5.26.2020 AOY UPDATE!

2020 MBKFAAOYStandings
AnglerRedfishTroutFlounderBassWildcardCitationsTOTALDate/time of last fish
Jeffrey Adams28.2522.516.52128.52118.755/16/20201
TJ Bussie3023.517.7519.5194113.755/24/20202
Justin Dunnam28.516.251821.252421105/24/20203
Jason Taylor27.752619.513.751511035/12/20204
Kyle McDowell30241625.5196.55/20/20205
Will Addison2120.2519.53090.752/16/20206
Caleb Wardrop23.521.251924.5189.253/30/20207
Kyle Rabren3022.513.5221894/18/20208
Tanner Martiniere2626.512.7522.5188.754/18/20209
Brandon Thompson302014.7518183.755/16/202010
Chaz Stennett30181018.75177.754/30/202011
Randy Nalley27.2514.517.7514275.55/16/202012
Jamie McClung27.2516.7529734/6/202013
Chris Tregre3016.2525.25172.55/13/202014
Lance Weaver181718.51366.53/22/202015
Matt Hoffman3017.511.51604/18/202016
Pat Hoffman252213605/16/202017
Kenneth Nall16.51816.7551.254/1/202018
Drew Giles3015.25146.254/9/202019
Justin Seiffert2516414/11/202020
Amanda Martiniere2217395/3/202021
Orlando Neal301314/11/202022
Duke LaGroue28284/28/202023
Woods Lisenby25.525.52/9/202024
Jared Matthes24.524.53/18/202025
JR Sullivan22.7522.755/16/202026
Andrew McAuley16163/30/202027
Damian Bosarge15.2515.253/30/202028

5.18.2020 AOY UPDATE

2020 MBKFAAOYStandings
AnglerRedfishTroutFlounderBassWildcardCitationsTOTALDate/time of last fish
Nathan Rich302617.2521.753041294/18/20201
Jeffrey Adams28.2522.516.52128.52118.755/16/20202
TJ Bussie302317.7518.251941124/21/20203
Justin Dunnam28.516.251821.2523.752109.755/15/20204
Louis Anderson3027.516.25303106.752/16/20205
Jason Taylor27.752619.513.751511035/12/20206
Thomas McLeod3024.514.53021012/16/20207
Jack Moran3024.511.7530298.253/21/20208
Kyle McDowell30241621.25192.254/25/20209
Will Addison2120.2519.53090.752/16/202010
Caleb Wardrop23.521.251924.5189.253/30/202011
Kyle Rabren3022.513.5221894/18/202012
Tanner Martiniere2626.512.7522.5188.754/18/202013
Sean Rigby22.52519.519.5187.52/9/202014
Brandon Thompson302014.7518183.755/16/202015
Chaz Stennett30181018.75177.754/30/202016
Randy Nalley27.2514.515.7514273.55/16/202017
Jamie McClung27.2516.7529734/6/202018
Chris Tregre3016.2525.25172.55/13/202019
Lance Weaver181718.51366.53/22/202020
Matt Hoffman3017.511.51604/18/202021
Pat Hoffman252213605/16/202022
Kenneth Nall16.51816.7551.254/1/202023
Drew Giles3015.25146.254/9/202024
Justin Seiffert2516414/11/202025
Amanda Martiniere2217395/3/202026
Orlando Neal301314/11/202027
Duke LaGroue28284/28/202028
Woods Lisenby25.525.52/9/202029
Jared Matthes24.524.53/18/202030
JR Sullivan22.7522.755/16/202031
Andrew McAuley16163/30/202032
Damian Bosarge15.2515.253/30/202033

2020 AL Red Snapper Season


Private recreational vessel anglers (including state-licensed only for-hire vessel anglers):

Dates: Weekends only (Friday-Monday) from Friday, May 22, 2020. The season is anticipated to last for 35 days and is scheduled to close on Sunday, July 19, 2020

  • Weekends are defined as 12:01 a.m. Friday through 11:59 p.m. Monday.

Size and Bag Limit: 16-inch total length; 2 per person, per day


Federally-permitted for-hire vessel anglers:

Dates: 12:01 a.m., local time, on June 1, 2020, and will close at 12:01 a.m., local time, on August 2, 2020.

Size and Bag Limit: 16-inch total length; 2 per person, per day


All Anglers:

  • Must have a valid Alabama saltwater fishing license, as required, when in possession of any saltwater fish species in Alabama waters.
  • Harvested red snapper must be reported on one Snapper Check report per vessel trip before fish are landed in Alabama.
  • Free Saltwater Angler Registration is required for all residents 16 and over who take, catch, kill, or possess fish or attempt to catch, kill or possess fish in the saltwater jurisdiction of Alabama.  This includes residents who are not required to purchase an annual saltwater license such as those over the age of 64, have a lifetime saltwater license or fish exclusively on a pier that has purchased a pier fishing license.
  • Reef Fish Endorsement is required for all resident and non-resident anglers 16 years of age and older, and includes disabled, veterans appreciation, 65 and older, lifetime license holders, pier licenses, annual saltwater licenses, trip licenses, commercial fishermen, and charter boats.
  • Possession of red snapper in state waters while the Alabama season is closed is prohibited. Anglers fishing under another state’s season must abide by that state’s rules and land fish in that state. Individuals on vessels with red snapper may not transit Alabama state waters while the Alabama season is closed.

2019 Red Snapper Exempted Fishing Permit for Alabama – FAQ and More

Preliminary Results of Alabama’s 2014 Red Snapper Reporting.pdf

Preliminary Results of Alabama’s 2015 Red Snapper Reporting.pdf

Preliminary Results of Alabama’s 2016 Red Snapper Reporting.pdf


220-3-.83 Recreational Reporting of Red Snapper.

(1) The Captain or owner of any recreational or charter vessel possessing red snapper in the waters of the State of Alabama must report the harvest of said fish to the State of Alabama, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division, prior to landing the red snapper.

(a) For the purposes of this regulation, landing shall be defined as the removal of the fish from the vessel or the removal of the vessel from the water with the fish still onboard the vessel.

(b) The captain/owner of each recreational or charter vessel possessing red snapper shall provide the vessel identification number provided or specified by the Marine Resources Division, the total number of fishermen onboard the vessel, whether fishermen were required to be licensed or not, the total number of red snapper onboard and the total number of red snapper that were dead or floating when discarded.

(c) Vessels may report via online web page, smart phone application, standard touch tone telephone, by written forms placed in drop boxes provided at certain boating access locations or by other methods approved by the Marine Resources Division Director.


Why require mandatory reporting now?

The credibility of the current federal surveys used to estimate recreational red snapper harvests among private and charter anglers has been under ever increasing scrutiny. The estimate of Alabama’s 2013 red snapper harvest was twice as much as in 2012 yet the season length was nearly the same for both years.  Very few people would disagree that the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery is improving.  In fact, recent stock assessments are showing signs that the stock is improving faster than expected.  However, recent changes to the federal law that governs how red snapper are managed have led to the imposition of stricter regulations each year with slim hopes for improvement. A timely and accurate method of counting fish such as the mandatory reporting program could improve the predicament we face in this fishery.

Source: https://www.outdooralabama.com/mrd-fisheries-section/red-snapper-faqs

5.11.2020 AOY UPDATE

2020 MBKFAAOYStandings
AnglerRedfishTroutFlounderBassWildcardCitationsTOTALDate/time of last fish
Nathan Rich302617.2521.753041294/18/20201
TJ Bussie302317.7518.251941124/21/20202
Louis Anderson3027.516.25303106.752/16/20203
Justin Dunnam28.515.251821.2516.252101.255/5/20204
Thomas McLeod3024.514.53021012/16/20205
Jack Moran3024.511.7530298.253/21/20206
Jason Taylor27.752619.513.7510.25198.255/5/20207
Kyle McDowell30241621.25192.254/25/20208
Will Addison2120.2519.53090.752/16/20209
Caleb Wardrop23.521.251924.5189.253/30/202010
Jeffrey Adams28.2522.516.521189.255/3/202011
Kyle Rabren3022.513.5221894/18/202012
Tanner Martiniere2626.512.7522.5188.754/18/202013
Sean Rigby22.52519.519.5187.52/9/202014
Brandon Thompson282014.751880.753/30/202015
Chaz Stennett30181018.75177.754/30/202016
Jamie McClung27.2516.7529734/6/202017
Lance Weaver181718.51366.53/22/202018
Matt Hoffman3017.511.51604/18/202019
Randy Nalley2214.514252.55/3/202020
Kenneth Nall16.51816.7551.254/1/202021
Chris Tregre3016.25147.253/18/202022
Drew Giles3015.25146.254/9/202023
Justin Seiffert2516414/11/202024
Amanda Martiniere2217395/3/202025
Orlando Neal301314/11/202026
Duke LaGroue28284/28/202027
Woods Lisenby25.525.52/9/202028
Jared Matthes24.524.53/18/202029
Pat Hoffman22223/15/202030
Andrew McAuley16163/30/202031
Damian Bosarge15.2515.253/30/202032

5.4.2020 AOY UPDATE!

2020MBKFA AOYStandings
AnglerRedfishTroutFlounderBassWildcardCitationsTOTALDate/time of last fish
Nathan Rich302617.2521.753041294/18/20201
TJ Bussie302317.7518.251941124/21/20202
Louis Anderson3027.516.25303106.752/16/20203
Thomas McLeod3024.514.53021012/16/20204
Jack Moran3024.511.7530298.253/21/20205
Kyle McDowell30241621.25192.254/25/20206
Will Addison2120.2519.53090.752/16/20207
Caleb Wardrop23.521.251924.5189.253/30/20208
Jeffrey Adams28.2522.516.521189.255/3/20209
Kyle Rabren3022.513.5221894/18/202010
Tanner Martiniere2626.512.7522.5188.754/18/202011
Jason Taylor27.752619.513.751884/4/202012
Sean Rigby22.52519.519.5187.52/9/202013
Justin Dunnam28.515.251821.252855/2/202014
Brandon Thompson282014.751880.753/30/202015
Chaz Stennett30181018.75177.754/30/202016
Jamie McClung27.2516.7529734/6/202017
Lance Weaver181718.51366.53/22/202018
Matt Hoffman3017.511.51604/18/202019
Randy Nalley2214.514252.55/3/202020
Kenneth Nall16.51816.7551.254/1/202021
Chris Tregre3016.25147.253/18/202022
Drew Giles3015.25146.254/9/202023
Justin Seiffert2516414/11/202024
Amanda Martiniere2217395/3/202025
Orlando Neal301314/11/202026
Duke LaGroue28284/28/202027
Woods Lisenby25.525.52/9/202028
Jared Matthes24.524.53/18/202029
Pat Hoffman22223/15/202030
Andrew McAuley16163/30/202031
Damian Bosarge15.2515.253/30/202032

4.27.2020 AOY UPDATE

2020 MBKFAAOYStandings
AnglerRedfishTroutFlounderBassWildcardCitationsTOTALDate/time of last fish
Nathan Rich302617.2521.753041294/18/20201
TJ Bussie302317.7518.251941124/21/20202
Louis Anderson3027.516.25303106.752/16/20203
Thomas McLeod3024.514.53021012/16/20204
Jack Moran3024.511.7530298.253/21/20205
Kyle McDowell30241621.25192.254/25/20206
Will Addison2120.2519.53090.752/16/20207
Caleb Wardrop23.521.251924.5189.253/30/20208
Kyle Rabren3022.513.5221894/18/20209
Tanner Martiniere2626.512.7522.5188.754/18/202010
Jason Taylor27.752619.513.751884/4/202011
Sean Rigby22.52519.519.5187.52/9/202012
Jeffrey Adams28.2522.51421186.754/25/202013
Brandon Thompson282014.751880.753/30/202014
Jamie McClung27.2516.7529734/6/202015
Chaz Stennett301818.75167.754/12/202016
Lance Weaver181718.51366.53/22/202017
Matt Hoffman3017.511.51604/18/202018
Justin Dunnam28.515.2514158.754/26/202019
Kenneth Nall16.51816.7551.254/1/202020
Chris Tregre3016.25147.253/18/202021
Drew Giles3015.25146.254/9/202022
Justin Seiffert2516414/11/202023
Orlando Neal301314/11/202024
Woods Lisenby25.525.52/9/202025
Jared Matthes24.524.53/18/202026
Pat Hoffman22223/15/202027
Amanda Martiniere17173/15/202028
Andrew McAuley16163/30/202029
Randy Nalley142164/15/202030
Damian Bosarge15.2515.253/30/202031

4.20.2020 AOY UPDATE!

AnglerRedfishTroutFlounderBassWildcardCitationsTOTALDate/time of last fish
Nathan Rich302617.2521.753041294/18/20201
TJ Bussie302317.7518.251931114/14/20202
Louis Anderson3027.516.25303106.752/16/20203
Thomas McLeod3024.514.53021012/16/20204
Jack Moran3024.511.7530298.253/21/20205
Will Addison2120.2519.53090.752/16/20206
Kyle McDowell3021.51621.25189.754/16/20207
Caleb Wardrop23.521.251924.5189.253/30/20208
Kyle Rabren3022.513.5221894/18/20209
Tanner Martiniere2626.512.7522.5188.754/18/202010
Jason Taylor27.752619.513.751884/4/202011
Sean Rigby22.52519.519.5187.52/9/202012
Brandon Thompson282014.751880.753/30/202013
Jamie McClung27.2516.7529734/6/202014
Chaz Stennett301818.75167.754/12/202015
Lance Weaver181718.51366.53/22/202016
Jeffrey Adams28.251421164.254/18/202017
Matt Hoffman3017.511.51604/18/202018
Justin Dunnam23.751314151.754/19/202019
Kenneth Nall16.51816.7551.254/1/202020
Chris Tregre3016.25147.253/18/202021
Drew Giles3015.25146.254/9/202022
Justin Seiffert2516414/11/202023
Orlando Neal301314/11/202024
Woods Lisenby25.525.52/9/202025
Jared Matthes24.524.53/18/202026
Pat Hoffman22223/15/202027
Amanda Martiniere17173/15/202028
Andrew McAuley16163/30/202029
Randy Nalley142164/15/202030
Damian Bosarge15.2515.253/30/202031

Burgett Minimalist Challenge 2020

Here are the results of the 2020 Burgett Minimalist Challenge!

1st – Kyle McDowell 54.5”

2nd – Michael Steiner 54”

3rd – Thomas Mcleod 48.75”

4th – Tanner Martiniere 37.75”

5th – Jack Moran 21.5”

6th – Nathan Joel Rich 19.25”

7th – Robert Frush 16.25”

8th – Jeffrey Adams Jr. 14”

Leopard Red – Kyle McDowell 9 spots

President’s Pot – Thomas Mcleod 15” speckled trout

Congratulations to all of our winners and a huge THANK YOU to all that contributed or participated! We hope that in some small way, this challenge memorializes our dear friend, Daniel Burgett. Please continue to send prayers and love to Diana and her family!!

4.13.2020 AOY UPDATE

AnglerRedfishTroutFlounderBassWildcardCitationsTOTALDate/time of last fish
Nathan Rich3025.7517.2521.75304128.754/5/20201
Louis Anderson3027.516.25303106.752/16/20202
Thomas McLeod3024.514.53021012/16/20203
Jack Moran3024.511.7530298.253/21/20204
Will Addison2120.2519.53090.752/16/20205
Caleb Wardrop23.521.251924.5189.253/30/20206
Jason Taylor27.752619.513.751884/4/20207
Sean Rigby22.52519.519.5187.52/9/20208
Kyle Rabren3020.513.2522186.754/9/20209
Kyle McDowell30181621.25186.254/10/202010
Brandon Thompson282014.751880.753/30/202011
TJ Bussie2317.7518.25192804/5/202012
Tanner Martiniere2616.512.7522.577.754/11/202013
Jamie McClung27.2516.7529734/6/202014
Chaz Stennett301818.75167.754/12/202015
Lance Weaver181718.51366.53/22/202016
Kenneth Nall16.51816.7551.254/1/202017
Jeffrey Adams28.2521150.254/12/202018
Matt Hoffman3017.5148.52/1/202019
Chris Tregre3016.25147.253/18/202020
Drew Giles3015.25146.254/9/202021
Justin Seiffert2516414/11/202022
Justin Dunnam23.7513137.753/30/202023
Orlando Neal301314/11/202024
Woods Lisenby25.525.52/9/202025
Jared Matthes24.524.53/18/202026
Pat Hoffman22223/15/202027
Amanda Martiniere17173/15/202028
Andrew McAuley16163/30/202029
Damian Bosarge15.2515.253/30/202030
Randy Nalley224/15/202031

13th Annual 5 Rivers Results

Slam – Since no 3-fish slams were weighed all slams were 2 species aggregates.

1. Justin Seiffert – 9.65lbs

2. Thomas Mcleod – 7.03lbs

3. Nathan Rich – 6.60lbs

Redfish

1. Louis Anderson – 4.81lbs

2. Will Addison – 4.61lbs

3. —

Leopard Redfish

Thomas Mcleod – 46 spots

Speckled Trout

1. Justin Dunnam – 2.28lbs

2. Robert Frush – 1.95lbs

3. Owen Carraway – 1.67lbs

Flounder

1.  Jason Taylor – 2.18lbs

2. —

3. —

Flounder Jackpot

Justin Seiffert – 3.64lbs

Bass

1. Jan Miller – 2.75lbs

2. Mitch McRae – 1.96lbs

3. Melinda McRae – 1.88lbs

The Presidents Paddle went to GCKFA with a never before seen finish.  Both GCKFA & MBKFA had the exact same weights of 7.03lbs but GCKFA got to the scales mere minutes before MBKFA.  Congrats to the Pensacola crew.