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May 2015 Volume 3, Issue 5

Contents 5 Restaurant review 10 Super Crossword 12 Pier & Shore Fishing Forecast 16 Pelican Shopping 22 Answers 24 Bar review

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27 Billy’s Swimming Good Recipes 29 Coupons

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Pier Rules and Regulations


Gulf State Park’s Pier opened July 23, 2009. The new pier is the largest pier on the Gulf of Mexico at 1540 ft. long and 41,800 sq. ft. The pier boast features that were not available on the old pier, destroyed in 2004 by Hurricane Ivan, such as indoor seating for concession area, indoor retail area for tackle and souvenirs, comfort stations at the midpoint of the pier and wheelchair The pier user fees and rules and regulations are listed below. For more information please contact The pier at: (251) 967-FISH (3474) everyone 16 years and older. License can be purchased at the Pier. Alabama residents 65 and up are NOT required to have a saltwater We now have a non-resident annual Pier Fishing License, it can be purchased for $11.

Pier Rules brought will be charged $3.50 each)

Good conduct/sportsmanship required One crab basket per person (no wire baskets) (cannot be left unattended and you cannot crab Catch must be placed in container within 10 minutes Keep tackle and bait OFF of tables and benches Cut your bait at cleaning tables or bait cutting tables only Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Please call for More Info... No standing or sitting on rails No jumping/diving off of pier No alcohol allowed on pier No cooking on pier


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May the Fish Be With You May has every other month beat with more fish in variety and abundance, plus Pier Fishing Forecast and Photos by David Thornton

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Of all the months of the year to fish, May has got to be my favorite. Just about any fish species we can catch will be caught (often in abundance) during the month as the nearshore water temperatures rise toward 80 degrees. And the weather is often stellar. Clear skies and light winds along with clear water are usually the norm. The catches from the Gulf State Park Pier in Gulf Shores range from speckled trout, redfish and flounder to pompano, whiting and

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black drum inshore, to include pelagics like king and Spanish mackerel and jack crevalle near the deeper end. And it can be a month filled with surprises too, like tarpon and dolphinfish (mahi-mahi), a sailfish (in 2013), and the six-pound, 13-ounce Alabama State Record pompano caught by “Tricia” Cluck in 2010. Most of the pier’s fishing activity centers on three or four popular target species: speckled trout, pompano, Spanish and king mackerel. Speckled trout weighing up to six pounds (or more) are spawning in the shallow waters. And any time the water is calm and clear enough, they provide some fantastic (and at times frustrating) sight-fishing opportunities. Anglers most often score with live shrimp on light spinning tackle

shallows around the Gulf State Park Pier or the seaward ends of rock jetties. They replenish their bodies for a couple of weeks prior to moving into the bays and estuaries for the summer. They feed heavily on invertebrates such as ghost shrimp and mole crabs (called sand fleas) before this move and are great targets for anglers in the right place at the right time rigged with the right bait. They are most often caught on live shrimp (or even pieces of fresh dead shrimp) and are suckers for ghost shrimp and sand fleas fished on bottom with a Carolina Rig presentation. Black drum, pompano and flounder are bonus bycatch while targeting sheepshead at this time. Warming water attract more baitfish around the pier in mid to late April, so look for speckled trout to show up in increasing numbers and gather in prespawn schools. They are often sightcast to by experienced pierfishers with freelined live shrimp on light (or even ultralight) tackle. They can also be caught by drifting live shrimp four- to six-feet deep under a small float. And pompano are a common bycatch to this method. The Spanish mackerel bite is most often primary on pier anglers’ minds through April as larger and larger fish move into the area. Mature females follow the initial March migration of yearling and smaller male fish as they gather around the pier to spawn and feast on the abundant supply of baitfish like scaled sardines (called LYs). The bigger Spanish can be caught on the same jigs, spoons and small plugs as the smaller mackerel, but medium-sized plugs like Rapala X-Rap and Yo-Zuri Crystal Minnow are favorites for anglers wishing to target the larger specimens. Patient anglers near the end of the pier drift fishing live LYs, “snobbling” dead cigar minnows, or casting larger plugs. They are often rewarded by the slashing strikes of king mackerel which at times can leave a “smoke trail” as they hook up and the line cuts quickly through the water. Most of these kings are eight- to 12-pounds but can top 20 pounds at times. So, many anglers employ 15# to 20# class spinning tackle for them, but they are often hooked (and caught) on lighter gear too. Bull redfish, jack crevelle and even an occasional cobia

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Many dedicated king mackerel anglers like to catch these baitfish with small Sabiki rigs (gold hook rigs), or the LY Ribbon (Red Ribbon Rig) and cast or float these out away from the pier into the path of marauding mackerel, or pin one under a float on a trolley rig to await a passing king of other large predator fish. Additionally, frequent catches of flounder and even a few sheepshead may still be had after their spring spawning duties are completed. Oftentimes, there is so much to catch with so little time in May, and other great fishing options are available for shore anglers as well. Pompano are probably the favorite target for surf fishers in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores westward toward Fort Morgan this month. Most anglers simply soak two-hook bottom rigs on the bottom with pieces of dead shrimp, sandfleas or ghost shrimp for pompano. But they respond well to Pompano Jigs (like the locally produced Conner’s Jig) or variations of the Doc’s Goofy Jig so popular in Florida. There is always a good chance of other species taking the bait or lure such as ladyfish, whiting, black drum, redfish and bluefish so you just never know what is on the line until you see it. Beginning in May (and through the summer), speckled trout are the most common target species for surf and shore fishers around Fort Morgan and over to the beaches around Dauphin Island. Wade-fishing in the cool morning light while throwing top-water lures such as Rapala Skitterwalk, Mirrolure Top Dawg Jr, and Heddon Spook Jr are a growing pastime and lucrative way to catch some nice trout. But you never know if a passing jack crevalle, bull redfish or even a shark wants your lure or bait (or even fish) worse than you do. Later in the day, anglers often change lures over to a subsurface twitch bait or soft plastic, or even swap out for a gulp shrimp on a ¼ ounce jighead for flounder. Anglers literally have too many options to experience them all in one month. So, no matter where you fish, may you have a great day outdoors!

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Sports Quiz By Chris Richcreek 1. Three players have compiled 3,000 hits, 350 stolen bases and 250 home runs during their major-league career. Name two of them. 2. Who are the only two pitchers to toss a no-hitter against the same team twice in their career? 3. Three quarterbacks have tallied a total of 50 or more touchdown passes in their first two NFL seasons. Name two of them. 4. Oscar Robertson (1957-60) was the first player in University of Cincinnati men's basketball history to compile 2,000 career points (2,973). Who was the second? 5. How many consecutive shootout losses did the New Jersey Devils have before the streak ended against Winnipeg in 2014? 6. When was the last time before 2014 that Honduras' men's soccer team scored a goal in World Cup play? 7. Who was the last University of Oregon cross-country runner before Edward Cheserek in 2013-14 to win consecutive Division I championships? 1. Craig Biggio, Rickey Henderson and Derek Jeter. 2. Addie Joss (1908, '10 versus Chicago White Sox) and Tim Lincecum (2013, '14 versus San Diego). 3. Dan Marino (68), Peyton Manning (52) and Russell Wilson (52). 4. Sean Kilpatrick (2,145 points, 2010-14). 5. An NHL-record 18 games. 6. It was 1982, when Honduras scored a goal against both Northern Ireland and Spain. 7. Steve Prefontaine, 1970-71.


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Lemon Garlic shrimp and grits

Honey Soy Grilled Salmon with Edamame

Ingredients 3/4 cup instant grits Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 1/4 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact 2 large cloves garlic, minced Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional) Juice of 1/2 lemon, plus wedges for serving 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh parsley

Ingredients 1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves 2 scallions 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon grated ginger Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 4 center cut skin-on wild salmon fillets, about 6 ounces each 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons honey 1/4 teaspoon black sesame seeds 1 1/3 cups cooked edamame Lime wedges, optional garnish

Directions Bring 3 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat, covered. Uncover and slowly whisk in the grits, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the parmesan and 1 tablespoon butter. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper. Cover to keep warm. Meanwhile, season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp, garlic and cayenne, if using, and cook, tossing, until the shrimp are pink, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and add 2 tablespoons water, the lemon juice and parsley; stir to coat the shrimp with the sauce and season with salt and pepper. Divide the grits among shallow bowls and top with the shrimp and sauce. Serve with lemon wedges.

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Directions Preheat the grill over medium-high direct heat. Oil the grill grates. Finely chop the cilantro and scallion and mix in the oil and ginger. Season with salt and pepper. Cut two 3-inch long slits through the skin lengthwise on the bottom of the salmon fillets, going about halfway into the salmon. Evenly stuff the slits with the herb mixture. Season the fish with salt and pepper.

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