The GPS Coordinates For Every Artificial Reef In Alabama
By: Joseph Simonds on September 24, 2018
Alabama has the largest artificial reef program in the United States.
The artificial reef fishery off the Alabama coast is home to snapper, grouper, amberjack and more.
Alabama also has a very strong inshore artificial reef fishery that offers great fishing for trout, sheepshead, redfish, black drum and flounder.
With so many options for reef fishing, there are almost endless possibilities of where you can fish — all you need is the GPS coordinates.
This article shows you how to use online resources from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to find the GPS coordinates for every Alabama artificial reef.
Alabama Artificial Reef Building Program
The Alabama Artificial Reef Building Program was started in 1953 when the Orange Beach Charter Boat Association asked for the authority to place 250 car bodies off Baldwin County, Alabama.
This turned out to be a huge success which created an ideal habitat for snapper, grouper, cobia and more.
Since that time, countless car bodies, culverts, bridge rubble, barges, boats, planes and other structures have been sunken off the Alabama Coast. Collectively, this created one of the most expansive collections of reefs in the entire country.
There is now a combined area of approximately 1260 square miles of reef permit zones off the Alabama coast.
You can also see the Alabama Artificial Reef Program Guide below:
Inshore Artificial Reef Zones
In addition to the offshore artificial reef fishery, Alabama also has a robust inshore artificial reef fishery.
Inshore Alabama artificial reefs provide ideal habitat for speckled and white trout, redfish, black drum, flounder, sheepshead and more.
There are 21 different inshore reefs in the waters of Alabama – mostly made of oysters and limestone.
Nearshore Artificial Reef Zones
There are 38 different artificial reefs within nine miles of the Alabama coastline that provide easily accessible offshore fishing sites to anglers.
Target species on these reefs include red snapper, gray triggerfish and gray snapper.
With these GPS numbers, you’ll have enough fishing spots to chase after any target species in Alabama.
Utilizing these numbers is a great place to start when learning the Alabama fishery — both inshore and offshore.
Alabama has one of the strongest fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico and we encourage everyone to fish it if you get the opportunity.
If you have any questions about this article or how to find the Alabama Artificial Reef GPS coordinates, lets us know in the comments!
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