Thursday, April 25, 2013

Orange Beach Fishing Report 4/25/13

The Pompano are still on fire! We had quite a few fish weighed in this past week in our 2nd Annual Alabama Pomp Stomp. We only have five days left in the tourney and most of this years competitors have been very hard at it. I will update the leaderboard later this evening

I fished this morning with a couple friends around Perdido Pass looking for Pompano and Sheepshead. The Pompano were there in good numbers, but the Sheepshead were a no show. We had good action with Pompano as well as Gray Snapper, Spanish Mackerel and a host of "less glamorous" species like Stingrays, Puffers and even a small Hammerhead Shark! All fish were on live shrimp.

I didn't get out much for other saltwater fishing this past week due to a itch for some Bass fishing, but there were plenty who did and gave me good reports.

For one, the Kings and Spanish Macks are getting more abundant with each passing front. There were very good numbers of them caught this past weekend by anglers trolling just off of the beaches. I heard of quite a few hitting the deck of the state pier as well. Most are being taken while trolling spoons, both on the surface and behind planers in 25-40ft of water.

The Cobia are still pouring down the beaches, but windy conditions only allowed larger vessels to chase after them lately. I heard of some very nice Cobia landed this past wekk though including two fish over 90lbs!

I'm going to sneak out Pompano fishing before work on Saturday. I'll post up soon afterward.

Chris Vecsey
Sam's Bait and Tackle
251-981-4245
27122 Canal Rd
Orange Beach, Al 36561

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