What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Orange Beach, Alabama for the first time?

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Frank Rudolph
Swansea, IL
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Went fishing with Fishin Magician Charters on Julio 14, 2020
Check with the fishing charter to see what fish you can expect to catch with the length of fishing tour you can afford. I was hoping to catch Red Snapper but was told that it wasn't realistic for a short 4 hour tour.

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Allan Angel
Rockford, IL
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Went fishing with Action Charter Service Inc. on Septiembre 10, 2019
The entire boat had numerous opportunities to catch fish. In fact, if your bait was in the water for over 4 minutes, then you missed an opportunity to hook a fish. The fish were aggressively feeding.

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Ruth Farel
St. Louis, MO
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Went fishing with Action Charter Service Inc. on Julio 25, 2019
I would recommend getting ample info about how much fishing time the charter offers and what the limit is for catching fish. (ie, If a 6 hour trip, how much of that time is spent fishing? Do they return after catching a certain number of fish?) How many species will the crew allow fishing for?

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Charles Sebastian
De Soto, MO
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Went fishing with Salt Style Guide Service on Julio 23, 2019
I thought we were going out to get what he had on his pictures but that is only out farther. No one explained this to me and the web site never said anything about it. Went off the pictures and was I mistaking. The boat and captain were awesome live them. Just was a lot of money for 2 cat fish

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Allen Wilkinson
United States
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Went fishing with Gulf Island Charters on Julio 23, 2019
Make sure your guide wants to target fish you are interested in....we had to catch catfish didnt catch a saltwater fish....my kids were bored and only enjoyed when a couple dolphins showed up...wasted alot of money

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Robert Moore
Robertsdale, Alabama
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Went fishing with Eagle Express Charters on Julio 21, 2019
Throw some cheap ponchos in your dry bag just in case. This time of year there are many pop-up showers that are hard to avoid. It makes it easier to fish through the showers if you have a little protection on.

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Leo Rozanek
St Louis, MO
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Went fishing with Eagle Express Charters on Julio 16, 2019
Capt. Doug was very aggressive on his locations. We tried at least 5 and caught fish at all 5 including a 7' Bull Shark. Let the Capt. and Mate do their jobs and enjoy. Get a big enough boat! Very impressed by their overall knowledge of what fish can be kept and/or released. Also the limits and sizes.

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Janet Schmaltz
McMinnville, TN
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Went fishing with Jus Cuz Fishing Charters on Mayo 3, 2019
I'd wait a little later - we had a fantastic trip and caught 6 fish we could keep - but if we came latter some of the fish we caught (Red Snapper) We could have caught - check with your captain on which fish are in season when you book your trip if you are not familar with it

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Wesley Verzwyvelt
Denham Springs, LA
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Went fishing with Cool Change Charters on Febrero 23, 2019
Go to deeper water where the weather is warm. Most big game fish maybe out of season but you'll get a good deal on a boat and a relaxed atmosphere. You also won't be competing with a lot of other boats.

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Matthew Troup
Houston, Texas
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Went fishing with Gulf Island Charters – Skiff on Agosto 22, 2020
The captain said fishing here hasn’t been great, so we were very pleased with the amount they caught.

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Matthew Myers
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Went fishing with Cool Change Inshore Fishing on Julio 24, 2020
Inshore fishing you’ll be targeting mostly black snapper in the summer. If the weather is calm you might go offshore for Spanish mackeral

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Ray Fisher
Greendale, IN
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Went fishing with Powers Fishing Charters on Julio 22, 2020
Hope for good weather Very high seas Windy Not in control of the weather Tropical depression in the area

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Jerod Hopper
Pinson, TN
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Went fishing with Still Flyin Charters on Julio 11, 2020
Show up ready to fish hard your entire trip and be prepared to have some good laughs and go home tired from reeling in the big ones.

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Wendy Capasso
Cypress, Texas
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Went fishing with Gulf Island Charters – Skiff on Junio 17, 2020
Only average because we didn't catch any fish but probably because we couldn't go out til later in the day! We had a blast just being on the boat and shrimping. The dolphins were amazing!

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Tom Edwards
Andover, MN
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Went fishing with Off The Hook Fishing Charters on Marzo 19, 2020
The weather is unpredictable in March so be prepared to be flexible with plans. Offshore fishing could turn into an inland excursion overnight, and the fish may or may not cooperate.

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Alan Jones
Madison, MS
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Went fishing with Fishin Magician Charters on Marzo 10, 2020
Read how people respond to bad reviews to help sort out professionals. Experience also beats a pretty boat!

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Teresa Mcdowell
Athens, TN
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Went fishing with Lost Bay Guide Service on Agosto 31, 2019
You have to book with Captain Bill. He was awesome and made our trip so much fun. We caught fish when the boats around us wasnt. Very knowledgeable.

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Bilky King
Wetumpka, AL
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Went fishing with Triple Trouble Fishing Charters on Agosto 5, 2019
The water is shallow for half day trip. You spend most of your fishing time getting to fishing spot.

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William Fulcher
Trussville, AL
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Went fishing with Hey Babe Charters – Orange Beach on Julio 27, 2019
Stay in Foley if you want to save money on hotels before Labor Day...rates were very high in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach

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Zachary Harrel
Fairview, OK
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Went fishing with Anthony's Fishing Charters – Orange Beach on Julio 25, 2019
Try a four hour inland trip for starters, try the more offshore targeted trip after you see how the first one goes

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Alysia Duncan
New Orleans, LA
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Went fishing with Action Charter Service Inc. on Julio 15, 2019
Bring sunscreen, plenty of water and snacks. Definitely do the 6 hour though if you want lots of catch to bring home.

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Rebecca Rainey
Albany, GA
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Went fishing with Contact Front Charters on Julio 15, 2019
Very hot in July. We took a morning charter, and it was probably better than the afternoon would have been.

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David Parsons
Birmingham, AL
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Went fishing with Contact Front Charters on Julio 8, 2019
I thought I was booking a deep sea trip not a inshore trip but did enjoy catching the nice Cobia but sure wished I could have caught to limit of speckled trout or any keepible fish

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Cornel Martin
Winder, GA
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Went fishing with Cool Change Charters on Julio 6, 2019
Level of experience doesn't matter. In our case the Captain and deckhand were very helpful. We brought only beverages and snacks. They handled the rest.

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Howell Foster
Little Rock, Arkansas
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Went fishing with Emerald “C” Fishing Charters on Junio 24, 2019
The fishing was slow but some of that was weather related. I have fished the area before; Its a good time!

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Christian Roach
Orange Beach, AL
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Went fishing with Action Charter Service Inc. on Julio 3, 2019
Yes. Captain was persistent about helping us catch fish by finding quality spots for a very crowded ocean.

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Shannon Cummings
Lucedale, MS
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Went fishing with Action Charter Service Inc. on Julio 2, 2019
If it is your first time fishing off of a boat I recommend the four-hour trip with action charter services. It is great for all ages and a family friendly activity.

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Jerry Shew
United States
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Went fishing with Action Charter Service Inc. on Julio 2, 2019
We took a 6 hour trip with Action Charters. It's one of the party boats in the area, so that would be an economical start for beginners and fun for experienced fishermen.

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Leighann Hipps
Nashville, TN
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Went fishing with Sure Shot Fishing Charters on Junio 19, 2019
Red snapper was hitting in every spot we went to. The tunas and mackerel seem to be every where also!

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Tania Hoehn
Ste. Genevieve, MO
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Went fishing with Water Dog Charters on Junio 26, 2019
Bring motion sickness medication if you don't live on the ocean you will need it. Do your research and pick the trip you need then pick the next one that is longer because time goes so fast.