Recent fishing reports show that the cobia are migrating along the beach from the Florida line west to Fort Morgan and 4-5 pound speckled trout are being caught around Dauphin Island, which can only mean one thing: Saltwater fishing is just around the corner in Alabama.
The Coastal Conservation Association of Alabama (CCA) has created a free Fishin' Report that will periodically be distributed by email to keep saltwater fishermen informed of saltwater fishing activity on Alabama's coast and in Mobile Bay.
CCA wants to help you catch fish by providing current coastal reports, a fishing guide directory, live bait and tackle stores, tide table reports, marine weather reports, conservation tips, and many other resources to keep you up to date on the current conditions in the Gulf. We hope that by keeping you informed we can enhance your experience while fishing in Alabama's saltwater.
Our goal is to build a network of recreational and sports fishermen, and to provide you with the information we are given through our many resources to help you catch your limit when fishing Alabama's Gulf. Hope you plan to wet a hook real soon!
P. Grey Cane III
Coastal Conservation Association, Alabama
Whats Bittin' Now
Cobia ("Ling") - Migrating from south Florida, many schools have been spotted running 3 miles from the beach. Go get 'em!
Speckled Trout - Good catches of 4-5 lb trout around Dauphin Island. Fishing in deep water off the shoals and using live bait should put you on some big specks. Also, nice 2-4 lb trout are showing up around the back bay and Old River piers around Orange Beach. Again live bait is working well.