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Triggerfish are biting in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach with captain Johnny Greene on the Intimidator

Triggerfish are fan favorite to eat and catch! This young man has a trophy in his hands!

This article was written and published by Captain Johnny Greene of Intimidator Sportfishing and can be viewed in its original format here.

Orange Beach, AL - The fishing in the winter time off of the coast of Orange Beach has long been a favorite of many savvy anglers.  This time of year you will not have long lines, traffic jams or Mosquito’s but the fishing is as good as it can get.  You might have to be a little flexible on the weather but this winter has been very mild and sea conditions are calm for the most part

One of my longtime favorite types of fish to catch has always been triggerfish and I must admit the 6 month closure last year was especially hard for me.  Yes it hurt not having them available to my customers but I truly love to catch and eat them.  However, the trade-off of the fishery closure far outweighs the desire to catch.

For years triggerfish were considered a trash fish mainly because people did not know how to clean them.  Since I started fishing in the 80′s we have always kept them and they have always been one if my most favorite fish to eat.  Although they are admittedly odd-looking with some nasty looking jagged teeth used to eat barnacles among other things, they have a firm white meat that you can bake, broil, blacken or my personal favorite… Fried!  Well as you can imagine I love everything fried and this is my favorite!

Have you ever wondered where they got their name from?  Well I don’t know if anyone really knows but the one I believe is how to get that big spike of a fin to lie down on top of its head.  There is a small fin right behind the big one that must move first, and then the big one will fall back just like a trigger.

So they next time you catch a trigger you have the inside information on some of the best eating around!  Besides, I will always take a couple of pieces home, if you’re still not convinced!

Written by Johnny Greene

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This article was written by Captain Johnny Greene, owner of Intimidator Sportfishing and can be viewed in it’s original location by visiting www.FishOrangeBeach.com.

The 2012 gag grouper season ended on October 31st and by our accounts it was a huge success. While we don’t catch as many gag’s as they do in other places, Orange Beach is becoming more of a target destination for this recovering fishery.

Typically speaking we may not catch the numbers of groupers that they might in other places but the ones we catch ate usually large and put up a heck of a fight! The fish can grow up to 80 pounds but fish over 30 pounds are considered a trophy.

To catch a big one we use different types of live and dead baits to entice one into striking. You must be ready to reel when the fish hits to make sure the circle hook rotates in to the corner of the jaw and then it’s up to you to crank!

By Johnny Greene

For more information on Capt. Greene’s sportfishing vessel, The Intimidator, please visit www.FishOrangeBeach.com.

Book your vacation home or beach condo for your entire charter group today by visiting us at www.KaiserRealty.com or by calling our Reservation professionals at (877) 405-5587 today!

 

This post was written by Captain Johnny Greene of Intimidator Sportfishing. The original version can be viewed here.

Captain Johnny Greene's Intimidator Sportfishing, Gulf Shores & Orange BeachOver the past several weeks we have run many offshore overnight fishing charters off the Alabama Gulf Coast with tremendous success for large gag grouper, amberjack, blackfin and yellowfin tuna’s.

Proving once again why this is truly the best time of year to fish, as the weather cools off the water remains warm, the fish like it as much as we do!

The overnight trips are proving much diversity in our catch and lots of happy and satisfied returning anglers as always.

However, if overnight offshore fishing is not your thing, do not worry. The 10-12 hour day trips have been just phenomenal with the vermilion snapper, white snapper, scamps, gag grouper and the amberjacks. [Read more...]

Catching Gag Grouper on The Intimidator in Orange BeachThis article was written by Captain Johnny Greene, and was originally featured on www.FishOrangeBeach.com. The original version cna be viewed by clicking here.

With the looming closure for gag grouper just six weeks away now is the time to make plans to go get them on a deep sea charter fishing trip . With the recent passing of hurricane Isaac just to the south of the Orange Beach and Gulf Shores areas the grouper have been very active and has made for some great day trips.

During the fall you may also keep Vermillion snapper, amberjack, scamps and king mackerel which will make for a fine box of fish for you and your buddies to enjoy on your fishing trip.

The fall is absolutely my most favorite time of year to fish. The air starts to cool off in the water temperatures remain warm until early December. Come on let’s go fishing!

-Captain Johnny Greene

 

Interested in booking a half-day, full-day or even overnight charter on the magnificent “Intimidator Sport fishing” Vessel? Visit Captain Johnny Greene’s website www.FishOrangeBeach.com for more information!

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Fishing Report from The Intimidator- August

Orange Beach, Al. – the deep sea fishing continues to be really good! The 4 hour trips are continuing to be good choices for small families on a budget that want to be on a big boat. We have had good catches with king and Spanish mackerel.

The 6 hour fishing trips have been the most popular trips this year with all of the options that are available to us from bottom fishing, to trolling to live bait fishing for mackerel

The full day trips are the best trips if you are really serious about having a great time and catching some fish too. Amberjack season is back open and they are big fish that have to be 30″ long to keep! We can also keep groupers and some types of snapper too.

The offshore overnight trips are the main focus for the savvy customer that just can’t get enough! We are really doing well in those trips with all of the diversity of fish available to us. We have caught yellowfins, blackfins, wahoo, amberjack, and many others too!

We still have some opening for trips in the 2012 season so give us a call to get your dates!

This post was written by Captain Johnny Greene and was originally published at www.FishOrangeBeach.com.

Start planning your next Gulf Shores/Orange Beach fishing trip with Captain Johnny Greene on his vessel, The Intimidator! Book your beach condo or vacation home through Kaiser Realty today by visiting www.KaiserRealty.com or by call (877) 405-5587!

 

 

This Press-Release was originally posted by the Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and can be viewed in its original format by visiting www.GulfShores.com.

NOAA Fisheries Service extends red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico through July 16

GULF SHORES AND ORANGE BEACH, ALA. – 7/2/2012 - Landing massive red snappers will now be possible for families visiting the Alabama Gulf Coast in mid-July thanks to NOAA Fisheries Service’s extension of the season through July 16. NOAA evaluated the first 26 days of the 2012 recreational red snapper fishing season and determined that extended severe weather, including Tropical Storm Debby, resulted in numerous lost fishing days for the north-central Gulf of Mexico where a substantial portion of this harvest occurs.

“These extra six days are an opportunity for our guests to enjoy one of the world’s best red snapper fisheries,” said Herb Malone, president/CEO of Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (CVB). “Adding to the options for our families is the opening of grouper season on July 1 alongside many other ongoing seasons. Our state boasts the nation’s largest artificial reef program just off our shores, and the smiles of charter boat guests returning to dock show the evidence of our bountiful fishery and the lifelong memories created.”

Echoing similar thoughts, Tom Steber, president of the Orange Beach Fishing Association said that “this extension will help local captains re-coop the June days lost to weather, and they are thrilled to have six more days to show guests how many hungry red snapper are in our Gulf waters. Then, take the freshly caught snapper and other fish to the local restaurants with hook-and-cook menu options and put an exclamation mark on an excellent Orange Beach fishing trip.”

Visit www.orangebeach.com/fishing for local charter and marina listings in addition to a weekly “What’s Biting” blog.

For more information on this announcement, please contact:

Kim Chapman
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism
kchapman@gulfshores.com
1-800-745-SAND
251-974-4625 (direct)
251-752-8448 (cell)

 

Don’t miss out of your opportunity to experience the world-class snapper fishing that the Alabama Gulf Coast has to offer! Visit www.KaiserRealty.com or give us a call at (877) 405-5587 to secure you vacation home or beach condo for a fun filled fishing trip in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach!

 

Captain Johnny Greene's Intimidator Sportfishing, Gulf Shores & Orange BeachThis post is courtesy of Capt. Johnny Greene, Captain and owner of Intimidator Sportfishing in Orange Beach. The original post can be viewed at www.FishOrangeBeach.com.

Orange Beach, Al. - The deep sea family fishing report on the Intimidator for June 2012 is a good one!  The red snapper fishing has been really good so far this season.  With only a few days to catch them and people in town on vacation it has been a good time.  The weather has been a bit of a challenge but thank goodness for a great big, safe boat as we ride offshore.

The catches have been really good with king and Spanish mackerel on the way out and back in as we transit offshore to the fishing grounds on the half day 6 hour charters.  The kings have been good on the drift-line and [Read more...]

It is said “that a picture is worth a thousand words” … Learn how one of Kaiser Realty’s own has embraced this and created millions of words of longing, peace, heartbreak, inspiration, laughter but most of all TRUTH.

When the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill occurred, citizens along the Gulf Coast immediately began to wonder how the event would forever change their lives. As it became more and more apparent the oil would indeed reach the sugar white sand beaches of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, city officials began to brainstorm about how to handle the situation to ensure our cleanup process could be expeditious and carried out diligently.

Kaiser Realty, Inc. Director of Sales / Gulf Shores City Councilman, Steve Jones, decided that he needed to do what he could to preserve the integrity of the area as well as provide a service to beach lovers nationwide. Two days after the first remnants began reaching the shores of the Alabama Gulf Coast, in June of 2010, Jones grabbed his camera and set [Read more...]

Captain Johnny Greene's Intimidator Sportfishing, Gulf Shores & Orange BeachApril 18, 2012 -  Now that spring break 2012 has come and gone for the gulf coast we are a still fishing and the action continues to be good for those anglers. One good time about this time of year is most all of the crowds have cleared out and of town and the fishermen are being rewarded with great catches for a minimal amount of money.

On the 4 hour charters, we have been catching lots of Spanish Mackerel and a few big king mackerel have started to show up. We have been fishing down to the west, just offshore between Orange Beach and the Gulf Shores pier. The Spanish are great eating fish that are fun to catch especially for the kids. The length of the trip seems to be just right for the kids not to loose interest. The trips we have run this spring many people have decided to keep only what they were going to eat that night for dinner which is a good thing to teach the youngsters on the boat that it is [Read more...]

Our last post was a nice teaser regarding the latest episode of the new PBS program “Getting Away Together” being filmed in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach (View the post HERE).

Below is the full-length episode of “Getting Away Together” which airs on national television tonight!

We hope you enjoy this great episode filmed along the sugar white sands of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach!
Click here to view episode