Fish Species Calendar

Our team of  experienced captains put together a very specific fish species calendar based on the Mobile Bay region.

Alabama Inshore Fishing near Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan, Dauphin Island and Weeks Bay is year round fishing fun. Some species of fish around Mobile Bay like speckled trout and redfish are always available. King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Jack Crevalle are seasonal fish and are only around during the warmer months of the year.

Our Tax dollars at work

Our friends at Alabama Marine Resources and CCA of Alabama have been working together to create more habitat for the fish species that we all love to target and they have created an interactive map that you can use to better understand where and how those reefs look underwater. Click here for a map.

Find the fish you want to target?

If you located the right fish species in the season you wish to fish then click here to contact us about booking a trip.

Alabama Inshore Fishing Fish Species Calendar

SpeciesJan.Feb.MarchAprilMayJuneJulyAug.Sept.Oct.Nov.Dec.
"Keeper" Speckled TroutExcellent*Good*Great*Great*Excellent*Excellent*Excellent*GoodFairGood*Excellent*Excellent*
"Trophy" Speckled TroutGreat*Good*Good*Great*ExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellent*FairFairExcellent*Great*
"Keeper" RedfishExcellent*Good*Great*Great*Excellent*Excellent*Excellent*Good*Good*Great*Great*Great*
"Bull" Redfish & Black DrumGreat*Good*Great*GreatGreat*Great*Excellent*Good*Great*Excellent*Excellent*Excellent*
FlounderPoor*Good*Great*Excellent*Excellent*Great*Great*Good*Good*Excellent*Excellent*Good*
Triple Tail a.k.a. BlackfishN/AN/AN/APoorGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentGreatGreatGoodN/A
SheepsheadGreatGreatExcellentExcellentGreatFairFairFairGoodGreatExcellentExcellent
White TroutGreat*Good*Good*Good*Great*Great*Excellent*Good*Great*Great*Great*Great*
Jack CrevalleN/AN/AN/APoorFair*Great*Excellent*Excellent*Excellent*Excellent*GoodN/A
King Mackerel & Spanish MackerelN/AN/AN/APoor*Good*Great*Excellent*Excellent*Great*Great*Fair*N/A

* denotes that artificial lures work well during this time

  • Excellent: Burn ALL vacation
  • Great: Call in sick
  • Good: They're biting
  • Fair: It can be tough
  • Poor: I don't recommend it
  • N/A: Not in our area

Cobia

We did not include cobia/ling in the calendar and we regret not including this tasty and fun to catch fish. We regret it but we will honor it by writing a paragraph about the species. Cobia are a pelagic species of fish. This means that nearly the entire species will migrate toward Florida during the winter months. As the weather warms in March and April we will begin to see cobia migrating from east to west along the beaches and by May they can be found throughout the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Cobia will hang out around floating debris, permanent structure, anchored ships and anything else in the water. During the months of August, September and October Cobia can be found in large numbers as they begin to migrate back toward Florida for winter months. Lock in your dates today for the fall cobia run, you wont be disappointed.