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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...
Tips for Sheepshead Fishing

Tips for Sheepshead Fishing

Look for sheepies around hard structure.   The tide was moving strongly out to the Gulf, and the rocks of the jetty were slippery with the slopping of the waves and the green slime growing on the rocks. I had to concentrate on keeping my feet secure on the wet...
Fishing in Brackish Water for Bass

Fishing in Brackish Water for Bass

Fishing in Brackish Water for Bass The Mobile Delta’s waters are the perfect setting and environment for fishing in brackish water to host both saltwater and freshwater species of fish in November. Certain anglers take advantage of this odd mixture and use...

Mastery of Marsh Ducks

Ducks call coastal marshes home and a record forecast this winter means a bounty for the skilled hunter. My partner and I sat in the pre-dawn darkness, ready for the marsh to awaken. Both of us securely hidden and stable in our pirogues, we eyeballed the decoys for...

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