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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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Reserve your Spring Charter Today

Spring fishing is almost here and our charter fleet is gearing up for a great season. We can customize a fishing trip to meet your exact needs. Whether you are a single passenger or planning a trip...

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Tomtate (also known as a Grunt)

Tomtate, or grunts, are another species found in our Gulf Waters in the early winter months. These fish are bottom dwellers and can be found in inshore patches and offshore reefs of South Florida and...

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Red Porgy

Red porgy, sometimes called pink snapper, are the only American porgy with a near nostril that is round. They are a silvery red in color with many tiny blue spots. Red porgy are carnivorous bottom...

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Lane Snapper

Another species you can catch in the early winter months in our area is lane snapper. These fish can be found near structures. They tend to feed off the bottom on crustaceans and smaller fish. Lane...

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Vermillion Snapper

One of the species you can catch in our area in January, February and March of next year is vermillion snapper. They prefer the same depths as the Red Snapper and can often be found swimming with...

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Sautéed Whole Trout with Sage and White Wine

This recipe for sautéed whole trout with sage and white wine will leave you wanting more! ...

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