Fishing the Walton way

Walton fishing
Tina Harbuck
Published: Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 16:23 PM.

Gulf fishing in Walton County is just as natural as the dunes.

As a matter of fact, a small fleet of charter boats launch between the dunes right off the beach at Grayton, using the beach access just to the west of the Red Bar.

 On the beach, the captains block off an area just wide enough to launch their boats right off the shore into the Gulf of Mexico — fishing the Walton Way .

Most every day, boats can be seen coming in between the 11 a.m. and noon from their morning adventures, and then again between 4 and 5 p.m. for those afternoon charters. If's there's a truck with a trailer on the beach, it’s a sure sign that the fish are on the way.

Wednesday morning was a good time on the Gulf.

Capt. Kerry Jones on Not A Dog charter pulled in with several vermillion snapper and white snapper. After hanging the snapper on the side of the boat, Capt. Jones pulled about a 15-pound grouper out of the box. Keith Basom was the angler on the rod that hauled in the gag.

While Capt. Jones was hanging his fish, Capt. Phil Hammond of Capt. Phil's Charters pulled in with the Lindeman family from Missouri . They caught a couple of big king mackerel, vermillion snapper, white snapper and a few bluefish.



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