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Walton County fishing report for Aug. 15

Fishing is good! Bay: Redfish, ladyfish, black drum, a few flounder, and a few small trout River: Lots of catfish and bass being caught Surf: Redfish, black drum Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6...

Walton County fishing report for Aug. 8

Fishing is good! Bay: Redfish, ladyfish, black drum, a few sheepshead, a few small trout River: Shellcracker, bass, flathead catfish Gulf: King mackerel Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sat.:...

Walton County fishing report for Aug. 2

Fishing is good! Bay: Redfish, black drum, black snapper, a few sheepshead River: Shellcracker, bass, flathead catfish Gulf: King mackerel. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sat.: 6 a.m. –...

Nick’s Seafood Restaurant kids catfish tournament another one for the books

The annual Nick’s Seafood Restaurant kids catfish tournament was held on July 27, 2019, and, as always a huge success. Forty-four kids entered the hardhead and sailcat divisions to compete for a Tracker Marine Jon boat with trolling motor and accessories, along with prize money. The winners are: Hardhead Division Grand prize winner of new boat – Wyatt Brunson, age 9 – 8.1 lbs. Second Place – Caden Barhart, age 10 – 5.06 lbs. Third Place – Josi Lynn Clenny,...

Walton County fishing report for July 25

Fishing is good! Bay: Redfish, black drum River: Crappie, bass, flathead catfish Gulf: An assortment including king mackerel and a few Spanish mackerel. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sat.:...

Share your input on future speckled trout management with FWC in Destin July 29

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on spotted seatrout management. The FWC is hosting several spotted seatrout in-person public workshops around the state. Learn about the current status of the seatrout fishery, staff’s proposal for future management and share your input by attending one of these workshops. Workshops will begin at 6 p.m. local time: July 29: Destin, Destin Community Center, 101 Stahlman Ave. July 31: Steinhatchee, Steinhatchee Community Center, 1013 Riverside Drive. Aug. 6:...

Nick’s Kids Catfish Tournament July 27

Nick’s Seafood Restaurant will hosting their annual Kid’s Catfish Tournament on Saturday, July 27. Grand prize is a new Tracker Marine Jon boat with trolling motor. SailCat Division Two (2) heaviest SailCat. 1st Place – $300 2nd Place – $200 3rd Place – $100 Hardhead Division Total weight of three (3) Hardhead Catfish. Grand 1st Place Prize: New boat by Tracker Marine with trolling motor, safety gear, and accessories. 2nd – 5th Place: prizes and medals. Download Catfish entry form...

Pull out the masks, fins and dive flags; spiny lobster seasons start July 24

The 2019 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational mini-season July 24 and 25, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31, 2020. “Spiny lobster season is an exciting time of year to be on the water,” said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Chairman Robert Spottswood. “But it’s also a time to remember safety on the water and to remember the importance of taking care around Florida’s coral...

Walton County fishing report for July 15

Fishing is good! Bay: Still some sheepshead, lots of redfish, and black drum River: Shellcracker, catfish, and bass. Gulf: Red snapper. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Sat.: 6 a.m....

New state record flathead catfish caught in Yellow River

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fisheries biologists certified a new state record flathead catfish weighing 69.3 pounds, measuring 47 inches long, with a girth of 34.25 inches, caught by angler Marvin Griffin from Santa Rosa County. Griffin caught his flathead catfish on rod and reel using live bait in the Yellow River. “I wasn’t expecting to catch a state record when I started fishing that day with John Babb,” said Griffin. “But, it was the first and only...

Walton County fishing report for July 3

Fishing is good! Bay: Redfish, a few speckled trout, flounder, and still some sheepshead. River: Bream and bass. Gulf: Red snapper, red grouper, and more. Inshore some king mackerel. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.:...

Walton County fishing report for June 25

Fishing is good! Bay: Still some speckled trout, along with a few sheepshead. Black drum and black snapper too. River: Shellcracker and bass being caught. Gulf: Red snapper, red grouper, and more. Inshore some king mackerel. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439...