What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Gulf Shores, Alabama for the first time?

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Allan Lydon
Atlanta, GA
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Went fishing with Off The Hook Charters – Miss Jaqlin on Junio 18, 2022
Red Snapper is the target fish in June off Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan. The season usually starts the beginning of June and generally lasts through August (but check the season first!). June weekend Snapper trips are in high demand, so book charters early (3-6 months in advance). Be SURE the boat you charter is Federally licensed or you will be stuck fishing within 9 miles of shore, which is over fished and not where you will find snapper of any size. I also recommend an early morning 6 hour trip (2 hours out, fish for 2 hours, 2 hours back) - the seas are generally calmer in the morning. If you can also snag a morning trip with the full moon, all the better. If you as a recreational boat (private or your friends boat), you are not required to have a Federal license, but I would recommend you buy saltwater fishing licenses. We used frozen herring easily bought at a bait shop. Live bait (cigar minnows are premium bait) As always, the hard part is knowing where to go - big ocean with lots of artificial reefs in the 15-20 mile range of shore, but if you don't know any numbers, you are fishing blind over a sandy bottom.

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Tyson Schumer
Eldorado, IL
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Went fishing with Another Fish Charters – Gulf Shores on Junio 7, 2022
Take plenty to drink, protection from the sun, and be open minded, because the captain knows what he is doing and trying his best to give you a great fishing experience. Remember when fishin,g it is a roll of the dice if the fish will bite or not.

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Brian Dearing
Hazel Dell, IL
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Went fishing with Capt. Lynn's – Gulf Shores on Junio 6, 2022
Figure out what you want to target. Get the charter going after that species …… and let the Captains take over. Both my charters this week got right on the fish we were going after and got our limits.

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Robert Bartsch
Robertsdale, Alabama
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Went fishing with NiCole Fishing Charters – Jus Chillin on Julio 23, 2021
We booked two trips. The first was cancelled by the Captain for bad weather. The weather was great but the Captain was a complete jerk. I have saved all of the nasty emails with this captain. Unfortunately, there is no way to leave a warning "review" for other anglers to avoid this situation on FishingBooker. The other trip was fantastic and we caught our limit in two hours. We left this captain a glowing review on FishBooker. Would I use Fishbooker again knowing that poor reviews from cancelations? No.

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Mack Hall
Loxley, Alabama
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Went fishing with Nauti Fish Co – Gulf Shores on Mayo 30, 2020
First would be book Capt Brad, Nauti Fish Co. I would recommend checking what fish are in season. I also would recommend looking into state waters vs federal waters. I messed up and looked at seasons wrong or something i also was totally ignorant to all the regulations on state waters and federal waters. Brad thoroughly explained all this but i wish i had known all this before planning a vacation. I most likely would have came a week later or maybe even 6 weeks later.

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Mindy Cornwell
Chicago, IL
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Went fishing with Capt. Lynn's – Gulf Shores on Agosto 3, 2020
We were hoping to bring back some fish to freeze. We caught all red snapper which you are not allowed to keep because it is out of season for it. We only caught one fish to keep. Not our guides fault by any means but it was a huge disappointment.

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Nancy Chapman
Idabel, OK
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Went fishing with Sunrise Charters - Fort Morgan on Junio 22, 2019
Do not eat a big meal before you go & dont be drinking the night before if you expect to be able to stay the whole time my husband & son eat a honey bun & I eat a half of a brownie & be sure to take dramamine the night before & the day of ur trip...

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John Brooks
Marshfield, MO
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Went fishing with Sunrise Charters - Fort Morgan on Mayo 13, 2019
If your wife wants to take all the kids to the beach. Agree, under the condition that you get to charter a fishing trip. Gulf Shores is very family friendly and renting a condo with a family friend or sibling is a great way to go.

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Tim Biswell
Oklahoma City, OK
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Went fishing with Ricochet Charters on Junio 1, 2022
If you come to Gulf Shores to fish try booking with ricochet charters! They will make sure you have a great time!

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Matt Tolle
Belle Chasse, Louisiana
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Went fishing with Gulf Coast Charters on Junio 21, 2022
Great fishing, even though it was a hundred degrees which no body can control that

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Eric Vechera
Goshen, IN
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Went fishing with Stressed Out Charters on Abril 4, 2022
Dress for the weather. Waters may be rough so if you're prone to getting sick, take something prior.

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Jason Coker
Clinton, MS
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Went fishing with Gulf Coast Charters on Marzo 17, 2022
Between the six of us, we caught 15 Sheepshead at the bridge in the middle of March. They were fun to fight and tasted great grilled and fried.

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Michael Abston
Mobile, AL
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Went fishing with Bama Slam Inshore Adventures, LLC on Diciembre 27, 2021
Make sure you check the weather and check with someone with experience who knows when the fish ? comes in because the weather will trick them into staying out…

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Tammy Chance
Foley, Alabama
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Went fishing with Ricochet Charters on Agosto 2, 2021
Don't wait! Book a charter! We had a blast as first timers and plan to do it again. Look up Richochet Charter with Captain Jay Andrews.

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Garry Slaughter
Mount Washington, KY
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Went fishing with Ricochet Charters on Julio 25, 2021
Enjoy the sights and appreciate the memories you will make together..ain't all about the big fish but they are fun to catch..

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Zack Nichols
Cedartown, GA
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Went fishing with Stressed Out Charters on Julio 14, 2021
Get a Charter that has a good rating with good equipment and that has success catching the fish you want to go after.

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Michael Cowperthwait
Madison, AL
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Went fishing with Nauti Fish Co – Gulf Shores on Julio 14, 2021
Be open and transparent with the crew about it—I let my crew know ahead of time that my 3 sons had never been offshore fishing before and they handled them expertly and with patience.

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Star Brooks
Tahlequah, OK
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Went fishing with Stressed Out Charters on Mayo 16, 2022
As soon as you know you are heading to Gulf Shores, book with Stressed Out Charters.

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Anthony Paveglio
Sterling Heights, MI
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Went fishing with Stressed Out Charters on Marzo 17, 2022
Go with these great guys Captain Scott and Tim. You’ll get fish and have a great time.

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Bob Holder
St. Louis, MO
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Went fishing with Stressed Out Charters on Marzo 13, 2022
This is a great way to todo it. Although not every trip on your own will be as productive.

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Troy Green
Etterville, MO
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Went fishing with Stressed Out Charters on Noviembre 10, 2021
Check to see what fish are biting when you book. We caught a mess of White Trout on Nov. 10

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Robbie Barnes
Frankfort, KY
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Went fishing with Hookmaster Charters on Octubre 12, 2021
Bring lots of sunblock and wear SPF clothing the sun is very strong for this time of year.

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Jennifer Williams
Nixa, MO
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Went fishing with Alabama Girl Fishing – Gulf Shores on Agosto 12, 2021
We were first time fishermen. This was an awesome adventure. I recommend trying it everyone.

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Cory Garrison
Rowlett, TX
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Went fishing with Gulf Coast Charters on Julio 23, 2021
Find a great Captain like we did. Conditions change and they know everything about these waters.

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Joey Phillips
Manchester, TN
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Went fishing with Off The Hook Charters – Miss Jaqlin on Julio 7, 2021
Yes Off The Hook Charter did a great job putting us on fish during our trip in the Gulf in July.

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Dustin Alsey
Lanesville, IN
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Went fishing with Lost Bay Guide Service on Julio 18, 2020
The Snapper were smaller than they would have been a month earlier, but thy were biting. Great experience overall.

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Anthony Arevalo
Gulf Shores, AL
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Went fishing with Bama Slam Inshore Adventures, LLC on Julio 20, 2020
Summer fishing anywhere can be a grind but with such beautiful water and scenery it makes it tolerable.

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Chris Auston
Winder, Georgia
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Went fishing with Capt. Lynn's – Gulf Shores on Julio 5, 2020
Be prepared for some rough water. Summertime storms can pop up quickly. Expect to get wet. Pay attention to directions from the captain and the fish are a lot stronger than you might think.

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John Eivins
Panora, IA
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Went fishing with Another Fish Charters – Gulf Shores on Julio 26, 2019
Find your own charter by word of mouth. Most people in the area know the charters and will recommend someone that will actually take you out to catch some fish.

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Lee Frederick
Orange Beach, AL
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Went fishing with Sunrise Charters - Fort Morgan on Julio 7, 2019
Take the dramamine. It was calm out there but we still bumped up and down a good bit. Dramamine is your friend