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Old River

Baldwin County, Alabama.

Old River ends in Orange Beach, Alabama.

3 feet (1 meters)

2857160.98 miles (4598156.30 sq kilometers)

About The Old River

Old River is a Bay located in Baldwin County, AL. Starting in the Old River has a total surface area of 1775357.3 miles. The Old River has an elevation of 3 feet. Find maps, fishing guides and recreation info at Guidesly. 

 

About Old River, AL

Old River is a bay that can be found approximately 4.6 miles from Orange Beach. Situated in Baldwin County near Caswell in Alabama, Old River sits close to Perdido Key State Park and southwest of Gulf Beach Heights. Other bodies of water are also within the proximity of Orange Beach such as Goat Bayou, Bellville Bay, and Bayou Saint John. In fact, Russell Bayou in Myrtle Grove and Old River by Gulf Shores are also close by. 

Alabama is home to some of the highest aquatic biodiversity in all of North America. The state ranks first in freshwater fish abundance with a recorded number of 317 species. With its geological and geographical advantage, this state is located at what anglers would refer to as the sweet spot since it holds most of the fish species abundantly.

Old River Fishing Description

All About Fishing in Old River, AL

Anglers who have fished in this bay would know that the most common species are the black drum, red drum, and the Florida pompano species. To get a good catch, using live bait would be recommended in Old River bay. It would be best to keep in mind that shrimp, bull minnows, and fiddler crabs are three of the commonly used baits.

Offshore and inshore fishing can be done in the Old River. Hundreds of docks are lit for anglers who want to fish after sunset. The non-shortage of flounder, speckled trout, sheepshead, redfish, and jack crevalle would be evident inshore. As for offshore fishing, the Gulf shores of Alabama would be the best spot for this activity. Tons of triggerfish, snowy grouper, red grouper, mangrove snapper, black snapper, and amberjack species can be found offshore.

Old River Seasonal & Other Description

Fishing Seasonality

Although anglers can find snappers, sea trout, groupers, red drum, and spadefish all year round, some other species such as pompano, Spanish mackerel, and bluefish are best found in the month of March. 

In Alabama, the federal recreational fishing season for charter vessels and head boats lasts for about two months, starting on June 1 and ending on August 3. On the other hand, private anglers can enjoy their fishing in the Alabama state waters and federal waters in May. The recorded optimum time duration to fish in the bay would be from 3:10 AM to 5:10 AM, preferably on a Wednesday. Alternatively, you could still catch well from 9:43 up until 11:43 AM, suggestively on a Friday, since this is the second peak time. Try to avoid scheduling your fish trips from Sunday to Tuesday as the recorded number of catches during these days is not exactly pleasing.

An important thing to know would be that it rains frequently during the summer months in the area. It would therefore be wise to carry a light waterproof jacket along if you’re planning your trip in this season. It is worth mentioning that anglers should consider checking on the weather to know if their scheduled fishing trip would be friendly to their safety. 

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Temperature and Optimal Seasons

Fishing Seasonality

Although anglers can find snappers, sea trout, groupers, red drum, and spadefish all year round, some other species such as pompano, Spanish mackerel, and bluefish are best found in the month of March. 

In Alabama, the federal recreational fishing season for charter vessels and head boats lasts for about two months, starting on June 1 and ending on August 3. On the other hand, private anglers can enjoy their fishing in the Alabama state waters and federal waters in May. The recorded optimum time duration to fish in the bay would be from 3:10 AM to 5:10 AM, preferably on a Wednesday. Alternatively, you could still catch well from 9:43 up until 11:43 AM, suggestively on a Friday, since this is the second peak time. Try to avoid scheduling your fish trips from Sunday to Tuesday as the recorded number of catches during these days is not exactly pleasing.

An important thing to know would be that it rains frequently during the summer months in the area. It would therefore be wise to carry a light waterproof jacket along if you’re planning your trip in this season. It is worth mentioning that anglers should consider checking on the weather to know if their scheduled fishing trip would be friendly to their safety. 

Old River Weather Forecast

Fri

91°F

Clouds

Highs

91

Feels 103

Winds

2mph

Humidity

63

04:37

06:15

Old River Fish Species

All About Fishing in Old River, AL

Anglers who have fished in this bay would know that the most common species are the black drum