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Charter boats can fish 7 days a week for red snapper

February 13, 2019
February 12, 2019 – Orange Beach, AL (OBA®) – It gets lost in the confusion, Kelly Annan says, when the recreational red snapper fishing is announced as only three-day weekends June 1 through July 28. “The news came on and flashed on the screen ‘snapper season starts June 1, three-day weekend only,’” Annan said. “I’m like, why are they doing that?”
Source: Charter boats can fish 7 days a week for red snapper
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Reef Naming Ceremony at Gulf State Park Feb. 22

February 10, 2019
February 10, 2019 - Gulf State Park, AL - (OBA®) - The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will hold an artificial reef zone naming ceremony at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Ala., on February 22, 2019. The ceremony will take place at the Dunes Terrace at the Gulf State Park Lodge at 2 p.m. The media is invited to attend.
Source: Reef Naming Ceremony at Gulf State Park Feb. 22
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“Tropicalization” of Mobile Bay may mean smaller/fewer reds and specks | al.com

January 19, 2019
Several recent catches by fishermen suggest something unusual is happening along the Alabama coast, namely the “tropicalization” or our waters.“ As soon as I saw it roll on top of the water, I told Lyons, ‘that ain’t a trout,’” said Thomas Nelson, describing the day he and Lyons Bousson reeled in what is believed to be the first snook ever caught in Alabama’s Weeks Bay. Similarly, folks fishing with surf fishing guide Matthew Isbell, better known as the Bama Beach Bum, caught a pair of tiny bonefish this fall, believed to be the first ever caught in Alabama.
Source: “Tropicalization” of Mobile Bay may mean smaller/fewer reds and specks | al.com
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“Tropicalization” of Mobile Bay may mean smaller/fewer reds and specks | al.com

January 19, 2019
Several recent catches by fishermen suggest something unusual is happening along the Alabama coast, namely the “tropicalization” or our waters.“ As soon as I saw it roll on top of the water, I told Lyons, ‘that ain’t a trout,’” said Thomas Nelson, describing the day he and Lyons Bousson reeled in what is believed to be the first snook ever caught in Alabama’s Weeks Bay. Similarly, folks fishing with surf fishing guide Matthew Isbell, better known as the Bama Beach Bum, caught a pair of tiny bonefish this fall, believed to be the first ever caught in Alabama.
Source: “Tropicalization” of Mobile Bay may mean smaller/fewer reds and specks | al.com
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NOAA takes comments on proposed red snapper increase | WEAR

December 06, 2018
A proposed rule change is sure to be welcomed by commercial and recreational anglers along the Gulf Coast. NOAA Fisheries wants to increase the commercial and recreational annual catch limits (ACL) for 2019. If approved, the commercial limit would go from 7.007 million pounds to 7.701 million pounds in 2019.
Source: NOAA takes comments on proposed red snapper increase | WEAR
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How to Build a Ghost Shrimp Pump | Great Days Outdoors

November 27, 2018
Of all the small sea creatures hidden under the white sand of the Emerald Coast beaches, Beach Ghost Shrimp Callichirus islagrande may well be about the most important and least recognized for surf and pier fishermen. Many anglers are familiar with using penaeid shrimp or even mole crabs (sand fleas) as fish bait. But beach ghost shrimp often make up a larger percentage of natural food items for pompano, drum, sheepshead and other fish living in the surf zone. They are not commonly seen because fish seem to snap them up faster than $20 bills in a Walmart parking lot. But pieces of ghost shrimp are often found in the stomachs of these fish at the cleaning table, proving how often they are eaten.
Source: How to Build a Ghost Shrimp Pump | Great Days Outdoors
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Unraveling NOAA’s Flat Earth Theory

November 01, 2018
Two initiatives currently underway could explain and solve the entire Gulf red snapper mess. Two slow-moving, long-awaited initiatives currently underway could each hold a critical piece of the puzzle to explain at last the never-ending Gulf of Mexico red snapper train wreck. The first initiative is a recalibration of historical recreational catch data being conducted by NOAA Fisheries, and the second is a Gulf-wide, independent red snapper count being conducted by more than a dozen marine science institutions and universities. The results could very well explain why the federal management system has restricted recreational anglers to some of the shortest seasons in history despite a booming red snapper population.
Source: Unraveling NOAA's Flat Earth Theory
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Young anglers invited to compete in youth fishing rodeo | fox10tv.com

October 16, 2018
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WALA) - Each year, the Wolf Bay Watershed Watch hosts a fishing tournament for the youth of our area. This year it will be October 20, 2018 from 6:00 am-12 noon at Barber Marina. It’s a great way for our sponsors, partners and the community to support future generations and help them develop a connection to our watershed that will hopefully last a lifetime and create good stewards for years to come.
Source: Young anglers invited to compete in youth fishing rodeo | News | fox10tv.com

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