If anglers had the power, wouldn’t it be fun to design the perfect inshore gamefish for the coast of Alabama? Being able to come up with the perfect inshore fish for all of Alabama’s coastal anglers would certainly pay big benefits.
First, the perfect gamefish would need to gather in large schools and eagerly bite baits so anglers could catch numbers. Ideally the perfect gamefish would also be found in many different locations where they would be easily accessible to many different types of fishermen.
Having them gather in casting distance of the beaches would be nice. So would finding them schooling around piers. Finding them in the passes where they would be accessible to small boats would really be cool. Having them traveling inland in the bays would give even more fishermen a chance.
Despite pleas from the Orange Beach Fishing Association, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has voted in favor of a 27-day red snapper season with a bag limit of only two-fish per day per...