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Walton County fishing report for Sept. 7

Fishing is good Bay: Black drum, redfish, and a lot of mullet. Bay fishing coming back in line. River a bit high. 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...

Walton County fishing report for July 25

Fishing is good Bay: Trout, redfish, black drum, jack crevalle, and even a few tarpon. Inshore: Cobia and all kinds. River: Catfish, shellcracker, 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....

Brandy Foley (R) of Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance is standing with Dalton Taylor, the grand prize winner of a new Tracker Marine Jon Boat and trolling motor.

Annual Kids Catfish tournament another one for the books

Another great Kids Catfish tournament is in the books. Treylermade Tournament hosted 46 entries into the tournament at Nick’s Seafood Restaurant July 21, 2018. The tournament benefited ‘Backpacks of Love’ and Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance Grasses in Classes. Kids fished in hardhead and sailcat divisions with the Hardhead Division total weight of three hardhead catfish. The top prize was a Jon boat by Tracker Marine with trolling motor, safety gear, and accessories, with 2nd – 5th places receiving prizes and medals....

Free women’s and adult saltwater fishing clinics in Panama City Beach July 28, 29

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic on July 28 and an Adult Saltwater Fishing Clinic on July 29, both in Panama City Beach. The free, day-long clinics are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at St. Andrews State Park, 4607 State Park Lane. Advance registration is required. To register, go to MyFWC.com, click on “Calendar” and select “Fishing Clinics – Adult and Women’s” from the drop-down menu “All Categories.” If you...

Walton County fishing report for July 12

Fishing is good Bay: Trout bites if you can find them, some biting on bass shiners if you can believe it, redfish, some black drum. Inshore: Lots of fish, and sharks. 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....

Hook and line mullet fishing in the Choctawhatchee Bay estuaries

By J.B. Hillard DeFuniak Springs resident, member of the Bent Rod Fishing Club Mullet (Mugil cephalus) also known as striped mullet are found throughout the state of Florida in coastal rivers, tidal creeks, bays, estuaries and along sandy beaches. Because they feed primarily on algae, detritus and other tiny marine invertebrates, catching mullet is typically done with a cast net. Reeling in with a hook and line requires a great deal of patience. The small fish weigh typically between 1-3...

Kids Catfish Tournament hosted by Nick’s Seafood Restaurant July 21

Nick’s Seafood Restaurant is hosting a Kids Catfish Tournament on July 21, 2018. The tournament will be benefiting: ‘Backpacks of Love’ & Choctawhatchee Basin Allliance Grasses in Classes. CATFISH – Rules, Regs & Entry Form Rules- Kids age of 12 years or under. Four (4) catfish limit saltwater species. Fishing in the Choctawhatchee Bay or estuaries thereof. Fish may be caught in a boat, on a dock, or from the shoreline. Adults may assist kids with handling fish but may...

Walton County fishing report for June 28

Fishing is good Bay: Trout bites, redfish, and mostly small baitfish. A few flounder. Inshore: Some June grass starting to appear. River: River still a little high, good catfish, bass and some shellcracker bites. 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...

Tripletail and sheepshead changes effective July 1

Several changes to the management of tripletail and sheepshead go into effect July 1, including: Tripletail: The minimum size limit will increase to 18 inches total length. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) recreational and commercial regulations for this species will extend into federal waters (including only allowing the use of hook-and-line gear and the new size limit). Learn more about tripletail regulations at MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on “Saltwater Fishing.” Sheepshead: The recreational bag limit will be lowered...