The weather this year has been definitely of the yo-yo variety, and the record warm spell we enjoyed in February set in motion a migration that usually occurs a little later in the year.
The hard-fighting fish with sharp teeth, the king mackerel, is (more…)
One of the most anticipated migrations in the northern Gulf of Mexico is in full swing, and if you’re down on spring break, all you have to do watch the boats going up and down not far from the beach looking for the prized cobia.
Cobia, also known (more…)
After the first real winter here on the Gulf Coast in a number of years, temperatures soared to record heights within a few days. On fishing trips, it was hard to decide whether to wear shorts or a heavy coat. Now that the 80-degree days are expected (more…)
The kickoff event for the big game fishing season along the northern Gulf of Mexico happens right here in Orange Beach May 16-20 at The Wharf.
Not only are anglers and spectators able to witness the weigh-in of some of the largest game fish from the (more…)
Everyone who fishes a lot and has spent plenty of time at the boat ramps has seen propellers of every shape and design. The pristine, shiny stainless steel props immediately draw attention. Sometimes you see the black anodized props that have silver edges (more…)
Now that the new year is here, anglers are looking forward to that first trip of the year.
With the down time during the offseason, this would be a great time for some tackle maintenance, especially for your fishing reels.
Start by inspecting the (more…)
Little Lagoon has always been a special place for me. It’s where I caught the largest speckled trout of my fishing career many years ago.
Little Lagoon is one of those places where you have the opportunity to catch almost any of the inshore species (more…)
When it comes to the upcoming Wharf Boat and Yacht Show, the numbers don’t lie. The show has become the premier event on the Alabama Gulf Coast with an inventory of boats on display surpassing $150 million and sales of more than $20 million.
The 2018 (more…)
One of the tradeoffs for being able to live in the paradise we call the Alabama Gulf Coast is we are forced to reason with hurricane season.
Anglers who love to fish the Gulf State Park Pier during the fall will hopefully only have a short delay in (more…)
It appears the redfish bite has turned into a feeding frenzy in the aftermath of Hurricane Nate.
Redfish are normally bottom feeders, crunching on juvenile crabs and other crustaceans. When Nate rolled through it stirred the bottom and gave redfish (more…)