December Redfish fishing in Orange Beach Alabama

2006-12-10 14:56:09
Orange Beach, Alabama - Saltwater Fishing Report
Nearshore and offshore off Alabama Gulf Coast

Today's trip was planned to be a 10 hour offshore Alabama Deep Sea Fishing charter. Due to this last cold front, we decided on a half day redfish fishing trip. The wind was northeast instead of our usual north direction which made the seas a little more choppy along the beach. Fishing on the Getaway, a 36 foot Hatteras, definitely had its advantage over the smaller boats today. The small boats stayed inshore or at the dock. Our heated cabin was comfortable, but everyone chose to spend most of their time on the back deck waiting on the next bite. The redfish bite is still hot. We enjoyed having Timothy and his buddies from the Navy in Pensacola. (Thanks to this group and the many others that serve in our nations military.) Tim and his group chose to enjoy some sportfishing for these big Orange Beach redfish. We practiced catch and release but also saved a couple for several dinners. Another awesome half day redfish fishing trip in Orange Beach, Alabama.

Fish Species: Redfish, sheephead, grouper, scamp, triggerfish, amberjack
Bait Used: Diving plugs, grubs, cut bait, live bait
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Method Used: Bottomfishing, trolling and sightcasting
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Nice bull redfish caught December 9th, 2006
Nice bull redfish caught December 9th, 2006

Big bull redfish just off Alabama Gulf Coast
Big bull redfish just off Alabama Gulf Coast

Don McPherson

About The Author: Captain Don McPherson

Company: Getaway Charters

Area Reporting: Orange Beach Alabama

Bio: I have been fishing a lifetime and now own Getaway Charters in Orange Beach, Al and part owner of Big Eye Charters in Quepos, Costa Rica. Whatever type of fishing you are looking for, you will find it with us.

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