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Bait for Redfish

At Reel Surprise Charters we troll for redfish using planers and spoons at the pass or right off the beach. We have found that when fishing for redfish, the best baits are live shrimp, small finger...

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Redfish Along our Gulf Coast

Our Alabama Gulf Coast is popular for inshore fishing. One species in particular is redfish. Redfish are also known as red drum, bull red or simply red. The most distinguishing mark is one large black...

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Vermillion Snapper along our Gulf Coast

Another species you can find this time of year along our Alabama Gulf Coast is Vermillion Snapper. They prefer the same depths as the Red Snapper and can often be found swimming with them. Like the...

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Pan Seared Amberjack with Warm Potato and Crawfish Salad

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September Fishing

Even though we are in the middle of September, the dog days of summer are still here. High water temperatures and afternoon thunder storms will soon give way to lower humidity and drier air. Earlier...

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Red Snapper with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes, Onions and Cilantro Gremolata

Try this awesome Red Snapper recipe from Chef Brian at GTs On The Bay! GTs sits overlooking Wolf Bay on Canal Road in the heart of Orange Beach. ...

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85th Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

The 85th Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo will be held July 20 – July 22 on Dauphin Island. The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo is the oldest and largest multi-species saltwater tournament in the...

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Red Snapper Season Opens June 1

Make your plans and reserve your charter because Red Snapper season opens Friday, June 1 and continues until July 21, 2018. We have openings for both shared expense trips as well as private charters...

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41st Annual Mobile Big Game Fishing in Orange Beach

The 41st Annual Mobile Big Game Fishing Club’s Memorial Day Tournament is coming up the weekend of May 24 through May 28. Held at Orange Beach Marina, the tournament officially begins with the...

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2018 Orange Beach Billfish Classic Coming Up

It’s that time again and that means the Gulf Coast’s most popular billfish tournament will take place this coming weekend, May 17 - May 20 at The Wharf in Orange Beach. This Orange Beach...

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