Calm waters makes for good fishing in Walton

Published: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 02:55 PM.

On Wednesday, he and his group from Kentucky did battle on the water.

"The kings were there today, but they were all too small, but at least we got some action," Valentino said.

In addition to the ones they had to toss back, they did get to keep several vermillion snapper and white snapper.

Capt. Kerry Jones on the Not A Dog Charters and his group from Texas pulled in several vermillion snapper and white snapper. As a matter of fact, they had too many to hang on the racks. Capt. Kerry said they caught the majority of the snapper on cut squid.

They also snagged a couple of big red snapper, which had to be tossed back. Red snapper season ended early this year, June 28 in federal waters, and July 14 for state waters, which reaches out to nine miles in the Gulf.

The Texas folks also got a nurse shark to the boat that was about 100 pounds, but cut it loose.

Capt. Phil Hammond of Capt. Phil's Charters and his anglers from Tennessee did a little slow trolling for king mackerel. They pulled in three kings, along with a few vermillion and white snapper.

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