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Fishing Charters in Orange Beach AL

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Fishing Charters in Orange Beach AL Offering the Following:

Cool Change Fishing Charters in Orange Beach AL and Captain Joe Nash offer a variety of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach fishing charters, both deep sea and inshore. The 46ft Cool Change was custom built for charter fishing and holds up to 17 passengers, or 15 people fishing comfortably! Bring the whole gang, and let’s go fishing!

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4 hours, 1-6 people $800, For 7 or more, $50 each additional person.

4 hours spent trolling nearshore for a variety of fish. Depending on season, usually King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonita, Jack Cravelle, Bull Red-fish and Bluefish.

Bottom Fishing Trips
5 hours, up to 10 people, starting at $1,100 , 6 hours $1,450 (most popular), 10 hours $2,300, 12 hours $2,600.

Depending on the length of your fishing trip, you will have the opportunity to catch all varieties of snapper, trigger-fish, amberjacks and grouper.

Offshore Fishing Trips
Call for rates.

12 plus hours of much-needed time to wrangle in what’s on the line. While big game trolling, you’ll be fishing for Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo, and Marlin. These trips offer some exciting Orange Beach Fishing Charters. Bring your cameras!

Starting at $1,100family fishing packages Orange Beach

4 Hour Inshore Trip | 1-2 people $350 | $50 for each additional person over 2.

Red Snapper Season

Starts June 1st (may change)

5 Hour (Afternoons Only) $1,250

6 Hour $1,450

10 Hour $2,600


A Few Notes

  • Make sure to call for 2015 Fishing Specials!
  • Fishing Licenses are provided for everyone on board for both Alabama and Florida waters.family snapper fishing orange beach
  • $500 Deposit required for all trips
  • Green Egg Grill available for all grilling needs

Reel in Action and Thrills. Call Today!

Captain Joe Nash has piloted 4,000+ charter fishing trips over the last 26 years. Your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities. Our custom fishing charter boat can accommodate up to 17 people, and we can customize your trip to suit your specific needs. If you have questions about our prices, want to learn about our specials, or are ready to book your fishing trip, contact Captain Joe directly at P: (251) 974-5615
C: (251) 979-1812


Fishing for Snapper in Orange Beach

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There is so many species of snapper fish in Orange Beach. When fishing in Orange Beach and catching a private fishing charter in Orange Beach you might want to know your different species of snapper fish. Here is a few common ones:

Most Common Snapper Fish in Orange Beach is the Red Snapper

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OTHER NAMES: North American, Red Snapper, Genuine Red, Snapper, Pargo Colorado
RANGE: A temperate fish rather than tropical, the Red Snapper is rare in South Florida, although caught occasionally. It is standard bottom-fishing fare, however, offshore of the Atlantic Coast from about the center of the Peninsula northward, and in deep waters of the northern Gulf.
HABITAT: Along the Panhandle, Red Snappers are sometimes found in fairly shallow water off the beaches, and even in deep holes of the larger bays. Off the Peninsular Gulf Coast, however, few Red Snappers are found close enough to shore to merit a one-day effort; most offshore Snappers along that part of the coast are Grays.
DESCRIPTION: Overall rosy red. Canine teeth less prominent than those of most other Snappers. Red eye. Anal fin is triangular. The Caribbean Red Snapper, Lutjanus purpureus, is very similar in appearance and is found in the northwest and central Caribbean.
SIZE: Common from a pound or so to about 6 or 8 pounds. Usual maximum is about 20 pounds, although the Red Snapper can rarely run as high as 30 or 40 pounds. World record 50 pounds, 4 ounces; Florida record 46 pounds, 8 ounces.
FOOD VALUE: Excellent at all sizes.
GAME QUALITIES: A hard-fighting fish that uses strong, head-shaking tactics rather than long runs.
TACKLE AND BAITS: Some Red Snapper spots in fairly shallow water, say up to 50 or 60 feet, permit the use of light ocean tackle, or even heavy spinning and baitcasting tackle. Much Snapper fishing, however-trips from Panhandle ports requires deep drops in strong currents. This means that only very heavy rods and strong lines of 50- or 80-pound test can handle the heavy weights needed to do the job. As for baits, dead Cigar Minnows, Pilchards or cut fish and squid do well at times, although in heavily fished spots (which most are these days) it will probably be necessary to use live small baitfish to coax bites from Snappers of decent size.
FISHING SYSTEMS: Casting; Drifting; Still Fishing.

Another species of Snapper in Orange Beach is Black Snapper or Commonly called Gray Snapper

Black Snapper in Orange Beach

OTHER NAMES: Mangrove Snapper, Black Snapper, Mango, Caballerote
RANGE: All Florida, the Bahamas and Caribbean.
HABITAT: Juveniles are seasonally
present in nearly all shallow waters and coastal estuaries of Florida, and are
plentiful throughout the year in the
southern half of Florida, the Caribbean and the Bahamas. Upon reaching a size of 10 or 12 inches, nearly all Gray Snapper switch their homes to deeper waters and are fished mostly over coral reefs,
artificial reefs, wrecks and Gulf ledges, although big ones can also be caught in deep channels and passes along the coast. In the Panhandle, the bigger fish of deep water are called Black Snapper.
DESCRIPTION: Gray or greenish above and light on the underside, usually with an overall reddish hue that can range from coppery to bright brick red. Obvious black line runs from the snout through the eye to just below the dorsal fin. This line darkens when the fish feeds or gets excited.
SIZE: Few surpass 1 foot inshore, but Grays can average 2-6 pounds in deep water, and reach perhaps 20 pounds or more. World and Florida records 17 pounds.
FOOD VALUE: Excellent up to a pound or so. Large ones are stronger in taste but still very good.
GAME QUALITIES: The little fellows can be easy to catch on dead shrimp or cut bait, but as they grow they become more difficult to fool. It’s generally necessary to trim down the size of hooks, leaders and terminal tackle. When hooked, Gray Snappers make strong runs, then wage a bulldogging battle all the way to boatside.
TACKLE AND BAITS: Inshore spinning and light baitcasting rigs are best and should be baited with live shrimp, live minnows, fiddler crabs, cut shrimp, cut squid or cut baitfish. Many inshore Grays are also caught on lures, along mangrove shorelines or around snags. Surface plugs and popping flies often catch Grays, as do jigs and small shrimp flies or streamers. Offshore, heavier spinning and baitcasting tackle, and light ocean tackle, are called for. Best baits are live small fish, such as Pilchards and Sardines, live shrimp, cut squid, cut crab and cut fish.
FISHING SYSTEMS: Casting; Drifting; Still Fishing.

Fishing Charters Orange Beach AL

Breaking News: Just confirmed that the Gulf State Fisheries Directors and the Department of Commerce have agreed to extend the federal Red Snapper Recreational season through Labor Day.

The official announcement is expected later today. This does not affect fishing charters in Orange Beach as we have our own commercial regulations.

The extension will allow recreational Red Snapper fishing on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through September 4th, Labor Day.

It could take effect as early as this weekend and would include July 3 and 4.