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Grand Opening of the Finatics Fishing Charter Shop

Grand Opening of the Finatics Fishing Charter Shop

Finatics Fishing Charters now has a permanent location on Dauphin Island, AL. Our shop is located just behind the Island Chevron at the 3 way stop as you arrive onto the island. We will offer everything you could possibly need to enjoy the wonderful fishing Dauphin Island has to offer. In addition to being able to book your Inshore and…

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Sheepshead Fishing in Mobile Bay

Sheepshead Fishing in Mobile Bay

Anybody that knows me will tell you I get overly excited about Sheepshead fishing in and around Dauphin Island, AL. Opinions vary, but I don’t consider them a fish that can be caught regularly throughout the year. I solely target them during late February, March and April during the spawn. Let’s start by talking about what a sheepshead actually is…

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Speckled Trout Fishing In Mobile Bay

Speckled Trout Fishing In Mobile Bay

Finatics Fishing Charters offers every kind of fishing you could think of in and around the Gulf of Mexico and the Mobile Bay system. With that being said we cut our teeth and continue to target SPECKLED TROUT more than any other fish. Along with being a wonderful fish for the dinner table, it is a great fish to target…

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Slip Corks How To Series

Slip Corks How To Series

We are in the process of filming a series of HOW TO videos involving what we call the basics of INSHORE FISHING. All of this is made possible by our great sponsors, Breakline Sunglasses, Tackle This Shoot That, Saltwater Mafia, Cast and Blast Outdoors, Power Pole.

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AL State Waters Extended

AL State Waters Extended

As of last week Congress has passed a law extending the state waters of Alabama from 3 to 9 miles. This law only addresses reef fish such as RED SNAPPER, LANE SNAPPER, TRIGGER FISH, BEELINER SNAPPER AND GREATER AMBERJACK. This was a long, hard fought battle, but the outcome was well worth it. What does this mean to you as a customer and FINATICS INSHORE FISHING CHARTERS? EVERYTHING!!!! We are now able to target these reef fish inside the 9 mile line, and there are plenty. There are many advantages to using us over the larger head boats. Here are just a few!

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Maintain Your Fishing Gear

Maintain Your Fishing Gear

FinAtics Inshore Fishing Charters Captain Erik Nelson, takes us through some things we all overlook with our gear in the winter months. Lets face it when the colder weather gets here along with hunting season most of us just put our gear in the corner and walk away, forgetting about the headache it poses in the spring.

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Marinated Shrimp

Marinated Shrimp

Boil enough water to generously cover all of the shrimp. Peel and devein the shrimp, leaving the tails on, and boil the shrimp for no more than three minutes or until the shrimp turn pink, the drain the water. While the shrimp are boiling, mix the oil, cider vinegar, ketchup, tarragon vinegar, lemon juice, Worchestershire sauce, bay leaves, sugar, salt, and dry mustard in a bowl. When your shrimp are ready, take the sliced onions and layer them with the shrimp in a large, shallow dish before pouring the oil mixture over them.

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Fried Fish Po’Boy

Fried Fish Po’Boy

Place the filets in a bowl and pour on the yellow mustard. Pour the Zatarain’s Fish-Fri into a seperate shallow dish, then place the filets in the Fish-Fri until they’re coated on all sides. Grab a large pot, pour in the oil, and heat it up to between 325 and 350 degrees. (Don;t let it get any hotter than 400 degrees.) Carefully place the filets in the oil and cook them for around 7 minutes on each side until they’re a deep , golden brown and crispy. Remove each filet and frain it on a row of paper towels.Place 1-2 felets on the french bread and top with pickles and cole slaw.

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Crispy Fish Fillets

Crispy Fish Fillets

In a shallow dish, whisk together the egg, mustard, and salt; set aside. Place the potato flakes in another shallow dish. Heat oil in a large heave skillet over medium-high heat.Dip fish fillets in the egg mixture. Dredge the fillets in the potato flakes, making sure to completely coat the fish. For extra crispy, dip into egg and potato flakes again.

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