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Fish-N-Mate Jr. Beach Carts | REG: $353.99| SALE: $299.99 |

Destin Fishing Seminars

Each Month we will be teaming up with Legendary Marine in Destin to bring you our Sportsman Seminar Series! These 100% Free Fishing Seminars are put on by our very own Destin Fishing Veteran Tim Broom along with the award winning Capt. Mark Hotze of 30A Light Tackle.

We will be covering seasonla topics that vary month to month to make sure you're ready to catch whatever is biting. See the full topics schedule by clicking the Learn More button below.

103 Days of Red Snapper Fishing!

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the record-breaking 103-day 2024 Gulf Red Snapper recreational season, the longest season since the state was delegated management of Gulf red snapper.

This season will include both a summer and fall season which includes major holiday weekends such as Father’s Day, July 4th and the Thanksgiving holiday.

103 Days of Red Snapper Fishing!

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the record-breaking 103-day 2024 Gulf Red Snapper recreational season, the longest season since the state was delegated management of Gulf red snapper.

This season will include both a summer and fall season which includes major holiday weekends such as Father’s Day, July 4th and the Thanksgiving holiday.

Bay Point Billfish Open - June 26th – 30th

Florida Panhandle’s Largest Dock Party

In its second year since the revival, the fishing tournament will showcase a competitive lineup of pelagic giants—Blue Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, and Dolphinfish—accompanied by Catch & Release opportunities for all Gulf of Mexico Billfish species.

The 2024 Bay Point Billfish Open is set to continue its legacy with a prize pool expected to match or exceed the previous year’s impressive $1,000,000 total, bolstered by various optional entry categories.

Freedom Rocks! Fireworks Display on July 3rd

Freedom Rocks fireworks will light up the sky once again, in celebration of our nation’s Independence Day. The fireworks will launch at 8:45 PM on July 3rd from the middle of the of the Grand Lagoon near the marinas.

Watch the fireworks sparkle over the water from multiple businesses offering premium viewing and dining specials, as well as the fireworks cruises that provide a panoramic view of the show over the Grand Lagoon. Free parking is available at Capt. Anderson’s Marina, Treasure Island Marina, and Pirate’s Cove Marinas.

Fish-N-Mate Jr. Beach Carts | REG: $353.99| SALE: $299.99 |

Checkout the 2024 Seminar Schedule Now!

Destin Seminar Schedule

Each month we will be teaming up with Legendary Marine in Destin to bring you our Sportsman Seminar Series! These 100% Free Seminars are put on by our very own Destin Fishing Veteran Tim Broom along with the award winning Capt. Mark Hotze of 30A Light Tackle.

We will be covering seasonal topics that vary month to month to make sure you're ready to catch whatever is biting. See the full topics schedule and dates by clicking the Learn More button below.

Destin Seminar Schedule

Each month we will be teaming up with Legendary Marine in Destin to bring you our Sportsman Seminar Series! These 100% Free Seminars are put on by our very own Destin Fishing Veteran Tim Broom along with the award winning Capt. Mark Hotze of 30A Light Tackle.

We will be covering seasonal topics that vary month to month to make sure you're ready to catch whatever is biting. See the full topics schedule and dates by clicking the Learn More button below.

Destin Seminar Schedule

Each month we will be teaming up with Legendary Marine in Destin to bring you our Sportsman Seminar Series! These 100% Free Seminars are put on by our very own Destin Fishing Veteran Tim Broom along with the award winning Capt. Mark Hotze of 30A Light Tackle.

We will be covering seasonal topics that vary month to month to make sure you're ready to catch whatever is biting. See the full topics schedule and dates by clicking the Learn More button below.

103 Days of Red Snapper Fishing!

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the record-breaking 103-day 2024 Gulf Red Snapper recreational season, the longest season since the state was delegated management of Gulf red snapper.

This season will include both a summer and fall season which includes major holiday weekends such as Father’s Day, July 4th and the Thanksgiving holiday.

103 Days of Red Snapper Fishing!

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the record-breaking 103-day 2024 Gulf Red Snapper recreational season, the longest season since the state was delegated management of Gulf red snapper.

This season will include both a summer and fall season which includes major holiday weekends such as Father’s Day, July 4th and the Thanksgiving holiday.

Bay Point Billfish Open - June 26th – 30th

Florida Panhandle’s Largest Dock Party

In its second year since the revival, the fishing tournament will showcase a competitive lineup of pelagic giants—Blue Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, and Dolphinfish—accompanied by Catch & Release opportunities for all Gulf of Mexico Billfish species.

The 2024 Bay Point Billfish Open is set to continue its legacy with a prize pool expected to match or exceed the previous year’s impressive $1,000,000 total, bolstered by various optional entry categories.

Freedom Rocks Fireworks Display on July 3rd

Freedom Rocks fireworks will light up the sky once again, in celebration of our nation’s Independence Day. The fireworks will launch at 8:45 PM on July 3rd from the middle of the of the Grand Lagoon near the marinas.

Watch the fireworks sparkle over the water from multiple businesses offering premium viewing and dining specials, as well as the fireworks cruises that provide a panoramic view of the show over the Grand Lagoon. Free parking is available at Capt. Anderson’s Marina, Treasure Island Marina, and Pirate’s Cove Marinas.

Fish-N-Mate Jr. Beach Carts 

Reg: $353.99 | SALE: $299.99

Destin Seminars Begin in February. Checkout the 2024 schedule now. 

Destin Seminar Schedule

Each month we will be teaming up with Legendary Marine in Destin to bring you our Sportsman Seminar Series! These 100% Free Seminars are put on by our very own Destin Fishing Veteran Tim Broom along with the award winning Capt. Mark Hotze of 30A Light Tackle.

We will be covering seasonal topics that vary month to month to make sure you're ready to catch whatever is biting. See the full topics schedule and dates by clicking the Learn More button below.

Destin Seminar Schedule

Each month we will be teaming up with Legendary Marine in Destin to bring you our Sportsman Seminar Series! These 100% Free Seminars are put on by our very own Destin Fishing Veteran Tim Broom along with the award winning Capt. Mark Hotze of 30A Light Tackle.

We will be covering seasonal topics that vary month to month to make sure you're ready to catch whatever is biting. See the full topics schedule and dates by clicking the Learn More button below.

Destin Seminar Schedule

Each month we will be teaming up with Legendary Marine in Destin to bring you our Sportsman Seminar Series! These 100% Free Seminars are put on by our very own Destin Fishing Veteran Tim Broom along with the award winning Capt. Mark Hotze of 30A Light Tackle.

We will be covering seasonal topics that vary month to month to make sure you're ready to catch whatever is biting. See the full topics schedule and dates by clicking the Learn More button below.

103 Days of Red Snapper Fishing!

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the record-breaking 103-day 2024 Gulf Red Snapper recreational season, the longest season since the state was delegated management of Gulf red snapper.

This season will include both a summer and fall season which includes major holiday weekends such as Father’s Day, July 4th and the Thanksgiving holiday.

103 Days of Red Snapper Fishing!

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the record-breaking 103-day 2024 Gulf Red Snapper recreational season, the longest season since the state was delegated management of Gulf red snapper.

This season will include both a summer and fall season which includes major holiday weekends such as Father’s Day, July 4th and the Thanksgiving holiday.

Bay Point Billfish Open - June 26th - 30th

Florida Panhandle’s Largest Dock Party

In its second year since the revival, the fishing tournament will showcase a competitive lineup of pelagic giants—Blue Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, and Dolphinfish—accompanied by Catch & Release opportunities for all Gulf of Mexico Billfish species.

The 2024 Bay Point Billfish Open is set to continue its legacy with a prize pool expected to match or exceed the previous year’s impressive $1,000,000 total, bolstered by various optional entry categories.

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Freedom Rocks Fireworks Display

Freedom Rocks fireworks will light up the sky once again, in celebration of our nation’s Independence Day. The fireworks will launch at 8:45 PM on July 3rd from the middle of the of the Grand Lagoon near the marinas.

Watch the fireworks sparkle over the water from multiple businesses offering premium viewing and dining specials, as well as the fireworks cruises that provide a panoramic view of the show over the Grand Lagoon. Free parking is available at Capt. Anderson’s Marina, Treasure Island Marina, and Pirate’s Cove Marinas.

Destin Seminars

Each Month we will be teaming up with Legendary Marine in Destin to bring you our Sportsman Seminar Series! These 100% Free Fishing Seminars are put on by our very own Destin Fishing Veteran Tim Broom along with the award winning Capt. Mark Hotze of 30A Light Tackle.

103 Days of Red Snapper Fishing!

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the record-breaking 103-day 2024 Gulf Red Snapper recreational season, the longest season since the state was delegated management of Gulf red snapper.

This season will include both a summer and fall season which includes major holiday weekends such as Father’s Day, July 4th and the Thanksgiving holiday.

103 Days of Red Snapper Fishing!

Governor Ron DeSantis announced the record-breaking 103-day 2024 Gulf Red Snapper recreational season, the longest season since the state was delegated management of Gulf red snapper.

This season will include both a summer and fall season which includes major holiday weekends such as Father’s Day, July 4th and the Thanksgiving holiday.

Bay Point Billfish Open

June 26th – 30th

Florida Panhandle’s Largest Dock Party

In its second year since the revival, the fishing tournament will showcase a competitive lineup of pelagic giants—Blue Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, and Dolphinfish—accompanied by Catch & Release opportunities for all Gulf of Mexico Billfish species.

The 2024 Bay Point Billfish Open is set to continue its legacy with a prize pool expected to match or exceed the previous year’s impressive $1,000,000 total, bolstered by various optional entry categories.

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Freedom Rocks Fireworks Display

Freedom Rocks fireworks will light up the sky once again, in celebration of our nation’s Independence Day. The fireworks will launch at 8:45 PM on July 3rd from the middle of the of the Grand Lagoon near the marinas.

Watch the fireworks sparkle over the water from multiple businesses offering premium viewing and dining specials, as well as the fireworks cruises that provide a panoramic view of the show over the Grand Lagoon. Free parking is available at Capt. Anderson’s Marina, Treasure Island Marina, and Pirate’s Cove Marinas.

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Family owned and operated since 1972, we have been a staple in the local fishing scene for years. In 2019, we added True Value Hardware to our store so we can offer even more to our community. We are still the same ol' Half Hitch Tackle, now with even more products to shop in hardware, paint, electrical, plumbing, tools and more! So whether you are looking for rods, reels, tackle, fuel filters, pumps, fittings, drills, hammers or faucets, we've got you covered. Here at our Panama City location we also have our Service Center where we offer rod and reel repairs as well as custom rod building. For more information on our service center, click here. If you need some help on your next DIY project or need some new fishing gear for an upcoming trip, come to Half Hitch and we'll help you GET OUT THERE!

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Panama City Fishing Reports

Our Panama City fishing reports give you the latest, up to date info on what's biting. This is updated weekly so be sure to check back regularly.

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Panama City Charter Boats

No boat? No problem! Check out our listed of trusted and reputable charter boats in the area so you can get out there while you're in Panama City!

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Panama City Fishing Reports

Our Panama City fishing reports give you the latest, up to date info on what's biting. This is updated weekly so be sure to check back regularly.

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Panama City Charter Boats

No boat? No problem! Check out our listed of trusted and reputable charter boats in the area so you can get out there while you're in Panama City!

A Little About the Owner.

Tom Putnam, the owner and President of Half Hitch Tackle is also a very active member of the local community. He is currently the President of the Grand Lagoon Coalition, he is a board member on the St. Andrew and St. Joesph Bays Estuary Program Management Council, a member of the Panama City Beach Chamber, he has served on the board of directors and on several committees of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and is currently serving on thier Membership and Retailer committees. He has been a Worldwide member since 2009 and has served on both the board of directors and the Fishing Tackle committee. He was also a founding board member and served as President of the Florida Foundation for Responsible Angling (FFRA). If you come by our Panama City store, there's a good chance you'll see him around!

A Little About the Owner.

Tom Putnam, the owner and President of Half Hitch Tackle is also a very active member of the local community. He is currently the President of the Grand Lagoon Coalition, he is a board member on the St. Andre and St. Joesph Bays Estuary Program Management Council, a member of the Panama City Beach Chamber, he has served on the board of directors and on several committees of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) and is currently serving on thier Membership and Retailer committees. He has been a Worldwide member since 2009 and has served on both the board of directors and the Fishing Tackle committee. He was also a founding board member and served as President of the Florida Foundation for Responsible Angling (FFRA). If you come by our Panama City store, there's a good chance you'll see him around!

Did you know? Back in 2005, Field and Stream magazine selected Half Hitch Tackle as one of the Top 10 Tackle Shops in the United States. You can read their article here.

Check out our Panama City store, one of our three locations in the Florida Panhandle

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