Enjoy great snapper fishing, but please dispose of waste properly
(OBA®) – Orange Beach, AL – As a reminder during red snapper fishing season, do not dump fish carcasses in our waterways. It is illegal and it is still a problem.
For all boaters, please dispose of unwanted bait and gutted fish well offshore, not in a marina or inland waterways. If the fish are gutted on land, put the fish waste in a double bag and dispose of it properly in a covered waste bin. Please keep our waterways clean!
The red snapper season for private anglers began on May 28. The season will consist of four-day weekends, from Friday to Monday, and will continue until the quota of private fishermen is reached.
June 1 was the first day of red snapper season for charter boats (for hire) in Alabama with federal reef fish licenses. It will be a 63-day season for 2021 that will end on August 3 at 12:01 a.m. local time.
Find more information on the City’s website:
Alabama opens its doors to red snapper fishing on May 28.
Disregard standby / inactivity zones only
With the busy summer season approaching, it is important that all boaters and those who navigate watercraft want to help keep everyone safe by knowing and following the No Wake / Idle-Speed rules, which cover Terry Cove, Cotton Bayou and Old River, among other places. For more information and maps visit