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Reel Surprise Charters Proud Supporter of Beach Initiative

Reel Surprise Charters is proud to be a supporter of the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Leave Only Footprints Initiative. This new initiative is being undertaken by the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange...

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Red Snapper Season Opens

Make your plans and reserve your charter because Red Snapper season opens Wednesday, June 1 and continues until July 16, 2016. We still have openings for both shared expense trips as well as private...

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Mobile Big Game Fishing in Orange Beach

Want to try another Gulf Coast tournament? What about the 39th Annual Mobile Big Game Fishing Club’s Memorial Day Tournament? Held this weekend, May 27 through May 30 at Orange Beach Marina, the...

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Orange Beach Billfish Classic

The Gulf Coast’s most popular billfish tournament will take place this coming weekend, May 18 - May 22 at The Wharf in Orange Beach. This tournament, historically one of the final events on the...

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Pensacola Ladies Billfish Tournament

The 37th Annual Pensacola Ladies Billfish Tournament will be held this weekend, May 13 – 15 at Lost Key Marina in Perdido Key. There will be a Captain’s Meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Lost Key...

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Fried Pompano

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Catching Pompano

Perhaps the most common way to catch pompano is by standing on the shore and casting out, but you can also catch pompano on an inshore charter. Reel Surprise Charters has seven inshore charter boats...

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Pompano ~ A Spring Fish

Another fish plentiful during the spring is pompano. They like to gather when the water temperatures start to warm up to 68 degrees. Pompano are common along inshore waters and can be found along...

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Baked Sheepshead on Hoppin’ John

Such an easy but excellent recipe. ...

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Sheephead Fish Fact

Sheepshead can reach a maximum size of about 29 ½ inches and 22 pounds. Adults are most commonly about 1-8 pounds and 14-18 inches in length. The maximum known lifespan of the sheepshead is...

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