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Old 08-02-2007, 05:00 PM
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How many miles out are the first few oil rigs? If I'm leaving Perdido Pass, don't I head south west and stay in Alabama waters?

Has any one had any luck out there recently? I hope to be getting out there some time next week. Any tips/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-02-2007, 06:18 PM
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SW about 30ish miles before you see the first rig.

better hope the water calms down before you.

try here for some more fishing info on the area...

http://www.pensacolafishingforum.com

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Old 08-02-2007, 07:56 PM
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Thanks for that link. I was told that the first rig is only about 7 miles off the beach and you can see land from it. 30 miles seems too far.
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:54 PM
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It may only be 7 miles from the beach, but you may have to travel 20-25 to the west to get to it. Most, if not all of the rigs are due South and South West of Mobile Bay, if you go get yourself a Hilton book Destin to Venice it will have all of the rigs on it plus any public reefs along the way. It is a great resource.

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Old 08-02-2007, 11:41 PM
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If you want to fish the rigs you need to pull to Fort Morgan and launch all the rigs you want I like the ones S E of Mobil Bay about 15 to 18 miles I cought some nice mangrove snapper a couple weeks ago .
Lots of luck I hope the weather lets you get out
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:49 AM
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Ok, thanks for all of the replies. That Hilton book sounds like a must. I'll pick one up! Weather looks decent for Saturday
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Where can I pruchase a Hilton Book??
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Where can I purchase a Hilton Book??
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any of your marinas or tackle shops should have one.....
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Academy Sports a around $30 or so worth every penny
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Old 08-03-2007, 04:43 PM
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Lots of good info here: http://www.outdooralabama.com/fishin...ificial-reefs/ Good luck, Frank
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Old 08-04-2007, 02:15 PM
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Actually the oil rigs have to be a minimum of 50 miles offshore. The rigs that are closer are all natural gas rigs.
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Old 08-05-2007, 12:32 PM
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The rigs west usually hold king, spainish and bottom fish. Just head WSW from OB and look for them. Head back through Mobile Bay, watch out for Dixie Bar to the east. Follow the ICW to Wolf Bay. Fuel up at Lulu's then stop at Pirate's Cove for a cheese burger and drinks. Shirt and shoes not required. Dogs allowed. 30 19.3 N 87 32.0 S is the location based on my t-shirt I got there. Between red buoy 58 and 60.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Palmetto08 View Post
How many miles out are the first few oil rigs? If I'm leaving Perdido Pass, don't I head south west and stay in Alabama waters?

Has any one had any luck out there recently? I hope to be getting out there some time next week. Any tips/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks



i see see this is an old thread but I have a few questions on the topic.

I currenty have my boat in Panama City FL and Iím debating moving it to AL.

I watch insane videos of LA rig fishing. Non stop Wahoo and Yellowfin action.

Are these rigs reachable from AL? If so how far off ?
do the AL rigs hold fish like the LA rigs if the LA rigs arenít reachable from AL?

this is one of the many videos I saw. Try not to be to distracted by Jackie Shea. Lol.

But the catch they put together is amazing.


any information is very much appreciated.

Thank you.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:09 PM
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And if your wondering why I just don’t move the boat to LA I just don’t want to make that drive.. I live north of Atlanta.

Ill do do the almost 6 hours to AL. BUT 8 hours is just to much.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Grady257 View Post





i see see this is an old thread but I have a few questions on the topic.

I currenty have my boat in Panama City FL and Iím debating moving it to AL.

I watch insane videos of LA rig fishing. Non stop Wahoo and Yellowfin action.

Are these rigs reachable from AL? If so how far off ?
do the AL rigs hold fish like the LA rigs if the LA rigs arenít reachable from AL?

this is one of the many videos I saw. Try not to be to distracted by Jackie Shea. Lol.

But the catch they put together is amazing.

https://youtu.be/1sfK-ofhLVw

any information is very much appreciated.

Thank you.
The Venice and Alabama guys fish a lot of the same rigs.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:51 PM
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Yes and no. The closest realistic shit at yft etc are at the floaters that are in the 70-90 mile range offshore. Can you catch them closer, sure, but more people doing that fishing head there. Then itís rig hopping.
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Old 01-31-2019, 07:40 AM
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That is doable, but with a crew. Iím from New York and all of my guys still live there I moved it down to Georgia. For me to do a trip 70 to miles off I would need at least three seasons guys. Iím not just heading 70 to 90 miles out by myself. Lol.

but that is a good piece of information. I still have a slip until June so I have a couple of months to decide what Iím actually going to end up doing. Looks like the marinas are a little bit cheaper in Alabama as well. I guess Iíll figure it out if anybody else has more information please let me know. Do these rigs have names? I have a few saved in my GPS machine. I think one of them is called the Marlin. But that look like it was
only 60 miles
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Old 01-31-2019, 08:04 AM
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Some others are Beer Can, Petronius, Ram Powell... If you are serious about offshore fishing should invest in Hilton's or RipCharts. They keep up with the rigs and drill ships.
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Old 01-31-2019, 12:14 PM
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Yea, they all do. Some are basic like "MP 255" and then some have well known names or nicknames like Thunderhorse, Horn Mountain, etc.

The closest rigs to the Alabama ports are the four that everyone hits, Petronius, Marlin, Beer Can, Ram Powell. Then its just further out west or south. You can see a lot of them from each other and you will see rig boats coming and going as well as choppers, other fishing boats, etc. Its pretty active out there even though you are like 90 miles away from land.
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