Not long after I wrote about the most unusual catch of a big great white shark in the Pensacola surf, an even more unusual similar catch was made on March 6 in the Alabama surf at Orange Beach. Once again there was a professional shore fishing charter service involved as Coastal WorldWide guides put their party into a very big shark — though a species they never expected. Everyone took part in the battle at 4 a.m. before the protected white, estimated at close to 11 feet, was released. Not surprisingly, that was the first instance of a white being hooked in the Alabama surf which is much shallower than ocean surf.
A gale warning is up in NY/NJ Bight though Wednesday afternoon. Northwest winds at 30-35 knots are predicted for the morning, before dropping to 25-30 in the afternoon.