By Pam Anderson January is usually when we locals have our eyes on finding someplace warm and cozy. But for all of you who like to get out in the chilly but sunny weather here in NW Florida, there are plenty of fish to catch and keep this time of...
Make this Christmas very meaningful by joining us at Bethlehem Christmas Village December 13 through the 16. Capt. Anderson’s Marina will be presenting its 11th Annual Bethlehem Christmas Village’s Live Nativity programs nightly, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. Come hear the Biblical story of that very first Christmas in...
By Pam Anderson The Grand Lagoon area stays busy with festivals and special events throughout the winter. Coming up, the Capt. Anderson family will host its 50th Annual Veterans Day Freedom Celebration November 11th at the marina. All who wish to honor our service men and women come out and...
By Pam Anderson Our State Guide boat captains are excited to have Red Snapper available to all the folks who missed their ‘snapper trip’ in the summer or just want to pack away a few more for the winter. Florida State waters are open for private anglers on their own boats,...
By Pam Anderson An update on NOAA’s proposed actions regarding the Rice’s Whale is not good news. Not only is the agency proposing limited speed and access zones in the Gulf, but they are also now proposing a Critical Habitat Designation for the Rice’s Whale which will add even more...
By Pam Anderson, Capt. Anderson’s Marina School may have started, but the fishing fun continues. Red Snapper and Amberjack will both be open through August 24 at midnight. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to catch that ‘big one’ and take it home! Grand Lagoon marinas offer many different fishing trips...
By Pam Anderson Summer fishing is off to a good start with some really nice Red Snapper coming in, as well as plenty of other species (like King Mackerel) on the charter boats. Headboats always focus on bottom fishing for several types of reef fish; charter boats reef fish but...
By Pam Anderson Red Snapper officially opened for the Federally Permitted Charter and Headboats and opened on June 1 and will be open until August 25 this year. We are all looking forward to taking you on a fun family experience in the Gulf of Mexico for this treasured species...
By Pam Anderson A recent article by NOAA Fisheries’ Marine Recreational Information Program, or MRIP, states that their new Recreational Fishing Data and Survey Standards will promote data quality, consistency, and comparability across the Marine Recreational Information Program’s national network of recreational fishing surveys. The For-hire and Commercial industries have...
Saving the Diamondback Terrapin In an effort to help preserve the diamondback terrapin species in Florida, the FWC adopted new requirements for those trapping blue crabs recreationally. The new rules, effective March 1, 2023, require blue crab traps to be fitted with bycatch reduction devices installed on trap throats or...