Fishing the Walton way

Published: Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 04:23 PM.

"We had a bit of a dolphin problem," Capt. Phil said, noting that Flipper was taking their vermillion right off the hook. As for the mackerel, he said they caught them slow trolling around the natural bottom.

Capt. Mark Thompson and the Wright family aboard the Fishy Booty Charter landed a king mackerel, Atlantic sharpnose shark, along with a few white and vermillion snapper.

  Tennessee anglers on the Fish On with Capt. Jimbo Bishop hauled in a huge Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, white snapper, one-and-a-half black snapper and four sea bass. Capt. Bishop said he's caught 14 sea bass in the last couple of weeks on the same fishing spot.

As for the half black snapper, when Hunter Henderson finally got the snapper to the boat, all that was left was the head. Capt. Bishop said a bull shark snapped it off. He said, the shark also ate another snapper they had on the line — so they moved to another spot.

Fishing in Walton County is as natural and convenient as it gets. Folks board the boats right on the beach, and come in right at the beach. And for the most part, the boats only go out about three to eight miles out. Come on down and check it out.

Remember if a truck and trailer is on the beach, there's an angler on the water.

See you on the beach.

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