Dauphin Island July 2019

Capt. Charlie Gray

Well the weather has really heated up and so has the fishing around Dauphin Island. After the recent rains and winds, the water has cleared up and the trout bite is finally getting back to normal in the usual summer time spots in Mississippi Sound, Mobile Bay and the Gulf side of Sand, Pelican and Dauphin Island and over around Fort Morgan. We have been catching specks under slip corks around the gas platforms in the Bay and inshore reefs and around any other deep water structure 10 to 15 feet deep suspending the live shrimp or croakers in the lower portion of the water column. Also, we have been catching trout by free lining live croakers and pogies, around the Islands lately on the Gulf beach side. We have also been catching trout and reds on popping cork rigs in the more shallow areas, fishing a live shrimp about 18 to 24 inches below the popping cork. Mainly right now we are fishing with live bait. This pattern should continue for the coming months. The tripletail (blackfish) are here and can be found on the surface floating under crab trap bouys but they are also found deeper around channel markers and pilings. All in all, the summertime fishing pattern is on, pay attention when you are out there and watch out for the morning and afternoon thunder showers.

We have a few openings still available for the coming months, so give us a call we ARE local, let’s go catching !

Capt. Charlie Gray
Gray Gulf Charters
Dauphin Island / Mobile Bay / Ft Morgan Alabama