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Mobile Bay / Eastern Shore

Capt. Dan Kolenich December is upon us and that means the start of winter fishing. This fall has been a … Dec 1st, 2018

Offshore Report

Capt. Don McPherson October was unusually warm and many anglers enjoyed fishing off the Alabama Gulf Coast this past month. … Nov 1st, 2018

Night Fishing

Rich Ellison Mobile Bay is full of juvenile redfish! If you want to bend your rod, head to your nearest … Nov 1st, 2018

Diving Report: Snorkeling Reefs

By: Kevin Freeland / Dive Pros Before sitting down to write this article I took a gander at this coming … Nov 1st, 2018

Orange Beach

Captain Johnny Willis With falling temperatures, the fishing has been fantastic! Schools of trout are being found along grass flats … Nov 1st, 2018
Captain Charlie Gray shows off a beautiful Speckled Trout, 29”, 6 lbs., caught in Mobile Bay.

Mobile / Dauphin Island

Capt. Charlie Gray Well, Halloween is behind us and the first true cold fronts of the season are pushing through … Nov 1st, 2018

EditorialsView More

Lengthy Gulf Restoration Plan Needs to Dive Deeper

If you're like me, the recent holiday season has erased some of your memory (I think it’s all the sweets), and you may be in need of a refresher on where we left off in the Gulf restoration process. Recently, the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) trustees released a long-awaited draft Early Restoration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) and Phase III Environmental Restoration Plan (ERP). This was exciting news for the Gulf of Mexico, because the PEIS is critical for laying the groundwork for a comprehensive, long-term and integrated restoration process in the wake of the BP oil disaster. Ocean Conservancy’s experts have been going through the nearly 2,500- page document with a fine tooth comb over the last several weeks, and we are pleased to present you with our preliminary views.Feb 1st, 2014

The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show Returns to Orange Beach

In just a few short years it’s become one of the most popular events on the Gulf Coast: The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show. And this year’s show, slated for March 27- 30, 2014, promises to be more incredible than ever before. Show organizers expect over $90 million in boats and marine products on display this year, including more than 125 in-water vessels and an additional 250-plus boats displayed on land. It’s become one of the most exciting outdoor, in-water shows on the Gulf Coast but rather focusing on the sheer size, the organizers instead highlight quality—there’s literally something for everyone, whether a newcomer to boating or a seasoned tournament veteran.Feb 1st, 2014

How to Find a Fishing Guide

Fishing is often portrayed and seen as something that is relatively easy where all that is needed to catch fish is a rod and some shrimp. It is possible to be self-taught and it is possible to learn through books, experience and practice. But if you want to learn or improve quickly and attain a higher skill level than you would otherwise, then booking some tuition with a fishing guide is the best option.Feb 1st, 2014

Scuba Diving, A Family Affair

With iPods, smart phones and computers being in every room in the modern home (and most people’s pockets); face-to-face communication among family members is becoming a rarity. It isn’t uncommon for kids to text a sibling that is only steps away in another room!Jan 1st, 2014

Grilled Oysters on the Half Shell

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Restoring the Deep Water Environment of the Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico is an extraordinary place, but despite the growing number of people who live, work and play on the Gulf Coast, we know very little about the Gulf in its entirety. Its wonders are bountiful, and its resources provide the people who live along its shores a unique way of life. Ocean Conservancy has worked in the Gulf region for over two decades, with a primary focus on managing our fisheries sustainably. However, on April 20, 2010, the focus of our work took on a new direction. With the explosion of Deepwater Horizon, it became evident that this large marine ecosystem was in danger and would need extensive restoration to recover from this devastating disaster. However, the Gulf was no stranger to degradation prior to the oil disaster. Land loss, overfishing and polluted stormwater runoff are just a few of the factors that have hindered the productivity of the Gulf ecosystem for decades.Jan 1st, 2014

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