The Gulf Coast is one of the hottest tourist destinations in the country and for very good reason.  The weather is incredible all year round, there are loads of sandy beaches where you can swim in the warm waters but a huge portion of the tourists come here every year for the fishing.  You have some amazing saltwater fishing in federally protected waters and there is no better way for family and friends to enjoy the fishing in the gulf than with some of the best inshore fishing in the world.

Inshore Fishing

Inshore fishing charters allows you to book a boat with an experienced guide to take you to some of the best fishing spots off the Alabama coast.  You can catch a variety of different species including Mackerel, Snapper, Flounder, Pompano and Trout.  Inshore fishing uses light tackle since most of these are smaller fish.  Don’t be fooled you can still catch the big one inshore fishing too.  Here is a closer look at what you can expect.

The Best Fishing Season

While you can fish all year round some of the species are limited during the winter months.  You can still fish for Trout, Black Drum or Redfish but your best fishing is going to be throughout the spring and summer months.  Summer offers the widest variety of fish and it’s during these months that you can catch Trout, Mackerel, Snapper and Flounder.

Where to Fish

Knowing where to fish is every bit as important as the bait and gear that you use.  This is where a good charter boat captain comes in, they are locals who know the best fishing spots in the area.  They will take you to the small bays, canals, and tidal creeks that can be found in the area.  This is where the fish call home during the summer months.  They can help you select the right bait to use along with supplying the ideal gear for the fish you are trying to catch.

A charter is about having fun, relaxing, enjoying the sights, spending time with friends and family and catching a fish or two.  The charters typically run from a couple of hours to the whole day if you want to spend the day on the water.  Inshore charters tend to be for smaller groups usually no more than 4-6 people.  Most of the fishing is catch and release to help maintain the fishing stock throughout the gulf.  So grab your rod and come and enjoy our waters.