Ask a local angler and they’ll tell you summer isn’t the only time you can reel in a great catch in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Fall and winter fishing along the Alabama Gulf Coast can yield an ice chest full of great seafood.
According to the Alabama (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…)
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…)
“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…)
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…)
Brood stocks of flounder, pompano and redfish are kept in tanks and used to raise fingerlings for release into the wild.
Make Gulf Shores and Orange Beach the ultimate field trip (more…)
One of the best things about fall fishing on the Alabama Gulf Coast is catching the return of the migrating fish as they start their trek east and then south in the Gulf of Mexico.
One of the favorite fish to catch is the cobia. During spring, cobia (more…)