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    Second Annual Mako Destin Funament sponsored by the Emerald Coast Mako Owners Club and

    The second annual Mako Destin Funament Fishing Tournament and Get Together is scheduled Friday June 9 and Saturday June 10. A captains meeting will be held Thursday night, but is not mandatory for those who wish to pre-register. Below you will find everything you need to know. Hope to see you there!


    Quality Inn Bayside, 322 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, Florida. 800.4CHOICE or 850-275-0300

    The hotel has several waterfront rooms (reserve EARLY!) and some with kitchenettes. We have a special rate of $129 per night, but you must mention the Mako Funament.

    Rooms MUST be booked before May 8th to receive the special rate!!! After that time all rooms go back to the normal rate of $139.00 per room.

    The hotel has rebuilt their dock and I will post the rates for dockage once they are negotiated.

    Boat Ramp:

    Liza Jackson park, next to the hotel:

    Alternate boat dockage: Contact Steve Arrowsmith for more information.


    Entry Fee: $25 per Registered Captain. Each Registered Captain will receive captains bag and one free t-shirt. Extra t-shirts available for additional cost to be announced.

    All anglers must have a valid Florida Saltwater fishing license. See below for details.

    Registration Form:

    Thursday 7 PM CST – Captains Meeting, Quality Inn Bayside, dockside Pavillion

    Friday – All day fishing. Weigh-in will be at Harbor-Walk Marina that is just inside Destin Harbor on the left (North) side of harbor. They also have great deals on ice - $5 for a large trashcan of ice.

    Saturday – Fishing during the day, Party and awards start at 7 PM. Mako Funament award cookout! Winners will be announced. Beer is BYOB.

    Offshore Division:

    Largest Fish Caught

    Bottom Slam (Grouper, Snapper, Trigger)

    Oddest/Weirdest fish caught

    Inshore Division:

    Largest Fish Caught

    Inshore Slam (Trout, Redfish, Flounder)

    Oddest/Weirdest fish caught


    All fish considered for prizes must be weighed in at Harbor Walk Marina. They will have weigh-in forms which must be validated by the weigh master.


    Tides for East Pass (Destin) starting with June 9, 2006.

    Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon

    /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

    F 9 High 8:36 AM 0.8 5:43 AM Set 3:44 AM 91

    9 Low 9:21 PM -0.1 7:47 PM Rise 6:06 PM

    Sa 10 High 9:17 AM 0.8 5:43 AM Set 4:25 AM 96

    10 Low 10:22 PM -0.2 7:48 PM Rise 7:11 PM

    Su 11 High 10:07 AM 0.9 5:43 AM Set 5:13 AM 99

    11 Low 11:28 PM -0.2 7:48 PM Rise 8:16 PM

    FISHING REPORTS (What’s biting)

    Half Hitch Tackle archived reports:

    More archived reports and species info:

    Also check out the current Half Hitch report the week before you come.

    Fishing should be good this time of the year and bait should be very plentiful in the pass. Definitely make sure you have a couple of different sabiki rigs in different hook sizes and colors. Larger hooks for hardtails, and smaller ones for cigar minnows and herring. The kings should be all over the place and can be caught on live, dead or artificial baits. Red Snapper season will have been in for almost a two months so most inshore spots will have been hit pretty hard. The best bet for bottom fishing will probably be the edge, but you can start with some of the closer spots like the Starfish or Sand dollar reef areas. May kicks off the offshore fishing and hopefully we will have some weedlines within a reasonable run. Inshore trouts and reds on the flats are heating up, but best to hit them real early or later in the day.



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    1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
    1985 Mako 20c - sold
    Fort Walton Beach, FL