Walton County fishing and hunting report for Jan. 5

January 5, 2011

Speckled trout fishing is as good as it gets along with stripers and hybrids being caught

Bay: Abundance of speckled trout being caught with light colored Zoom tiny flukes and light colored super flukes, Electric chickens and hard bait. Great time for using standard floating lures. Some folks catching a fish every time the cast.

Fresh: Mostly crappie along with some large stripers and some hybrids being caught near the mouth of the Choctawhatchee River..

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Hunting: Early signs of deer rut, but nothing much. General gun season open through Feb. 20. Don’t forget you need a $5 deer license!

Zone D – Northwest Florida – Public lands
Muzzleloading Gun Season: Dec. 4–10 and Feb. 21–27 – Antlered deer only by muzzleloader, crossbow or bow
General Gun Season: Dec. 11 – Feb. 20
Antlered deer entire season; antlerless deer may be taken Dec. 26 – Jan. 1 by all legal center fire rifles and pistols, shot guns, muzzleloaders, crossbows and bows

Fall Turkey (gobblers and bearded only):
Zone D (except Holmes County)
General Gun Season: Dec. 11 – Jan. 16 by all legal rifles, shot guns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols

Quail and gray squirrel:
General Gun: Nov. 13 – March 6 by all legal rifles, shot guns, muzzleloaders, crossbows, bows and pistols Click here for more information

Wildlife Management Areas: Each Wildlife Management Area has different season dates. Please refer to links below:
Choctawhatchee River WMA: Click here
Point Washington WMA: Click here
Lafayette Creek WMA: Click here
Pine Log WMA: Click here

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