Special Fall Snapper Season at Alabama’s Gulf Coast – Bigger and Better Than Ever
Day 1: Catch Monster Snapper and Amberjacks at Alabama’s Gulf Coast with Captain Bobby Walker
Editor’s Note: Every weekend from October 1 until 12:01 am on November 22 this fall, anglers can catch and keep their limits of red snapper on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. But there’s more than just snapper biting. This week we’ll talk to captains in Orange Beach about the trips they’ve taken at the first of snapper season. You can see just what red snapper season will be like for you and your family, if you head to Alabama’s Gulf Coast during October and November. For more information on fishing guides and charter boats, lodging accommodations, restaurants and entertainment on Alabama's Gulf Coast, call Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism at 800-745-SAND (7263), or go to www.orangebeach.com. You also can get a fishing report three times each week by checking-out the "What's Biting?" column at www.orangebeach.com/fishing/biting/.
Ten- to 15-pound red snapper and 30- to 50-pound amberjacks came to the dock this past weekend when Captain Bobby Walker of the charter boat, “Summer Breeze II,” landed at the dock. This was one of the biggest catches of big red snapper brought in on the first weekend of red snapper season in October 2010, and some of the biggest amberjacks seen all year long. Walker stopped on only two of more than 5000 offshore reefs off Alabama’s Gulf Coast. He loaded the boat and came in early. But rather than tell you about Walker’s trip and the fish he and his buddy caught, we’ll let Captain Walker tell his story. On this video clip, click here to view the video.