Restoring Gulf of Mexico Fisheries
One Mile at a Time
In the coming years, our finfish and shellfish stocks will need
as much new clean nursery habitat as possible to recover rapidly
from the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
Mobile Bay has been relatively protected from the worst aspects
of the disaster because of the large volume of freshwater
inflows from the Bay's major tributaries.
By building 100 miles of oyster reefs we will create the
conditions needed to plant, support and promote more than 1000
acres of coastal marsh and seagrass.
•Providing habitat for oyster larvae to settle and colonize
•Serving as nursery habitat for commercially and recreationally
important finfish and shellfish (shrimp, blue crab, speckled
trout, red drum, southern flounder, ladyfish and gray snapper)
•Dampening of wave energy and decreasing erosion
•Stabilizing sediments and decreasing turbidity
As recovery continues through the next several decades, this
effort will not put Mobile Bay back to where it was when the
spill started, but Mobile Bay will be ahead by 100 miles of
oyster reef and 1,000-plus acres of marsh and/or seagrass. This
project physically constructs oyster reefs and promotes the
development of marsh and seagrass habitat, primarily through
natural recruitment, but with supplemental planting as well. The
project also includes critical job creation and community
involvement components to support and sustain the vision of a
better coastal Alabama.
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FM Talk 106.5
FM Talk 106.5
is a conservative talk radio station located in Mobile Alabama.
Listen to Captain Bobby Abruscato with the live (and most of the time
on the water) “Weekend Fishing Report” every Thursday morning at
You can listen
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McCoy Outdoor Co.
Since 1975 McCoy Outdoor Co. has
been Mobile's premier hunting and fishing outfitter.
Located at 3498 Springhill Ave. Mobile, 36608, they will
be happy to help with any of your hunting, shooting, fishing,
gear or apparel needs. Contact them at 473-1080.
Gulf Coast Angler’s Association
The Gulf Coast
Angler’s Association offers a series on one day redfish
tournaments with a two day, no entry fee championship at the end
of the season. They also have a season-long team of the year
competition awarded to the team scoring the most points based on
tournament finishes. The tournaments are held in South
Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast and are open to any one
or two man teams with an entry fee of $150.00. Creel is two
redfish 18-27” and anglers can use artificial bait only. Payouts
are cash and trophies and door prizes are awarded at every
OHO Polarized Fishing Sunglasses
Outfitters sunglasses are built with Beneath the
Surface(tm), triple polarized lens technology allowing
anglers to see further beneath the waters edge than ever
Dauphin Island Marina
Dauphin Island Marina is a
full service marina located near the Gulf of Mexico
Intracoastal Waterway, at the mouth of Mobile Bay. The
Dauphin Island Marina is inside a sheltered bay making
it safe and secure for traveling yachtsmen and
fishermen. Transient boats are welcome and the fuel dock
Great Days Outdoors Magazine
Outdoors Magazine covers fishing,
hunting and outdoors-related subjects throughout Alabama
with an emphasis on hunting and fishing ethics, the family
outdoors and sound conservation practices.
They focus their efforts on what is happening in the great
outdoors right now. Their features and columns are unique
because the second you finish reading one, you can put the
information to use right outside your back door.
If you don’t have a subscription to this magazine, I suggest
here to get
Coastal Conservation Association (CCA)
Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) is a
non-profit organization comprised of 15 coastal state chapters
spanning the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic seaboard. From South
Texas to the upper reaches of Maine, CCA’s grassroots influence
is felt through state capitals, U.S. Congress and, most
importantly, in the conservation and restoration of our coastal
Alabama Coastal Fishing Association
ACFA is a local
inshore saltwater fishing club. Meetings are held the first
Thursday of each month to promote friendship, sportsmanship, and
conservation along coastal Alabama.
They have one of the best
message boards for this area.
Weeks Bay Fishing Club
The Weeks Bay Fishing Club is dedicated to
promoting inshore fishing, by providing a network of fishing
knowledge and community service in the Weeks Bay Area. Their
membership includes expert Anglers in a wide variety of inshore
saltwater fishing. They are dedicated to educating anglers and
protecting our natural resources.
The monthly meetings feature fishing reports on
Speckled Trout, Redfish, Tripletail, Flounder and other species
found in the Weeks Bay area. They utilize expert guest speakers
to pass along knowledge and the latest techniques. They hold
equipment raffles at every Meeting and we conduct monthly
fishing contests with Cash Prizes and Awards.