A Fall Beach Vacation is a Good Time for Fishing

Well, it’s official: the autumnal equinox has come and gone and fall has arrived. I absolutely love this time of year, with the change in weather, the lead-up to Halloween and the holidays…but best of all is my fall beach vacation in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach coming up in a couple weeks.

I’m expecting great weather—warm, but not hot. Perfectly comfortable for outdoor adventures. And there’s one particular outdoor activity I’m really looking forward to: fishing. I’ve been thinking of all the ways I could engage in some Gulf Coast fishing. One good place to start is Brett/Robinson’s fishing package. This vacation package gives you a couple fishing trip options—a 6-hour or 4-hour fishing trip with Reel Surprise Charters—and includes a fishing license, fishing tackle, and bait.

But of course the area fishing charter options don’t end there. Choose from inshore or offshore fishing trips, as short as 4 hours or as long as overnight, and as few as one or two passengers or as many as 60 or more.

And I definitely see a fishing charter in my near future, but there’s another method of fishing that I’ve been missing the last couple of years: just me, my fishing pole (and some bait, of course), and the Gulf. The Gulf State Park Pier is a nice option—it’s the longest pier on the Gulf of Mexico and accommodates 2,448 feet of fishing space. But my favorite way to fish might just be the simplest—off the beach. Simple and relaxing.

Bring on the fall fishing.