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Nature girl’s weekend picks

Celebrate the outdoors with your Dad this weekend Friday, June 19 Baytowne Wharf is the happening place both Friday and Saturday, and the fun kicks of at 4:00 p.m. Friday as the weigh-ins begin for the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic. Watch the big players in bill fish competition bring in their prize fish. Special events and sponsor exhibits at Baytowne Marina and in The Village of Baytowne Wharf all weekend. While you are enjoying the excitement,  check out the...

Snapper season now shortened to June 1 – Aug. 1

FWC acts to rebuild Gulf red snapper stocks The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on Thursday voted to adjust the recreational harvest season for red snapper in Gulf of Mexico state waters to account for over-harvests in 2008.  The Commission took this action after receiving support from several fishing groups and conservation organizations at its public hearing in Crystal River....

Shoreline anglers need to buy license by Aug. 1

No need if you already posses a regular saltwater fishing license Florida’s resident saltwater anglers who fish from shore or a structure affixed to shore will need to buy a $7.50 (plus administrative and handling fees) shoreline fishing license by Aug. 1, unless they have a regular resident saltwater fishing license. The new license applies only to Florida resident saltwater anglers who fish from shore. Resident anglers may prefer to purchase the regular recreational saltwater license that covers them, no...

Old Nick’s Redfish Round-Up fishing tournament June 13

Fourth annual tournament offers big prize money Nicks’ Seafood Restaurant in Basin Bayou is hosting their fourth annual Old Nick’s Redfish Round-up tournament on June 13. Payout is $5,000 1st place, $1,500 2nd place and $500 3rd place. An additional bonus payout for largest speckled trout: $200 Entry is $125 per 2 person team and registration must be made by 7 p.m. on June 12. Nick’s Restaurant is located at : 7585 West Highway 20 Freeport, Florida 32439 For more...

Nature girl’s weekend picks

Friday, June 12 Movie night under the stars at Seaside Grab your blankets and head to the Amphitheater for a movie under the stars: Kung Fu Panda – 8 p.m. at Seaside Amphitheater Saturday, June 13 Old Nick’s Redfish Round-Up fishing tournament Nicks’ Seafood Restaurant in Basin Bayou is hosting their fourth annual Old Nick’s Redfish Round-up tournament on June 13. Payout is $5,000 1st place, $1,500 2nd place and $500 3rd place. An additional bonus payout for largest speckled...

Red snapper season opens June 1

Recreational bag limit is two red snapper per person per day From FWC: Red snapper is one of the most important recreational and commercial fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico and has been for over a century, particularly in the Florida Panhandle.  In Florida, red snapper are primarily caught by recreational anglers fishing from charter boats.  However, there is a substantial commercial fishery. Due to their popularity as table fare and as a sport fish, red snapper populations in the...

Introduce someone to Florida fishing and become a Legacy

Show someone how to fish and make a difference By Bob Wattendorf, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission We Floridians take our fishing seriously. The proof lies in the actions anglers take to ensure a bright fishing future. Between April 1, 2008 and March 31, 2009, 695 active Florida anglers took a pledge to introduce fishing each year to at least one person who had not previously enjoyed the sport. The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced the Florida Fish...

Nature girl’s weekend picks

Through May 31 Old Nick’s Speckled Trout Shoot Out Nicks’ Seafood Restaurant in Basin Bayou is hosting their ninth annual Old Nick’s Redfish Speckled Trout Shoot out through the 31st. A variety of divisions for the entire family. Nick’s Restaurant is located at : 7585 West Highway 20 Freeport, Florida 32439 For more information, go to: CLICK HERE or contact Trey Nick at 850-835-2222 or 850-978-2115 May 31 Waterman Gulf Coast hosting SUP For Life at Senor Mojito’s The local...