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Additional fall recreational snapper season dates in Gulf announced

Tallahassee, Fla. – Red Snapper Season will be open for additional dates this fall for private recreational anglers and state for-hire operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Additional dates include Nov. 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29. During this season, private recreational anglers may harvest red snapper in Gulf state and federal waters. However, state for-hire operations are limited to fishing for red snapper in Gulf state waters only. “Gulf Red Snapper Season is one of the many reasons Florida...

Walton County fishing report for Nov. 14

Fishing is good! Bay: Sheepshead, some trout here and there. A sturgeon was spotted in Mallet bayou! River: Crappie and bass. 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 p.m. Sat.: 6 a.m....

Walton County fishing report for Nov. 3

Fishing is as good! Bay: Big redfish, small trout, hybrids biting. River: Lots of bass being caught. 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 p.m. Sat.: 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sun.:...

Walton County fishing report for Oct. 20

Fishing is as good! Bay: Redfish is the word. River: Some reports of crappie being caught. Bow season starts this Saturday. 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 p.m. Sat.: 6 a.m....

Walton County fishing report for Oct. 9

Fishing is as good as it gets! Bay: Redfish River: Bass starting to bite on shiners. Surf: Lots of sharks biting off lines! 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 p.m. Sat.:...

Improvements on the way for Cowford Landing on the Choctawhatchee River

Walton County is in the contractor bidding stage of making several improvements to Cowford Landing on The Choctawhatchee River. The scope of work includes the construction of a new parking lot, sidewalks, restroom, two overnight shelters, timber boardwalks, and a new floating dock with ADA kayak loading station. New ADA compliant sidewalks and curb ramps will also be constructed as well as drainage improvements including a storm water management system with outfall structure and piping. The work is currently out...

FWC announces fall recreational red snapper season in Gulf 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announces a fall red snapper season for private recreational anglers and state for-hire operations in the Gulf of Mexico to open on the following Saturdays and Sundays: Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1. During this season, private recreational anglers may harvest red snapper in Gulf state and federal waters. However, state for-hire operations are limited to fishing for red snapper in Gulf state waters only. “I’m excited to announce...

Walton County fishing report for Sept. 24

Fishing is as good as it gets! Bay: Lots of big trout along with redfish. Copeland’s has some large shrimp right now. River: Waiting for the river levels to go down. 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....

Walton County fishing report for Sept. 11

Fishing is as good as it gets! Bay: Lots of redfish, some trout. River: Some crappie starting to show up along with bream. Almost time to start fishing for bass with shrimp on a cane pole! 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...

FWC Fish Rules App now includes freshwater regulations

The wait is over! Fish Rules App now includes freshwater fishing regulations. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is excited to announce that their successful partnership with the Fish Rules App has now expanded. “The Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management is thrilled that the Fish Rules App is now available for freshwater. We have seen how our partnership with Fish Rules has strengthened the communication of fishing regulations and are looking forward to it getting even stronger,” said...

FWC certifies new state record flathead catfish caught in the Yellow River

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fisheries biologists certified a new state record flathead catfish weighing 69.9 pounds, measuring 48.5 inches long, with a girth of 38.25 inches, caught by angler Lavon Nowling from Santa Rosa County. Nowling caught his flathead catfish on rod and reel using live bait in the Yellow River. “I’ve caught some good ones before this fish, but none of them were more than 54 pounds,” said Nowling. “I’ve been fishing since I was old...

Walton County fishing report for Aug. 26

Fishing is as good as it gets! Bay: Redfish, black drum, a few trout on mixed bait River: Catfish. Creeks: Bass being caught on live shrimp. 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. –...