Alabama’s three-day BOW workshop is designed for women ages 18 years or older, and offers hands-on instruction in a fun, outdoors setting. Participants can choose four classes from more than 50 courses.
With the Gulf Coast in the peak of fishing season for the abundant reef fish in Alabama’s vast artificial reef zone, the Return ‘Em Right program is designed to educate anglers on how to ensure any fish caught and released have the best chance to survive and return to the reef.
Constructed in 1928 The Hotel Talisi was severely damaged by arson in 2009 and has never reopened. While many guests stayed there over the years, it was the restaurant which drew people from all over the South and while the hotel is gone, the flavor of the hotel lives on, just a few miles away at Larry Melvyn’s Restaurant, still serving up the old favorites.
At the request of anglers and spectators, the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo (ADSFR) will again have a shark category for the 89th annual event, scheduled July 14-17 at the rodeo site on Dauphin Island.
For over 20 years Donnie Bartlett managed the Historical Museum in Fairhope, a place he which he says he designed, produced, and installed. He’s retired now but he has another interest which keeps him busy.
The four finalists at the recent 7th Annual Alabama Seafood Cook-Off at The Lodge at Gulf State Park gave the judges a difficult task in determining who will represent the state in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off in New Orleans.
Kevin Olmstead of Fairhope, a veteran angler and fishing guide for more than 20 years, had been in the water in Mississippi Sound for 10 hours after being dumped overboard by a wave as he tried to retrieve a life jacket.
A storied history, rich culture and fertile soil are not the only features of the Alabama Black Belt to be celebrated. The Black Belt is also an important economic driver in our state’s outdoor recreation industry.
Alabama is known for some of the best bass fishing in the world. Our state is blessed with an abundance of rivers, reservoirs and waterways teeming with numerous black bass species, which means bass fishing tournaments abound throughout the state. Except for one location, Tuscaloosa.
When you first enter the Stran-Hardin Center for Adapted Athletics on the campus of The University of Alabama you’ll probably say, “I’ve never seen a place like this.” In fact, there is no other facility of its kind like it for adapted athletes in the country.
Over the weekend, NOAA Fisheries announced a 79-day red snapper Gulf of Mexico season for federally permitted charter boats. The season will be open seven days a week starting June 1 and closing August 19.
Lynn and Steve Entrekin didn’t exactly set out to become the King and Queen of Crackers, but you know what they say about necessity. So, when COVID cracked down on their catering business, they turned to what Steve calls those crazy crackers.
As we continue to see the struggles around the world as people are forced to flee their homes, Chris Barentz knows what that is like, but she’s turning her feelings for the Ukrainian people into action.
Her name may only be a footnote to many in the history of our state, but Pauline Fletcher was a true pioneer. Her accomplishments were first made in the medical field, but her ongoing legacy is the camp she founded in rural Jefferson county in 1926.
“We were almost passed by a deer swimming out into Mobile Bay! She was about a half-mile or so offshore and with the low tides and north wind, was bounding through the 1-2 ft. deep water at a good pace!"
Keith Henderson, Fisheries Development Supervisor with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division, is busy tweaking the annual BAIT report on bass fishing in the state. It takes bass tournament results from across the state and creates a comprehensive summary of the results.
Steve Garst was born in Montgomery but spent his growing up years in Mobile. His wife, Deb, is a Birmingham native. Today, the couple call Elmore County home which leads us to their Doghouse which has nothing to do with doghouses.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey submitted the aquatic invasive species plan to the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force, an entity of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the recent approval means Alabama will be eligible for up to $100,000 annually to combat aquatic invasive species.
Judy Snead was a city girl who had ambitions to move to an even bigger city, but when she and her husband moved to rural Cullman county a few years ago, something happened. Actually, a lot has happened since then, but we’ll let Judy tell the story.