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Live Bait Techniques for Inshore Saltwater Fish

Live Bait Techniques for Inshore Saltwater Fish

I use croakers—lively ones—for bait because the bite “cleans up.” At four in the morning, I was already sweating. I had just loaded up my gear and was launching my Skeeter at the ramp in Bayou la Batre on this mid-August morning. “Man,” I thought, “this is going to be...
Fishing with Kids

Fishing with Kids

These timely tips will help your children have lots more fun on fishing trips.  “Oh my goodness,” my husband, Brett, yelled. “Look at the size of that fish!” Neither of us could believe our eyes. Our son, Ethan, who was six-years-old at the time, had just reeled in an...
Juggin’ Alabama Waters

Juggin’ Alabama Waters

This action-packed fishing technique brings the best results. The mist from the water cascading over Bankhead Dam quickly dampened our clothes as we put out our jug set. We were on the Warrior River’s Holt Reservoir fishing just below the dam. Camping downstream...
Join the Night Club

Join the Night Club

After dark, hit the lake for some nighttime bass action. During the summer months, many lakes and reservoirs receive heavy fishing pressure and boating traffic during the day. As the water clears and the daytime temperature rises, the bass head for cooler conditions...
Dixey Bar’s Bull Reds

Dixey Bar’s Bull Reds

One of coastal Alabama’s most famous fisheries, the Dixey Bar attracts big bull reds.  Sitting in the shade cast by my boat’s T-top and sipping on iced tea, I’m able to ignore the August heat. My anchor is holding well on the sandy-mud bottom of Dixey Bar where Mobile...