Light Tackle Amberjack Fishing in Orange Beach
Oh what a beautiful morning in Orange Beach. The seas were calm as we headed away from the gulf shores to go deep sea fishing for 12 hours. We caught a couple of hard tails for bait and we headed off into the wild blue. On the way out, we ran through our first rain shower of the year. Not much to it. We ran out and started our reef fishing in about 120 feet of water. The Red Snapper were biting ok but the triggerfish began to hit a bit. Most of them were small. We kept moving offshore and we began fishing for Amberjack. The water had a muddy tint to it. It was hardly the ideal blue/green water we are used to. The amberjack bit ok at best. The fish could not see our bait very well I guess. We kept moving and found some vermilion snapper biting and a scamp grouper or two. We went to one spot and dropped some light tackle and hooked a nice almaco jack that fought hard. We had a great day and we really enjoyed fishing with our crew from Tuscaloosa. Michael, Kelly, Wesley, Allen, Richard and Bill I want to say thank you for an entertaining day and allowing Lem and I to serve you!