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  • Charters From 1 To 6 Hours Long

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ORANGE BEACH & GULF SHORES INSHORE FISHING 

Fins and Family Fishing's Gulf Shores and Orange Beach inshore fishing charters feature great saltwater fishing action in calm, protected waters. Inshore fishing is good for most ages and skill levels and there is no better way to introduce new anglers to saltwater fishing than an inshore fishing charter. Our private, family friendly inshore fishing charters are offered year round and feature rates to fit most any budget. Our exciting Orange Beach & Gulf Shores Inshore Fishing Charters feature private, family friendly saltwater fishing in the calm, protected waters of of nearby bays, bayous, and coves. Action packed and always fun, our inshore fishing charters are offered from one to six hours year round.

Inshore fishing charters offer the opportunity to catch awesome saltwater fish such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, White Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Flounder, Pompano, Spanish Mackerel, Black Snapper & more. Inshore fishing is done with a light tackle approach since many inshore fish species are small. But make no mistake there are some big ones at times inshore as well. While it does not happen every day it is still possible to catch species that can weigh as much as forty pounds on inshore trips.

When inshore fishing in the spring we often focus our fishing efforts on Sheepshead, Redfish, Pompano, Black Drum, and Sea Trout returning to the bays from their winter homes in tidal creeks and rivers. Our Summer season features the greatest variety of fish species that we have for the year and we frequently target Speckled and White Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Black Snapper, Flounder, and more. In winter our species are somewhat limited but do include some of our favorites such as Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and Redfish. We fish for them near Perdido Pass and in small bays, canals, and up the tidal creeks and rivers where they reside until spring. We often fish styles such as casting live baits or jigs under popping floats, casting artificial scent baits to the bottom, drifting live and dead baits, casting artificial lures and plugs, and free lining live baits. We use these techniques to fish over open water oyster beds, along salt marsh grasses, near bridges and passes, on edges of sand bars and channels, near docks, along jetties, and more. Live shrimp is one of our favorite inshore bait choices but we will also use live Croakers, Bull Minnows, Shad, and more. 

Inshore fishing charters in spring, summer, and fall are great for those who prefer catching to fishing. Numerous fish species and easy to execute fishing techniques help us turn inshore fishing charters into inshore catching charters. While not all of the fish we catch are what we are targeting, warm water species such as White Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Black Snapper, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, and Black Drum top our list of preferred species. In addition to our targeted species we often catch numerous other fish such as Croakers, Ladyfish, Catfish, Pigfish, Rays, Lizardfish, and more. While our seasoned saltwater anglers often prefer not to catch bi-catch species, these additional species are good to help young and inexperienced anglers learn our ways as they bite early and often.

 

The majority of Fins and Family Fishing's Gulf Shores and Orange Beach inshore fishing charters feature our awesome 25 foot 2019 Sea Hunt BX25BR. She is loaded with features which include an enclosed toilet, ample padded seating, front and rear casting decks, twin 10 foot Power Poles, and state of the art trolling motor. She is topless for ease of casting and is powered by a Yamaha 300 on a jack plate and she will comfortably take us to the areas that we like to fish. We also inshore fish from our awesome 30 foot Sea Fox. She is loaded with features which include an enclosed toilet, ample padded seating, hard top with cooling misters, and state of the art 7 foot trolling motor. She is powered by a pair of Yamaha 150's that can quickly and efficiently take us to the fish. 

Four Hour Inshore Fishing Charters are our most popular inshore fishing time frame and are generally best for adults and families with kids ten and older. Summer and fall four hour inshore fishing charters are featured almost exclusively in the mornings with our typical departure time being about 45 minutes before official sunrise. We choose the early time frame for this length trip because it is cooler, the fish often bite the best very early each day, and it benefits us to be one of the first boats on the water so we get our choice of fishing locations. Which fish species we fish for and how we pursue them is impacted by the recent bite, the number of anglers in the group, the tides, wind, weather, and the overall fishing experience of our guests. Our four hour Orange Beach inshore fishing charter groups often fish for Redfish, Sea Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Black Snapper, Flounder, and Black Drum. Our winter and spring four hour trips are taken in the morning, mid day, and afternoon and the timing is more focused on tides and weather than on temperatures. Similar to our summer and fall fishing, the group size and experience level greatly impacts what we suggest we fish for. Spring fishing charters often focus on the opportunity to catch edible species such as saltwater fish such as Redfish, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Sea Trout, Pompano, and the occasional Flounder. 

Three Hour Inshore Fishing Charters are offered during the day and afternoon during the summer and fall months and are recommended for adults and families with kids eight years old and older. Three hour inshore fishing charters are long enough for us to be able to pursue fish to keep while staying short enough not to consume most of the day. The fish species we fish for and how we pursue them is greatly impacted by the recent bite, the ages and number of anglers in the group, the tides, wind, weather, and the overall fishing experience of our guests. Our three hour Gulf Shores and Orange Beach inshore fishing charter groups often fish for Redfish, Sea Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, Black Snapper, Flounder, Black Drum, & Bluefish. In winter and spring our three hour trips are offered throughout the day and the timing is more focused on the tides, wind, and anticipated precipitation than on air and water temperatures. Similar to our summer and fall fishing, the group size and experience level greatly impacts what we suggest we fish for in the cooler months. Spring fishing charters often focus on the opportunity to catch species such as saltwater fish such as Redfish, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and Speckled Trout.

One and Two Hour Inshore Fishing Matinee Special Charters are all about having fun on the water. Our laid back matinee charters were designed specifically to cater to families with younger kids who have little to no saltwater fishing experience. Brief, exciting, and fun, our inshore fishing matinee trips are taken in calm, protected waters only. Our One Hour Inshore Fishing Matinee Special is recommended for families with kids from about 4 years age. Two Hour Inshore Fishing Matinee Charters are considered best for kids age 6 and up. While we do fish in areas where we often catch highly sought after species such as Redfish, Black Drum, and Sea Trout, due to the time of day and the lack of experience of our anglers we try to just focus on having fun catching anything that will bite. Our matinee groups most commonly catch small, more abundant species such as Croakers, Pigfish, Catfish, and Lizardfish but you can never rule out a nice, trout, drum, or Redfish. Since the focus of our Inshore Fishing Matinee Specials are families having lots of success by catching anything that bites these trips are highly recommended to be only catch and release. In the event harvesting fish is a goal for your group, legal species can be kept with an additional $25 fish cleaning fee applying to any number of kept fish.

Gulf Shores Inshore Fishing
Orange Beach Inshore Fishing Charters

INSHORE FISHING

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​​​1 HOUR INSHORE FISHING FAMILY MATINEE SPECIAL 
2 Adults + 2 Children  $200

2 HOUR INSHORE FISHING FAMILY MATINEE SPECIAL
2 Adults + 2 Children  $300

 

3 HOUR INSHORE FISHING

CHARTER

1-2 Persons $400

Additional Persons $50 each

4 HOUR INSHORE FISHING

CHARTER

1-2 Persons $500

Additional Persons $50 each

5 HOUR INSHORE FISHING

CHARTER

1-2 Persons $600

Additional Persons $50 each

6 HOUR INSHORE FISHING

CHARTER

1-2 Persons $700

​Additional Persons $50 each

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