The King and Spanish Mackerel nearshore bite have been consistently strong from Port St. Joe to Mobile Bay since the middle of June. The last trip we took was with a family of four on a 23-foot center console leaving out of Perdido Pass in Orange Beach, Alabama.
King and Spanish Mackerel: Summer Storms, Bites off the Beaches
Unfortunately, dodging storms along the coast has become a daily routine for all fisherman in the area. However, it does not seem to affect overall fishing activity. On occasion, storm runoff muddies the waters and negatively affects the inshore bite. However, the nearshore and offshore action is at the very least consistent — if not getting better — as the summer progresses. One of our guides, Capt. Aaron, successfully executed what may be his most productive trip of the year recently.
King and Spanish Mackerel: Productive Baits
In general, the majority of our trips are bringing in King and Spanish Mackerel caught with live shrimp, pinfish, and some frozen sardines. Capt. Aaron’s haul from last week’s trip consisted around 40 total fish when the four-hour trip was completed. With the daily storms being a continuous factor, we urge fisherman to be flexible a with timing regarding morning or afternoon trips.
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