Keeping speckled trout alive

how to keep speckled trout alive

Why do I need to keep my speckled trout alive? In my area (Mobile Bay in Southwest Alabama) we have several fishing tournaments that are focused on speckled trout or have speckled trout categories. Many of those tournaments do not require nor reward for bringing in live speckled trout but a few do provide rewards.…

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How to catch Sheepshead

How to catch sheepshead

Sheepshead Fishing: How to Catch These Elusive Bait Stealers Sheepshead, also known as convict fish, are a popular saltwater fish species found along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States. These fish are known for their hard fighting ability and their love of bait, which makes them a great catch for anglers. However,…

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Cold Fronts and Speckled trout

Cold Fronts and Speckled trout

Cold Water We have witnessed water temps in the lower 40’s even in some areas the upper 30’s for a day or two most days water temps average around 57 degrees. Follow the water temps in real time by clicking HERE First Cold Snap This year our first nice cold snap rolled through our area…

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The Winter Classic 2021

The Winter Classic 2021 logo

Premier Speckled Trout Fishing Tournament Wow! Seven successful Winter Classic fishing tournaments are now in the record books. The Winter Classic 2021 dates were January 23rd and 24th. We registered the most participating teams for this years premier speckled trout fishing tournament. The past champions were registered for this years Winter Classic. Which, included the…

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2020 Alabama Red Snapper Season

2020 Alabama red snapper season

Red Snapper Dates are Set Each year anglers patiently await the announcement of the Alabama red snapper season. Now, anglers can begin planning his or her red snapper fishing trips. 2020 Alabama red snapper season is set based on the harvest data from previous years. This year in particular was the first year that the…

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Gulf Shores inshore Fishing Charter

gulf shores inshore fishing charters

Spring Fishing Gulf Shores Lets face it, we are all ready for winter to be behind us and ready for some warmer weather and most importantly, hungry fish. Regardless of where you are when spring rolls around most fish get more active and more willing to bite when spring arrives. Spring, Summer, fall and winter…

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Winter Classic 2020

Winter Classic 2020 logo

The Best Speckled Trout Fishing Tournament The Winter Classic 2020 edition is in the books! Like always we had our share of ugly weather, lock jaw Mobile bay speckled trout, but most importantly eager anglers who all enter with the intent of holding a big check and plaque at the end of the weekend. How…

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Current Alabama State Record Sheepshead

Captain Patric Garmeson holding current alabama state record sheepshead

Breaking Records On March 29, 2019 I landed a fish that put me in the Alabama record books. I can actually say that “I Captain Patric Garmeson hold the current Alabama state record sheepshead.” While this accomplishment seems like it could happen to anyone with a hook in the water I feel as if I…

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Alabama’s 2019 red snapper season dates

2019 alabma red snapper season dauphin island fishing charter

2019 alabama red snapper season Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced details for Alabama’s 2019 red snapper season. They sent out the following press release: “For the second year, Alabama is operating under an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) from NOAA Fisheries to allow state fisheries management agencies more flexibility to set private angler…

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Fairhope Alabama Fishing

Fairhope fishing charters captain patric garmeson mobie bay jubilee

A little about Fairhope Fairhope was founded in November 1894 in the site formerly known as Alabama City. Fairhope was originally formed and still remains a “single tax colony” ,which is not what this post is about. Downtown Fairhope is positioned on the Eastern shore of Mobile Bay and is located at 30.31N 87.53W. Fairhope’s…

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2019 Winter Classic

2019 winter classic speckled trout tournament logo

Most Challenging year The 2019 Winter Classic speckled trout tournament has come and gone and all anglers managed to survive again this year. This was by far the most challenging of all five years of the tournaments existence. Almost perfectly scripted to make it as difficult as possible. I for one love a challenge but…

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Mobile Alabama Fishing Charters

Mobile Alabama fishing charter two kids holding fish

Mobile Alabama. is located in Southwest Alabama and offers some of the very best inshore, nearshore and offshore fishing along the gulf coast. This Mobile county community is home to several Mobile Alabama fishing charters. The fishing charters located in Mobile, Al. can provide fishing experiences for all levels of skill anglers. Anglers could expect…

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Dauphin Island Fishing Charters

Dauphin island fishing charter lady holding large redfish

Dauphin Island Al. is located in Southwest Alabama and offers some of the very best inshore, nearshore and offshore fishing along the gulf coast. This south Mobile county community is home to many Dauphin island fishing charters. The fishing charters located on Dauphin island can provide fishing experiences for all levels of skill anglers. Anglers…

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Springtime Speckled Trout Fishing

speckled trout

Springtime Speckled Trout Fishing Spring brings new life and with it often brings great fishing. Most of the speckled trout are leaving the rivers and creeks where they have spent the last several months and they are hungry! Most of the baitfish and shrimp are in very low supplies right now so speckled trout are…

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Sheepshead Fishing

Sheepshead fishing Mobile Bay

Springtime Sheepshead fishing It happens every year. Winter turns to spring, spring to summer, summer to fall and fall to winter. Regardless if you want it to happen the seasons change and so do the fish that we target. Springtime sheepshead fishing is a great way to enjoy a day on the water with friends…

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Bull Redfish

man holding big bull redfish

Year round action You may or may not know this but I am on the water all 12 months per year. During those 12 months I am taking clients out into the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi Sound, Mobile Bay, Weeks Bay and all the rivers that feed Mobile Bay. I have had to adapt to…

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Pompano restocking

Lady holding pompano

Trachinotus carolinus The Florida pompano (Trachinotus carolinus) is a species of marine fish in the Trachinotus (pompano) genus of the family Carangidae. It has a compressed body and short snout; coloration varies from blue-greenish silver on the dorsal areas and silver to yellow on the body and fins. It can be found along the western…

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