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June 25, 2016 - (OBA) - From Brian Hearn, founder of Airshow News... There are only 1,000 coins being made and over 500 have been claimed. The coins are officially licensed by the United States Navy and authorized by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels as well as the Kuss family, we've teamed up with Coinforce to offer this memorial challenge coin in honor of Captain Jeff "Kooch" Kuss. It's not-for-profit with proceeds going to benefit the Kuss family.
Coin Specs: 2-1/4' diameter; 3.5mm thick; Antique gold metal; Die-struck
June 27, 2016 - (GSA) - We have a little rain back in the forecast this week. Clouds over the Gulf State Park Pier at sunrise this morning as captured by Michael Thomas with www.Micdesigns.com.
June 26, 2016 - (OBA) - Kalyn Wolfe captured a beautiful sunset as the storm clouds moved in from the north.
June 26, 2016 - (GSA) - Winston captured a fantastic photo of the Milky Way over West Beach in Gulf Shores Alabama last night.
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June 23, 2016 - (OBA) - The "baby ospreys in the Wolf Bay Osprey Nest are getting big.
June 19, 2016 - (OBA) - Gumbo Key 2016 was a huge success! How many boats can you count in this picture?
June 18, 2016 - (OBA) - There were lots of boats and beautiful weather for today's 3rd Annual Gumbo Key Boat Party...
June 18, 2016 - (OBA) - Ashli captured this video of the Reef Maker moving the Gumbo Key Party Barge into position.
June 17, 2016 - (OBA) - A storm front passed over the gulf coast this evening. OBA Facebook Fans captured and shared these great photos of the front.
By David Rainer, Alabama Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources
Tim String is a happy camper again. The speckled trout fishing in Mobile Bay and nearby estuaries has been excellent this spring and early summer, which means String’s boat is full of happy campers as well.
“From last year to this year there is a 100 percent difference,” String said. “From talking to people I know and I trust, it was tough last year. The fishing just wasn’t predictable. But this year, the fishing for the 14- to 18-inch trout has been very, very good. And I’ve got a lot of 5-pound-plus fish this year with topwater plugs and live bait. It’s really different than last year, thank goodness.”
String said he really can’t explain why the fishing is so much better this year, but he does know the weather has been different.
June 16, 2016 - (OBA) - Blue Angels Buzzin' the Beach in Orange Beach.
June 12, 2016 - (OBA) - Gumbo Key