My name is Captain Blake Michaleski and I want topersonally invite you to join me to explore the amazing Orange Beach and Gulf Shores Alabama nearshore and offshore fishery! I am a U.S.C.G. certified captain with more than 20 years’ experience fishing South Alabama. My life-long love of fishing was cultivated growing up in South Louisiana. From the bayous and backwaters of the Atchafalaya Basin and Amite River Basin to the brackish waters of Grand Isle, fishing became my life and nearly an obsession. Upon graduating high school, I figured that the best way to fish successfully was to understand the weather. While pursuing and completing a Bachelor’s degree in Meteorology from the University of South Alabama, I fished almost exclusively in saltwater, where my studies often gave me an unfair advantage. I was fascinated at how much weather patterns – even subtle changes – could impact fishing success..