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Walton County fishing report for April 14

Fishing is good! Bay: Speckled trout bite on along with a few redfish Surf: Pompano, whiting, and redfish. River: Catfish, however river muddy and going up again 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....

Freshwater license-free fishing Saturday, April 3 and Sunday, April 4

Try your hand at freshwater fishing this weekend on Saturday, April. 3 and Sunday, April 4, without needing a freshwater fishing license. License-free fishing days are a great way for Florida residents and visitors to get out on the water and find out why Florida is known as the Fishing Capital of the World. “The first freshwater license-free fishing weekend of the year is an excellent opportunity to introduce someone to fishing for the first time,” said Division of Freshwater...

Walton County fishing report for April 2

Fishing is good! Bay: A few speckled trout starting to show up. Better in the intracoastal. River: Catfish Surf: A few pompano and whiting 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....

Walton County fishing report for March 22

Fishing is good! Bay: Redfish and trout being caught River: Crappie here and there, some catfish. Creeks: Some 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....

Charity bass tournament in Freeport April 10

DeFuniak Springs Kiwanis is hosting a charity bass tournament at Black Creek Lodge in Freeport April 10. The tournament will begin at first safe light with 2 p.m. weigh in. Prizes are $2,000 1st, $750 2nd and $250 3rd place (1-29 80/20 payout 30 boats guaranteed). Entry fee is $100 per boat, $20 big fish. Food will be available to purchase at registration at weigh in. Proceeds benefit Food For Thought and Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches. For more information contact...

Walton County fishing report for March 11

Fishing is good! Bay: Fishing has been spotty. Some white trout, speckled trout, sheepshead, black drum. River: River has been up and muddy. Folks going to tributaries and catching a few catfish and crappie. 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...

Charity bass tournament in Freeport April 10

The DeFunaik Springs Kiwanis is hosting a charity bass tournament at Black Creek Lodge on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Prizes are $2,000 1st, $750 2nd, $250 3rd. Proceeds benefit Food For Thought at the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. Entry fee is $100, $20 big fish. The tournament will be held from first light – 2 p.m. weigh in. Food will be available for purchase at registration and weigh in. Black Creek Lodge is located at 710 Black Creek Lodge Rd.,...

Walton County fishing report for March 1

Fishing is good! Bay: Some silver trout being caught, redfish. Speckled trout season opens back up Surf: Some whiting. 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...

Gray triggerfish opens March 1 in Gulf state and federal waters 

The recreational gray triggerfish season reopens to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters March 1, and will remain open through May 31, closing June 1 through July 31 for an annual spawning season closure. If you plan to fish for gray triggerfish in Gulf state or federal waters (excluding Monroe County) from a private recreational vessel, you must sign up as a State Reef Fish Angler (annual renewal is required). To learn more, visit MyFWC.com/Marine and click on “Recreational...

New flounder regulations are effective ­­March 1

Starting March 1, the following changes will go into effect for flounder: • Extending ALL Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) flounder regulations into federal waters. • Increasing the minimum size limit from 12 inches to 14 inches total length (recreational and commercial). • Reducing the recreational daily bag limit from 10 to five fish per person. • Establishing an Oct. 15 through Nov. 30 recreational closed season. • For commercial harvesters using allowable gear: Establishing a commercial trip...

Join in on the black crappie regulations review virtual public meeting for Lake Talquin Feb. 16

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a virtual public meeting for Lake Talquin on Feb. 16 from 6-8 p.m. ET. The objective of the conversation will be to gather stakeholder input on current black crappie regulations and will focus on statewide opinions, as well as resource specific regulations. The meeting will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. To participate, each person will need a computer with a camera and internet access or a smartphone or tablet with...

Walton County fishing report for Feb. 10

Fishing is good! Bay: Lots of redfish, all sizes. River: Still muddy. Surf: Pompano 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.: Closed...