Offshore Fish Species

Charter Fishing in Foley AL

Fishing offshore, you’re bound to catch a variety of fish, which include:

Snapper (Red, Vermillion, White, and Mangrove) have a large, sloping profile, a spiny dorsal fin and compressed body. Prized for their delicious taste, these fish are also popular in tropical salt water aquariums.

Gray Trigger Fish are unmistakable with their silvery scales and compressed bodies, and have unique fins as well. These fish are great for eating.. Many customers prefer to eat Gray Trigger Fish over Red Snapper.

Cobia are a longer, dark grey fish with a flattened head. Often called Ling it is a highly desirable fish thanks to a firm texture and excellent flavor.

Grouper are a very diverse species (Gag, Scamp, Red, Snowy and Yellow Fin are common in the Gulf). Known for their stout bodies and large mouths, these fish make a fine meal.

King Mackerel are a migratory species, valued for their flavor and texture. Silvery blue in color, they are known to grow in upwards of 90lbs.

Amberjack are mainly sought after as a game fish, noted as vicious sea predators and difficult to wrangle. They have earned the nickname “Sea Donkey”. Reeling in this fish will be a tale you can tell for years to come.

Dorado (Mahi Mahi) can be an impressive catch as well, weighing up to 80lbs, but noted for their strength and beauty. Pull one in and you’re sure to be rewarded for your effort with a great meal or two.

Blue or White Marlin are perhaps the most widely loved fish to eat around the world. Catching one in the gulf, you can consider yourself lucky, since these massive fish (up to 1200lbs!) can swim at speeds of nearly 50mph.

Wahoo is regarded a gourmet fish by man, and can be identified by the silvery scales and blue lines on their bodies. Watch out for their razor sharp teeth.

Black or Yellow Fin Tuna are perhaps the most widely loved fish to eat around the world. Catching one in the gulf, you can consider yourself lucky, since these massive fish (up to 250lbs!) can swim at speeds of nearly 50mph.