How to Tell a Fishes??? Age Without Asking

Fish are born, live and die like we do only you can’t ask a fish its age. When a fish is spawned in a hatchery the biologist knows how old it is. That fish is called a known age fish. If you catch a fish in the wild telling its age is a different story. Continue reading


Charterboat Fishing: Where to now?

The charterboat community has been a significant component of recreational fishery in the Gulf of Mexico for many decades. In Alabama it started with a few vessels fishing within sight of shore and evolved to a fleet working miles offshore from Texas to Tampa. Red snapper are and have been a prime species of interest to this fishery. That’s not to say Grays, Vermilions, Yellowtails, Lanes, triggerfish and amberjacks aren’t important. Continue reading