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Learn how to fish in the surf Aug. 15

Learn the basics and tricks of catching bait and fishing in the surf at Topsail Hill Preserve Location: Topsail Hill Preserve State Park on Scenic Road 30A Saturday,  Aug. 15 – 10 a.m. Come and join an exciting interpretive on Topsail Hill Preserve State Park’s Beaches. Learn the basics and tricks of the trade on catching bait, fish identification, and how to fish in the surf. Bring your poles! Take the tram from the Day-Use parking area on Hwy 30A...

Nature girl’s weekend picks for Aug. 14-16

Friday, Aug. 14 Movie under the stars at Seaside Amphitheater “The Final Season” starring Sean Astin. The movie is about the amazing baseball program at a tiny high school in Norway, Iowa. 8:00 p.m. WaterColor Marina Park Music Series Location: WaterColor Marina Park off of Scenic 30A 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Free concert at WaterColor’s Marina Park Amphitheater. Bring blanket, chair and cooler and enjoy the music. Opener: Joey Peters – Headliner: Sons of William...

Gulf red snapper sport season closes Aug. 15

Season to reopen on June 1, 2010 The recreational harvest season for red snapper in all waters of the Gulf of Mexico off Florida closes on Aug. 15.  This closure will help rebuild overfished red snapper stocks in the Gulf so anglers can enjoy better red snapper fishing in the future. The recreational harvest of Gulf red snapper is scheduled to reopen on June 1 next year.  More information about red snapper management and regulations is available online at MyFWC.com/RulesAndRegs/Saltwater_Regulations_Snapper.htm....

Pink Rubber Boots Ladies Fishing Rodeo reels them in

A good day fishing for snapper and mackerel! FIshing Chix tournament proved to be a success as the ladies proudly show off their red snapper and king mackerel catch from the Pink Rubber Boots Ladies Fishing Rodeo. Fishin’ Chix hosted the lady anglers tournament in Destin with proceeds benefitting Covenant Hospice and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation....

Florida lobster seasons about to begin

Special two day season July 29-30, followed by regular season Aug. 6-Mar. 31 Recreational and commercial harvest seasons for spiny lobster in Florida are set to reopen soon.  The special two-day spiny lobster sport season comes first, July 29-30 this year, followed by the regular lobster season Aug. 6 – March 31. The special two-day sport season occurs on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July each year to let recreational fishermen collect spiny lobsters before commercial lobster traps...

King of Crab Island kayak fishing tournament Aug. 1

Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Club sponsoring fishing tournament and paddleboard challenge Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Club is sponsoring a kayak fishing tournament  Aug. 1  with a rain day of August 2nd. Entry Fee $20 (plus $1 PayPal fee) Weigh in will be at the Crab Island Helen Back Pontoon boat. (Look for the banners). The boat will be anchored at Crab Island.  Crab Island is located just north of the Destin Bridge. Park at the beach access under the bridge...

Nature girl’s weekend picks

Friday, July 24 Seaside movies under the stars Seaside Amphitheater at  8:00 p.m. Daddy Day Camp – Hilarity reins when Daddy Day Care owners Charlie and Phil expand their business to include running a summer camp. Determined to provide their sons with a positive camp experience, Charlie and Phil visit their childhood Camp Driftwood only to find it dilapidated and on the brink of closure. Link out http://seasidefl.com Saturday, July 25 Redfish tournament at Boon Docks Restaurant – Hwy. 79...

Upcoming Florida Panhandle fishing tournaments

July 25 – Redfish tournament Panama City Beach Hosted by Emerald Coast Redfish Club and Boon Docks Restaurant Tournament Schedule: Check-in location:  County Boat Ramp at the end of Bay View Circle, Panama City Bch, FL. On the south side of the Hwy 79 Bridge. 5:00-5:30 a.m. Once teams are checked in, they can launch from the south or north side boat ramps. Click here for map For more information: theredfishclub.com...

Nice king mackerel catch off of Grayton Beach

Vacationing Fletcher Lindberg caught this king mackerel while kayak fishing approximately 150 yards off Grayton Beach on July 8. “I estimated the King Mackerel to be 20 – 25 pounds. I was actually looking for tarpon and therefore had a tarpon fly on. I had 40 pound class tippet with 80 pound bite tippet. Tons of fun but a challenge in a kayak,” Fletcher said. “I’m tarpon fishing today with Jeff Ragland of Old Florida Outfitters, who does a great...

Ladies Fishing Rodeo coming to Destin August 1

Pink Rubber Boots rodeo to benefit Covenant Hospice and Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation Fishin’ Chix, is a company that encourages women to discover the fascinating world of fishing by organizing fishing tournaments and offering a line of women’s fishing apparel. Fishin’ Chix hosts a series of three Pink Rubber Boots Ladies Fishing Rodeos along the Gulf Coast of Florida. The upcoming ladies fishing rodeo will benefit Covenant Hospice and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, and will be held  at Harbor...

Bay scallop season opens July 1

Time to head over to St. Joe Bay! The recreational harvest season for bay scallops begins July 1 and continues through Sept. 10.  Open scalloping areas on Florida’s Gulf coast extend from the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County to the Pasco-Hernando county line near Aripeka. You can take bay scallops only within the allowable harvest areas.  It is illegal to possess bay scallops while you’re in or on state waters outside the open harvest areas,...