Orange Beach Fishing Report for May

2011-05-24 21:24:44
Orange Beach, Alabama - Saltwater Fishing Report
Nearshore & Offshore Orange Beach

May has provided some awesome fishing nearshore and offshore. We have caught some nice amberjack in May even though the season will be closed June and July and reopen in August. Vermillion snapper have been much larger this year as I have seen large numbers landed. Triggerfish are biting but are mixed with large numbers of red snapper. I expect some very large red snapper to be landed during our short season of June and into July 17th. Red snapper are everywhere you go. King mackerel are beginning to show up nearshore and offshore. Orange Beach fishing will be red hot in June. Deep drop fishing is producing some golden tilefish, snowy grouper and yellowedge grouper. These fish are being caught in depths over 600 feet with power assisted reels. Everything is biting so wet a hook.

Captain Don

Fish Species: amberjack, vermillion snapper, red snapper, snowy grouper
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king mackerel
king mackerel

snowy grouper
snowy grouper

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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