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Deep sea fishing charters gulf shores al aboard Alabama Party Boat Miss E

AL Party Boat Fishing $100 6HR Deep Sea Fishing Fri Nov 25 departing 8 AM

Affordable Gulf of Mexico Headboat Fishing from Orange Beach AL
Gulf Shores AL & Perdido Key, FL areas

Friday Nov 25 6 HR Trip $100 per angler 8 AM departure

These are the largest fishing vessels in the fleet that typically carry 20-30 anglers per trip. Saturday Oct 15 we have less than 20 anglers scheduled to fish, there will be plenty of room for everyone. Party boat trips are family friendly aboard spacious vessels with air-conditioned cabins, clean marine restrooms, and a staff of mates to assist you during fishing charter. These Orange Beach deep sea fishing party boat charters focus mainly on bottom fishing for reef fish species. The mates will put your group’s catch on a stringer to keep your fish for you. AAA Charters recommends the 6 hour headboat (party boat) fishing charters. Our departure locations are located only a short drive from Gulf Shores, AL and Perdido Key, FL.

Party Boat Fishing Gulf Shores AL NOW available Year Round

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Orange Beach AL Deep Sea fishing Headboat Miss E docked at Florabama Marina Orange Beach AL Deep Sea Fishing Headboat Miss E docked at Florabama

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GULF SHORES DEEP SEA PARTY BOATS (HEADBOAT) – Pricing

6 HR Deep Sea Fishing $100 Adults $50 12 & under

Customary Tip for mates 15%-20% of costs, plus 30¢/lb. fish cleaning

For Immediate Assistance Call AAA Charters at 251-609-2525

Serving Orange Beach AL 36561, Gulf Shores AL 36542, Bon Secour AL 36535, Ft. Morgan AL 36542, Foley AL 36535, Daphne AL 36526, Elberta AL 36530, Lillian AL 36549, Fairhope AL 36532, Summerdale AL 36580, Robertsdale AL 36567, Silverhill AL 36576, Perdido Key FL 32507 and Surrounding Areas

GROUPER That's what's Biting on the AL Gulf Coast July 2016

Great Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Trip – 8HR Trolling & Bottom Fishing Combo

AAA Charters offers Shared Expense (Semi-private Walk-on) Fishing Charters all year & Fall can be Fabulous Fishing

Deep Sea fishing along the Alabama Gulf Coast has drawn visitors to the communities of Orange Beach AL and Gulf Shores AL for decades. Fall is a favorite time of the year along the Alabama Gulf Coast for many, both visitors and locals. The peak of our tourist season has passed, the weather can offer highs in the 70-80 degrees and low in the mid 60’s. It is also a great time of the year for fishing!
For many, a fishing trip is a highlight of their vacation, but not everyone is in the position to hire a boat for themselves. We offer fishing for individuals and small groups that are partnered with other anglers to charter a boat together. We offer shorter shared expense (semi-private/”walk-on”) charters trolling for near-shore pelagic species and well as longer combination trips that add bottom fishing for reef fish species. Alabama’s Artificial Reef Zone with over 20,000 reefs that are ideal habitats for the treasures of the reef fishery and can be reeled in year round and our captains can take you to the fish.

Shared Expense 8 HR Deep Sea Fishing on the Luxury Charter Boat Big Adventure Tuesday Oct 11 ’16 $180/anger

Big Adventure charter boat is a 60′ Sportfisherman featuring a spacious deck, air conditioned cabin, marine head, stereo, and featuring a BIG GREEN EGG SMOKER.This crew is highly experienced fishing the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. During recent year, the majority of AL deep sea fishing trips are six hour trips. This eight hour trip will give Captain Jimmy Waller the opportunity to travel further offshore than the grounds most commonly fished by our fleet. The day will begin with near shore trolling, fishing with a bait line behind the moving boat for pelagic fish species such as spanish & king Mackerel (the bite of both species remains strong). Once the boat arrives above a reef, everyone will have the opportunity to fish at once targeting a wide variety of fish that live near these structures on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. This time of year we can harvest a variety of snappers including vermillion, lane, white & black snapper; groupers (gag & shallow water); and skamp. We will also be catch & releasing red snapper, amberjack, & triggerfish. Trolling continues as the boat returns to port. These eight hour trips offers a great opportunity to reel in a variety of fish while on a comfortable luxury fishing vessel with a crew focused on the enjoyment and success of the anglers aboard.

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GROUPER That's what's Biting on the AL Gulf Coast July 2016

GROUPER That’s what’s Biting on the AL Gulf Coast Oct 2016

Big Adventure Charter boat Alabama multi-passenger fishing charter boat

Big Adventure at Perdido Pass

SWH mackerel

Serving Orange Beach AL 36561, Gulf Shores AL 36542, Bon Secour AL 36535, Ft. Morgan AL 36542, Foley AL 36535, Daphne AL 36526, Elberta AL 36530, Lillian AL 36549, Fairhope AL 36532, Summerdale AL 36580, Robertsdale AL 36567, Silverhill AL 36576, Perdido Key FL 32507 & Surrounding Areas

Choose your Deep Sea Fishing Charter Sat Aug 27, 2016 – Both Great Trips!

Semi-Private Gulf of Mexico Fishing on a 6 Passenger Charter Boat Trolling & looking for Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi) 6 HR $185

This trip will be with a captain that has been fishing the FL/AL Gulf Coast for a few decades. Cuz knows how to find the fish and his customers are going to enjoy the day on the water. Given the forecast in the morning the Captain’s plan will likely be Near Shore Trolling will be targeting Spanish Mackerel & King Mackerel and the bite has been strong recently with both of this fish. In addition the dolphin (also known as Mahi Mahi) have moved into our coastal waters. THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL FISH TO CATCH, and they are pretty tasty! Join us in the morning for this fishing adventure on the Jus Cuz!

TX angler with mackerel caught trolling the Alabama Gulf Coast
6 pack charter boat Jus Cuz docked at Flora-bama Marina on the AL/FL state line

6 Pack Charter Boat Jus Cuz

Bull Dolphin alabama deep sea fishing on charter boats

Call AAA Charters at 251-609-2525 for reservations and details. Don’t wait until the last minute and miss out on this great day of trolling & deep sea fishing along the AL Gulf Coast

Customary Tip for mates 15%-20% of costs, plus 30¢/lb. fish cleaning.

Affordable Deep Sea Fishing Charters Emerald Spirit 6 Hour Trip $100 & $50 Children

Orange Beach, AL is the homeport for the largest fleet of federally permitted headboats (also known as party boats) in the Gulf of Mexico, and we have a great trips available in the morning on the Emerald Spirit. This is one the largest fishing vessels in the fleet and can carry up to 55 Angler. Right now we have less than 30 anglers scheduled so this is going to give everybody plenty of room to bottom fish! This is a family friendly aboard spacious vessels with air-conditioned cabins, clean marine restrooms, and a staff of mates to assist you during fishing charter. These Orange Beach deep sea fishing party boat charters focus mainly on bottom fishing for reef fish species. Click here to see What We Catch fishing along the AL Gulf Coast.

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son reeling in his first red snapper party boat deep sea fishing in orange beach al

My first Red Snapper!

Orange Beach AL Largest Party Boat for fishing charters

Emerald Spirit docked at Sportsman Marina

Gulf Shores Party Boat Fishing Trips – Pricing

Length of Trip Riders/Kids 12 & Under Anglers
6 Hour Trip departs 7 AM & 2 PM $ 50 $ 100

Advance reservations accepted.
Customary Tip for mates 15%-20% of costs, plus 30¢/lb. fish cleaning.

Call AAA Charters at 251-609-2525 for reservations and details. Don’t wait until the last minute and miss out on this great day of trolling & deep sea fishing along the AL Gulf Coast

Serving Orange Beach AL 36561, Gulf Shores AL 36542, Bon Secour AL 36535, Ft. Morgan AL 36542, Foley AL 36535, Daphne AL 36526, Elberta AL 36530, Lillian AL 36549, Summerdale AL 36580, Robertsdale AL 36567, Silverhill AL 36576, Fairhope AL 36532, Perdido Key FL 32507 & Surrounding Areas

Lane Snapper Deep Sea Fishing on the AL Gulf Coast on Party Boat

Still Deep Sea Fishing Along the Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast

6 HR Deep Sea Fishing on a Luxury Multi-passenger  F/V Big Adventure $150 per angler

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach AL Semi Private Deep Sea Fishing Trip Weds Aug 24, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Fishing on local party boats (also known as head boats) has become a popular option. Party Boat Fishing is an affordable fishing option, but these boats can carry 50 passengers and typically have 40+ during peak weeks. Knowing the the larger boats that are in service are likely to be very full July of 2016, AAA Charters has partnered LUXURY MULTI-PASSENGER CHARTER BOATS to offer 6 HR bottom fishing charters for $150 per angler! This will allow our anglers to finish on some of the nicest fishing boats along the coast without being crowded on a boat with dozens of others! The Maximum number of angler on these trips will be 17!

Call AAA Charters at 251-609-2525 for reservations and details. Don’t wait until the last minute and miss out on this great day of trolling & deep sea fishing along the AL Gulf Coast

Big Adventure Charter Boat Alabama multi-passenger fishing charter boat

Charter Boat Big Adventure at Perdido Pass

Lane Snapper Deep Sea Fishing on the AL Gulf Coast on Party Boat

Lane Snapper Deep Sea Fishing on the AL Gulf Coast

SWH mackerel

Trolling & Bottom Fishing Along the AL Gulf Coast! Let’s Go Fishing!

Serving Orange Beach AL 36561, Gulf Shores AL 36542, Bon Secour AL 36535, Ft. Morgan AL 36542, Foley AL 36535, Daphne AL 36526, Elberta AL 36530, Lillian AL 36549, Summerdale AL 36580, Robertsdale AL 36567, Silverhill AL 36576, Fairhope AL 36532, Perdido Key FL 32507 & Surrounding Areas

Big red snapper semi-private deep sea fishing on the AL Gulf Coast

2 spots open Friday June 3 1:00 PM 6 HR Deep Sea Fishing on Jus Cuz

Friday June 3 AL Deep Sea Fishing for Red Snapper-2 spots 6 HR trip departing at 1:00 PM $185

We have one spot for an angler to join a 6 HR Deep Sea Fishing Charter on the six passenger charter boat Jus Cuz a comfortable 38′ vessel with an air-conditioned cabin, mostly shaded back deck, and a grill. The red snapper bite is amazing right now, and you will be able to watch the incredible sunset on the return trip to shore. This trip is a combination of trolling and bottom fishing, both mackerel and snappers are biting!

the catch of red snapper on AL charter boat Jus Cuz June 1, 2016

Opening Day Red Snapper Season for AL charter boats June 1, 2016

re snapper catch 8 HR AL deep sea fishing trip on charter boat Jus Cuz

The red snapper bite is Red Hot along the AL Gulf Coast

Enjoying the sunset from the deck of AL charter boat Jus Cuz

Enjoying the sunset from the deck of AL charter boat Jus Cuz

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Photos from the AAA Charters afternooon shared expense deep sea fishing trip Thursday June 2 2016. NICE RED SNAPPER CATCH!

Big red snapper semi-private deep sea fishing on the AL Gulf Coast

We are reeling in BIG red snapper on the AL Gulf Coast

BIg red snapper on a semi-private deep sea fishing charter in orange beach al

BIG Red Snapper. That’s what’s biting on the AL Gulf Coast!

huge red snapper caught on a afternoon walk on deep sea fishing charter on the AL Gulf Coast

Reeling in huge red snapper AL Deep Sea Fishing

red snapper fishing on the alabama gulf coast shared expense deep sea fishing charter

Afternoon shared expense fishing charter arranged by AAA Charters Inc

big red snapper semi private deep sea fishing on the AL Gulf Coast

30+ lb red snapper reeled in on Jus Cuz

Big Red Snapper Enjoyed an afternoon fishing on Jus Cuz AL 6 pack charter boat

Enjoyed an afternoon fishing on Jus Cuz AL 6 pack charter boat

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Communication is key. It’s never to early to let us start working on your fishing trip. We don’t just “put your name on a list.” Making prior reservations, and being flexible with the dates your available to fish during your vacation, increases our options for your fishing adventure. We can book last minute trips, sometimes even the same day; but the more notice we are given, increases the choices for chartering a trip, and making adjustments for weather. A diverse group of captains, crews and vessels are available for charter. Let AAA Charters find the best matches for spending the day on the water.

Serving Orange Beach AL 36561, Gulf Shores AL 36542, Bon Secour AL 36535, Ft. Morgan AL 36542, Foley AL 36535, Daphne AL 36526, Elberta AL 36530, Lillian AL 36549, Fairhope AL 36532, Summerdale AL 36580, Robertsdale AL 36567, Silverhill AL 36576, Perdido Key FL 32507 and Surrounding Areas

the catch of red snapper on AL charter boat Jus Cuz June 1, 2016

1 spot open Thursday June 2 1:30 PM 6 HR Deep Sea Fishing on Jus Cuz

Thurs June 2 AL Deep Sea Fishing for Red Snapper-1 spot 6 HR trip departing at 1:30 PM $185

We have one spot for an angler to join a 6 HR Deep Sea Fishing Charter on the six passenger charter boat Jus Cuz a comfortable 38′ vessel with an air-conditioned cabin, mostly shaded back deck, and a grill. The red snapper bite is amazing right now, and you will be able to watch the incredible sunset on the return trip to shore. This trip is a combination of trolling and bottom fishing, both mackerel and snappers are biting!

the catch of red snapper on AL charter boat Jus Cuz June 1, 2016

Opening Day Red Snapper Season for AL charter boats June 1, 2016

re snapper catch 8 HR AL deep sea fishing trip on charter boat Jus Cuz

The red snapper bite is Red Hot along the AL Gulf Coast

Enjoying the sunset from the deck of AL charter boat Jus Cuz

Enjoying the sunset from the deck of AL charter boat Jus Cuz

Call AAA Charters Immediately at 251-609-2525 to make your Reservations

Serving Orange Beach AL 36561, Gulf Shores AL 36542, Bon Secour AL 36535, Ft. Morgan AL 36542, Foley AL 36535, Daphne AL 36526, Elberta AL 36530, Lillian AL 36549, Fairhope AL 36532, Summerdale AL 36580, Robertsdale AL 36567, Silverhill AL 36576, Perdido Key FL 32507 and Surrounding Areas

What's biting on the AL Gulf Coast Fall 2016 Grouper Bite is ON!

AL Deep Sea Fishing this weekend for UNDER $100

This Weekend Saturday May 21 & Sunday May 22 6 HR Deep Sea Fishing for $95

Captain George Pfeiffer was born and raised in the beautiful Florida panhandle city of Pensacola. He has lived on the water all his life and worked for his father who was in the boat business from 1954 until 2004, when he passed away. Captain George started fishing off his own dock on the emerald coast when he could barely hold a fishing pole. Since then, he has fished all of northwest Florida, Alabama, and the Mississippi Delta. He has fished everything from the rivers, to the backbays, to the beautiful blue offshore waters in the Gulf of Mexico. While still employed with his father in the boat business, Captain George fished commercially for Red Snapper from Panama City, Florida to the Texas Gulf Coast. Captain Pfeiffer also fished for years on the party boat the Moreno Queen. This crew has access to decades of fishing spots built in the Gulf of Mexico and can put anglers on the fish!

Fish aboard the Spacious 65′ Bonner Party Boat Offering quality, affordable deep sea fishing charters along the Alabama Gulf Coast

This 65′ Headboat (also referred to as Party Boats) offer daily party boat fishing charters in the Gulf of Mexico for bottom fishing on the 20,000+ artificial reefs that have been built along our shores. There is plenty of room for angler to spread out along the decks of the boat and mates to assist anglers with baiting hooks and removing fish from the line. Emerald Spirit features a large, clean air-conditioned cabin with restrooms. The salon is lined with cushioned seating and tables.

Orange Beach AL Largest Party Boat for fishing charters

Emerald Spirit docked at Sportsman Marina

spacious air conditioned cabin of the AL Party Boat Emerald Spirit

Spacious Air Conditioned Cabin of an Alabama Party Boat

Family Friendly Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Comfort Making Memories on the Gulf

The populations of a variety reef fish are abundant off the shores of our Alabama & Northern Florida shores. We can catch and release red snapper and year round while harvesting other species such as triggerfish, white snapper, vermillion snapper, black snapper, grouper and amberjack. Amberjack are in the harvest season until June 1, 2016 and will open again in August. Until then we can put all the Greater Amberjack greater than 34″ in the cooler! Many of our restaurants now offer fresh catch fish dinners. You provide the fish and the cooks will prepare them with the side dishes too! As your crew for their recommendations.

Triggerfish Snapper caught bottom fishing along the AL Gulf Coast

Gulf Shores Deep Sea Fishing April 2016

alabama red snapper fishing two up
AL Gulf Coast Triggerfish

Gulf Shores Deep Sea Fishing Charter for under $100 What a Deal!

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Alabama Fishing Charters departing from marinas and docks in Orange Beach AL 36561, Gulf Shores AL 36542, Bon Secour AL 36535, Ft. Morgan AL 36542, Perdido Key FL 32507 Serving Foley AL 36535, Daphne AL 36526, Elberta AL 36530, Lillian AL 36549, Summerdale AL 36580, Robertsdale AL 36567, Silverhill AL 36576, Fairhope AL 36532 & Surrounding Areas

grouper caught on a semi-private fishing charter

Full Day (10-12 Hr) Semi-Private Charters Deep Sea Fishing Weds Aug 13

Looking to Catch a Big Fish Deep Sea Fishing? Join a Full Day Semi-Private Charter Weds!

Longer full day deep sea fishing charters allows the time to travel 20-40 miles offshore to bottom fish over the thousands of artificial reefs along the Alabama Gulf Coast. The majority of the Alabama Charter Fleet has been fishing 4 HR – 6 HR trips during the last two years, and few boats have ventured out to the fishing spots further offshore. With the drop in fishing effort in these spots; and the opening of the federal recreational 2014 Amberjack season again: NOW is an ideal time for deep sea fishing for larger fish. When an Amberjack is on your line, get ready for a fight! It is common for Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack to weigh in at 20-50 lbs, but the current Alabama State Record for Amberjack is 127 lbs 12 ozs. Amberjack are aggressive predators, strong swimmers, are a blast to catch, and great on the grill.

Austin and his Amberjack caught while deep sea fishing on the Big Adventure

Austin & his Amberjack landed while fishing the Big Adventure during a semi-private fishing charter

Gulf of Mexico Groupers are in Season too. Come and Get ’em!

Our artificial reefs attract a variety of bottom fish that live around these structures, including groupers that gather off the gulf bottom in holes. This is the time of year that we can harvest both shallow water groupers (including black, misty, red, yellow edge, yellowfin, skamp and yellowmouth groupers) and gag grouper. The “trick” to catching these is to get the bait past all the other fish that gather at these structures.

grouper caught on a semi-private fishing charter

Grouper, a tasty Gulf Coast Catch on Music til Midnight

Full Day (10-12 HR) Semi-Private Charters Deep Sea Fishing Pricing – $240 per Angler

As the sun rises, we will be traveling out Perdido Pass in Orange Beach, AL and heading offshore. While near the coast, the mate will set a couple of lines behind the boat while it is moving to troll for pelagic species such as spanish and king mackerel. The captain will map a course of fishing spots that are home to a variety of bottom fish species including grouper, amberjack, snapper, and triggerfish. All of the fishing action may also attract a shark or two to the lines. These longer fishing trips offer the opportunity for a full day of fishing on a spacious air conditioned charter boat, with a seasoned Captain & professional crew, for a variety of fish that live in the Gulf of Mexico, including the big ones!

Call AAA Charters today to make your reservation 251-609-2525

Big Adventure Charter Boat Alabama multi-passenger fishing charter boat

Charter Boat Big Adventure at Perdido Pass


Serving Orange Beach AL 36561, Gulf Shores AL 36542, Bon Secour AL 36535, Ft. Morgan AL 36542, Foley AL 36535, Daphne AL 36526, Elberta AL 36530, Lillian AL 36549, Fairhope AL 36532, Perdido Key FL 32507 and Surrounding Areas

gulf of mexico triggerfish & amberjack caught by NY anglers

Amberjack & Triggerfish Seasons are back!

Amberjack Season is Open Again in Federal Waters as of Aug 1, 2014!

When an Amberjack is on your line, get ready for a fight! It is common for Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack to weigh in at 20-50 lbs, but the current Alabama State Record for Amberjack is 127 lbs 12 ozs. Amberjacks are aggressive predators, strong swimmers, and are a blast to catch.

gulf of mexico triggerfish & amberjack caught by NY anglers

Triggerfish & Amberjacks are back in season!


amberjack and lady angler fishing on the charter boat Cool Breeze

Lady Angler & her massive Amberjack caught while fishing on the Cool Breeze

Over 20,000 artificial reefs along our coast provide ideal habitat for reef reef including Amberjack, Groupers, and Snappers

For decades the charter boat captains of the Alabama Gulf Coast have invested thousands of dollars each year to deploy artificial reefs to the Gulf waters to provide ideal habitats for reef fish to gather and grow. When our captains take you deep sea fishing, many of the spots that are fished are above reefs they have built throughout the years. Our captains treat these fishing locations like gardens that can be pruned, but not completed harvested. Normally our captains are keeping close watch on the fish caught and will move on once a certain number of fish go in the fish box to leave some fish to breed and be caught again another day. The fish populations of the Gulf of Mexico is a great natural resource we treat with respect and conservation.

Austin and his Amberjack caught while deep sea fishing on the Big Adventure

Austin & his Amberjack landed while fishing the Big Adventure during a semi-private fishing charter

Gray Triggerfish Season is also open in FL State Waters (out to 9 NM)

August 1, 2014 FL state waters opened for recreational harvest of triggerfish again this year. These are TASTY fish and a favorite of locals and visitors alike. These fish are caught while bottom fishing above the artificial reefs the speckle the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast.

gulf of mexico gray triggerfish and angler Charles M. Smith

Charles landed a nice size Triggerfish AL Deep Sea Fishing

Fishing charters in Gulf Shores AL for all size groups, private or semi-private trips

This Amberjack was reeled in by Austin while fishing on a semi-private (walk-on) fishing charter arranged by AAA Charters on the charter boat Rip Tide with Captain Seth Wilson. AAA Charters specializes in matching groups together for a deep sea fishing charter with one of our professional captains & crews. Six passenger & multi passenger boats are available, so we can make arrangements for any size group.

gulf shores deep sea fishing amberjack on a shared expense fishing charter

August is here & so are the Amberjack on the AL Gulf Coast

Call AAA Charters today to make your reservation 251-609-2525

Serving Orange Beach AL 36561, Gulf Shores AL 36542, Bon Secour AL 36535, Ft. Morgan AL 36542, Foley AL 36535, Daphne AL 36526, Elberta AL 36530, Lillian AL 36549, Fairhope AL 36532, Perdido Key FL 32507 and Surrounding Areas

shark meal alabama red snapper head eaten by a shark

Gulf of Mexico Shark Snack & Red Snapper Baby Making Mission

Gulf Coast Deep Sea Fishing Charter-Research to collect live red snapper to breed in a Gulf Coast Sea Lab for future release back to the Gulf of Mexico

Several times a year AAA Charters arranges for a Gulf Coast University to charter a multi-passenger fishing vessel (with a large, round live well) to collect live red snapper to transport back to spawning tanks. The goals of these trips include: improving our understanding of red snapper reproduction; creating ideal breeding conditions for the red snapper in captivity; and ultimately releasing as many red snapper as possible back into the Gulf of Mexico.

Gulf of Mexico Sharks didn’t get the memo: Red Snapper & Grey Triggerfish seasons closed

The Gulf of Mexico sharks that typically gather along our shores in the summer months added an extra challenge to our latest research trip. Sharks are attracted to the smell of bait in the water and the commotion created while deep sea fishing. The weather was perfect, the marine conditions were ideal, and quite a few sharks ate well targeting the reef fish our research anglers were trying to reel in.

shark meal alabama red snapper head eaten by a shark

Shark Snack – Alabama Red Snapper Meal


gulf of mexico sharks snack of grey triggerfish alabama deep sea fishing

Shark Snack Alabama Grey Triggerfish

Not too Small, Not too Big, we need them just right

For the purposes of this research project, 6 lb – 8 lb. live red snapper needed to be collected because this is the size red snapper that are sexually mature, and have the highest survival rate in captivity for breeding. A few of the snapper caught were too small; but many were too big for the saltwater tanks. There are still lots of big red snapper off the coast of Alabama. The target size fish were kept in a large round live well, and then moved to large transport tanks to be trucked back to the Sea Lab.

big gulf of mexico red snapper released live in July 2014

Too big for the snapper spawning tanks so back into the Gulf it went.

big alabama red snapper released live in July 2014

We find big alabama red snapper year round off our coast

Bonus Cobia catch Deep Sea Fishing along the Alabama Gulf Coast

While targeting red snapper the crew caught a bonus tasty Gulf of Mexico delight, Cobia (also known in other areas as lemon fish or ling). The peak of the Cobia fishing occurs in late March & April when they migrate from East of the Gulf towards LA and TX; but occasionally we land Cobia other times of the year while bottom fishing for reef species.

gulf of mexico cobia caught on an Alabama fishing charter boat July 2014

Gulf of Mexico Cobia – A Tasty Treat!


The fish are still biting, so LET’S GO FISHING. Call AAA Charters for reservations at 251-609-2525

Alabama Fishing Charters departing from marinas and docks in Orange Beach AL 36561, Gulf Shores AL 36542, Bon Secour AL 36535, Ft. Morgan AL 36542, Perdido Key FL 32507 and Surrounding Areas