According to local charter captains, the waters off Perdido Key offer some of the best fishing along the Gulf Coast. Depending on the season, deep-sea excursions can yield catches of redfish, skipjack, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, speckled trout, red snapper, grouper, cobia, jack crevalle, triggerfish, and amberjack.
Night-time anglers will find speckled trout, redfish, and flounder in the back-bay areas such as Perdido Bay, Old River, Cotton Bayou, St. John’s Bayou, Terry Cove, and the Intracoastal Waterway. Night fishing is best in areas around piers and other spots where there’s artificial lighting.
Even fishing from the beach outside your vacation rental can be profitable, yielding catches of king mackerel, amberjack, cobia, flounder, bluefish, tarpon, and tuna.
For more about Perdido Key fishing, and to charter a boat, check out our list of Perdido Key fishing charters.