Fishing from the Gulf State Park Pier in Gulf Shores AL

A few weeks back when we were in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Alabama, Jim DaRosa and I got to see and do a lot of things that are of interest to the outdoorsmen and women who visit the area.

On one day we took some time to visit the Gulf State Park Pier.  The were quire a few anglers on the pier and many of them caught a lot of fish.

I decided to bring out the TV camera as it was a great opportunity to interview people who were fishing there and learn about the the longest fishing pier in the Gulf of Mexico.

The Gulf State Park Pier opened in July of 2009 following repairs from damage of Hurricane Ivan.  Being 1540 feet long and havin 2448 feet of fishing space along the pier rails, you can easily understand how this pier can be host to literally hundreds of anglers who want to catch a fish or two.

The pier also offeres an indoor retail area where you can get souveniers, a snack, bait, tackle, a fishing license and even rod and reel rentals.  The pier has clean restrooms and is wheelchair accessable.

Well, we taped a nice TV show while we were out there.  That show will air on Comcast and Insight Cable systems on May 28. (See local listings for Illinois Outdoors).  Below in the slide show are a number of photos that we got while on the pier.

The fishing was good and I was amazed to hear some of the stories from the anglers we interviewed.   If you want to learn more about he Gulf State Park Pier, CLICK HERE or give them a cal at 251-967-FISH.  You can also get a lot of great informaion on fishing, lodging, dining and tourism information from the Guft Shores & Orange Beach tourism by visiting www.GulfShores.com  or www.OrangeBeach.com .  You can also call them at 800-745-SAND.

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