There is nothing like being on the open water as the sun is setting and feeling cool breezes on your face. That’s when the sky’s colors begin to paint a magnificent masterpiece that is as brilliant on Mobile Bay as any place in the world. Middle Bay Sailing Charters helps you do just that in style.
Years ago, my friend, Harris Brown, and I fished around Dauphin Island in high school and college in a 16’ Stauter. He has always been a much better fisherman than I am, and it was his boat. Since I had a summer construction job, we would drive to the island and fish late afternoons. The deal was I would buy the gas and he would charge a pair of flip-flops at Ben Burgers for both of us to avoid the sand spurs when launching and retrieving the boat. Well worth it.
Scott Kennedy was born around the waters of Mobile Bay and with three generations to learn from, has been an avid saltwater angler since the age of five. As the founder of Whistlin’ Waters Kayak Fishing and Outdoors, based out of Orange Beach, Scott has earned a reputation as a seasoned angler and expert kayak fishing guide.
If you frequent Fairhope, you’ve probably seen Spencer Johnson out on Church Street teaching a beginner how to cast a fly rod. It certainly adds some local flavor to the town. Fairhope Fly Shop is tucked away behind what is now Willow + Gray Home, formerly The Church Mouse, at 14 Church Street.