What’s in Season
As we mentioned earlier, a local favorite to catch is Red Snapper. They are not only fun to catch, but also delicious to eat! Because Red Snapper is so popular, there are strict regulations on how many each vessel can keep, how long the fish need to be in order to keep them, etc. These regulations allow us to continue to fish Red Snapper year after year! For updates on this year’s regulations, visit The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to stay in the loop.
Grouper is another local favorite. Because of how big grouper can get, they are typically a pretty strong fish. This means they put up a good fight! Grouper season is year-round, and your angler will know the up-to-date information on size and catch limits.
The fish named above, Snapper and Grouper, are found offshore meaning they like pretty deep water. If you are looking for some inshore fun, you can expect to catch Flounder, Black Drum, Red Drum, and Sheepshead. Though all of those fish are great to catch, we would have to say Flounder is the one to look forward to. Flounder are bottom feeders, this means that one side of them is completely flat, allowing them to sit on the bottom of the water. They make for a delicious meal and some fun pictures due to their odd shape.
Trusted Fishing Charters
You don’t have to be an experienced angler to catch any of these fish, however, having one at your side to step in just in case you hook a massive fish is always a plus! We have listed our favorite fishing charters in Coastal Alabama below! Each one offers an incredible experience that you and your family will love!
After booking your fishing charter make sure to get the proper fishing license. All anglers over 16 are required to have a valid Alabama saltwater fishing license. Check out The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for more information on how to acquire your license.