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$275,000 Perdido Pass Fishing wall attracting anglers, sightseers | AL.com

August 09, 2016

The Perdido Pass Fishing wall is opened and has been attracting anglers hoping to pull in a nice catch, and sightseers watching boats come and go in its first few weekends.

The improved area goes east from The Gulf restaurant to just short of the bridge on the east side. The old access area wrapped under the bridge and came out on the north side. The boardwalk in front of the wall holds more than 40 parking spots, palm trees and other landscaping. An Alabama fishing license is required to cast into the water.

via $275,000 Perdido Pass Fishing wall attracting anglers, sightseers | AL.com.

STORY AND PHOTOS: Perdido Pass fishing wall reopened in Orange Beach | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

July 31, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – When the fishermen return to an improved – and recently opened – Perdido Pass fishing wall, a goal Phillip West has had for a few years will be partially fulfilled.

“I’ll be one of them,” West said. “And the fishing’s good. I’ve seen king caught here, tons of bluefish, redfish, flounder. When the big white shrimp come out you can spot them with a light.”

During the shrimp runs people shine lights to illuminate the crustacean’s eyes and use nets at the end of a long pole and fill up coolers with the fresh catch.

via STORY AND PHOTOS: Perdido Pass fishing wall reopened in Orange Beach | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Perdido Pass fishing area to soon reopen – FOX10 News | WALA

July 30, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL (WALA) - After years of being closed to the public, the fishing area at Perdido Pass in Orange Beach will soon be opened back up…at least part of it.  The city spent more than $300,000 in improvements and hope to do more in the near future.

Chain link fencing has been removed and replaced with palm trees, landscaping and a wooden boardwalk along the seawall.  Contractors are putting on finishing touches and city officials said it will soon be officially open to the public.

via Perdido Pass fishing area to soon reopen – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Alcohol and Inexperience: A Deadly Combination For Boaters – FOX10 News | WALA

June 29, 2016

It’s been a tragic two weeks in Baldwin County waters.  Last Thursday a boat hit the jetties at Perdido pass. four people were injured. Investigators say alcohol was likely involved.

Two days before that, a boat operator making an abrupt turn on Fish River threw three people into the water. Two swam to safety, but the other died. Inexperience is being blamed for that accident.

Also, back on Saturday June 18th, two people were killed and three others injured when their boat smashed into a pier in Oyster Bay. Investigators say once again, alcohol was likely involved.

“It is just as dangerous to drink and boat as it is to drink and drive.”

via Alcohol and Inexperience: A Deadly Combination For Boaters – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Boating accident near Perdido Pass – FOX10 News | WALA

June 24, 2016

Orange Beach Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a boating accident near the Perdido Pass bridge Thursday just before 9 p.m.

Witnesses say several people were on the boat when it hit the jetties near the bridge.  Witnesses tell FOX10 News that Lifelight was called to the scene.

Authorities say they plan to release more details Friday morning.

via Boating accident near Perdido Pass – FOX10 News | WALA.

Gumbo Key music fest rocks, thousands take to water | AL.com

June 19, 2016

Gumbo Key may be a state of mind to Mac McAleer, but it was a reality for people today in the water near Robinson Island in Orange Beach, Ala.

There, thousands of people floated in the shallows, along with hundreds of boats for the music festival McAleer began three years ago.

The official mantra is “Be kind, be safe, don’t leave a trace.” ”It really has grown in three years,” McAleer said aboard the barge he calls the “rust bucket.”

via Gumbo Key music fest rocks, thousands take to water | AL.com.

Gumbo Key one of McAleer’s ‘hot’ ideas – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

June 17, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL — Big ideas are nothing new to Mac McAleer.

Sometimes they emerge like a bright light coming on, particularly one that says “Hot Now” at Krispy Kreme stores. Yep, that one is his.

Another will emerge this weekend in the waters near Bird Island in Orange Beach.

via Gumbo Key one of McAleer’s ‘hot’ ideas – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Construction Begins To Re-Open Alabama Point

June 10, 2016

One of the most popular places in Orange Beach has been off-limits to the public for five years. Now, a 250 thousand dollar project is underway that could re-open at least part of Alabama Point this summer.

“We’ve all spent a lot of time down here one time or another and it’s really great spot. The only place like it in Alabama really,” says Orange Beach Coastal Resource Manager Phillip West. “It’s a shame it’s been unavailable for so long but we’re going to fix that.”

via Construction Begins To Re-Open Alabama Point.

Operation Dry Water: What you need to know before boating Memori – FOX10 News | WALA

May 24, 2016

It’s National Safe Boating Week and ALEA’S Marine Patrol Troopers will be in full force this Memorial Day Weekend.

They say many people will be taking their boats out of storage and putting them in the water for the first time this year. However, if you don’t check all your safety gear before you go out, you could get pulled over.

via Operation Dry Water: What you need to know before boating Memori – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Bringing back the sea wall | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WPMI

March 11, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) – Bringing back the sea wall at Perdido Pass in Orange Beach is now a priority as city leaders hope the area underneath the Pass Bridge a useable attraction once again. Years of neglect by the state and storm damage have robbed locals, tourists and fishermen from enjoying the location.

via Bringing back the sea wall | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WPMI.

Digging for a solution at the Perdido Pass fishing wall – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

March 10, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – Phillip West wasn’t sure what a dig at the edge of the Perdido Pass seawall would reveal. And after three holes were dug about six to eight feet deep, he’s still not sure what was learned.

“We found a lot of things but none of them real helpful to our project,” he said. “It doesn’t shoot us down for the project we just have to go about it a little different way. People will see, hopefully the same effect.”

via Digging for a solution at the Perdido Pass fishing wall – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Thousands float in the water for Gumbo Key, free concert from barge in Orange Beach | AL.com

June 22, 2015

Mac McAleer’s vision of Gumbo Key once again became more than just a “state of mind” on Saturday, when thousands of people floated in the shallows near Robinson Island at Perdido Pass for a free concert.

Gumbo Key’s founder, Mac McAleer said the event has grown in size since its debut last year.

via Thousands float in the water for Gumbo Key, free concert from barge in Orange Beach | AL.com.

Island-based church services for boaters on horizon in Orange Beach | AL.com

May 26, 2015

Boaters who take to the waters of Orange Beach every summer will likely have an opportunity to keep their faith afloat this year thanks to a proposal to begin island-based church services on Sundays.

The Islands of Perdido Foundation, a nonprofit group that helps manage and preserve Robinson Island and other smaller islands north of Perdido Pass, is spearheading the effort.

via Island-based church services for boaters on horizon in Orange Beach | AL.com.

Orange Beach to boost police presence on islands for Memorial Day and summer weekends | AL.com

May 22, 2015

The takeover of Orange Beach’s islands by boaters will commence once again this weekend for Memorial Day and to keep activities safe and orderly the city will deploy a few other watercraft.

“We’re going to have three officers on the islands,” said Mayor Tony Kennon, referring to Bird Island and Robinson Island, north of Perdido Pass. “We’ll have two boats and a jet ski with officers. We’re going to have paramedics out there and we’re going to have dedicated ingress, egress access point for emergencies.”

via Orange Beach to boost police presence on islands for Memorial Day and summer weekends | AL.com.

Beloved Orange Beach fishing spot still closed after nearly four – FOX10 News | WALA

March 26, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL (WALA) -

It’s a tale of two banks: on the east side of Perdido Pass, are a beach full of spring breakers soaking up the spring sun. But on the west side, just a smattering of people boxed out by dozens of yards of chain link fence and “do not enter” signs.

Resident Bill Jeffires said it used to be very different just a few years ago.

“For years and years and years, this was an area that local fishermen, young kids came to learn to fish. Folks that really couldn’t afford to go to the state pier or that were handicapped to the point where it wasn’t comfortable for them, that used this,” Jeffries said.

FOX10 News | WALA

via Beloved Orange Beach fishing spot still closed after nearly four – FOX10 News | WALA.

Shelby action spurs Perdido Pass dredging effort – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 28, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL – When U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, speaks in Gulf Shores on Monday, there’ll be some from the OrangeBeach contingent there to give him an appreciative thank you.

According to Orange Beach city officials, Shelby added a rider to a bill in the Senate authorizing the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with dredging work in Perdido Pass. The pass is the lifeblood of the area’s charter fishing fleet.

via Shelby action spurs Perdido Pass dredging effort – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Shelby action spurs Perdido Pass dredging effort – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

February 27, 2015

ORANGE BEACH, AL – When U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, speaks in Gulf Shores on Monday, there’ll be some from the OrangeBeach contingent there to give him an appreciative thank you.

According to Orange Beach city officials, Shelby added a rider to a bill in the Senate authorizing the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with dredging work in Perdido Pass. The pass is the lifeblood of the area’s charter fishing fleet.

via Shelby action spurs Perdido Pass dredging effort – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Orange Beach welcomes dredging project at Perdido Pass | AL.com

February 26, 2015

Orange Beach, a city known for its charter boats and recreational fishing, received some good news about Perdido Pass this month.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will soon begin dredging the city’s lone access to the Gulf of Mexico. Once all the equipment is in place, the project at Perdido Pass is expected to wrap up within four weeks.

via Orange Beach welcomes dredging project at Perdido Pass | AL.com.

Skimboarders take their skills to Perdido Pass in Orange Beach for competition | AL.com

November 24, 2014

ORANGE BEACH, Alabama — Dozens of the area’s best skimboarders gathered at Perdido Pass on Saturday for the annual Bama Jama, a skimboarding competition organized by Blonde John’s Surf and Skate in Gulf Shores. The weather held up long enough for competitors to barrel through some good waves pushing through the inlet.

via Skimboarders take their skills to Perdido Pass in Orange Beach for competition | AL.com.

23rd Annual Alabama Lifestyles EXPO Feb. 5 at Caribe

November 13, 2014

Seniors can learn more about Alabama’s varied communities and attractions as well as things to do here in South Baldwin County at the 23rd Annual Alabama Lifestyles EXPO scheduled on Thursday, February 5 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Caribe The Resort, which overlooks Perdido Pass in Orange Beach. AL Lifestyles EXPO is a free public event.

via 23rd Annual Alabama Lifestyles EXPO Feb. 5 at Caribe.

Labor Day brings a fun crowd to Alabama Point in Orange Beach | AL.com

September 02, 2014

Orange Beach, Alabama – Red flags were flying on Alabama beaches on Labor Day but that didn’t stop people from enjoying the last day of their long weekend. As temperatures hovered in the low 90s in Orange Beach, families waded in the water and played in the surf despite the presence of rough surf and a strong current. Kayakers and sail boats floated by as teenagers plunged into the water from the concrete supports of Perdido Pass Bridge.

via Labor Day brings a fun crowd to Alabama Point in Orange Beach | AL.com.

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