If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll know that the family and I recently got back from the Gulf Shores Orange Beach area. As you know, my kids are 11 and 15 (yes, they are that old now!), and we are always looking for family activities in Orange Beach (or family friendly in Gulf Shores). My cousins also went to Gulf Shores with us with their kids ages 8 – 15. This is a picture of Lili and Madison (both 15). A Reel Surprise Charters inshore fishing trip is exactly what was needed to keep these girls off their phones!
Reel Surprise Charters has a ton of different fishing trips you can take. It really is whatever fits your fancy. We loved our trip with Captain Ralph so much last year that we booked another trip with him this year! The personal touch he puts on his trips makes it worth it!
Captain Ralph explains everything about the trip. What we are fishing for, why we are fishing for it, why we are using shrimp as bait (he was telling Lili all about the shrimp here!). You walk away from a fishing trip with Ralph knowing more than you went there knowing.
You learn a ton about the fish in the area too! We moved around too a couple different spots till we hit our “hot” spot.
This year we caught 5 pompano. Ralph told us how to cook them (really, you can’t go wrong with any way you make them. We grilled some, we fried some, we breaded some, some we didn’t. They were all amazing!). Now, as with any fishing trip, you never know what you are going to catch. When we weren’t catching anything, Ralph kept us busy with his stories and moving around to find new fishing spots to try.
Here’s our catch:
I can only recommend Reel Surprise Charters and Captain Ralph. I know more about Orange Beach and the fish in the area because of them. Reel Surprise Charters is a great family activity in Orange Beach to check out. My family had an amazing time with them yet again, and if you can believe it, the only cell phone out was mine to take these pictures!