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Alert **Hurricane Michael Info**

Due to Hurricane Michael our Port St. Joe location is temporarily closed, Our Panama City Beach location has limited hours. E-Commerce orders will not be shipped during this time. Click here for more details.

Hurricane Michael

Due to Hurricane Michael some of our stores have changed hours of operation and have limited services available. 

Panama City Beach (2206 Thomas Dr)- Limited hours. This store has no phone, cellular or internet.

Panama City Piers- Both of our pier location stores are open from 7am-5pm. Phone services are not available at this time. 

Port St. Joe- This store is closed until further notice. 

Destin- Fully Operational. Computers are down. Store is open from Mon-Sat 6am-6pm. Sunday 6am-4pm. 

Navarre- Fully Operational. Computers are down. Store is open from Mon-Sat 6am-6pm. Sunday 7am-3pm. 

 

Meet the Kayak Pro Tent Event!

Kayak fishing is taking off and for good reason! From the serene solitude of fishing a pond to having more cash in your wallet, there are so many advantages to kayak fishing versus using a motor powered boat.
You can forget about waiting in line at a busy boat ramp; you can launch from almost anywhere! This also means you can reach the small fishing spots bigger boats can't. Lastly, save BIG bucks on gas, the cost of maintenance, storage, and transport. 
Want to learn more about the fastest growing type of fishing? 
Here's your chance! 
Meet with Half Hitch's resident kayak fishing pro, David Posey during this tent event this Friday, August 10th in Navarre from 7-4pm and again August 11th from 7-4pm in Destin!
See the kayak demo and attend the accessory rigging seminar from 11 am to 11:45 am and again, noon to 1:45 pm.   
 
 

FWC shore-based Shark Fishing Public Workshops

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com

 

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 workshop.

Workshops start at 6 p.m. local time:

  • July 18: Bradenton, State College of Florida, Library and Learning Center – Together Manatee Community Room, 5840 26th St. W.
  • July 19: Ft. Myers, Joseph P. D’Alessandro Office Complex, Room 165 C & D, 2295 Victoria Ave.
  • Aug. 6: Panama City, Gulf Coast State College, The Russell C. Holley and Herbert P. Holley Language and Literature Building, Sarzin Lecture Hall, 5230 W. U.S. Highway 98.
  • Aug. 7: Pensacola, Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center – Parks & Recreation Department, 913 S. I St.
  • Aug. 20: South Daytona, Piggotte Community Center, Reception Hall Room, 504 Big Tree Road.
  • Aug. 21: Jacksonville, Jacksonville University, J. Henry Gooding Building – Swisher Auditorium, 2800 University Blvd. N.
  • Aug. 27: Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Beach Community Center, 509 Ocean Ave.
  • Aug. 28: West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Department of Planning, Zoning & Building – The Vista Center, 2300 N. Jog Road.
  • Aug. 29: Miami, Miami City Hall – Commission Main Chambers, 3500 Pan American Drive.
  • Aug. 30: Key Colony Beach, City Hall, 600 W. Ocean Drive.

If you cannot attend an in-person meeting, submit comments online by visiting MyFWC.com/SaltwaterComments. Staff is working on an advance copy of the presentation and a virtual workshop that should be available online in the near future. Additional details and updates to these meetings will be posted at MyFWC.com/Fishing (click on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Rulemaking” and “Workshops.”)

 check out more here! http://myfwc.com/news/news-releases/2018/july/11/shark-workshops/

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 Bay. Volunteers will collect 50 live scallops that will be placed into predator-exclusion cages to protect them from predation throughout the next year. St. Andrew's Bay isn't open to scalloping any time of the year because of low populations; a result of algae blooms in the past. 

Check-in begins 7am CDT

Scallops returned by 6pm CDT 

Event Details:

  • All scallopers must check-in at designated locations (listed below)

  • Scalloping is only permitted within the designated scallop area (see map)

  • Each individual can collect up to 50 scallops

  • Scallops must be kept alive in a bucket of water

  • Live scallops must be brought back to check-in location no later than 6:00pm

 

Check-in Locations:

  • St. Andrew’s City Boat Ramp

  • Panama City Marina

  • Bob George Park

  • Donaldson Point

  • St. Andrew’s State Park Boat Ramp

 

Sign-Up:

  • Please sign up using the FWC's website CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
  • When prompted, please select your preferred check-in location

Important Reminders:

  • Always practice safe boating – wear life jackets and keep an eye out for other divers

  • Use a diver-down symbol when snorkeling or diving

  • Minors >18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult

  • All collected scallops must be turned into FWC

 

Volunteering:

If you are interested in volunteering at a check-in location, please visit https://outreach.myfwc.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1121391&group=

or contact the NW Region Volunteer Coordinator at emily.hardin@myfwc.com.  

 

 

Please note: Bay County does not have a recreational season for bay scallops. This is a special event for restoration purposes only. Collecting scallops outside of this event is prohibited in Bay County.

 

                                                 

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