Category - All About the Gulf

Fishing Report — Back Bay

Spring is almost here, and the fishing is starting to pick up again slowly but surely. The piers are starting to show some signs of real life out there, and the big story was the catches of blackfin tuna at the Navarre pier. Bonita, redfish black drum, sheepshead, squid, and spotty pompano and...

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Fishing Report – Offshore

It’s kind of quiet out on the Gulf for fishing right now. There seems to be a lot of painting and sanding going on down on the docks while the fleet gets ready for a big spring season. If you’re thinking of going out, now is the time to make reservations. The Ships Chandler had a Sheepshead...

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Fishing Report – Offshore

By Chris Schofield, Captain of the No Alibi   March marks the beginning of the spring season, bringing warmer weather and plenty of great fishing. Right now, we are using cut squid and bottom fishing for mingo snappers and white snappers.   Of course, triggerfish opened up March 1, which we’ve...

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Fishing Report — Surf / Pier / Bay

By Phillip Houston of The Dawn Patrol   SURF The fishing on the beach is on the verge of picking up with this abnormally warm winter. There have been catches of black drum and whiting up and down the coast with an occasional pompano. However, look for March to start picking up for pompano and...

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The Beachcomber Fishing Report

By Phillip Houston, The Dawn Patrol   The end of January into February is usually our coldest time of the year. However, the days can be very nice and the fishing can catch fire within a blink of an eye.   In the bay—the trout, redfish, black drum, flounder, white trout and some of the...

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The Beachcomber Fishing Report

BAY FISHING December bay fishing can be fun as long as you’re patient. Target deeper water docks and deeper pockets of the bay—that’s where you’ll find the trout and redfish. The bridges are also a good place to target redfish and sheephead this time of the year.   Live bait is always best in...

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The Beachcomber Fishing Report

By Phillip Houston of The Dawn Patrol   The holiday season is here! Please don’t forget to take some time for yourself and get out on the water. Fishing this time of the year is worth it. There is nothing better than some fresh seafood in your holiday dinner plans.   Inshore fishing is staying...

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The Beachcomber Fishing Report

By Phillip Houston of The Dawn Patrol   As the weather becomes more fall-like, bay fishing is heating up.   Flounder are moving in, and fishing with small live minnows is always your best bet. Topwater action for trout and reds is awesome.   Artificial lures and swim baits are great to...

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Five Preparations for the Rut

By Jenna Kaye Taylor Photos by Hunter Forbes   1. Mock scrapes. It’s good to start utilizing mock scrapes just before the bucks start to do them, so that you can potentially lure them into the area that you want them in, rather than them making an area for themselves. You can also find scrapes...

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A Southern Tradition

By Jenna Kaye Taylor Photos by Hunter Forbes   As summer ends, hunting seasons quickly approach. Many southerners kick off the unofficial fall season with an annual dove hunt. This is a great way to get family and friends together for a good time. The season began September 23, so if you...

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