The Putnam family owns and operates Half Hitch with the same commitment that Capt. Put instilled in his family and employees. Capt. Put believed in hard work and treating customers with the greatest of respect. Fair prices and great customer service was a must. He knew that a happy customer was a customer for life. He considered every customer a friend and should be treated as one. He was a true friend of all fishermen and he fought for what he felt was best for all. He started and ran numerous fishing tournaments and was an original member of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council. He devoted countless hours of community service including serving on the Tourist Development Council. He always felt what was good for fishing was good for Panama City and for Half Hitch.