Fishers of Men

May 25, 2011 in Action Charter Service, Alabama, Fishers of Men Fishing Tournament, Fishing Report, Orange Beach

Saturday morning brought an opportunity to us that we don’t get to often. We took the Gulf Shores Baptist Church out for a small in house tournament of the men of the church. All were welcome to come from any age. Its part of a chance to get fathers and sons together and fellow church goers to get out doors and share the beauty of God’s creation. Not to mention that it’s a chance to catch some fish to eat.

We met at the dock around 6:45 a.m. and left out around 7:00. After some coffee and donuts we were on our way. We only had six hours for our trip so we hurried out to the fishing grounds and before we started fishing we said a prayer…  From the first drop the fish were biting two at a time. Reverend Lloyd even caught two at a time. We didn’t have to move but one time to a different hole a few hundred yards away and they were biting again good.

Then it happened, first one then another and we had two Sharks on at one time. After fighting the one for around 15 minutes or so the line parted. However, the line on the other was as strong as our faith and we fought him for around 25 minutes until we got him up alongside the boat were everyone could see and get a good picture and then we released him to live another day. We resumed our fishing for what little time was left and then headed back to the dock.

It was a very good trip and I think everyone enjoyed it, maybe with the exception of a few who let’s just say took full advantage and then some of their sea sick patch’s, no names mentioned but, Amen.

Fishers of Men Fishing Tournament – April 16th 2011

April 16, 2011 in Action Charter Service, Alabama, Fishers of Men Fishing Tournament, Gulf Shores, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach
The Christian Brotherhood of the Gulf Coast presents the Fishers of Men Fishing Tournament. All proceeds from this tournament benefit GOD’S WORK through and hosted by First Baptist Church Gulf Shores Alabama Outreach Services. It will provide assistance to victims of child abuse, assault and domestic violence ,churches and families needs and also provide education in the (CDC) school, 831 House and other areas throughout the community to raise awareness of GOD’S WORK.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION (Registration Donations Include Breakfast and Dinner fish fry FEAST following tournament)
DATE: Saturday April 16 th TIME: 6:00 am LOCATION: First Baptist Church (Blessing of the Fleet & Sweet Breakfast)
$20 Per person DONATIONS before April 1st – $30 after April 10th Everyone that is registered by April 1st gets a FREE T-SHIRT Breakfast & Dinner.
Children 16 & under $10 before April 1st – $15 after April 10th FISHES & LOAVES FEAST 6:00pm
•    Each fish must be weighed in by the Person who caught it.
•    Fish that are not fresh or in good condition will be disqualified. All decisions made by the Weigh master   and/or his assistants are final.
•    All fish MUST be caught during the tournament hours on hook and line in Federal or state Saltwater’s.
•    To qualify for the awards, all fish weighed in at tournament must be no less than a minimum of one pound with the exception of Junior’s
•    There is no minimum weight for the Junior Angler category fish, but it must meet any minimum size limits specified by the ALABAMA LAW – MRD
•   Only legal Redfish (16″Minimum with pinched tail) will be weighed in the tournaments.
•    No flounder less than 12 inches. No Speckled Trout under 14 inches.
•    NOTE: ANY category fish may be weighed in as a Big Fish Contest entry (1.) Redfish ( 2.) Speckle trout (3.) Flounder (4.) White trout (5.) Sheephead (6) Bluefish (7) Croaker (8) Trigger (9) King (10) Cobia,.
•    In case of a tie, the first fish weighed in wins.
•    Tournaments will not be canceled due to weather conditions (except when tropical storm or hurricane conditions are predicted or expected by the NWS )
•    Participants shall fish at their own risk and should use good judgment when and where to fish.
•    Competition is open to all Churches members AND GUEST (with paid registration prior to tournament day) For their spouses and children under 16 years of age.
•     PLEASE make a note to the Weigh master of YOUR name and phone # when you & dependants (spouse or children) enter a fish.
•    For our BROTHERHOOD tournament the top  places in each category must be present to receive Awards at the FISH & LOAVES CELEBRATION DINNER FEAST after the official weigh in.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Under no circumstances will the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GULF SHORES (FBC) be responsible for the welfare of any participants, guests, or equipment while
attending or after engaging in FNBC tournament, The FBC encourages safety, and assumes no responsibility for participating fishers or their equipment. It is not worth risking life and property to get a plaque. Booking only confirmed after payment has been received (Entry donations include Awards Prizes breakfast and fishes and loaves dinner feast following tournament)
FISH ALABAMA STATE & FEDREAL SALTWATERS BY BOATS, PIER, SHORELINE, KAYAK, Open participation to everyone! Bring your friends!
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Overnight Tuna Trip

April 13, 2010 in Action Charter Service, Alabama, Fishing Report, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Orange Beach

Hey guys, just as I expected we had a great trip. The weather was supposed to be fair on Saturday and then get better on Sunday and it did, but I think it could have been a little better on Saturday, it was a little too bumpy and rolling. The waves were only 1-3 feet but we had to ride out “in the trough.” Sunday was as good as it gets; slick calm, no wind, no current and the fish were biting.

Saturday we started off catching some White Snappers, Triggers, Mingo’s and some Real Nice Amberjacks.  Some were in the 60-70 pound range.  We did troll out and back but the water is still so cold that we didn’t get a bite.  After catching some AJ’s we went on out to the deep water rigs starting with the Petronius. We arrived about an hour before dark and put the Ballyhoo out on the slow trollers and pulled around the rig. Right off jump street, we got a double hook up. Two Black Fin Tuna.  I told my deck hand Eric to pull the lines in and let us try some jigging if they were going to bite this good. He already had the poles out and rigged up so we pulled up to the rig and started jigging. We caught a few kind of hit and miss and decided to go on out to the next rig offshore, (the Marlin) and try it for some Yellow Fin Tuna before it got too late. After high Speed trolling out there it was dark when we arrived so we tried jigging even though I didn’t see any fish on the fathometer. No luck, they just weren’t there. So, we hauled butt down to the next rig (Ram Powell) to see if they were there. The report I got from another captain just the week before was that this was the only place they did any good. So with high hopes we pulled up to the rig and made a pass around it to see what we could see on the fathometer. Nothing! Not a single dot on the meter. No bait on top or fish below. At this point I made an executive decision and decided to go all the way back up to the first rig we left, the Petronius, where they were biting.  We used this time to enjoy the Extra Large Filet Mignon that our customers from Birmingham, AL brought with them along with all the fixin’s from there restaurant. It didn’t last long, as a matter of fact if one of my deck hands hadn’t brought me a few small pieces I wouldn’t have gotten any, it went so fast. After we returned back up to the first rig, we jigged some more and caught several more Black Fin Tuna. However, everyone was spent by then, especially after that good meal. So we pulled out from the rig, dropped a squid over for a sword fish and caught forty winks.  We woke up around 5:00 a.m. and returned back to the rig after having some coffee where we resumed jigging and ended up catching several more fish.  By now the weather was absolutely beautiful. We fished our way back to the dock that evening and celebrated what a great trip we had.

Now the Cobia are running and we are tying on our ling lures. We have Cost Guard Inspection on Monday and right after that, I’M GONE! Check with me next week to get the whole story on the Cobia Run!

Emerald Spirit Arrived at the Emerald Coast

May 21, 2009 in Uncategorized

The newest and most improved boat to the Gulf – “The Emerald Spirit” has arrived and is ready for fun in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, Alabama.  The 65’ Bonner has been completely renovated inside and out with all new amenities, including, hot and cold showers, ice machine, cushions in the v-berths to sleep 12, mirrored ceilings, and a brand new large green egg grill.  This girl has all new electronics, twin 600 hp Lugger Engines that cruise about 19 knots.  The boat is certified for 49 passengers; has 70 brand new matching custom rods and reels and is geared up for all types of fishing, including tournaments, overnight tuna and marlin trips, day trip bottom fishing for Snapper, Trigger, Grouper and offshore for Amberjack and Wahoo.  We also accommodate corporate outing trips for a different meeting experience.  When we aren’t fishing private trips, we will have affordable walk-on party boat trips so it’s a very versatile vessel indeed.  Captain George Pfeiffer who was born and raised locally fishing this area will own and operate the Emerald Spirit.  With his reputation and knowledge of the sport, it is sure to be an unforgettable fishing extravaganza.  Check out our website at www.FishEmeraldSpirit.Com.

Welcome to the absolute best fishing charter on the Gulf of Mexico!

February 2, 2009 in Action Charter Service, Alabama, Fort Morgan, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Perdido Pass

If you are looking for an expert fisherman or an experienced guide for your tour of the beautiful Gulf Coast waterways, Action Charter Service and Captain George Pfeiffer invite you to join them on The CAT. The CAT, Coast Guard Certified for up to 30 passengers, will meet and exceed the needs of your fishing trip or sightseeing tour.

The CAT is fit for deep or blue water fishing up to 100 miles offshore, fishing along the Gulf Coast or within its hundreds of miles of inlets. Using the best bait, top-of-the-line rods and reels, and the combined experience of Captain George and his Mate, Action Charter Service will make sure that your trip is exciting and memorable. With Action Charter Service you will get on the fish and get those fish on the boat.

No matter what your pleasure, Action Charter Service can accommodate. From offshore trolling for Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, and Dolphin, to bottom fishing for the hard fighting Grouper, Amberjack, and the delicious Red Snapper, we will put you there. The CAT is also available for fishing tournaments, providing ample room for you and your guests to have multiple lines in the water.

For sightseers, Action Charter Service is available for events such as Blue Angels expositions, concerts at The Wharf, fireworks shows, even bird-watching tours. Captain George has lived on the Gulf Coast his entire life and is familiar with all of its natural wonders.

Captain George Pfeiffer and Action Charter Service are your best choice for your fishing or sightseeing trip along the Florida and Alabama coast. Service is available throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall fishing seasons.

Call Captain George Pfieffer @ 888.558.3889 to book your Fishing Trip!

Welcome to Action Charter Service! On our web site you will find information to help you book your fishing trip with us as well as information about us. On the Captain and Vessel pages you will find profiles of our captain, George Pfeiffer, a Florida Gulf Coast native, and his ship, The CAT. In our Photos section, you will find pictures from our many successful trips in and around the Gulf Coast. Under the Fishing Seasons section of the site, you will find Captain George’s monthly reports on local fishing game and photos of that month’s most exciting catch!

Before you check out the pricing and booking you should take a look at our fishing blog in the Fishing Reports section. There you will find posts about previous trips we’ve taken out into the Gulf, and, within the blog, you can get a feel for what a day with Captain George on The CAT is like. When you’re finally ready to get going on your trip, you can park it at our Pricing and Booking section filled with detailed information pertaining to the type of trip that you want.

Action Charter Service makes every effort to ensure that your trip is safe and fun so that you and your group can have a great time and catch heaps of delicious fish!

Repeat Performances

July 7, 2008 in Action Charter Service, Alabama, Fishing Report, Gulf of Mexico

Fishing in Orange Beach with Captain George Pfieffer of Action Charter Service

With Action Charter Service, consistency is the key to success. The good weather, calm seas and hungry fish are all consistent as well as our catches lately. We’ve had the good fortune of good weather and great anglers who have been bringing in the fish. Amberjack are plentiful offshore around 40 to 50 miles and a few Cobia have been showing up on the deep water wrecks.

We stop in the mornings and catch our live bait just offshore before we go out. Hard tails, green Elwys, and Cigar Minnows are still plentiful around the pass. As for the deep water fish, Scamp and Grouper are still holding strong in about 250 feet of water. The extremely large Vermilion Snapper (or Mingos) have slowed a little bit but are still in good numbers. As usual, they still prefer cut squid or small live bait like Cigar Minnows. We use small circle hooks in the deep water because it is so hard to feel them bite, it seems to help the customers land the fish in the boat.

Fishing with Captain George Pfieffer

King Mackerel, Bonita, Jack Cravelle and Spanish Mackerel are all biting good on the four hour trolling trips close to shore and out about five to six miles. We use small clark spoons and a number 2 planer with about a twelve foot leader and troll at about 5-6 knots. Most of the fish are holding around some of the wrecks but there are schools swimming out in the open water close to the beach. Just look for the birds, they’ll always show you where the fish are.

Check out our catches below and come fishing on the C.A.T. Boat with Captain George Pfeiffer!