Gulf Shores Light Tackle Fishing
Light tackle deep sea fishing is our specialty. We offer the best saltwater light tackle fishing charters in Gulf Shores, Alabama and the entire gulf coast region. They are the best because let our family anglers use the highest quality and the latest technology in light tackle deep sea fishing while on a fishing charter. They are also the best because we take you to the best artificial reefs without a lot of riding, so you can have a chance to catch bigger fish than you would catch if you use traditional tackle on saltwater reefs where fishing pressure is greater.
You Use The Best Light Tackle Saltwater Fishing Gear
We use Shimano deep sea fishing reels, Shimano Trevala Rods and G-Loomis rods as our primary light tackle fishing gear. Our line is 20 to 30 pound test monofilament. When the fishing is tough, we use flourocarbon fishing line. This brand of light tackle is expensive but we feel you will love it when you get a chance to fight a nice fish with it. These light tackle rods and reel combinations are the size of most Bass tackle but their strength is enhanced by superior technology.
Saltwater Fish That Bite Light Tackle
Everyone that uses light tackle as their primary means of deep sea fishing in Alabama's saltwater, loves it. It enhances the fight and allows you to get bigger bites from bigger fish. We use it exclusively on our 6 hour reef fishing charters. We mostly catch the Gulf Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Triggerfish, Bonita, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack and Cobia on light tackle. Some of our longer deep sea fishing charters offer anglers a chance to use traditional, heavy tackle to fish for Gag Grouper, Scamp Grouper, Amberjack and Almaco Jacks. However, you can catch a lot of the same deep water species using light tackle. Light tackle fishing allows anglers to catch bigger fish on artificial fishing reefs that see consistent fishing pressure.
The reason light tackle, deep sea fishing is so popular with us is because everyone in your family or corporate group can handle it without getting worn out. It also is popular because it makes saltwater fishing fun. Most every charter boat in Alabama uses traditional fishing tackle that is more suited for commercial saltwater fishing. Our customers enjoy the fight of the fish more than acting like commercial fishermen and using tackle that is heavy and reels the fish in without a challenge.
Light Tackle Deep Sea Fishing Advantage
The advantage of using saltwater light tackle on A Gulf Shores Charter Boat is, you will get a better bite from bigger fish when using it. Light tackle also gives you a chance to catch fish that have seen fishing pressure. Anglers that love a challenge, light tackle allow you to enjoy fighting the fish.
The major disadvantage of using light tackle is that larger fish may cut or break your line. Exerting too much pressure against the fish causes most cut offs and loses more fish than any other reason. Light tackle fishermen understand that they are going to lose some fish every time they go fishing.
The history of traditional fishing tackle and light tackle in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
For many years, the reason saltwater anglers came to Gulf Shores and our gulf coast area was to catch fish for the freezer. The anglers used heavy tackle because they were there to catch as many fish as they could in a short period of time. Those anglers did not care about fighting a fish as much as they did about landing the fish. They only cared about catching one fish after another until their cooler was full.
We started using light tackle because the family customers we had told us that they had rather have fun hooking and fighting a fish more than trying to catch and keep a lot of fish.
We are sure you and your family will enjoy catching Red Snapper on light tackle. We can keep them during the two month summer charter season but we have to release them during the fall charter season, winter charter season and spring charter seasons. We are very careful and are working with the federal fisheries to decrease the release mortality rate by using a fish descender to help return fish to the atmosphere from which they were caught in the saltwater. There are other species of fish to catch all year-round.
Alabama Light Tackle Fishing Reservations
Be sure to contact our light tackle saltwater fishing company directly by filling out our online deep sea fishing reservations page after you have chosen the best fishing charter for you on our rates and pricing page. After you have submitted your request online, you may call us direct at 251.975.8111 and give us a credit card number to secure your trip. Remember, we do not require a deposit. You may pay the day of your fishing charter.