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Perdido Beach

Perdido Beach is a town located on Alabama’s Gulf coast, on the northern shore of Perdido Bay. A one time pirate rendezvous point, centuries old Spanish coins have been found here, along with historic weaponry and various trinkets of the era. Fast forward a bit, and development in the area as it is known today began in 1901. The area is comprised primarily of residential land, with several waterfront resorts as well in nearby Orange Beach.

The town’s location and access to the Gulf mean that the beach and water play an integral role in the Perdido Beach lifestyle. With moderate winters and warm summers, the area is a renowned tourist destination. The fishing in this area is also an appealing draw, with the ability to fish the bay for some of the most sought after inshore species, or heading out to the Gulf to battle with offshore brutes.

Perdido Beach Inshore Fishing

Be mindful of where you are fishing, as you may end up in Florida waters, requiring a different fishing license. Perdido Bay fishing can be very exciting, as the brackish water further north means you have a chance at largemouth bass along with other popular inshore Gulf species such as speckled trout, flounder, and redfish in the same outing.

Those looking to catch bigger redfish are better suited using cut bait in the lower bay, while anglers looking to catch a largemouth will typically fish artificials in the upper bay. Redfish are a strong stubborn fish, and the recommended tackle depends on where you are fishing for them. On open flats, light tackle fishing for reds is a blast. Even smaller specimens will have the drag ticking on a burst of energy. Fishing for larger reds near structure calls for heavier tackle in order to help the angler keep the fish away from dock and bridge pilings or rocks.

Speckled trout are targeted for their abundance and aggressive nature. Though they do not grow as large as redfish and don’t put up the same stubborn fight, they are very willing to slam artificials. Suspending twitchbaits are at the top of many speckled trout anglers’ list. Trout are also good eating, so check the latest regulations before you go out and get the cooler ready.

Speaking of food quality, the flounder is another local favorite. Flounder are a flatfish, meaning their eyes are on one side of their body, and their mouths open side to side instead of up and down. The flounder uses these unique physical characteristics to its advantage, lying in wait for a meal to float by. Anglers typically use artificial shrimp on a jighead bounced near the bottom to draw a strike.

Perdido Beach Offshore Fishing

Anglers looking to head out into the Gulf have a larger variety of species to target, and larger fish. How far off the coast you’ll end up depends on what you are fishing for. The nearshore reefs offer bottom fishing for snapper, grouper, and triggerfish. All three are delicious, but again, check up on the latest regulations before getting ready for a fresh seafood dinner.

Grouper can be tricky, as they lurk in holes and structure. It is important to start reeling up your grouper as soon as it strikes to avoid letting it return to its hiding spot, tangling or breaking your line. Grouper are strong, however they are not built for speed. Heavier tackle is recommended to help you crank the grouper to the boat.

In deeper waters, anglers can encounter amberjack. A mature amberjack is typically 50-80 pounds, however they can grow to be over 100 pounds. Their strong and stubborn fighting style has earned them the nickname “reef donkey.” An amberjack of this size is a true test of both tackle and physical endurance, so be prepared for some sore arms after a day of amberjack fishing.

Anglers prepared for a full day trip will cruise about 70 miles off the coast for pelagic species such as tuna, mahi, and wahoo. Yellowfin are the most sought after tuna species in these waters, and for good reason. They have incredible food quality, known for yielding some of the best sushi. If cooked, steaks about 1” thick should be lightly seared on each side at the most. The light flavor and texture is often compared to filet mignon.

Wahoo are among the fastest fish in the gulf, and are also great eating. They are typically caught trolling with diving lures or specially designed wahoo lures in about 150-400 feet of water. They have a mouth full of razor sharp teeth, so a cable leader is typically recommended, although a 250+ pound monofilament leader can get the job done as well.

Booking a Perdido Beach Fishing Charter

Whether you want to fish the calmer inland bay or head out to the Gulf for some pelagic action, Perdido Beach is a great place to start your trip. Search Perdido Beach fishing charters, and reserve your trip online with a deposit, only on FishAnywhere.com!