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Fish Are On the Move

From left to right: Brent Noseworthy, Captain Judy, Ranger Bob, Terri Collins “Cuz Two” and Cooper Napoli. Ranger Bob caught the largest and the most fish on this day. Photo by Captain Judy Helmey

Inshore April fishing brings fishermen closer to the act of catching. Bait shops will start to carry what you need to get the fish’s attention — live shrimp. Pair the shrimp with traditional adjustable floats from large to small and …

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Shorter Days, Cooler Temperatures Get Fish Moving

Travis Durham and Captain Kathy Brown look like good looking fishing team to me. Captain Kathy Brown is holding up Travis’s just caught scamp grouper! Photo by Captain Judy Helmey

INSHORE Though the temperatures are still hot, the shorter days alert fish that fall patterns are pending. Fish are not migrating this month, rather they are feeding on everything that is available. Spotted seatrout, redfish, and flounder might feed at …

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Fish Are Plentiful in June

L-R Captain Judy and Josh Brown are front and center. Back row: Big John, Steve and Andy. Photo by Captain Judy Helmey

Inshore Inshore fishermen can go into “watch and catch mode” for spotted seatrout, redfish, flounder, sheepshead, black drum, shark, Spanish mackerel and cobia. Now is also the time to bring out the cast net and catch your own bait. Peanut …

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The Right Bait Wins the Catch

Please meet the ladies who don’t just fish; they catch too! From left to right: Deirdre Burford, Grace Knight, Boni Carstarthen, A J Crowe, and Vicki Hall. Each fisher is holding a fist-full of black sea bass!

Inshore Although the spotted seatrout has been a little unpredictable over the last few months, May is the month that changes everything! By the time May rolls around, the spotted seatrout bite is joined up with the flounder bite meaning …

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The Sinking of the LuLu – Alabama’s New Artificial Reef

Photography by Lila Harris, Aquatic Soul Photography

Her cavernous births and sprawling cargo decks once clamored as merchant marines bustled about making wage managing the apportioned consignment. Heavy payloads pushed wake, taxing the giant diesels, who churned tirelessly across vast oceans to distant ports of call. Here, …

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The Afterlife: Artificial Reefs

Photo courtesy of Keith Mille, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Historians credit the ancient Persians with constructing the first artificial reef across the mouth of the Tigris, as a barricade against marauding Indian pirates. Today, artificial reef building has morphed into a strange science, with an eclectic array of landlocked …

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