When you’re fighting a nice fish, sometimes the fish wins and gets away. If the hook pulls, you can lament that maybe you didn’t get a good hookset, but sometimes it just happens.
Sometimes the fish puts more stress on your fishing line than it can (more…)
Back in November, I wrote about properly putting away your offshore gear for the winter. As we know all too well, everything about offshore fishing is expensive. Rods, reels and tackle all represent the significant investments we’ve made to enjoy a sport (more…)
Buying an avid angler a surprise Christmas gift is usually a futile effort. Most of the time, that angler has already procured the latest and greatest tackle on the market.
However, it can be done with a little work. If you have a chance, slip into (more…)
Eating fresh caught fish is one of the great rewards gained from a successful offshore trip. Some Gulf-caught fish freeze very well and can be enjoyed months after being caught, but I still prefer to eat fish within days of being caught. I try to freeze (more…)
As everyone who lives near or fishes in saltwater knows, corrosion is a part of life. Anglers must deal with it on a regular basis or they risk losing a big fish. A sticking drag can put too much pressure on the fishing line and away swims the big fish.
Will you be traveling south for a Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Sports Commission event this month? In addition to all the thrills of the tournaments and championships, carve out some time for golf and fishing. It’s a spectacular time to hit the magnificent (more…)
For most of us, it’s over. The 2016 fishing season has come to a close. Maybe we’ll try to sneak out one last time around Thanksgiving or a sunny December day, but I think most of us know deep down that we’ve cleared the pass for the last time in 2016.
The cold front that came through late last week shows just how blustery conditions can get here on the Alabama Gulf Coast during the fall.
One of the best places to get out of the wind and find fish is Little Lagoon on the west end of Gulf Shores. (more…)
As much as I hate to admit it, the offshore season is winding down. I know some of us will keep at it until November or perhaps even until December if this warmer than usual weather sticks around. As we all think about another season gone by I thought (more…)
The temperature earlier this week dipped to a delightful 59 degrees on the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast, which means the fall fishing bonanza on the Gulf State Park Pier is underway.
Dustin Hayes of Top Gun Tackle, which has an outlet on the pier, (more…)