Red snapper hot topic for seminar

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

The upcoming red snapper season will be the topic for  the May 15 Emerald Coast Saltwater Seminar Series presented by Northlight Marina and Yamaha.

With ever-changing season dates, it's as important to know when you can fish as it is to know how to fish. We will delve into topics to help you maximize your catch when targeting red snapper.

 The seminar is to begin at 7 p.m. with a free buffet starting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Marina. There will be free drawings for door prizes. For more information, call Sonny at 850-384-7737 or Joe at 850- 516-0709 or visit

Northlight is also hosting the largest red snapper tournament in the Gulf of Mexico June 1 — the opening day of the season.

For $159, you can test your skills against the field and see if your big fish stacks up against the rest and walk away with thousands of dollars in cash for first place. Last year's tournament drew more than 50 boats and the top spot paid out almost $10,000. For more information on the tournament, visit or call the tournament director Mark Waltman at 678-2836 or tournament coordinator Joe Zwierzchowski at 516-0709.