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Fall Traditions: Alabama Dixey Bar Bull Reds

Fall Traditions: Alabama Dixey Bar Bull Reds

Big bull reds start their own brawl on Alabama Dixey Bar. It was obvious to the anglers that they were not in small water anymore. As soon as their boat rounded the point at Fort Morgan on Alabama’s Gulf Coast at the mouth of Mobile Bay (as many consider the Alabama...
Fishing for Bull Reds in Alabama’s Dixey Bar

Fishing for Bull Reds in Alabama’s Dixey Bar

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...
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...
Wintertime Redfish Fishing

Wintertime Redfish Fishing

Anglers in the know can find some of the best redfish fishing of the year.   The morning sun was a poor imitation of the summer heat-producer of six months ago. The breeze from the north was downright chilly. When the shallow-draft bay boat left the main body of...
Seeing Red at the Bar

Seeing Red at the Bar

Schools of Bull Redfish Gather Around the Dixey Bar in October That is one big cargo ship I can see leaving Mobile Bay and heading for the open gulf. A line of other anchored cargo and tanker ships waiting their turns to unload and take on cargo at the port of Mobile...

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