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First Snook caught in Alabama Waters?

First Snook caught in Alabama Waters?

A Freaky Event for an Experienced Guide When Capt. Darrell Combs of Orange Beach, Alabama and his client, Andrew Cochrane of Franklin, Indiana headed out for a day of fishing near Wolf Bay on October, 16, 2017, the last thing on their minds was snook. However, while...
Fishing Sheepshead in Alabama’s Inshore Reefs

Fishing Sheepshead in Alabama’s Inshore Reefs

Holiday colors for anglers are black and white—the colors of sheepshead. It was a day of bright sunlight, chilly wind, and clear water at the mouth of Mobile Bay.  Gulls and other water birds screeched. Big gas rig service boats passed by my anchored boat from time to...
Winter Bass Tactics

Winter Bass Tactics

You can catch big bass in the cold of winter if you are prepared.     As November brought us cooler weather, it sent many to the woods in pursuit of Joe Buck or they hit the duck blinds with their trusted retriever Ol’ Yeller. Avid anglers know this also signals...
Coastal Fishing Outlook

Coastal Fishing Outlook

Fishing can be great, but you’ll need to watch the weather and rainfall. With hunting seasons all about to be in full swing, the all-around sportsman in South Alabama has a real problem. Fish or hunt? Sure, hunting season is a finite adventure, but some of the fishing...
Fishing Lake Martin in the Winter

Fishing Lake Martin in the Winter

Looking for a surefire bet for winter time bassin’? Try fishing Lake Martin in the dead of winter and watch things suddenly come to life.   Even though it happened several years ago, I can still remember as if it were yesterday. The Eufaula Bass Club was fishing...
Tips for Bass Fishing This Winter

Tips for Bass Fishing This Winter

Some of the Best Gifts Don’t Come Wrapped Under a Tree, But on the Water   Yes, I miss the warm, soft breezes of May that blew across the water here on Lake Guntersville. Yes, I miss the warm, wet dampness of a quiet very early morning when I cast topwater lures...