Orange Beach, Alabama is known for it’s world class artificial reef system. The thousands of man made reefs offers amazing opportunities for families with kids of all ages to experience deep sea fishing in a truly unique environment. We have just completed a week of great fishing trips. The Red Snapper are biting a little slower now that the water temperatures are pushing 87 degrees. The fishing pressure close to shore has taken it’s toll on reefs within 13 miles of the shoreline. The bite on the 4 hour trips is marginal at best. The 6 hour trips are still producing larger fish, but most of the keeper fish being caught are Cobia and King Mackerel, with a few Spanish Mackerel. The 4 hour trolling trips are producing some good sized Spanish Mackerel near the shoreline each morning. The King Mackerel bite on trolling trips near Orange Beach has been very slow most days. A lot of the kings are too short to keep. They have to be 24 inches in length at the fork to keep them. The Spanish Mackerel do not have a size limit. We are looking forward to a great August as we begin to wrap up the summer tourist season in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. This July has been one for the record books for our area. One thing for sure, because of the BP Oil Spill in 2010, everyone now knows about Orange Beach, Alabama and the world class fishing we can offer families.

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