Alabama Inshore Fishing Charters
So, your headed to the Alabama Gulf Coast wanting to catch some fish. You want to do some inshore fishing for Sea Trout, Red Drum, Pompano, Tripletail and Sheephead. You want the best inshore fishing charter, great service but do not know where to start looking. All of the ads look the same. They all claim “we catch fish.” Alabama Inshore Fishing is Awesome when you know who to go with. I have done the homework for you. My guests often want to do a day of offshore fishing with me and then do a day of inshore fishing with someone like us.
Raising the Bar on Inshore Fishing Charters in Alabama
We are very picky about who we suggest because it is a direct reflection of who we are. That is why it took years to develop the right business relationship and friendship with a captain that does it better than the rest. He is humble and you will not see his picture in many places showing the fish he catches. You will see people just like you, smiling with your amazing catch.
We Care If You Have A Good Time and Catch Fish
We have done our research and have grown a friendship and developed an alliance with Captain Keith Powell of Alabama Inshore Fishing Charters. Keith’s expert inshore fishing trips take you to where the fish are biting. He may take you to Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Ft. Morgan, Mobile Bay and Dauphin Isand, Al. Keith is a native Alabama gulf coast resident that will be honest with you and your family and do the right thing when it comes to your inshore fishing charter. Keith has a wonderful reputation of being polite and extremely knowledgeable about how to catch inshore fish like Speckled Trout, White Trout, Lady Fish, Croakers, Black Drum and Flounder.
The good thing about Keith, is his honesty with his guests. If fish are not biting good, he will tell you. If he thinks you would have a better chance over in Little Lagoon, Fowl River, Perdido Bay, Wolf Bay, Perdido Pass, Alabama point, Perdido Key Florida or as far as Mobile Bay or Dauphin Island. He will explain your options about taking the 6 hour charter instead of the 4 hour trip. This way, it will allow him time to get further and cover more inshore bay areas where the fish will be biting. He will never set you up and simply tell you the fish are not biting in order to get you to go out in the gulf and chase King Mackerel. Keith is not that way. If you want inshore fish, he will do his best to catch inshore fish.
Offering More, Because You Expect More!
As with most Alabama offshore charters, we do not actually fish the inshore or back bay fishery in Alabama. Our offshore charter boat is too big and the water is often too shallow for us to reach on our boat. We can only inform you and give you the advantages and disadvantages of choosing a saltwater guided, inshore fishing charter in Gulf Shores, Alabama. We hope this information helps you in making your decision. Inshore fishing along the Alabama gulf coast can be one of the most rewarding and inexpensive trips that you can experience if you do not want to go outside the jetties into the Gulf of Mexico. There is an abundance of Back Bay and inshore boats that serve the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Perdido Key area. Let us know if you want to fish inshore. We have friends that we can put you in contact with.
Advantage of Alabama Inshore Fishing
The advantage of chartering a Alabama Inshore Fishing charters is the cost. They cost about $400 for four hours for one to 4 people. If you want to fish 6 hours it costs $600 for four people. We can take 6 people max, but you have more room to fish if we keep it to four people. Inshore fishing trips are excellent for those who want to use ultra-light tackle and don’t have more than just a couple or a few people. Another advantage is on rough days when our big charter boat does not go out, you still may be able to wet a hook inshore with a smaller, inshore, back bay boat.
Speckled Trout, Flounder Are Caught While Back Bay, Inshore Fishing in Alabama
Inshore fishing in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores is the best way to try and catch Speckled Trout, White Trout and Gulf Flounder. Most captains use live bait to catch their inshore species of fish. The live bait they commonly use if Gulf Shrimp, Croakers and Bull Minnows. These live baits are very commonly found in the estuaries and mud flats where the trout and flounder live. Some Back Bay fishing guides use Spots and Croakers as bait to catch Specks and other trout. During hot summer days, you may find yourselves using live bait such as Gulf Menhaden (Pogy), Threadfin Herring or even fiddler crabs.
Sheephead Inshore Fishing in Alabama
During the last week of March of each year and lasting until all of them are caught, the Sheepshead show up at the end of the Perdido Pass jetties. They can be caught on live Gulf Shrimp or Fiddler crabs. The Sheepshead bonanza is red hot for about two weeks.
Most of the inshore fishing guides in Orange Beach fish directly under the Perdido Pass bridge at Alabama point. The water moves swiftly under the bridge on an incoming and outgoing tide causing the inshore fish like Sheepshead and Redfish to stage under the pilings. The depth of the water underneath the bridge is about 14 to 26 feet but quickly gets shallower as you move north or south of the bridge.