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Fishing rodeo features big fish, crowds and smooth seas – al.com

July 21, 2019
Part seafaring adventure, part island fair, the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo kicked off in record fashion Friday, thanks to calm seas and piqued interest. It was a banner day for the Mobile Jaycees’ signature event, with boats streaming through the rodeo headquarters on Dauphin Island for hours, unloading their entries into any one of 30 different inshore and offshore species categories.
Source: Fishing rodeo features big fish, crowds and smooth seas - al.com
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Red Snapper Season extended for private anglers

July 17, 2019
July 17, 2019 - Orange Beach, AL - (OBA®) - After completing a review of the first 21 days of the proposed 27-day 2019 private angler red snapper season, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will add five days to the private vessel recreational season. The additional days will begin 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2019, and run until midnight on Monday, August 5, 2019.
Source: Red Snapper Season extended for private anglers
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Hancock County committee hears proposal for bluewater beach

July 17, 2019
If completed, Hancock County would be home to the only blue water beach between Orange Beach in Alabama, and Galveston, Texas. Friday’s community-information presentation was the first step along a long path to making the estimated $100 million project a reality. The project would be built in three phases from Bienville Drive to Bayou Caddy.
Source: Hancock County committee hears proposal for bluewater beach
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Barry brings surfers to Orange Beach despite red flag warnings | WEAR

July 14, 2019
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WEAR) — As Tropical Storm Barry strengthened into a hurricane Saturday, the waters along Orange Beach roared. The rough Gulf waters though brought in visitors of its own. Dozens of surfers grabbed their boards and headed to Orange Beach, ignoring the flying double-red flag warnings.
Source: Barry brings surfers to Orange Beach despite red flag warnings | WEAR
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Late night update: Barry continues to weaken after Louisiana landfall – al.com

July 14, 2019
Barry continued to weaken on Saturday night, hours after making landfall as a hurricane in Louisiana. The National Hurricane Center said Barry, which this morning was upgraded -- briefly -- to the first hurricane of the 2019 season, came ashore near Intracoastal City, La., earlier Saturday afternoon but then promptly lost its title.
Source: Late night update: Barry continues to weaken after Louisiana landfall - al.com
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Tropical Storm Barry brings dangerous conditions to Alabama beaches | WPMI

July 13, 2019
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — Dangerous rip currents remain the main concern as Tropical Storm Barry's outer bands whip across the coastline. Double red flags have been flying for three days from Orange Beach to Fort Morgan alerting everyone to stay out of the Gulf waters.
Source: Tropical Storm Barry brings dangerous conditions to Alabama beaches | WPMI
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Stay out of the water, the battle for safety during Tropical Storm Barry – WKRG

July 13, 2019
FORT MORGAN, Ala. (WKRG) — For volunteers with the Fort Morgan Fire Department, it seems to be a never ending battle so they patrol the beaches constantly warning visitors to stay out of the water. With waves crashing at 10 to 12 feet the Gulf of Mexico is dangerously attractive. Heavy rain has stayed away for the most part and with all the sunshine, lifeguards are on edge.
Source: Stay out of the water, the battle for safety during Tropical Storm Barry – WKRG

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