Weekly Half Hitch Fishing Report


BAY FISHING In January, the trout and redfish are in the deeper holes and up into the canals. Live shrimp is the bait of choice with the lightest weight possible to keep your baits under control. For this time of year, the Gulf canal is a great place to fish. You can start past Raffield’s Fisheries continue to the “T”. The Port St Joe Marina is a favorite trout hole with the smaller trout far outnumbering large ones at the onset of January, but will increase in size by the end of the month. Big redfish can be caught trolling Mann’s Stretch 25’s in the bay or throwing big soft plastics. The key for the big reds is to look for any bird activity. Continue reading “Weekly Half Hitch Fishing Report”

Half Hitch Tackle Fishing Report


Few anglers reporting from offshore yet again this week due to frigid temperatures however, many anglers are gearing up and readying their boats for trolling. Winter months are excellent times to troll for grouper. Mann’s stretch series lures and Yozuri deep diving plugs are very effective lures for this type of bottom fishing. Traditional bottom fishing techniques are still your best tactic for grouper beyond depths of about Continue reading “Half Hitch Tackle Fishing Report”

Free Kid's Fishing Clinic: June 6th 2009

fishing16On June 6, 2009 pack up the kids and head down to the Panama City Marina for the Panama City Kids Fishing Clinic.The Kid’s Fishing Clinic is a one day free educational event established by the Outreach and Education Section of the Division of Marine Fisheries Management in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

This free event teaches children fishing ethics, angling skills and safety while providing a positive fishing experience. Kids can have fun fishing and learning about the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems as well as fundamental saltwater fishing knowledge. For attending, each child receives a free rod & reel, tackle and lunch. So mark your calendars.

This event is still in need of sponsors and volunteers. To become a sponsor or volunteer please contact Ellen at (850) 234-2621 or Ellen@halfhitch.com