Ocean Ox Charters with Captain Jimmy Daniels

I recently returned from a tasty, fun, and adventurous four days on the Alabama Beaches, also known as Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. My favorite activity, by far, was deep sea fishing with Captain Jimmy. This was my very first time deep sea fishing (actually first time fishing since I was a child) so I was a little worried that I would not pick it up in time to enjoy the experience. My worries immediately subsided when Capt. Jimmy and his crew gave our group of all ladies a warm, sincere welcome. They could have easily written off this female, newbie charter as an easy trip and put little effort into it. But from the moment we arrived, they made sure we were comfortable, informed and excited about the fishing trip.

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Ocean Ox Charters taught me how to fish

Not only did Capt Jimmy and his crew explain how to deep sea fish they taught me. From the way to properly hold the rods to dropping the line, paying attention to the bite and reeling those massive fish in they made sure I understood the art and obtained a beginner level skillset.

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We ate what we kept!

Talk about fresh fish. Well, the fish that we were able to keep while fishing turned into our lunch within a few hours of being caught! Once we got back to the marina, they cleaned the fish and prepared it for us to hand right over to the catch and cook restaurant we dined at after our fishing trip. That is no doubt the freshest fish I have ever eaten.

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It’s not a dolphin tour – but he found dolphins!

Women love dolphins. We all kept looking out for the slightest sight of a dolphin even though apparently, dolphins are not a fisherman’s favorite thing to see. Capt Jimmy even joked, “This ain’t no dolphin tour, ladies.” However, at the end of our six-hour deep sea fishing tour, we happened upon a large pod of dolphins. So they let us walk to the front of the boat. The experience of seeing so many dolphins surround us, swim along with us and speak was an amazing end to a wonderful fishing experience.

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Deep Sea Fishing – Gulf Coast of Alabama

So if you find yourself traveling to the beaches of Alabama, which I highly recommend you do, then make sure to book a trip out on the water with Captain Jimmy Daniels of Ocean Ox Charters. I guarantee you will have a wonderful time. Look him up:  www.oceanoxcharters.com

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DISCLOSURE: This post was written in collaboration with Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism and Ocean Ox Charters . As always, all opinions and fun are my own and unbiased.  All photos of me were taken by Eva Faircloth, all other photos are my own and cannot be used without permission.

 

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