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FWC approves draft changes to spotted seatrout rules

At its meeting in Cape Canaveral, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved several draft rule changes for spotted seatrout. Based on public comment at the meeting, the Commission also directed staff to continue considering public input and update the proposal as needed prior to bringing this back at a future meeting for final approval. Approved draft changes include: Splitting the Northwest spotted seatrout management zone into two separate zones including the Western Panhandle (Escambia County through most...

Walton County fishing report for Oct. 7

Fishing is good! Bay: Still some trout being caught along with redfish and black drum. River: Hybrid bass, largemouth bass, shelllcracker being caught on popping bugs, 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 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6...

Governor Ron DeSantis and FWC announce additional recreational red snapper fishing days in Gulf 

Oct 1, 2019 – Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced six additional recreational red snapper fishing days for Gulf waters. The season for private recreational anglers and state for-hire operations will be open on the following Saturdays and Sundays: October 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27. “Florida is the fishing capital of the world thanks to our pristine natural resources and an abundance of fisheries, including red snapper,” said Governor DeSantis. “FWC has shown that...

Destin Fishing Rodeo Oct. 1 – 31

Fishing is life in Destin. The small beach town is known as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” so it makes sense that throughout the month of October they host the best fishing rodeo ever. Year after year, fishermen return in hopes of catching the big one. It’s easy to get in on the action. To participate, all you need to do is contact a local captain and charter a boat for a day of fun on the water. Destin has...

Walton County fishing report for Sept. 27

Fishing is good! Bay: Black drum, reds, Spanish mackerel. River: Hybrid bass, largemouth bass, shelllcracker, small roe in the mullet. 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. –...

Walton County fishing report for Sept. 19

Fishing is good! Bay: Black snapper biting all the way into the Intracoastal, Spanish mackerel around Alaqua bayou biting on spoons, small redfish, a few flounder. River: Lots of bass biting on shrimp, shellcracker. 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...

Walton County fishing report for Sept. 13

Fishing is good! Bay: Lots of redfish, black drum, a few sheepshead, and hybrids River: Lots of bass. Offshore: A mixed bag of everything. 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....

Walton County fishing report for Sept. 5

Fishing is good! Bay: Lots of redfish, still some flounder, black drum River: Lots of 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. – 5:30 p.m. Sat.: 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sun.: Closed...

Saltwater license-free fishing Saturday, Sept. 7

Try your hand at saltwater fishing Saturday, Sept. 7, without needing a saltwater 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. This day is part of eight total license-free fishing days the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) offers each year. All bag limits, closed areas and size restrictions apply on these dates....

Walton County fishing report for Aug. 24

Fishing is good! Bay: Small redfish, black drum. River: Lots of bass and large. Gulf: King mackere, mingos. 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. – 4 p.m....

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...