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Family + Fishing + Fun at the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

Hailed as one of the Top 10 Big Money Tournaments in the world by Marlin Magazine, the 16th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic returns to the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort June 20th to 24th. The tournament is one of the most family-friendly fishing events along the Gulf Coast with activities available for all […] Read More

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Family + Fishing + Fun at the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic

Hailed as one of the Top 10 Big Money Tournaments in the world by Marlin Magazine, the 16th Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic returns to the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort June 20th to 24th. The tournament is one of the most family-friendly fishing events along the Gulf Coast with activities available for all […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Fishing in South Walton

Clear and deep sea or brackish and shallow, however you like your fishing conditions, South Walton offers almost too many options. Whether you’re an amateur or a passionate professional, you’ll quickly find that we have some of the best fishing in the world. Although the bustling harbors of Destin and Panama City Beach are better known for deep-sea fishing excursions (mainly because their harbors have direct access to the Gulf), that certainly doesn’t mean that you need to drive to either place to get your fishing fix. Book your fishing trip now. South Walton is home to some of the most experienced and successful fishing guides, who host captivating charter trips. With a little help, they’ll have you saying, “I got one!” as soon as you’re out in the water. The water in the Choctawhatchee Bay and the connecting river runs from a few feet deep to over 50 feet. Out fishing, you can catch anything from redfish and speckled trout to jack crevalle and flounder. And of course, the dolphins will be out there to cheer you on as they do their own fishing. The best part? You can take whatever you catch home with you to cook your very own “Bay-to-table” dinner. A few fishing charters launch directly from the sand at Grayton Beach, returning a few hours later with grouper, cobia, wahoo, red snapper, king mackerel, flounder, pompano and more, depending on the season. Pretty soon you’ll be fishing like a local! The next step is to get a vintage cast-net and have a good old-fashioned mullet-fry. Hey, don’t knock it ’til you fried it, folks. Watch this video to learn more about fishing in South Walton: For a list of our local fishing guides, visit 30Afishingcharters.com. The 30A Company interns, Caroline Giddis and Lindsey Rogers, contributed to this article. 

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Fishing, Kayaking, Archery: Explore the Outdoors at Fall Festival

Walton Outdoors will be hosting the seventh annual Explore The Outdoors Festival on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the beautiful waterfront location of Live Oak Landing  in Freeport, Florida. This free, fun-filled event aims to introduce children to the wonders of exploring nature and the outdoor experience. Hands-on activities will include fishing, kayaking, wildlife encounters, archery, interactive educational exhibits, nature-based crafts, giveaways and more. The water activities are geared for children six years old and up. Food will be available for purchase. The event is being sponsored by Gulf Coast Insulation, FISH FLORIDA, Freeport Planters, C.W. Roberts, Copy Systems, Ace Hardware DeFuniak Springs, Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop. For more info, visit Walton Outdoors or call 850-267-2064.

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We Asked the Experts: What Are the Best Local Fish to Eat?

By Caroline Giddis Salty, meaty, flaky, mild. These are some of the characteristics of the favorite fish of executive chefs, seafood market managers and fishing captains in South Walton. Whether they come from the bay or the gulf, our local fish are some of the best in the world, and highly sought after by fish […]