Fall Break Fishing for bullreds, king mackerel during shrimp festival
Fall break is a realatively new term for families here on the Alabama Gulf Coast. When we were kids, the only break we had during this time of the year was the weekends, Thanksgiving or Christmas. With the upcoming Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores next weekend, we are seeing a lot of people making reservations for fishing. This week has been pretty good fishing so far. The Bullreds showed up today near the shoreline of Orange Beach, but our guests wanted to experience deep sea fishing for Red Snapper, Triggerfish, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel and Bonito. Fall temperatures finally arrived this morning with a cool 64 degrees, but all week, we are expected to have highs in the low to mid 80’s. The water temperature is 80 and the bait fish are in by the acres. This means migratory and pelagic fish like mackerel, bonito, sailfish, white marlin and blackfin tuna are in closer than ever. You never know what kind of a surprise you are going to get when you go trolling fishing this time of year. We expect October 2012 to be really good for fishermen. Ya’ll come on down and see us if you can. We would love to have you.