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Welcome Back Derek Johnson

He is back! After a one year hiatus to work on a commercial tuna boat on the Atlantic coast, Derek Johnson has returned to the Reel Surprise Charters' family. ...

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Hunting for Healing

Captain Randy Boggs and his family were guests of Executive Chef Chris Sherrill’s this past Saturday at Grit & Game. This was a benefit for Hunting for Healing. Hunting for Healing is a...

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Baked Permit

Try this simple and easy recipe: ...

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Permit

Another species anglers are catching on our charters are permit. This popular sport fish often gets mistaken for Florida pompano. Permit can grow much larger than pompano, up to 15 or 20 pounds with a...

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Spicy Spadefish

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Spadefish Fishing

Recently, anglers on our charters have caught spadefish. These fish have become a popular game fish due to their reputation as strong fighters, especially in the spring and summer months when they are...

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Things to Ask your Taxidermist

Gray Taxidermy has been in business for over 50 years. Here are a couple of questions they recommend asking before you decide on a company: ...

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Taxidermy Services for Your Catch

Many of you have asked about taxidermy services for your catch. We at Reel Surprise Charters recommend Gray Taxidermy, one of the world’s largest marine taxidermy companies. Gray Taxidermy has...

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“What about the weather?”

Another common question we get at Reel Surprise Charters is the weather conditions and how they affect our trips. Orange Beach, Alabama is one of the rainiest places in the south. In the spring...

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Shared Expense Trip vs. Private Charter

Many have asked the differences between shared expense trips and private charters. At Reel Surprise Charters, our shared expense trips are also called walk-ons. These are shared charters where the...

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