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Alabama's Gulf waters offer fantastic fishing

Check out this great article about our own Captain Randy! ...

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Safety for Our Customer

The safety of our customers has always come first, and now as our nation faces COVID-19, our customer’s health is important. Our vessels, Reel Surprise and Weather Or Knot, as always are...

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Baked Flounder Fillets in Lemon-Soy Vinaigrette

This recipe can be prepared in 45 minutes or less. ...

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Catching #Flounder on our Alabama Gulf Coast

Flounder spawn in water 25 to 35 meters deep. The fingerling flounder gulp randomly for plankton until they are between 5 to 10 mm long. It is during the larval stage when the left eye migrates around...

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Gulf Snapper Escabeche & Kalamata Olive Causa

You can find Vermillion Snapper along our Gulf Coast this time of year. Check out this 2019 Alabama Seafood Cook-off award winning recipe from Chef Ramon Jacobsen from Odette in Florence, Alabama. ...

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What to Expect on a Shared Expense Fishing Trip

Our 4-hour shared expense trips are a great introduction to fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. These trips provide anglers of all skill levels with an opportunity to catch fish. These charters typically...

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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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