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 Wow, #RedSnapper season is here! As you know, fuel is at an all-time high for everyone and for anglers, this means all other fishing costs have gone up. Bait is expensive – $3/lb. for squid and $4/lb. for cigar minnows; a 10 oz. lead that used to cost 35¢ is now $3.50; fuel is currently $5…

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June 20, 2022

Vermilion snapper are biting!

As the 2022 fishing season is underway, a great new pattern is starting to show up – #vermilionsnapper are biting! Vermilion snapper are usually much smaller than a Red Snapper, but this year we are seeing a lot of vermilion that are 2 to 4 lbs. in size and 16” to 19” long.  With the…

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June 15, 2022

Alabama’s Gulf waters offer fantastic fishing

Check out this great article about our own Captain Randy!

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April 7, 2022

2022 Update from Captain Randy

In 2020, several things changed in our country, and our business. The first was COVID-19 that caused massive shut downs to the tourism and travel industry. Many thanks to Alabama’s Governor Kay Ivey who encouraged everyone to get outdoors. Unfortunately, our vessels fall under United States Coast Guard (USCG) regulations and other federal rules and…

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February 7, 2022

Safety for Our Customer

The safety of our customers has always come first, and now as our nation faces COVID-19, our customer’s health is important. Our vessels, Reel Surprise and Weather Or Knot, as always are sanitized after each cruise and fishing trip. Our policy is that any of our crew that show flu-like symptoms stay at home. We appreciate our customers and look forward to booking your great day of fishing! Randy and Susan Boggs

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March 16, 2020

Baked Flounder Fillets in Lemon-Soy Vinaigrette

This recipe can be prepared in 45 minutes or less. Ingredients: two 6-ounce flounder fillets 1 garlic clove 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons olive oil Preheat oven to 450°F. Arrange fillets in a ceramic or glass baking dish just large enough to hold…

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October 20, 2019

Catching #Flounder on our Alabama Gulf Coast

Flounder spawn in water 25 to 35 meters deep. The fingerling flounder gulp randomly for plankton until they are between 5 to 10 mm long. It is during the larval stage when the left eye migrates around to the right side of the fish. This process takes around six to ten weeks and when complete the baby flounder settles on the bottom as a recognizable flatfish. Once baby flounder settle on the bottom they move into very shallow inshore estuaries and the upper reaches of harbors. Flounder can be found along our Alabama Gulf Coast during the fall months when the weather is starting to get cooler. This species lives on the ocean and bay floors and typically stay in one place while waiting for bait to cross their path. Flounder prefer live shrimp and in order to catch this…

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October 14, 2019

Gulf Snapper Escabeche & Kalamata Olive Causa

You can find Vermillion Snapper along our Gulf Coast this time of year. Check out this 2019 Alabama Seafood Cook-off award winning recipe from Chef Ramon Jacobsen from Odette in Florence, Alabama. Ingredients: 4 ounces olive oil 4 Snapper filets, skin removed (save skins) 4 cups red onions, sliced 5 garlic cloves, minced 3 Aji…

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August 29, 2019

What to Expect on a Shared Expense Fishing Trip

Our 4-hour shared expense trips are a great introduction to fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. These trips provide anglers of all skill levels with an opportunity to catch fish. These charters typically travel 10 to 12 miles from shore fishing in shallower waters. Because of the many fishing seasons and fish size limits, the…

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August 21, 2019

Welcome Back to our Northern Friends!

Welcome back to all of our friends from the great frozen north. Our winter fishing special started January 1. Hurricane Michael stopped most of the fall fishing. With little fishing effort the last two months, the fishing should be good. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will be meeting January 28 through 31, 2019 at…

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January 8, 2019

Fall Fishing – Vermillion Snapper

One of the species you can catch in our area this time of year is vermillion snapper. This species prefers the same depths as the Red Snapper and can often be found swimming with them. Like the Red Snapper, the vermilion snapper is more of a temperate than a tropical fish, and is unfamiliar to…

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November 28, 2018

Smoky Citrus Butter-Baked Redfish

Ingredients: 2 lbs Redfish filets, rinsed and patted dry 1 tsp salt Dash Cayenne 2 tsp smoked sweet paprika Juice of one small lemon 3 Tbl finely chopped onion ¼ cup melted butter Directions: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and position a rack in the center. Sprinkle both sides of the fish with the…

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October 21, 2018