Gulf fishing has always been a big draw for the Alabama Gulf Coast. Visitors have enjoyed choosing between inshore and offshore fishing, deep-sea and pier fishing, and have even had the option of booking fishing vacation packages-such as Brett/Robinson’s fishing package, which includes a fee to cover either a four-hour or six-hour fishing trip.
With the recent BP oil spill, much of the Gulf waters were closed, and the fishing industry was shut down temporarily. This closure was especially detrimental to this year’s summer red snapper season, a popular time of year to fish along Alabama’s Gulf Coast for many anglers around the country. Of the 3.4 million pound quota that was in place for the summer snapper season, only 1.1 million pounds were actually caught.
But the waters are clearing and open to fishing again, and thanks to a decision by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, area charter boat captains will be catching both fish and a much-needed break with the establishment of a fall red snapper season for 2010. company reviews
The season will run from October 1st through November 22nd. Weekdays will be catch and release only, but anglers will be able to keep any red snapper they catch on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
The addition of a fall snapper season for this year will attract business for charter boat businesses and the Alabama Gulf Coast in general, and will help cast a positive light on the area. In addition, officials will be able to assess the impact of this fall season to determine if and how it might be implemented in the future.