Fishing Vacation

Gulf Shores

Locals call it the Redneck Riviera, a place of towering condos, million-dollar villas, theme parks, and white sand beaches where scantily clad Southerners slathered in tanning oil baste under the subtropical sun. But there's another way to get a tan here: Go to Orange Beach Marina. That's where a fleet of more than 100 charter boats leaves daily to battle everything from seatrout to giant blue marlin. Fish placid inshore marsh bays or troll blue water-if it swims in the Gulf, you can catch it from Gulf Shores. 334-981-2300; www.gulffishing.net.