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This is where you will find known media accounts and articles written by, or written about Capt Johnny Greene, the crew or Intimidator Sport Fishing Inc. We have been around a long time and have always tried to contribute in any way to help the local areas of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores promote fishing trips and tourism in the local area. Please feel free to contact me at fishorangebeach@Gmail.com for more information
September 18, 2012
With grouper season been open the fall we concentrated some effort on this overnight trip toward catching scamp, red grouper and gags. We also did some deep dropping for: tilefish and yellow edge grouper also. Read more…
August 14, 2012
On this offshore overnight fishing trip we had a group of fathers and sons for their annual trip. We talked everything from big bull dolphin, to yellowfin tuna, and even a whopper Wahoo on the way home. Read more…
May 29, 2012
The Spanish and King mackerel fishing the spring has been absolutely wonderful and may first great memories for kids and parents too. Read more…
February 7, 2012
The upcoming Red Snapper season and the offshore amberjack fishing in January has been as good as anything you could ever imagine. Read more…
November 15, 2011
During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, we find businessmen take their employees on 2-day fishing trips, not only to show their appreciation for the work their employees have done, but also as an opportunity for team building. Read the full article
September 27, 2011
“The bigger yellow fin tuna and the black fin tuna are really biting now as are the big wahoo also are biting right now. We caught one that weighed about 65 pounds and had two other wahoo that got away. We caught a 100-pound yellow fin tuna and some that weighed 30- to 50-pounds each. Our black fin tuna weighed up to 18-pounds each. The triggerfish and the vermilion snapper bite also was good. The triggerfish we caught weighed about 7- to 8-pounds each, and the vermilion snapper weighed from 3- to 4-pounds each. The amberjacks bite was really-good offshore. Amberjacks can weigh up to 100 pounds, but most are in the 30- to 50-pound range. From now until the end of November, wahoo, tuna, amberjack and grouper will be our target fish offshore.” Read the full article
August 23, 2011
At this time of year, Greene targets yellow fin tuna and black fin tuna and catches a number of other species on the way from Orange Beach to the deep-water rigs where he fishes for tuna...Read the full article
July 26, 2011
More people today want to fight sharks. So, on a 6-hour trip, we’ll start trolling for king mackerel and Spanish mackerel as we come-out of the pass... Read the full article
June 10, 2011
“We’re keeping 12- to 15-pound snapper, but we’ve also got about 20 snapper that weigh from 23- to 25-pounds each. We’re also catching good numbers of yellow edge grouper, golden tile fish and other kinds of grouper. We’re headed for the deep-water rigs where the yellow fin tuna have been biting really well. This summer may be the very-best fishing for a wide variety of fish that the Orange Beach region has seen in many, many years.”
April 13, 2011
After this trip I decided that I’d much rather go to Orange Beach than Destin or Panama City. Not only was the fishing fun, but the food was great. We were in a hurry to get home after our trip, but someone recommended we stop and eat at Doc’s Seafood Shack and Oyster Bar on the canal. They would have cooked our catch for us, but we were in a hurry to get on the road, so we ordered off the menu. That fresh seafood was wonderful. This was my first trip offshore at Orange Beach, but it won’t be my last
November 27, 2010
“It was a great fall, in my opinion,” Greene said. “There were a lot of people in town that wouldn’t have been here if we had’t had the fall snapper season. I was able to book about 90 percent of the days we had available and the weather cost me a couple of days.
November 20, 2010
There’s great news. The government has opened more than 8,400-square miles of the Gulf of Mexico for fishing. This coming weekend is the last 3 days of the special fall red snapper season in the Gulf of Mexico, and anglers who come to Orange Beach, Alabama, this weekend may have an opportunity to fish these waters that no one has fished all spring and summer. The big wahoo often are caught in this area of reopened fishing waters. Many of the offshore rigs that historically have held yellow fin and black fin tuna will be opened, and almost all the waters that the captains at Orange Beach normally fish are now open for fishing.
November 8, 2010
Now’s the time of year that locals and visitors to the Gulf State Park Pier in Gulf Shores, Alabama, have been dreaming of all year. Few people ever see and even fewer get in on a rally of big Redfish. Many vacationers have gone home in November. Only the real fishermen get off their couches, leave the comforts of their homes and stand out in the wind and nippy air to look for the big schools of giant Redfish like little children peeping out the window on Christmas morning, looking for Santa Claus.
November 4, 2010
I first met Captain Johnny Greene when he was a 17-year-old deckhand on a charter boat out of Orange Beach, Alabama. I looked at this hard-working young man and asked, “What are you going to be when you grow up?” Greene looked me square in the eyes, and with the conviction of a hanging judge, said, “One day, I’m going to own the biggest charter boat in Orange Beach, Alabama.” I’d never seen a teenager with that type of resolve, and I really thought he might have a chance to make his dream true, because on that day he proved he was’t shy about working hard and making sure that all the fishermen caught fish. Then when we returned to the dock, he cleaned those fish with the speed of a buzz saw.
October 28, 2010
Shaped like a torpedo with a breakaway speed of a thoroughbred and having the never-give-up attitude of a heavyweight boxing champion, the amberjack is one of the fiercest fighting fish in the Gulf of Mexico. When you hook-up with an amberjack, you know you have a big fish on the line. About 30-seconds later, when you're sweating, your muscles are aching, and your legs are quivering, you know you have-on a monster-sized amberjack. Then, you may look to your left and your right to see who's standing next to you, so you can hand-off the rod. More than a few young, strong fishermen have been whipped on the sides of boats by big amberjacks this fall on Alabama's Gulf Coast. This year, at Orange Beach, Alabama, charter boats are bringing-in some of the biggest amberjacks ever caught there.
October 22, 2010
This past weekend, the third in October, we had a 2-day offshore charter trip with two anglers, whose goal was to try to catch as many-different types of fish as he could catch in 2 days. Many people have a misconception that to charter an overnight trip, you have to have a lot of people, but that's not true. You actually only need at least two people for a charter trip. On many charters, you can take as many, or as few, people as you want to take.
October 14, 2010
Fishermen out of the Port of Orange Beach, Alabama, do battle with swordfish,named the gladiators of the seas, almost every month throughout the fall, spring and summer. One of the captains who take takes anglers out to battle these gladiators is Captain Johnny Greene of the charter boat "Intimidator." Here's Captain Greene's story.
October 04, 2010
Most people call it seaweed, weed lines or grass, but the correct name for the weeds floating offshore of Alabama’s Coast out in the Gulf of Mexico is sarcasm. As scientists and researchers begin to study these free-floating grass lines we've learned that they’re not just a great place to catch dolphin, marlin, wahoo, tuna, triple tails and many of the other pelagic species, but they’re also the nursery of the Gulf of Mexico. As fishermen leave the Port of Orange Beach on 8-, 10- and 12-hour and 2-day trips to catch red snapper starting this Friday, October 1, they more than likely will see these sarcasm weed lines
September 27, 2010
Red snapper season begins October 1 and runs through November 21 in the Gulf of Mexico. The season is strictly a weekend season, with fishing permitted from 12:01 am Friday through 12:00 midnight Sunday. The payoff for snapper fisherman this year will be probably the largest number of big red snapper that fishermen in Orange Beach ever have seen
September 25, 2010
Red snapper season off Alabama's Gulf Coast begins October 1st and runs through November 21st. The federal government also has opened 8,000 miles of the Gulf of Mexico waters, about 150- to 160-miles south of Orange Beach, Alabama, that previously have been closed to fishing. Anglers may fish and keep the fish they catch during this special fall red snapper season only on weekends during that period
September 22, 2010
Johnny Greene, a charter captain based at Orange Beach Marina on the Alabama coast, said some boat operators aren't interested in the fall snapper season because they made so much money off a BP program that paid crews thousands of dollars each week to scout for oil in Gulf waters.
August 28, 2010
The Gulf Council recommended 24 day fall Red Snapper season for anglers along the Gulf Coast. David Rainer of Outdoor Alabama Wrote this article about specifics of that meeting in Pensacola in August 2010
August 20, 2010
From Al.com and the Mobile Press Register
June 19, 2010
At the June Council Meeting we are happy to report that we have paved the way for a fall Red Snapper Season. We hope in August that we can move forward with a fall season should the landings data come back like we think it should.
June 2, 2010
The wind could change tomorrow and the oil could be here in five days," said Greene. "But you know what? If it did happen, we'd pack up and go to another port and go fishing. We're fishermen. That's what we do."
December, 11, 2009
December is a great month to fish, and there are plenty of fish to be caught this month, especially if you pick days when the weather’s good. We’ve got yellow fin tuna, black fin tuna, and wahoo. December’s proven to be a great month for deep-dropping down to 500-700 feet for yellow edge grouper, snowy grouper, long tail bass and a lot of other fish that many blue-water fishermen are’t accustomed to seeing that are fun to catch and delicious to eat.
March 10, 2009
The cobia should start showing-up about the middle of March, and usually anglers will catch some pretty-big fish at the beginning of the run. We’ve noticed over the years that when we have really-cold winters like we’ve had this year in the Alabama Gulf Coast area, we’ll often have a larger migration of cobia running just off the Alabama Gulf Coast than usual. So, this year we’re expecting to see and catch a lot of cobia. To catch the cobia, we move up and down the beach at almost-idle speed, trying to see the cobia to cast to them
October 12, 2008
This month, the primary focus for our bottom fishermen will be yellow fin tuna, black fin tuna, amberjack, white snapper, scamp and gag grouper. In October, we don’t have to travel nearly as far to find and catch the gag grouper as we do in the summertime. On a good day of grouper fishing, everybody in the boat will catch one or two grouper
November 19, 2007
Captain Johnny Greene of the charter boat, Intimidator, operating out of Orange Beach Marina in Orange Beach, Alabama fishes 12 month's out of the year. In November we catch numbers of yellow fin tuna offshore, plenty of black fin tuna on light tackle and triggerfish, amberjacks and grouper on the deep wrecks offshore. But our main fish this month are the yellow fin tuna, the black fin tuna and the wahoo.
May 20, 2004
The Intimidator wins - During 30 days of fishing in the spring of 2004, more than 8,000 anglers on 95 boats participated in the Orange Beach Red Snapper World Championship and caught big snapper with more than 28 of them weighing over 25-pounds each. This year’s Championship will take place April 21 – May 20, 2005 with headquarters at Zeke’s Marina. Total tournament monies will be $500,000 with a $200,000 bonus if a new world ‘s record red snapper is caught, but anglers only will pay $5 per fisherman per day to enter the tournament. All proceeds from the tournament will go to support the building of public reefs and conducting red snapper research
Booking your Gulf Shores deep sea fishing charter is easy!
I would love to take your family out for a fun filled excursion while you are on vacation in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Please use our online Gulf Shores Deep Sea Fishing Reservation Requests, I will know what type of charter you are wanting to book and be prepared with all of the necessary information, when I call or E-mail you back. You are always welcome to call me at 251.747.2872 and I will gladly assist you book your trip. I am the owner and operator of the Intimidator, if you call and get my voice mail; I am most likely offshore fishing and have traveled out of cellular service. If you will leave me a message, I will personally return you call even if it is from my Satellite phone while offshore!