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Welcome Back to our Northern Friends!

Welcome back to all of our friends from the great frozen north. Our winter fishing special started January 1. Hurricane Michael stopped most of the fall fishing. With little fishing effort the last...

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Fall Fishing - Vermillion Snapper

One of the species you can catch in our area this time of year is vermillion snapper. This species prefers the same depths as the Red Snapper and can often be found swimming with them. Like the Red...

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Smoky Citrus Butter-Baked Redfish

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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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