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|If you're in the Orange
Beach area looking
for tackle or just
some fishing tips....
Be sure to stop by
27122 Canal Rd,
Orange Beach, AL
and see Chris!!
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This is a reminder about the
change to the "No Wake" zones
in the Orange Beach, AL, area.
Earlier in June of 2015, the area
in Cotton Bayou near Zekes
Marina was changed to No
Wake / Idle Speed. Now,
almost a year ago now,
December 2015, the last stretch
of waterway from Jubilee
Landing to the Florida state line
on Old River has been included
as a No Wake / Idle Speed
Zone. So, now ALL of Old River
in Alabama waters to the state
line is NO WAKE.
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|Changes to the Alabama
State Waters Sept 30 2016
Ok Alabama Anglers! Just a reminder, and
as I have just confirmed- the legislation to
extended Alabama State Waters to 9 Miles
has expired as of September 30, 2016!
As of now, no new provisions have been
made to permanently extend the state
waters to 9 miles! This will affect your
ability to fish several fish species in these
waters in future state seasons. Contact
your representatives and voice your
opinion on passing further laws to make it
For more information, see
|The Alabama Marine Resources is
deploying some new reef materials!
New material and pyramids are being set almost everyday. This includes 50
new ecoreefs within the newer Minton Reef Zones, only about 3 Miles
offshore. We have heard there are also plans for new deployments off of
Dauphin Island in the near future.
Stay up to date on all the new reef deployments in the offshore and near
shore artificial reef zones. Files are updated as public reefs are completed.
Offshore and near shore reef coordinates can be found at:
Right click the files and select "SAVE" to properly download them.
All annual Alabama
Expired August 31-
Renew Yours Today!!
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|NOAA Fisheries Announces the Gulf of Mexico Gray
Triggerfish Recreational Season will Remain Closed Through
the End of 2017
NOAA Fisheries announces that gray triggerfish recreational harvest will remain
closed in the Gulf of Mexico for 2017, or until further notice. NOAA Fisheries has
published a temporary rule modifying the gray triggerfish recreational annual catch
target to zero pounds, and the annual catch limit to 19,987 pounds whole weight for
2017, due to an estimated 221,213-pound harvest overage during the 2016
recreational fishing season.
Gray triggerfish have an accountability measure associated with its harvest that
requires the sector to payback any harvest overage during the next fishing season.
In 2016, the Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish recreational landings are estimated to
be 422,436 pounds. The 2017 annual catch limit and annual catch target were
scheduled to be 241,200 pounds and 217,100 pounds, respectively. The harvest
overage will reduce the annual catch target to zero pounds, and the annual catch
limit to 19,987 pounds. NOAA Fisheries is required to close the recreational sector
when landings reach or are projected to reach the ACT. Therefore, recreational
harvest of gray triggerfish in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico will be closed for
2017, or until further notice.
Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish are currently overfished (population is to low), and
under a rebuilding plan which expires at the end of 2017. The Gulf of Mexico of
Mexico Fishery Management Council is currently working on Amendment 46 to the
Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan to establish a new gray triggerfish rebuilding
plan, and modify management measures. A copy of Draft Amendment 46 can be
found at http://gulfcouncil.org/…/B%20-%209(a)%20Amend%2046_Gray%20T…
|Some important information concerning the Cotton
Bayou Boat Launch, Orange Beach, AL.
The ramp is open for business, but construction on Perdido Beach Blvd will
affect how you will be able to access the facility!
The center turn lane on the main highway is closed- so the only way to get
to the entrance is from the west bound lane of Perdido Beach Blvd.