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Beach scenes: Playing at Perdido Pass, 7.22.17 – Photo Gallery – AL.com

July 23, 2017

Addie Koch of Louisiana works on her tan at Perdido Pass. Vacationers play at Alabama Point and Perdido Pass in Orange Beach, Ala. on Saturday, July 22, 2017. (Photos by Brian Kelly/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

via Beach scenes: Playing at Perdido Pass, 7.22.17 – Photo Gallery – AL.com.

Local fishermen protest short red snapper season – FOX10 News | WALA

June 05, 2017

The red snapper season ended Saturday, but recreational anglers were back on the water Sunday in Orange Beach to protest.

The fishermen are hoping to send a message all the way to Washington, and they have the support of local leaders.

Gulf Coast fishermen lined their boats up at Perdido Pass in Orange Beach Sunday morning to protest the shortest red snapper fishing season in history.

via Local fishermen protest short red snapper season – FOX10 News | WALA.

Fishermen Vs. Fishermen? The Protest Over Red Snapper Season Causes Controversy

May 17, 2017

Both charter and recreational fishermen say they are both upset over the red snapper season being cut short, but charter fishermen tell News 5, if recreational fishermen protest here June 4th it will become an even bigger problem.

It is the talk of the doc among recreational and charter fishermen, a protest, planned after the 3-day federal red snapper season ends on June 4th at Perdido Pass.

via Fishermen Vs. Fishermen? The Protest Over Red Snapper Season Causes Controversy.

Area Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water

April 24, 2017

OBA Editor Note: Perdido Pass is in Alabama, not Florida.

The Coast Guard assisted a vessel taking on water about approximately 11 miles south of Perdido Pass, Florida.

On Saturday, Coast Guard sector Mobile received a report at approximately around 2 p.m. of 25-foot vessel taking on water with five people aboard.

A response boat from Coast Guard Pensacola and an airplane crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile responded.

via Area Coast Guard assists vessel taking on water.

Orange Beach to finish boardwalk at Perdido Pass sea wall | WPMI

March 17, 2017

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) — After years of deterioration. The Sea Wall at Perdido Pass in Orange Beach is finally on the mend.

Last year the city moved ahead and completed Phase One in revitalizing the boardwalk and fishing pier at the Pass.

Now it’s on to Phase Two of the project. It’s a toursit attraction and favorite for the locals that’s been lacking for years.

via Orange Beach to finish boardwalk at Perdido Pass sea wall | WPMI.

Orange Beach to expand seawall work | The Islander

December 14, 2016

ORANGE BEACH — As the city contemplates expanding its work on the state-owned fishing wall under the Perdido Pass Bridge, a citizen asked if perhaps the state could contribute some financial help.

“It took us three years to get permission to spend our own money,” Mayor Tony Kennon said with chuckle. “But I’m used to it. It’s out of sight, out of mind to them.”

via Orange Beach to expand seawall work | The Islander.

$275,000 Perdido Pass Fishing wall attracting anglers, sightseers | AL.com

August 09, 2016

The Perdido Pass Fishing wall is opened and has been attracting anglers hoping to pull in a nice catch, and sightseers watching boats come and go in its first few weekends.

The improved area goes east from The Gulf restaurant to just short of the bridge on the east side. The old access area wrapped under the bridge and came out on the north side. The boardwalk in front of the wall holds more than 40 parking spots, palm trees and other landscaping. An Alabama fishing license is required to cast into the water.

via $275,000 Perdido Pass Fishing wall attracting anglers, sightseers | AL.com.

STORY AND PHOTOS: Perdido Pass fishing wall reopened in Orange Beach | GulfCoastNewsToday.com

July 31, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – When the fishermen return to an improved – and recently opened – Perdido Pass fishing wall, a goal Phillip West has had for a few years will be partially fulfilled.

“I’ll be one of them,” West said. “And the fishing’s good. I’ve seen king caught here, tons of bluefish, redfish, flounder. When the big white shrimp come out you can spot them with a light.”

During the shrimp runs people shine lights to illuminate the crustacean’s eyes and use nets at the end of a long pole and fill up coolers with the fresh catch.

via STORY AND PHOTOS: Perdido Pass fishing wall reopened in Orange Beach | GulfCoastNewsToday.com.

Perdido Pass fishing area to soon reopen – FOX10 News | WALA

July 30, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL (WALA) - After years of being closed to the public, the fishing area at Perdido Pass in Orange Beach will soon be opened back up…at least part of it.  The city spent more than $300,000 in improvements and hope to do more in the near future.

Chain link fencing has been removed and replaced with palm trees, landscaping and a wooden boardwalk along the seawall.  Contractors are putting on finishing touches and city officials said it will soon be officially open to the public.

via Perdido Pass fishing area to soon reopen – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Alcohol and Inexperience: A Deadly Combination For Boaters – FOX10 News | WALA

June 29, 2016

It’s been a tragic two weeks in Baldwin County waters.  Last Thursday a boat hit the jetties at Perdido pass. four people were injured. Investigators say alcohol was likely involved.

Two days before that, a boat operator making an abrupt turn on Fish River threw three people into the water. Two swam to safety, but the other died. Inexperience is being blamed for that accident.

Also, back on Saturday June 18th, two people were killed and three others injured when their boat smashed into a pier in Oyster Bay. Investigators say once again, alcohol was likely involved.

“It is just as dangerous to drink and boat as it is to drink and drive.”

via Alcohol and Inexperience: A Deadly Combination For Boaters – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Boating accident near Perdido Pass – FOX10 News | WALA

June 24, 2016

Orange Beach Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a boating accident near the Perdido Pass bridge Thursday just before 9 p.m.

Witnesses say several people were on the boat when it hit the jetties near the bridge.  Witnesses tell FOX10 News that Lifelight was called to the scene.

Authorities say they plan to release more details Friday morning.

via Boating accident near Perdido Pass – FOX10 News | WALA.

Gumbo Key music fest rocks, thousands take to water | AL.com

June 19, 2016

Gumbo Key may be a state of mind to Mac McAleer, but it was a reality for people today in the water near Robinson Island in Orange Beach, Ala.

There, thousands of people floated in the shallows, along with hundreds of boats for the music festival McAleer began three years ago.

The official mantra is “Be kind, be safe, don’t leave a trace.” ”It really has grown in three years,” McAleer said aboard the barge he calls the “rust bucket.”

via Gumbo Key music fest rocks, thousands take to water | AL.com.

Gumbo Key one of McAleer’s ‘hot’ ideas – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

June 17, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL — Big ideas are nothing new to Mac McAleer.

Sometimes they emerge like a bright light coming on, particularly one that says “Hot Now” at Krispy Kreme stores. Yep, that one is his.

Another will emerge this weekend in the waters near Bird Island in Orange Beach.

via Gumbo Key one of McAleer’s ‘hot’ ideas – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

Construction Begins To Re-Open Alabama Point

June 10, 2016

One of the most popular places in Orange Beach has been off-limits to the public for five years. Now, a 250 thousand dollar project is underway that could re-open at least part of Alabama Point this summer.

“We’ve all spent a lot of time down here one time or another and it’s really great spot. The only place like it in Alabama really,” says Orange Beach Coastal Resource Manager Phillip West. “It’s a shame it’s been unavailable for so long but we’re going to fix that.”

via Construction Begins To Re-Open Alabama Point.

Operation Dry Water: What you need to know before boating Memori – FOX10 News | WALA

May 24, 2016

It’s National Safe Boating Week and ALEA’S Marine Patrol Troopers will be in full force this Memorial Day Weekend.

They say many people will be taking their boats out of storage and putting them in the water for the first time this year. However, if you don’t check all your safety gear before you go out, you could get pulled over.

via Operation Dry Water: What you need to know before boating Memori – FOX10 News | WALA.

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Bringing back the sea wall | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WPMI

March 11, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WPMI) – Bringing back the sea wall at Perdido Pass in Orange Beach is now a priority as city leaders hope the area underneath the Pass Bridge a useable attraction once again. Years of neglect by the state and storm damage have robbed locals, tourists and fishermen from enjoying the location.

via Bringing back the sea wall | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WPMI.

Digging for a solution at the Perdido Pass fishing wall – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News

March 10, 2016

ORANGE BEACH, AL – Phillip West wasn’t sure what a dig at the edge of the Perdido Pass seawall would reveal. And after three holes were dug about six to eight feet deep, he’s still not sure what was learned.

“We found a lot of things but none of them real helpful to our project,” he said. “It doesn’t shoot us down for the project we just have to go about it a little different way. People will see, hopefully the same effect.”

via Digging for a solution at the Perdido Pass fishing wall – GulfCoastNewsToday.com: News.

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