Alabama Deep Sea Fishing

Serving Orange Beach AL 36561, Gulf Shores AL 36542, Bon Secour AL 36535, Ft. Morgan AL 36542, Foley AL 36535, Daphne AL 36526, Elberta AL 36530, Lillian AL 36549, Fairhope AL 36532,Summerdale AL 36580, Robertsdale AL 36567, Silverhill AL 36576, Perdido Key FL 32507 & Surrounding Areas

Private Gulf Shores & Orange Beach AL Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Alabama deep sea fishing charters for reef fish, also known as bottom fishing, have been one of the most popular off-shore fishing trips off our shores for decades. Gulf of Mexico waters off the Alabama coast are a salt water anglers paradise, including fishing grounds of one of the world’s largest artificial reef zones (3108 km2, 20,000 structures). Since the 1950’s, our captains continue to invest in building these “private” fishing spots for their angler’s saltwater adventures. Our reefs have become the home to a diverse population of Reef Fish Species including snapper, groupers, amberjack and triggerfish. Click here to view the Deep Sea Bottom Fish we catch.

We offer access to dozens of Off Shore Fishing Vessels and can find the right one for you!

AAA Charters specializes in learning about your group of anglers to match you with a vessel, captain & crew that can provide your ideal fishing trip. Typical travel time to the first fishing spot is an 1 hr – 1½ hr. Once the captain has reached a reef, they will hover above and everyone has an opportunity to fish for the reef fish below. In order to maintain the sustainability of our fishery, we only remove a few fish from each habitat, and move on to another reef. We realize deckhands are crucial to your fishing experience. Our mates are there to demonstrate fishing techniques, educate your group to fish we target, and assist you throughout your fishing adventure.


Click on photos to view more images of the selection of AL charter boats for-hire

Length of Trip Six Pack Boats Multi-Passenger Boats Luxury Vessels
5 Hour Trip $ 900 – $ 1,200 $ 950 – $ 1,250 $ 1,000 – $ 1,500
6 Hour Trip $ 1,050 – $ 1,300 $ 1,200 – $ 1,900 $ 1,500 – $ 2,000
8 Hour Trip $ 1,300 – $ 1,600 $ 1,700 – $ 2,100 $ 1,900 – $ 2,400
10 Hour Trip $ 1,700 – $ 1,950 $ 1,900 – $ 2,700 $ 2,500 – $ 3,000
12 Hour Trip $ 1,800 – $ 2,350 $ 2,300 – $ 2,900 $ 3,000 – $ 3,600

Customary Tip for mates 15%-20% of costs, plus 30¢/lb. for whole weight fish cleaning.

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Deep Sea Fishing in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach AL

Spring 2015

Near Shore Trolling Trips

During the spring months we target the big bull redfish that travel along our coasts.  Typical trolling trips along the beaches are 4-6 Hrs long and typically stay within the sight of land.  During trolling trips, the boat is always moving with a couple baited lines set from the back of the boat. When a fish is on, the deckhand will usually hand the reel to the closest angler and the fight is on!  The redfish and mackerel are attracted to the moving baits.  As the water temperatures rise as spring approaches, the spanish & king mackerel bite will heat back up.  Late March & April the annual cobia run is on and our captains love to reel in these tasty fish! The first cobras of 2015 were caught on March 20, and our captains continue to target this local favorite fish to catch.

two big cobia caught along the AL Gulf Coast March 20 2015 Captain Gary Goodwin Mandy Prell

The first Cobia of the Spring 2015 were caught on the AL Gulf Coast March 20- Captain Gary Goodwin

Offshore Bottom Fishing Charters

The populations of a variety reef fish are abundant off the shores of our Alabama & Northern Florida shores.  We can catch and release red snapper and triggerfish year round while harvesting other species such as white snapper, vermillion snapper, black snapper, grouper and amberjack. YES, Greater and Lesser Amberjack seasons have opened back up as of January 1, 2015 in both Federal & State waters and our captains know where they live! We can target these fish on 6 & 8 Hr  (or longer)  deep sea fishing trips.

deep sea fishing Orange Beach AL lady angler and amberjack aboard charter boat Jamie G

Deep Sea Fishing Orange Beach AL Spring Break 2015 – Proud of her Amberjack caught aboard Jamie G

The 2015 Florida state waters are open for recreational angler to harvest triggerfish, and will be catch & releasing triggerfish caught in federal waters. Only a handful of six passenger boats, and one luxury multi-passenger boat in the area will have the flexibility to legally fish for Florida recreational triggerfish this winter. If you have a vacation planned to visit this winter, and want a deep sea fishing experience in the Gulf of Mexico call AAA Charters @ 251-609-2525 to learn the details and dates of the trips available.


gulf of mexico gray triggerfish and angler Charles M. Smith

Charles landed a nice size Triggerfish Alabama Deep Sea Fishing

Links to Helpful Alabama Fishing Information & References

What fish are in season and what are the size limits? Interested in Gulf of Mexico News & Regulations? What time are the tides moving in & out next week and when is the next full moon? Check out the links below to access theses informative fishing resources.

GFC APP for iphone and ipadGulf of Mexico Council WebsiteTide Charts for southern Alabama