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Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic returns June 16-21

Popular tournament enters 7th year at Baytowne Marina at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort Timed to coincide with the peak of the Gulf Coast’s blue marlin season, and located at the South’s number-one ranked resort destination, the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic has set the new precedent for world-class sportfishing tournaments along the Gulf Coast. The three heaviest weighed blue marlin, dolphin, tuna and wahoo are eligible for cash awards, as are the top three teams entered in the All...

Get Outdoors Florida!

It’s official! Getting outdoors is good for you Gov. Charlie Crist and his Cabinet signed a resolution Mar. 24 encouraging families to Get Outdoors Florida!  The resolution recognizes the Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights and  promotes Get Outdoors Florida! activities April 4-5 and throughout the year. When introducing the resolution Commissioner Charlie Bronson said, “Spending time outdoors is a healthy and emotionally satisfying experience for people of all ages, and is especially beneficial for our children, and allows them an...

There is great fishing at your local beach access

Springtime is here – It’s time to dust off those sand flea rakes and hit the beach Surf fishing can be extremely productive in spring.  It’s also a great time to sample the amazing variety of game fish that migrate through our waters.  Lucky for us, these species are rarely selective and often overlooked by visiting anglers. These fish make their living in large densely packed schools, feeding opportunistically on most anything that crosses their path. I always enjoy taking...

Take a culinary tour of the Forgotten Coast

WaterColor Inn and Resort hosting a unique four-day tour May 14-17 and Oct. 1-4 WaterColor Inn and Resort is offering a culinary package that will treat foodies to the freshest meals they’ve ever had as they savor hands-on experiences harvesting food from the great outdoors of Northwest Florida. Along the “Forgotten Coast,” participants will learn new skills – from oyster tonging and crabbing to harvesting tupelo honey and flounder gigging – then dine on what they have foraged in the...

Sea turtle plates

We all love our beloved endangered sea turtles in South Walton. Hurricanes Fay and Ike put a damper on many of the local nests, but hope springs eternal for the future of the Leatherback, Loggerhead, and Green. Since most all of us are inclined to do the right thing when we can, many folks purchase a Sea Turtle license plate to help the worthy cause. But many wonder, where does your $23.00 donation go when you purchase a Sea Turtle...