Anglers Guide: Bring your tackle because you are sure to catch a big one at these fishing spots!
If you’re a fishing fanatic like me, you’re always on the lookout for the best fishing holes in any given area. Hands-down, the Gulf Coast boasts some of the best fishing opportunities in the South. I take a personal fishing trip through Gulf Shores and Orange Beach almost every season, and I know just where to go for the big catch. Really, the whole of the region is premier fishing territory. Among the thirty-two miles of beach, there are ample opportunities for shore fishing. And the endless stretch of the Gulf of Mexico provides the perfect venue for deep sea fishing. Still, if you’re looking for details on specific sites for inshore and nearshore fishing, keep reading. I’ve got it all listed out for you.
Alabama Gulf State Park Pier
Spanning 1,540 feet long and 2,448 feet wide, The Alabama Gulf State Park Pier is the second largest pier on the Gulf of Mexico. This expansive pier is a good spot for sizable whiting, bluefish jacks and ladyfish among others.
This shallow body of brackish water spans ten miles and features overflow from freshwater Lake Shelby and salt water from the Gulf. Redfish and a variety of other species await anglers here.
Inshore fishing hotspot, Mobile Bay is home to several species of flounder. Black drum and the unusual sheepshead fish are other residents of the Mobile Bay.
Less than 3 miles away from Orange Beach, Wolf Bay is frequented by fishermen for its impressive largemouth bass.
A good place to find Spanish and king mackerel along with speckled trout, Perdido Bay is one promising fishing site along the Perdido Key stretch.
Terry Cove is a bay about a mile outside of Orange Beach. Frequent catches include several bass varieties, crappies and catfish.