Shark Fishing at Gulf State Park

Jun 18, 2018

Gulf State Park Fishing and Education Pier, Gulf Shores, Ala.
Credit Alabama State Parks

A new pilot program will allow shark fishing two days this month at Gulf State Park.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says the shark fishing events will take place at the park's saltwater fishing pier tomorrow and June 26. Registration is required and fishing is limited to 10 anglers.

Parks Director Greg Lein said the trial program is being implemented after feedback from people who fish at the pier. Lein says many anglers have expressed concern that they can't catch other species because of the abundance of sharks around the pier.

The park system said anglers interested in taking part in the shark fishing on either of the two dates can apply in person at the pier, by phone to the park pier management during regular business hours, or online.