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GULF SHORES, ALABAMA- opinions requested!

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by noknock1, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. noknock1

    noknock1 Active Member

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    We are towing the camper to Gulf Shores state park this summer and are staying six nights.

    I need the names of the "must eat" fresh seafood places.

    Best fishing places, tackle, etc.? I see there is a pier right there and Alabama's salt water and fresh water - non-resident license for a week is like $50.00, extremely reasonable! So I will have my 7' stiff catfish pole with 50 pound line on it with me as well as my bass poles.

    I see Ft. Morgan is nearby, is it worth the $50.00 or so admission for the entire family?

    Any charter fishing boats that are recommended or not recommended?

    Any nice trap or sporting clays clubs nearby?

    It has been well over 25 years since I have been to Gulf Shores. I imagine a lot has changed. LOL..
     
  2. DoubleAuto

    DoubleAuto Well-Known Member

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    The Oyster House is one of the better known restaurants in Gulf Shores. We ate there two years ago for the first time. Usually very crowded and a lot of people waiting. Ate there two nights in a row. One night had fried oysters. Good but more breading on the oysters than "oyster". Had a oyster po boy and again over breaded oysters and not that many of them. My wife did enjoy the attached shops.
     
  3. handlepuller

    handlepuller Well-Known Member

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    The Shrimp Basket is a local chain that we enjoy and we really like Papa Rocco's.
     
  4. Michael Knight

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    As far as shooting try Styx River (location Robertsdale)hours of operations Tue-Sun 8-5 or you could try Santa Rosa Shooting in Pace Fl.
     
  5. slickhead

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    The Steamer!!!! GREAT!!!!!!
     
  6. TNCoach

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    The family and I have enjoyed Bubbas @Orange Beach!

    TNCoach
     
  7. noknock1

    noknock1 Active Member

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    Taking notes... keep'in commin!
     
  8. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    Local: Doc's seafood (crispy mud bugs, and fried pickles), Ocean Pizza (3 locations) owned by a local Trapshooter. Live Bait, and a must see "FloraBama." Fish the pier at the state park with shrimp. You could catch anything from 1lb to 100lbs. Many charter boats, and they all are good for a fun day at their secret spots. The LuLu, a large old freighter was just sunk to make an artificial reef off Orange Beach, and there is an old Aircraft carrier that sunk off Pensacola Beach a couple of years ago. Diving and fishing are suppost to be getting pretty good. Go to the Pensacola Navel Air museum, outstanding. You will have fun.