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WaterColor Inn and Resort lures anglers with fly fishing school

Two-day program offers first class fly fishing instruction Novice and experienced anglers seeking saltwater and warm water fly fishing will get hooked on WaterColor Inn & Resort’s Orvis Fly Fishing School.  From learning to set up fly rods to perfecting new casting techniques, the two-day course offered year-round on select Tuesdays/Wednesdays and Saturdays/Sundays is open to participants of all levels. Home to Old Florida Outfitters and Shallow Water Expeditions, the only Orvis-endorsed outfitters in Northwest Florida, the AAA Four Diamond...

FWC acts on more protection for sharks

New rules to take effect in mid-January and prohibit harvest of sandbar, siky and Caribbean sharpnose The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on Dec. 10 approved a series of rules to enhance its long-standing policy to protect stressed shark populations in Florida waters. These rules also are generally consistent with recent management measures that have been implemented for sharks in coastal waters from Florida to Maine. Sharks have been strictly regulated in Florida since 1992 with a one-fish-per-person/two-fish-per-vessel...

Moderate flooding, road closures near the Choctawhatchee River

Choctawhatchee River expected to crest just above 15 ft. From the Walton County Sheriff’s Dept.: ROADS UNDER WATER: Berrian lake road- under water past the last house. Dead River road- under water @ Bobcat corner. Big Cedar road off of boat ramp road-under water at the relief bridge, all homes inaccessible to vehicles. Choctawhatchee River road-Open @ 1100hrs but will probably be under water at the relief bridge by 2000hrs. ROAD CLOSURE: River road to Commanders landing (off hwy 81)...

Get the fishing report and find a charter

Click here to find a charter Click here for NOAA tide information for Florida Panhandle Click here for Choctawhatchee River level /Ebro Click here for Choctawhatchee River level / Caryville Click here for Holmes Creek level/prediction Click here for Half-Hitch Tackle fishing forecast ————- Interesting Links Ethanol free gas station locations in Florida  ...

Redfish tournament championship in Panama City Beach Nov. 21

Emerald Coast Redfish Club hosts tournament at Boondocks in Panama City Beach The tenth tournament venue for the 2009 Emerald Coast Redfish Club will be at Boondocks Restaurant in Panama City Beach on Nov. 21. New members are welcome and can sign up at check-in.  Tournament Information: Check-In: 5:00 – 5:45 a.m. Boat Realease at safe light Boat Return: 3:00 p.m. Weigh-In: 3:15 p.m. End of year party and awards: 4:00 p.m. The Emerald Coast Redfish Club is a non-profit,...

Sport fishing for greater amberjack set to close in Gulf federal waters

National Marine Fisheries Service states quota has been met The recreational harvest and possession of greater amberjack in or from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico will be prohibited from Oct. 24 through Dec. 31.  Federal waters extend beyond nine nautical miles from shore in the Gulf off Florida.  The National Marine Fisheries Service announced this closure because an established annual recreational harvest quota for greater amberjack in the Gulf has been met. In addition, a person aboard a...

Florida stone crab season opens Oct. 15

Season runs from Oct. 15 – May 15 The commercial and recreational harvest season for stone crab claws in Florida opens on Thursday, Oct. 15.  The season will remain open through May 15. Stone crab claws must be at least 2 3/4 inches in length to be harvested legally, and claws may not be taken from egg-bearing female stone crabs.  Recreational harvesters are allowed to use up to five stone crab traps, and there is a daily bag limit of...

Deer Point Lake Match Bass Tournament Oct. 10

Tier tournament starts at 5:30 a.m.  at High Point Landing How to determine who fishes against whom to start the tournament (tier 1): click here to download tier structure There will be names in one container and the same number of numbered chips in another.  Tournament will draw a name and a chip until all has been drawn.  Then as shown in tier 1, the chip 1 angler will fish against the chip 2 angler and so forth.  If there...

Destin Fishing Rodeo and Seafood Festival kicks off October events

Destin Fishing Rodeo the entire month of October / Destin Seafood Festival Oct. 2-4 Established in 1948, The Destin Fishing Rodeo is the ultimate fishing tournament for saltwater anglers of all ages. • Open Everyday – October 1st through October 31st • The Rodeo is FREE to angler’s fishing aboard a registered boat in the Rodeo. • Weigh-ins everyday on the docks at A.J.’s Seafood & Oyster Bar from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. • Open to Private and Charter...

Women’s outdoor workshop comes to Tallahassee

Wanted – adventurous and outdoorsy women Wishing to learn more about Florida’s great outdoors in a comfortable, noncompetitive, hands-on environment?  If this could be you, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to participate in the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop near Tallahassee. The three-day workshop takes place Oct. 9-11 at Camp Wallwood on the pristine banks of Lake Talquin on the Gadsden County side.  Sessions begin Friday at 10 a.m. and end Sunday with lunch....