Walton County fishing report for July 27

July 27, 2011

King mackerel illustration courtesy FWC

Reeling in the smaller kings make for good eating

Salt: King mackerel red hot right now, in the 12-15 lb. range. Dealing with a few thunderstorms and looking forward to amberjack season getting ready to open on Aug. 1.

The smaller king mackerel are good eating. Here is a recipe for a great mackerel salad:
– Water smoke the kings
– Add some green onions, bell pepper, black olives, green olives (sparingly), season with some black pepper and Tony Chachere’s Creole seasoning. Combine equal amounts of mayonnaise and ranch dressing and add till a good consistency. Put salad in a container overnight and the next day pull out the crackers!

Inshore Gulf report brought to you by Capt. Kerry Jones of Not A Dog Charters.

Bay: There is talk of some black snapper being caught in the bay all the way to the pass. Black drum being caught with shrimp and cut bait; redfish with shrimp and mullet and some trout being caught with shrimp and pinfish.

River: Folks headed out to the river are catching catfish and bass.

Surf: A few whiting and pompano being caught.

Danny Copeland wants to remind folks that the resident shoreline license is free. Come on by!

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Freeport, Florida 32439
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