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Old 06-29-2020, 11:01 AM   #1
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Just returned from a weeks worth of playing in the sand and doing a little fishing over in the Redneck Rivera, Gulf Shores, Alabama. First trip to that part of the Gulf and really enjoyed the area.

Stayed at the Seawind condos on the beach that the wife found. Less than a mile west of the intersection of Gulf Shores Pkwy and E. Beach Rd. Nothing fancy, but clean and easy.

Booked a fishing trip for Ashton, Breck and myself with Captain Ringo Nelson per a TBH members recommendation and had a blast. I must admit, this was my first guided fishing trip....ever, so nothing to compare it to. But in my opinion, could not have hit a further home run for my first guided trip. I told him when I booked, I have no problem being a first mate, just put my kids on fish. He did not disappoint.

Two of the places that I really enjoyed eating at was Steamers and O'Choppers in Orange Beach. Both had really great food at a reasonable price.

Ft. Morgan was very interesting to me and enjoyed walking around it.

Besides loosing my last seasons Angadi hat to the first days big waves and strong currents.....was a great time with the wife and kids. All in all, fun laid back place that I would do again.

A few pictures of the fishing trip below.

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Old 06-29-2020, 11:15 AM   #2
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looks like a great time. may have to reach out to your guide as we are headed there next week for a baseball tournament.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:19 AM   #3
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looks like a great time. may have to reach out to your guide as we are headed there next week for a baseball tournament.
His number is 251-504-5867, tell him Richard, Ashton and Breck said hello. I'd call him quickly if you think there is a chance you might fish.

Good luck with the tournament.

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Old 06-29-2020, 12:46 PM   #4
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Them waves down there don't mess around!
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Old 06-29-2020, 12:48 PM   #5
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Them waves down there don't mess around!
Agreed, and much more educated now. ha.

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Old 06-29-2020, 12:53 PM   #6
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Will be there in 2 wks! Can’t wait
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Old 06-29-2020, 01:47 PM   #7
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Thats cool! Trying to see if we can get down there this summer or not still.
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:15 PM   #8
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Looks like a great time. We visited Gulf Shores last year for the first time. The beaches were beautiful and the condo/apartment we stayed in wasn't too bad. We had a great time other that I had no clue that area is a huge beach destination for people traveling down from the Chicago area. I got my fill of those people when I was working a job there for several months. I am so use to going to Texas beaches and being around mostly Texas people, the folks from the northern urban areas are not the type of people my family and I are use to being around.
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:44 PM   #9
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Awesome stuff Richard! Looks like a trip to remember
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Old 06-29-2020, 03:59 PM   #10
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Looks like a great time. Better quit feeding that boy fertilizer, he's gonna tower you
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Old 06-29-2020, 04:01 PM   #11
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looks like a great time. may have to reach out to your guide as we are headed there next week for a baseball tournament.


Hes also on FB
Captain Ringos Inshore fishing guide
Hes a hoot and flat catches fish.


Glad yall had fun


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Old 06-29-2020, 04:36 PM   #12
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What a cool family fishing trip, glad you got to have such a good time. Nice fish, lots of family smiles, good action fish on pics, useful info about your trip. Just an outstanding family memory.
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Old 06-29-2020, 06:32 PM   #13
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Man that’s awesome.... waydago
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Old 06-29-2020, 06:41 PM   #14
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congrats on a great trip
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Old 06-29-2020, 07:01 PM   #15
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Nice fish! Looks like a lot of fun.

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Old 06-29-2020, 08:07 PM   #16
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Looks like a great time. Better quit feeding that boy fertilizer, he's gonna tower you
Yea, he by passed my hieght awhile back. He is now a little over 6 and weighed 162 at the first of June, all at 15 years old.

Hope all is well Mike.

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Old 06-29-2020, 08:19 PM   #17
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Looks like you had a great vacation. Now you have to get some rest to get over it !!
Gulf Shores/Orange Beach is a great place to vacation with family and friends.
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:25 PM   #18
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Looks like a hell of a time.

Incredible family.
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:49 PM   #19
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Fishing with Capt. Ringo is a blast. We ended up with last mi3a couple of years ago. We had a blast.
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Old 06-29-2020, 10:23 PM   #20
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Thats awesome. We are supposed to go to Perdido in July! Really like this area. Congrats to you guys.


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Old 06-30-2020, 05:18 PM   #21
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On Perdido Key. Where did you meet him or go to to get picked up?
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Old 07-01-2020, 07:54 AM   #22
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On Perdido Key. Where did you meet him or go to to get picked up?
If you are asking about where we met Captian Ringo at to fish, he fishes mainly out of the public launch just before Ft. Morgan's gate entrance, bay side or north side of the road.

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Old 07-01-2020, 08:02 AM   #23
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Just got back from there Sunday. Had a blast. Fishing wasnt bad either!


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Old 07-01-2020, 08:14 AM   #24
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Just got back from there Sunday. Had a blast. Fishing wasnt bad either!


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Good haul. Fish on your own or did you hook up with a guide?

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Old 07-01-2020, 09:14 AM   #25
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Your kids are all grown up Richard dang! Hope you are doing well!
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Old 07-01-2020, 09:19 AM   #26
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We are headed there Friday morning


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Old 07-01-2020, 12:06 PM   #27
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Your kids are all grown up Richard dang! Hope you are doing well!
Yes sir, Oldest is 23, then 22 and Breck is 15.

Sure glad I am stuck in middle age with no advancement possible.

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Old 07-01-2020, 08:10 PM   #28
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Looks like a great vacation for your team Richard, and well timed.
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Old 07-01-2020, 08:52 PM   #29
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Nice place to go. We are going the first week of August.
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Old 07-02-2020, 07:31 AM   #30
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Looks like a great vacation for your team Richard, and well timed.
Yes sir, well needed. Hope you and your family or doing well.

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