore fishing and inshore fishing. As mentioned above, our fishing guides offer some of the best service in the world and have the reputation of being responsible, accountable and professional at all times with your family. All of our boats are independently owned and operated. Our captains run their own boats. Remember this. A captain running his own charter boat is important because you know what type of service you can expect from him. Vessel owners and captains, have a vested interest in ensuring you get a fishing charter that lives up to their reputation.

Private charters range anywhere from 4 hours to 4 days. The most common deep sea fishing trips are 6 hours and most boats offer two trips or more every day. The ideal trip for families or first timers are these short trips. More serious anglers need to look at full day trips or longer. The most common inshore bay fishing trips are 4 to 6 hours in length. Inshore fishing charter boats can only carry a maximum of 6 people per trip.

Inshore or Bay Fishing Charters

Back Bay fishing has become very popular over the past few years and we are seeing more guides arrive daily. With more guides, means more fishing pressure. With so much fishing pressure in Orange Beach, the abundance of fish supply does not last long and you might not catch many fish if you decided to save a few bucks and end up fishing with a guide who stays close to the bridge or ends up taking you offshore and live baiting for mackerel. The best guides are our guides like Jayhook Inshore Fishing Charters.  They leave the Orange Beach area and take you to areas that are seeing less pressure and where the fish are more plentiful. The cost of these fishing trips runs about $450 for 4 people for 4 hours and goes up from there. The cost is a little more, but our guides are not afraid to burn the fuel to get you to where the fishing pressure is less. Our inshore guides move to where the fish are.   The best back bay fishing is in Mobile Bay, so you need to find a guide who works that area if you want to catch speckled trout, redfish or tripletails.


Popular Fish Species You Can Catch With Us


fishing-in-orange-beach-for-wahoo-on-charter-boatsAlabama is famous for it's artificial reef system that covers over 1200 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico. Until these man made reefs were built and better navigation aids like GPS were available, fishing for fin fish species like Shark, Red Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, trigger fish, lane snapper, porgy, vermilion snapper, red porgy (white snapper)and cobia was almost unheard of. The Gulf Shores area, all the way to Fort Morgan and Dauphin Island have long been known for their great King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel fishing. When we were kids growing up, most of the fishing we did along the Alabama Gulf Coast was near shore trolling for these two species of pelagic fish (migratory - non reef fish). As fish finding technology improved, we were able to build artificial reefs were able to re-locate them each trip in order to make bottom fishing relatively easy and have some consistency to it.

The coastal Alabama area south of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores is mostly shallow and has a muddy or sandy hard bottom. Seven miles offshore you get to about 70 feet deep and 20 miles offshore, you are only in about 100 to 110 feet of water. There are some reefs that were built closer to shore that hold reef fish like red snapper, grouper and amberjack, but they see a lot of fishing pressure and are often hard to get a bite. However, if you take a 6 hour deep sea fishing trip, you have enough time to get far enough offshore to where the fishing pressure is less and the fishing is better.

The oil rigs you see off of Gulf Shores Alabama's Coast are in what we call shallow water and hold some fish around them. They are too far to run too out of Orange Beach. Our artificial reefs produce better fish than the close in oil rig platforms. If you want to go after blue marlin, yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi (dorado) or Wahoo, you need to go at least 60 to 120 miles offshore to where the deep water oil rigs are located. To get out there, you need to take an over night fishing charter to a two day charter to have a chance to catch these species. Our artificial reefs simply don't hold game fish species like the deep water rigs do.


Fighting a monster Mangrove Snapper while deep sea fishing is fun.


Booking Your Deep Sea Fishing or Inshore Charter is Simple

Booking your Alabama Offshore and Inshore fishing charter is easy. All you have to do to book your charter is decide what type of trip you want to go on. Then you need to decide on a date you want to go. The third step is choosing a boat that fits your needs. The fourth and final step is submitting a reservation request so we will know what you want to do. Submitting a reservation does not lock you in to a charter. It tells us what you are interested in. We check our calendar and will return your email quickly with availability. You then need to give us a credit card number to hold it. After your initial contact request, the captain of the boat you want will reply to you.

We promise to get back in touch with you quickly.

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