05 June 2010
“Childs Play” in Mexico Beach
By Ron Childs, Forgotten Coastline columnist
The construction of the pier extension at Mexico Beach is now complete, and people are fishing on it each day. The pier is now 817 feet long with an extra area on the end that gives fishermen more room. The pier is open for fishing which does require a Florida fishing license or a daily pass that can be purchased at
Fishing has gotten better each day as the water continues to warm up. The King Mackerel have shown up around the buoy line and around the artificial reefs out in the Car Body Permit area about 6-7 miles off of Mexico Beach. Pompano are strong and eating the sand fleas that run along the beach after a wave comes up and goes back in the water.
A very special tribute to severely wounded veterans will take place on June 4 and 5 as a part of the Bluewater Outrigger Charity Classic fishing tournament to be held in Port St. Joe. All of us in Mexico Beach plan to support this great cause. The wounded warriors will fish on Friday and come in to weigh fish on Friday night during the Captains’ Meeting for the tournament. Come out and pay tribute to these brave warriors.
Big money is paid out in the amount of $2500 for each first place in king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, red snapper, grouper, mahi mahi, and wahoo.
Read all details at www.bluewatercharityclassic.com.
In July we will have the Marquardt’s Marina Offshore Classic fishing tournament which will feature kingfish, dolpin, snapper, grouper, and wahoo. The tournament is scheduled for two days on July 30 and 31.