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Walton County fishing report for Dec. 5

Fishing the best it has ever been! Choctawhatchee Bay: Great bites on the south side of the bay. The trout bites have been fantastic. According to Danny Copeland, “I am 54 years old and I have never seen the fishing this good.” Creeks/river: Crappie, bass, hybrids and stripes. 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...

Walton County Health Department issues mosquito-borne illness advisory

Numbers serve as important reminder for Florida residents and visitors to take proactive measures against mosquitoes WALTON COUNTY — This is to advise that there has been increased mosquito-borne disease activity in areas of Walton County. Several sentinel chickens have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The risk of transmission to humans has increased. Walton County Health Department reminds residents and visitors to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes that may cause encephalitis disease. Walton County Mosquito Control, South Walton...

Walton County fishing report for May 30

Fishing is good! Choctawhatchee Bay: WOW… a 26″ 6 3/4 lb. flounder gigged in the Bay. Also big trout over in Hogtown along with huge catches of redfish and trout in the Bay. Creeks/river: Redfish have been spotted as far up as Bishop Lake on Mitchell River along with shellcracker. Fish are biting on popping bugs. Surf: Mixed bag in the surf: lady fish, whiting and pompano. “Don’t pay attention to the weatherman’s prediction, all you need to do is...

Fishing manufacturer demos at Copeland’s Gun Shop May 5

Pro fisherman Tony Bigot will be doing demonstrations on top name fishing equipment all day at Copeland’s Gun Shop May 5 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sponsors to be promoted: Mann’s Bait Company, Quantum Rods and Reels, Minn-Kota Trolling Motors, Humminbird Depth Recorders, Vicious Fishing Line, Laser TroKar Hooks and Nick’s Seafood Restaurant. Copeland’s Gun Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277...

Walton County fishing report for Dec. 21

Bass and trout out there Choctawhatchee Bay: Good trout fishing in the bay along with bass at the mouth of the river. Folks catching with soft plastic jerk bait. Creeks/river: Crappie fishing has picked back up again on the river. Danny Copeland wants to remind folks that the resident shoreline license is free. Come on by! 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...

Walton County fishing report for Nov. 2

Fishing is great! Choctawhatchee Bay: Trout and redfish being caught. Trout fishing has been through the roof and being caught with smaller bait. Small shrimp and Canaday tiny flutes and Zoom tiny flutes. River: Redfish still following the bait all the way up to the Sisters. Crappie fishing has tapered off and some shellcracker being caught. Surf: Whiting, redfish and a few pompano being caught. Fishing doesn’t get any better than this folks! Danny Copeland wants to remind folks that...

Walton County fishing report for Oct. 14

Fishing is great! Bay: Flounder fishing is getting better. Redfish and trout being caught in the Bay as well. River: Bass fishing has been GREAT, some folks are catching 20 or more… unheard of. Fish are on their fall feed! Lots of good size crappie being a caught and a few shellcracker. Fishing doesn’t get any better than this folks! Danny Copeland wants to remind folks that the resident shoreline license is free. Come on by! Click here for fishing...

Walton County fishing report for Oct. 5

Fishing is good everywhere! Salt: Lots of bait fish out there. Been catching black grouper triggerfish, vermillion and white snapper… small, but good eating! Inshore Gulf report brought to you by Capt. Kerry Jones of Not A Dog Charters, offering Gulf and Bay charters. Bay: Lots Big redfish out there along with flounder everywhere. Also a few sheepshead and black drum. Reliable sources spotted a 6 1/2 – 7 ft. black drum at the shipwreck. River: Menhaden have been running...

Walton County fishing report for Sept. 28

Fishing is good everywhere! Salt: Lots of bait fish out there. Been catching black grouper triggerfish, vermillion and white snapper… small, but good eating! Inshore Gulf report brought to you by Capt. Kerry Jones of Not A Dog Charters, offering Gulf and Bay charters. Bay: Big redfish out there spooling the lines, catching with live shrimp, Mirrodines and silver spoons. Speckled trout, some Spanish mackerel and skip jacks. River: Bait has been running up the river as far as the...

Walton County fishing report for Sept. 21

Gag grouper season open, redfish, black drum in the Bay! Salt: Been catching some black grouper in the 24 inch size range. Also catching triggerfish, vermillion and black snapper. Chasing a few amberjacks as there is lots of bait fish in the Gulf. Inshore Gulf report brought to you by Capt. Kerry Jones of Not A Dog Charters, offering Gulf and Bay charters. Bay: Redfish everywhere, catching with live shrimp. Speckled trout, bluefish, skip jacks, and flounder with Krocodile spoons,...

Walton County fishing report for Aug. 31

Triggerfish, white and vermillion snapper in the Gulf, speckled trout, redfish and ladyfish in the Bay Salt: Catching small amberjack, not many keepers but fun to catch. King mackerel have been spotty as they move with the bait. Catching lots of vermillion snapper, triggerfish, white snapper and some red grouper. Inshore Gulf report brought to you by Capt. Kerry Jones of Not A Dog Charters, offering Gulf and Bay charters. Bay: Speckled trout EARLY in the a.m. With moon time,...