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Fishing for Trout with Captain Dan

Fishing for Trout with Captain Dan
Come out to Half Hitch Tackle on Monday 11/19 at 5pm eastern and lear how to catch trout in Port St. joe from Captain Dan of Perfect Cast Charters.  Food/drink will be provided by Swivel Sisters...
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FWC shore-based Shark Fishing Public Workshops

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is gathering public input on shore-based shark fishing. Share your thoughts on the future management of this fishery by attending a public...
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First Annual Scallop Rodeo St. Andrew's Bay

First Annual Scallop Rodeo St. Andrew's Bay
This coming Saturday, July 21st will be the FWC's first ever scallop rodeo for St. Andrew's Bay. FWC biologists are in need of volunteers to help replenish scallop breeder stocks from St. Andrew's...
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Gag Grouper Season Opens June 1st

Gag Grouper Season Opens June 1st
Gag Grouper season opens June 1st and ends December 31st. It is open for recreational harvest in all federal waters and most state Gulf of Mexico waters
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Gulf Grey Triggerfish Opens March 1st

Gulf Grey Triggerfish Opens March 1st
The Gulf Triggerfish, a reef fish with a reputation for bait snatching opens March 1st with new bag and size limits. The new Gulf state and federal regulations on bag limit will be 1 fish per person...
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Emerald Coast Boat Show 2018

Emerald Coast Boat Show 2018
Check out some tips from the pros at the Emerald Coast Boat Show March 2nd-4th 2018!
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Half Hitch Photo Contest

Do you Like Fishing, Winning, and Money? Check out our photo contest! 
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Triggerfish Opens 3/1/2018

NOAA Fisheries announces new management measures to rebuild the gray triggerfish stock in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf), which is currently overfished (stock abundance is too low). The actions will...
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St. Joe Bay and St. Andrew Bay Scallop Restoration

St. Joe Bay and St. Andrew Bay Scallop Restoration
The Molluscan Fisheries as part of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute in St. Petersburg, FL are working in near by St. Joe Bay and St. Andrew Bay to monitor and restore the population...
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FWC Announces 2017 Gulf County bay scallop season

The Gulf County bay scallop season will open to harvest Sept. 23. The 2017 season was postponed earlier this year due to a naturally occurring algae bloom (Pseudo-nitzschia) in St. Joseph Bay that...
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FWC Announces 2017 Gulf Triggerfish Season

Gray triggerfish will open in Gulf of Mexico state waters Sept. 1 through 4, Sept. 9 and 10, Oct. 7 and 8, and Oct. 14 and 15 for recreational harvest. During this season opening, the Gulf state...
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FWC Goliath Grouper Workshops

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters. The FWC is hosting...
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Gulf County scallop season postponed due to naturally occurring algae bloom

Gulf County scallop season postponed due to naturally occurring algae bloom
As a precautionary measure due to a naturally occurring algae bloom in St. Joseph Bay that affects shellfish, the bay scallop harvest originally scheduled to begin on July 25th in Gulf County waters...
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Feds have added 39 days to Federal Red Snapper in Gulf Waters

For the first time in a decade, Federal authorities and the five Gulf States have agreed to align Federal and State private angler red snapper fishing seasons for the remainder of the summer, and the...
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2017 Gulf recreational red snapper state season opens weekends starting May 6

2017 Gulf recreational red snapper state season opens weekends starting May 6
The 78-day 2017 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters opens Saturdays and Sundays in May starting May 6. On May 27, the season will open daily through July 9. The season will...
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Gulf greater amberjack state waters to close April 22

Gulf greater amberjack state waters to close April 22
At its April 20 meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved closing Gulf state waters to recreational harvest of greater amberjack for the remainder...
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FWC approves 78-day recreational red snapper 2017 season in Gulf waters

FWC approves 78-day recreational red snapper 2017 season in Gulf waters
At its April meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the 2017 Gulf state waters recreational red snapper season. The 78-day Gulf recreational red...
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Changes to the King Mackerel Fishery in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Regions

Changes to the King Mackerel Fishery in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Regions
NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule implementing Amendment 26 to the Fishery Management Plan for Coastal Migratory Pelagics in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic regions (Amendment 26). Amendment 26...
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$2 Million in reefs at Mexico Beach, FL

$2 Million in reefs at Mexico Beach, FL
In the next few months, the city of Mexico Beach and the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association (MBARA) will build 14 new artificial reefs off the coast of Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe with the...
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