After August 24, plan to head out to catch various reef fish, including triggerfish and vermilion snapper (beeliners). The triggerfish limit is one person with a minimum fork length of 15 inches. The great thing about beeliners is they make delicious table fare, and the daily bag limit is 10 per angler with a minimum total length of 10 inches. No, vermilion snapper don’t get nearly as large as red snapper, but a decent beeliner yields a perfect size fillet for a single serving at dinner.
Of course, when you’re fishing for triggers and beeliners, you’ll need to downsize the tackle and hook sizes. Cut squid is a great bait for triggerfish because it is tough, and it’s hard for the nibbling triggerfish to steal your bait.
Like I said early, time is of the essence if you want to catch amberjack, red snapper and gray triggerfish on the same trip. Book a trip today and enjoy this Gulf fishing bonanza.
Plan your fishing trip to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and book a place to stay today!