Until a few weeks ago, the Alabama Gulf Coast had enjoyed a pleasant summer without any real scorchers. However, those of us who have lived here for a while know the heat and humidity will show up sooner or later.
When that happens, it’s time to go (more…)
The vast majority of folks who visit Alabama’s sugar-sand beaches have no idea that freshwater fishing is available only a few hundred yards from the Gulf of Mexico.
Lake Shelby in Gulf State Park, along with smaller lakes Middle and Little, offer (more…)
As for jack crevalle, I’ve had a change of heart.
Don’t get me wrong about the fish that is prevalent in the south ends of the bays and beachfront waters this time of year, jack crevalle still provide some of the best drag-stripping fun around.
Dodging thunderstorms is a daily occurrence for inshore anglers during this rainy August period. But the rewards of heading out between storms can be great, especially when it comes to one of summer’s prized catches – the tripletail, otherwise known as (more…)
One of the great aspects of living or visiting the Alabama Gulf Coast is experiencing the marine environment and the vast number of species that hang out just off Alabama’s sugar-white sand beaches. Of course, plenty of people get excited when a pod of (more…)
Like it does every summer, at one point or another, the preferred species of game fish, like speckled trout and redfish, start getting finicky about what they’ll bite.
Thankfully, most of the freshwater influx caused by Tropical Storm Cindy in June (more…)
It’s that time of year again when anglers get ready for the largest saltwater fishing tournament in the nation. The 84th annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo (ADSFR), set for July 21-23, attracts more than 3,000 anglers to coastal Alabama.
The weekend (more…)
Gotcha plugs or cigar minnows from the Gulf State Park Pier will usually yield great Spanish catches.
With many anglers headed offshore to enjoy the extended red snapper season, (more…)
Use lighter tackle if you’re looking to catch whiting.
The recent rain may have made it a little difficult to lounge about on the beach, but it was a blessing in disguise for those (more…)
You can catch enough white trout for that Memorial Day fish fry.
The trout fishing is on fire along the Alabama Gulf Coast. The speckled trout (spotted seatrout if you’re a purist) (more…)