There is nothing we like more than spending time with kids and watching them catch their first fish. As a father’s, we realize the value in getting kids involved in activities like deep sea fishing. In a day when everyone is trying keep up with the Jones, we are trying harder to get back to the way life used to be. Just as my father did for us, we enjoy teaching children something new and encouraging them to discover and exciting things. Taking kids and children fishing is our passion. Watching a family spend time together and being able to share special moments with their kids is priceless. To us, there is nothing more important than your kids.
You might be surprised when we tell you that most every fish out off the Alabama coast can be caught and handled by kids as young as 4 years of age. There are some exceptions to this, but the average fish weighs about 2 to 3 pounds each. Some species like Red Snapper for instance weigh about 7 to 8 pounds each. As with any fish species, there are those that weigh 20 pounds or more. Since we stay closer to shore on our kids fishing charters, your children will most likely be catching fish that your kids can handle. If your kids are really small, you still might have to assist them by helping hold their pole and occasionally making a few cranks on the wheel to help get the fish up to the charter boat.
There are two types of fish that we fish for offshore in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. They are either reef fish or pelagic fish. Reef fish live on natural or artificial structures that are out further offshore. Red Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Red Porgy, Ruby Lips, Scamp Grouper, Gag Grouper, Warsaw Grouper, Strawberry Grouper, Speckled Hind, Snowy Grouper and many more species. Pelagic fish are fish that do not live on reefs and are found anywhere from the beach to way offshore. Most of these fish are King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Cobia, Dorado, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Ono, Blackfin Tuna, Jack Crevalle, Lady fish, Blue fish and even the weird looking Lizard fish.