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…)
That first feeling of fall weather we received late last week was certainly a welcome one. As the weather ever so slowly transitions to autumn, our local charter boats are transitioning much more quickly to fall tuna fishing tactics.
“Without question, (more…)
Alabama coastal waters are blessed with more than one species of flounder. The Gulf flounder is found mainly along the beaches where the water is salty and the bottom is sandy. The mottled patterns and colors on the Gulf flounder are defined with distinct (more…)
Don’t put away those egg weights and bottom rods. Alabama anglers can still catch red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. You just have to go into Florida state waters to do so and follow a few rules so you can bring your catch back home to Alabama. Like Alabama (more…)
You hear about girls getaways all the time, but when was the last time you got away with just the guys? If you can’t remember, it’s been too long. Whether you’re planning a bachelor party, weekend fishing trip or just some bonding time, fall is the ideal (more…)
With the kids back in school, I thought this was also a good time for all of us fishermen to knot go back to school! Knots are like air conditioners in the South, you only notice them when they don’t work.
I am allergic to fire ants, but I am not sure (more…)
Inshore anglers who really love to test their tackle are in for a treat right now on the Alabama Gulf Coast. An invasion of redfish (aka red drum) has left anglers in amazement in terms of sheer numbers and the variety of sizes available.
The inshore (more…)
Catching a marlin is on the bucket of lots of anglers. Many have traveled to far away exotic waters to get a chance at these majestic creatures. Our local, big game fishery proves that you don’t need a passport to catch a billfish. Marlin, both the blue (more…)
Sunshine is abundant here on the Alabama Gulf Coast. And this time of year, the dog days of August, everybody is looking for a little shade.
That also includes one of the most prized fish species on the Gulf Coast, the delicious tripletail. Also called (more…)