From the Author
Phillips: I love to gosaltwater fishing on Alabama's Gulf Coast. I like to fish offshore, but one or twodays offshore is about all I can handle on one trip to the beach. On a familyvacation, I've got more days to fish and/or take my family fishing if I alsofish inshore, near shore or on the pier, besides playing on the sugar-whitebeach, soaking-up the rays and swimming in the beautiful blue water. I wantedto know where I could go, and what I could catch inshore, near shore, from thebank and from the pier. I had friends you'll read about in this book who fishedall these locations. I also wrote this book to let people know that wind andweather often can prevent offshore captains from taking parties out, butthrough researching and writing this book, I've learned there always are someprotected waters or shelter to fish from in any kind of weather at the Coast.For instance, on rainy days, I can fish under bridges, or on the pier, whilesitting under one of the pavilions there, watching my rod. I wanted to knowplaces where I could catch fish, regardless of the weather and the time ofyear.
Question: What's thebest way for me to get the most information about what's biting and all thedifferent ways and places I can fish while I'm at Alabama's Gulf Coast?
Phillips: You solve mostof these problems by buying this book. If you want to go offshore fishing, Istrongly recommend my other book, "Alabama'sOffshore Saltwater Fishing: A Year-Round Guide for Catching Over 15 Species ofFish." To keep up with what's biting each week, go to mycolumn at "What's Biting" at gulfshores.com. As you get closer to the timeyou want to fish, call some of the guides, and find out what they're catching.Alabama has great fishing inshore and offshore at the Gulf Coast, and I hopethis book will help you find places to fish, people to fish with and more fishthan you've ever caught in your life.