How To Gulf Fish on Dauphin Island

How To Gulf Fish on Dauphin Island
Fishing the Gulf of Mexico from Dauphin Island, Alabama, can provide you with boat loads, or in this case, beach loads of fun. The variety of fish that can be caught are numerous and most of them prove to be excellent table fare. The best part is that not much is needed to enjoy this activity.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Light spinning rod and reel Size 1 hooks Double hook leaders Small swivels Pyramid lead sinkers Fresh or live shrimp
  • Light spinning rod and reel
  • Size 1 hooks
  • Double hook leaders
  • Small swivels
  • Pyramid lead sinkers
  • Fresh or live shrimp
Step 1
Run a fishing line through the eyes of the rod, and to the tag end tie a swivel to the line.
Step 2
Tie the leader to the swivel, and tie the weight to the opposite end of the leader.
Step 3
Tie the hooks to the hook leads of the swivel, and bait the hooks with the shrimp.
Step 4
Cast the line into the gulf as far as possible, trying to get the line past the first sandbar. This is where the majority of fish run when close to shore, between the first and second sand bars.
Step 5
Wait for the fish. It may take some time for a fish to eat the bait, but normally not very long.

Tips & Warnings

 
Though there are many types of bait available, shrimp is the best all around bait for shore fishing the Gulf of Mexico. The varieties of fish that can be caught with shrimp are almost too numerous to list here. Using pyramid weights will help keep your line from moving too much as the design of the weight digs into the sandy bottom of the gulf. A beach spike rod holder can be used to hold the rod but is not required.
 
Though there are many types of bait available, shrimp is the best all around bait for shore fishing the Gulf of Mexico. The varieties of fish that can be caught with shrimp are almost too numerous to list here.
 
Using pyramid weights will help keep your line from moving too much as the design of the weight digs into the sandy bottom of the gulf.
 
A beach spike rod holder can be used to hold the rod but is not required.
 
There is a variety of dangerous marine life that can be caught as well, such as catfish and stingrays. These animals have venomous spines, so if you do catch one, exercise caution when handling and removing from the hook.

Article Written By Justin Otto

Justin K. Otto is a freelance writer & editor from Pensacola, Florida. He has been writing for 9 years and professionally for just over 2 for several publications such as The Pensacola News Journal, a Gannett Publication, the PJC Corsair and Kayak Angler Magazine. He is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in journalism.

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