Red, White and Blues Along our Gulf CoastOf course, you know we are in the midst of Red Snapper season along our Alabama Gulf Coast but did you know another fish you can catch now is Red Grouper? Similar to the gag grouper, the red grouper are born as females but can later become males. They are brownish red in color with an organized pattern of spots along their sides. They also have black dots around their eyes and their second spine of their dorsal fin is longer than the others. They are considered a bottom dwelling fish with the younger and older fish found offshore. Red grouper prefer water temperatures between 66 and 77 degrees and they spawn in April and May.
Our Gulf Coast offers some of the whitest beaches around, 32 miles to be exact. In addition to fishing, you can find lots of other fun activities. Take a walk on the wild side at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo. Enjoy watching lions, tigers, bears, alligators, monkeys, and many animals while experience first-hand a petting zoo. Test your skill at The Waterville USA Waterpark and The Track Amusement Park in Gulf Shores and Adventure Island in Orange Beach. Hit the links on some of Alabama’s signature courses. Whatever you and your family enjoy, we have it all on Alabama’s Gulf Coast.
Not far from our beaches, you can catch the Blue Angels in action. On select days they have practices at NAS Pensacola typically beginning at 11:30 a.m. The squadron's six demonstration pilots currently fly the F/A-18 Hornet in more than 70 shows at 34 locations throughout the United States each year, where they still employ many of the same practices and techniques used in their aerial displays in 1946. Since their inception, the Blues have flown a variety of different aircraft types for more than 427 million spectators worldwide.