We fished out of Dauphin Island, AL running over 50 miles to slow pitch jig for red snapper and deep drop for scamp grouper. Although Alabama only has 60 miles of coastline, it’s home to world class red snapper with its vast network of artificial reefs.
Joining SWS Video Producer, Phil Hollandsworth, on this trip were Jack Moran (Yakin with Jack), Sean Lawless (The Lawless Tide), and John McLean (Big John Shark Fishing) who are all Florida panhandle content creators. The crew had a great day on the water with Captain Kurt Tillman boating some huge red snapper, several scamp grouper, and even some exotic species like bearded brotula and scorpion fish.
Phil Hollandsworth (SaltSquatch)
Phil Hollandsworth is the Salt Water Sportsman Video Producer. He grew up in Pennsylvania and began bass fishing in local ponds in high school. It wasn’t until he moved to Pensacola, Florida, after graduating college that he began to fall in love with saltwater fishing. Now Phil takes every opportunity to chase fish from land, kayak, pier, and boat.
Sean Lawless (The Lawless Tide)
Sean Lawless was born and raised in landlocked Tulsa, Oklahoma and started fishing in Florida in 2017. From catching pompano on the beach to blackfin tuna in his kayak and bonita off the jetties, Sean shows his viewers everything Florida’s fishery has to offer.
John McLean (Big John Shark Fishing)
John McLean, known to most people as “Big John” because of his tall stature, is a former professional hockey player. At 6’9”, he was the tallest professional hockey goalie to ever play the position. He played his last year of professional hockey in Florida in 2017, when he was forced to retire due to injuries. After retirement he founded a guide service, Big John Shark Fishing Adventures. He is very active in shark conservation and tagging sharks through NOAA’s Apex Predator Program.
Jack Moran (Yakin With Jack)
Jack Moran, known across social media as “Yakin with Jack”, grew up in Pensacola, Florida, and began to develop a passion for fishing at a young age. His grandfather worked at a local catfish farm, so Jack could often be found with a cane pole in his hands catching bream and catfish. Jack’s love for saltwater fishing began on the piers and bridges of Pensacola, but quickly launched into the Gulf of Mexico when he discovered the adrenaline rush of going for a sleigh ride in a kayak.