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…)
You’ve planned for weeks and months for your family vacation, only to find the forecast shows rain on the radar. Mother Nature doesn’t always follow our recommendations when we sing “Rain, rain go away; come again another day.” But all is not lost. Remember (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…)
I spend a lot of mornings watching charter boats head out of Perdido Pass. There is something very relaxing for me watching boats and customers leave out for a day of fishing. I regularly speak with charter boat captains and mates about the offshore fishing (more…)
With the height of tourist season approaching, there are quite a few visitors from interior areas who aren’t comfortable fishing unless they’re within sight of land. That’s what makes slow-trolling for Spanish mackerel and small king mackerel such an (more…)
With the Federal Red Snapper season now complete it’s time to find those honey holes in Alabama waters. Finding a new ‘private’ spot is just as exciting to me as catching the fish off those new numbers. Like every other aspect of offshore fishing locking (more…)
It’s time for a little shift in the surf fishing tactics if you want to catch pompano, one of the best-eating fish on the Alabama Gulf Coast.
In the last few years, our spring weather turned quickly into summer. We had spring weather for the first (more…)
Fishing tournaments are a big part of summer fun along the Gulf Coast. As we turn the calendar to June, we already have two, big money, big game tournaments in the books.
The Orange Beach Billfish Classic got the tournament season started at The Wharf (more…)
My phone has been blowing up with pictures of huge speckled trout that have been hooked lately in Alabama coastal waters. That can only mean one thing – it’s spawning time.
A friend who lives on a canal went out at daybreak with a topwater bait and (more…)
Two weeks from today, many of us will be hopefully headed offshore on the first day of the Federal red snapper season. For recreational anglers (fishing from your boat or any other not-for-hire boat) fishing in Federal waters, it’s another short season (more…)