Florida Sportsman Fishing 4caster Capt. Chaz Heller
Covering Perdido Key to Cape San Blas, including Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Fort Walton Beach, Destin, Panama City and Port St. Joe
What's Biting Now
Florida Sportsman member: janderson Checked a spot about a mile off the beach and Megan managed to box her first fish on the new boat. She landed a few small fish that we tossed back and a couple of 28 inch amberjack that she swore must have weighed 100 pounds before she got them to the boat.
Florida Sportsman Member: Old Dog I like fishing a falling tide and since high tide was about 8:00 a.m., we got on the water in time to get to our first spot and get ourselves ready for what we hoped would be a fish-catching frenzy. The fish cooperated and nearly every place we stopped we caught fish.
The recreational harvest of red snapper will close October 22 in state waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with the final day of harvest being October 21. The season will close Oct. 15 in Gulf federal waters, with the final day of harvesting being today. State waters are from shore to 9 nautical miles in the Gulf and federal waters are from 9 nautical miles out to 200 nautical miles.