Light tackle fishing in Gulf Shores, Alabama offers vacationers an opportunity to do something different. The time when meat hunting was king in Gulf Shores, it did not matter what kind of tackle you used as long as you got your fish up and put them in the cooler. Times changed and so did we. We listened to our guests and invested in the state-of-art, light tackle fishing gear. We did not know then that we would have created a monster. Our past guests fell in love with our style of light tackle fishing and that along with great customer service has made us one of the most requested charter boats to fish with along the entire Gulf of Mexico. We are prepared to give you the best service in the charter fishing industry in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
We are professional fishermen and we love the thrill of the hunt as much as we like to catch a nice fish. Your deckhand, Lem, before joining our team, used to fish the BASS pro circuit and intruduced us to another way of fighting fish. Lem used to show up at the boat when he was a customer with his bass tackle and I watched him have a blast. He was catching fish 6 to 1 over the other anglers on the boat. I used to laugh at him when I saw him coming but I soon found out that he knew what he was talking about.
Eight years later, we have become the leader in light tackle fishing in the Gulf Shores area. We continue to purchase the lightest saltwater tackle available on the market. We believe in buying the best and maintaining it very well. We are constantly providing routine maintenance and upgrades to our light tackle fishing gear.
Other offshore charter boats in the Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan area, use heavy tackle to reel in the same fish you can catch on light tackle. We own some traditional tackle because some of the species we fish for are too large to be handled on light tackle. We have three sets of gear that we use in addition to the light tackle.
90 percent of the reef fish caught while deep-sea fishing within 30 miles of Gulf Shores weigh on average 3 to 5 pounds. These are mostly Red Snapper. Some species we catch like Vermilion Snapper and White Snapper only weight 12 oz to 1 pouind. Triggerfish weigh between 2 to 3 pounds on average.
For fish like Amberjack, Bull Redfish, Mahi-Mahi, Grouper and Mackerel, we use medium tackle. This traditional mid-sized tackle will handle all of these fish species. The heaviest tackle is used to catch Marlin and Tuna.
We grew up fishing the inshore fishery along the Alabama Gulf Coast. We always used light tackle to catch Speckled Trout, Redfish and Flounder. Our inshore fishing guide only uses light tackle to fish with. That is why he catches more fish than his competitors on a regular basis. Light tackle inshore fishing offers you more bites in the clear water we have on certain days.
No matter what you want to do, we have got you and your guest covered. What's stopping you from booking your charter with us. Come on. Pick up the phone or submit your reservation online today. You will be glad you did.
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