Alabama’s Gulf Coast offers a wonderful variety of inshore and offshore saltwater fishing in both Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. Fish right off the beach in front of your beachfront hotel in Orange Beach, take a fishing charter or cast your line from the longest Gulf Coast fishing pier in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Chase the elusive blue marlin, yellow fin tuna, amberjack, cobia and red snapper.
Click here: Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism website to download an Inshore Reef Map or the Gulf of Mexico DGPS Reef coordinates and for information about Alabama’s fishing licenses which are required for all public waters (salt or fresh) for both residents and non-residents.
To learn more about bag limits & regulations, visit Outdoor Alabama, the official website of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Gulf State Park Pier in Gulf Shores
Make sure to check out this brand new state of the art pier which is fun for both fishing and strolling. It is the longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico at 1540 feet. Amenities include indoor seating, souvenir shop, comfort stations and wheelchair accessible rail fishing.
Boat Launches in Orange Beach & Gulf Shores Alabama
Located on the south side of the Alabama Intracoastal Waterway on West Canal Drive directly under the W. C. Holmes Bridge (the Highway 59 Bridge crossing the Intracoastal Waterway in Orange Beach. Well maintained with a large paved parking lot.
Located on the north side of the Little Lagoon in Gulf Shores Alabama – across from Doc’s RV Park.
This boat launch is located on Cotton Bayou north of the Beach Highway just East of Hwy 161 (near the Rite-Aide). There are 2 ramps here but it’s a popular place and can get crowded.
Located at the end of Marina Road (east of Hwy 161). You can see the Alabama Point Pass from the launch. Can get crowded but is newly renovated.
Marinas and Fishing Charters in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores Alabama
Reel Surprise Fishing
Want to share the expense of a charter fishing trip? Check out Reel Surprise Fishing at San Roc Cay here in Orange Beach. They specialize in walk on trips charged per person and are a great option for budget conscious travelers. The most popular ones are 4 or 6 hours. Afterwards take your catch to Docs Seafood Shack in Gulf Shores and they’ll cook it up for you. You can read all about Reel Surprise and San Roc Cay here on Toes in the Sand Blog.
Beautiful brand new well appointed marina with walking trails and dock store.
Fishing, dolphin cruises & parasailing.