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…)
For a delicious treat that is fun to put on your plate, plan a fall trip to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach to fish for flounder. You can catch these comical-looking fish the traditional way with a rod and reel, but wading the shoreline with a good light (more…)
When the echo of summer sounds fade from the beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, the fishing comes back to life! After a hectic summer fishing season, fall is the time to slow down and enjoy the bounty offered by the Gulf of Mexico and local back (more…)
Even with the recent closing of Federal Red Snapper season for charter boats and the announcement of closures for Triggerfish and Amberjack for the rest of the calendar year, there are still plenty of fish to be caught offshore.
As the August weather (more…)
The king is here on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Long live the king.
Of course, I’m talking about tarpon, the silver king. Each summer this ultimate nearshore game fish migrates to its northern range and inhabits the Gulf waters within site of the Alabama (more…)
If you saw any of the Blue Marlin Grand Championship at The Wharf earlier this month, it wasn’t only big fish that were on display. The only thing bigger than the 806-pound blue marlin that was weighed were the boats fishing in the tournament. Two boats (more…)
It’s that time of year when inshore anglers realize the inshore species of fish like speckled trout, redfish, white trout and flounder are getting finicky about what they’ll hit.
It’s been getting harder and harder to get sufficient strikes on artificial (more…)
A fishing trip on the Alabama Gulf Coast is an experience that creates memories for you and your family that will last a lifetime. Fishing tales about catching the big one, the one that got away, or a first catch are stories told for years and each time (more…)
The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo is the largest fishing tournament in the nation with more than 3,000 participants each year and around 75,000 spectators. This year’s rodeo is set for July 15-17.
J&M Tackle in Orange Beach will again be the (more…)