For immediate release: Nov. 21, 2017 Media contact: Amber Nabors, 850-488-0520
FWC certifies new state record shoal bass
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fisheries biologists certified a new state record shoal bass weighing 5.95 pounds and measuring 22.4 inches long, caught by 14-year-old angler Sheldon Grace from Headland, Alabama. Sheldon was excited to catch his shoal bass from a kayak in the Chipola River near Altha, Florida.
By: Homer Hirt
The Apalachicola River is Florida’s largest river. It begins in Florida at the Georgia state line, where it is formed by the confluence of the Flint and Chattahoochee Rivers, and it flows southward for one hundred seven miles, through swamps and past steepheads and tributaries and distributaries, and through some of the largest forests, both public and private, in the state.
If you leave Jackson County and decide to venture out, to explore our Florida, as the tourism group RiverWay South Apalachicola/Choctawhatchee Inc. (RWSAC), recommends, you will venture through some of the forests and go past the tributaries and distributaries (where water flows out of the main river into the lowlands on either side). (more…)
WALTON COUNTY, FLORIDA–APRIL 2017–Don’t miss the Choctawhatchee River Fest, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., May 13, at Walton County’s Morrison Springs, 874 Morrison Springs Road, Ponce de Leon, Florida. (more…)