Capt. Bobby Abruscato, Author at Great Days Outdoors
May Inshore Fishing Opportunities

May Inshore Fishing Opportunities

May is tops for inshore fishing in Mobile Bay.   Oh, what to do, what to do? Those were my thoughts as I eased away for the launch with my charter. It wasn’t that the fishing was so tough. On the contrary, the inshore fishing was so good that I was having trouble...
Dissecting Alabama’s Legendary Dixey Bar

Dissecting Alabama’s Legendary Dixey Bar

The fabled Dixey Bar, named after a Civil War ship, is truly a magical place to find bull reds.   On the eastern side of the mouth of Mobile Bay lays the fabled Dixey Bar. The naturally-formed sandbar runs along the eastern side of the Mobile ship channel for...
Wade Fishing for Speckled Trout

Wade Fishing for Speckled Trout

Get a little wet to put the sneak on specks. Here are some things you need to know about wade fishing for speckled trout!   With the water temperature in the mid 60-degree range, it was going to be a little chilly at first easing in with no waders on. I was...
Speckled Trout Fishing Heats Up

Speckled Trout Fishing Heats Up

A few tips from a great Mobile Bay guide can get us in on the action for speckled trout fishing.   Rhythmically hopping across the water’s surface, the pink topwater plug looked like a living piece of bubble gum. I wondered what would attract a fish to something...
Cold Weather Fishing for Speckled Trout

Cold Weather Fishing for Speckled Trout

Boating More While Cold Weather Trouting   The air temperature just before dawn on this cold morning was in the upper 20s. That was cold enough, but the 20-minute run up the tidal river at more than 50 knots in my Skeeter was going to take our breath away. The...