Thankfully, the destruction wrought by Hurricane Michael did not impact the Alabama Gulf Coast other than providing refuge for some of those fleeing the Category 4 storm. Our thoughts and prayers are with our Florida Panhandle neighbors as they recover (more…)
Fall not only provides a welcome break from the oppressive heat of late summer, it also provides the ideal time for an offshore trip to haul in one of the most desired fish species in the Gulf of Mexico – the yellowfin tuna.
The yellowfin is a pelagic (more…)
Gulf anglers have a few less options now that red snapper and gray triggerfish seasons have closed, but one fighting fish still available is the greater amberjack, and that season is scheduled to stay open through Oct. 31.
Greater amberjack are one (more…)
Like just about every other creature, us included, the blackfish is just looking for a little shade during the dog days of summer.
And the blackfish, also known as tripletail for its fin configuration that makes it look like it has three tails, has (more…)
Inshore anglers in Alabama have experienced an unusually spotty speckled trout bite this summer. Fortunately, one species has become a beacon of consistency during the summer heat – the drag-stripping, test-your-tackle redfish, especially those that reach (more…)
Just about every creature around is looking for a cooler place to hang out, and that includes one of Alabama’s favorite inshore gamefish species – the speckled trout, spotted seatrout if you’re a purist.
Speckled trout are typically ambush predators, (more…)
Private offshore anglers get to fish for red snapper the whole week of the 4th of July, but what happens the following Monday other than the snapper-withdrawal blues?
I can offer a cure, and it can appeal to a wide variety of anglers, young and old, (more…)
As New York Yankees great Yogi Berra famously said, “It’s déjà vu all over again” on the Alabama Gulf Coast. The early subtropical system that thankfully turned out to be a dud left a great deal of moisture in the area, which has caused plenty of rain (more…)
Kayaking is a favorite pastime along Alabama’s beaches. Imagine a tranquil excursion where you are low to the water and in complete sync with Mother Nature. Now add a fishing pole and it takes on an entirely different level of connecting with wildlife. (more…)