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Dauphin Island July 2019

Capt. Charlie Gray Well the weather has really heated up and so has the fishing around Dauphin Island. After the … Jul 1st, 2019

Offshore Report June 2019

Capt. Don McPherson Red Snapper season is here! You will probably be able to catch red snapper most anywhere from … Jun 1st, 2019

Orange Beach June 2019

Capt. Johnathan Willis We at Gulf Bay Charters are hoping everyone is having as great of a month as we … Jun 1st, 2019

Diving Report: Dive Computers

By: Kerry Freeland / Dive Pros Once upon a time, men ventured forth into the sea in pairs. Between them … Jun 1st, 2019

Mobile / Dauphin Island June 2019

Capt. Charlie Gray IT’S SUMMERTIME!!!! and my favorite month for speckled trout fishing as the cool nights and days are … Jun 1st, 2019

Pensacola / Pensacola Beach June 2019

Capt. Rick Barberi This June, our main target will be Red Snapper. On our longer trips we will be targeting … Jun 1st, 2019

EditorialsView More

Spotting Whale Sharks With Gulf Researcher Dr. Eric Hoffmayer

Those of us living on the Gulf Coast know our lives are distinctly intertwined with the great body of water to the south. Most of our recreation, food and the way we make a living are connected to the Gulf. However, we don’t always have time stop and consider the vastness of this incredible place we call home. This large marine ecosystem provides a home to creatures many of us have never seen in person, for example, whale sharks. Whale sharks— those spotted gentle giants that feed on fish eggs and plankton—are one of the Gulf’s most unique creatures. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world, and although the Gulf is home to a number of them, little is known about their behavior in the Gulf. Ocean Conservancy interviewed Dr. Eric Hoffmayer, a preeminent whale shark expert and research fishery biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service, to find out more about this fascinating fish and what research is needed to ensure their protection.Apr 1st, 2014

HOBIE: MASTER OF WATER, WIND AND WAVES: A New Book by Paul Holmes and Croul Publications

The man, Hobie, known by just one name worldwide, has an epic life story. This 12” x 9” hardcover book shows how it all came to be, and more, in 17 chapters with 300 pages, 120,000 words of text and 585 photographs and illustrations. The book is available through Hobie Cat retailers worldwide.Mar 1st, 2014

Spring Cleaning

My type of “spring cleaning” is a mess of sheepshead on the fish-cleaning table. The water is warming quickly and the wind is calming, so more anglers and spearfisherman are starting to venture into the gulf.Mar 1st, 2014

Dog River Marina Receives ValvTect Marina of the Year Honors

At the first day of the International Marina & Boatyard Conference (IMBC) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., ValvTect Petroleum Products announced the winner of its annual Marina of the Year award — Dog River Marina & Boatworks Inc.Mar 1st, 2014

It’s Girl Time!: Face of Fishing and Boating is Changing

A recent study by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and the Outdoor Foundation reveals fishing and boating are among the most important ‘gateway’ activities that often lead people, especially youth, to pursue other recreation experiences. And for the first time in several years fishing gained more participants than it lost— largely due to women taking up the sport.Mar 1st, 2014

CIRRUS AIRCRAFT JOINS THE WHARF BOAT AND YACHT SHOW Exciting Event Slated for March 27-30, 2014

Cirrus Aircraft has joined The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show’s exhibitor lineup to bring an exciting new component to the show, slated for March 27-30 in Orange Beach, Alabama. Cirrus will have a full-scale mockup of a 2014 SR22T aircraft on display at the show’s center stage: Prospective clients will have the opportunity to have an up-close look at the Cirrus SR22T, including the advanced PerspectiveTM by Garmin® avionics and the unique Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPSTM).This year’s Boat and Yacht Show also coincides with the Jack Edwards National Airport Annual Aviation Day on March 29th, which will feature additional aircraft as well as flight demonstrations and much more.Mar 1st, 2014

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