It’s amazing to think about a natural force, located hundreds of miles away as being the driving force for fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. It makes much more of an impact than any boat, captain, crew, lure or bait. It’s between one hundred and two hundred (more…)
For most of us, the first offshore fish that ever really made a reel ‘scream’ was probably a king mackerel. Those long, blistering runs of kings always produce adrenaline for everyone on the boat and a nice bounty for the fish box.
I look at king mackerel, (more…)
If you went red snapper fishing this year, you were most likely very frustrated by catching triggerfish instead of the intended snapper. It was also probably the first time in your life you had been disappointed to pull up a triggerfish.
Before this (more…)
“I always tell them to come fishing in the fall,” said Captain Mike Davis of Bloodsport Charters in Orange Beach. That is the response he gives to a potential client when they inevitably ask ‘When is the best time of the year to come fishing in Orange (more…)
“Any day now.” That seems to be the common answer from those in the know like Blake Michaleski at J & M Tackle as to when the much-anticipated white marlin bite will happen. I have written before that this is the best time of the year to check ‘catching (more…)
What has always impressed me most about our local charter boat fleet is how diverse their collective skills are at catching many different species of fish. Of course, during red snapper season charter boats consistently put customers on big fish, but (more…)
Use the extra days of federal snapper season to find new spots to catch the popular fish.
For the past few years with our very short federal fishing seasons for red snapper I, and (more…)
Underutilized fish are inspiring new recipes for chefs on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
Some of you reading this might remember when triggerfish were considered ‘trash fish.’ Triggerfish (more…)
Catch bigger snapper by using bigger bait.
One reason why I love red snapper season is quite simply it is great for our angling egos! Most days red snapper are cooperative on the (more…)
Orange Beach will be home to two big-game fishing tournaments the weekends of May 17-20 and May 26-28.
May 17 at The Wharf Marina marks the beginning of the 2017 Gulf of Mexico (more…)