HOLIDAY HARBOR MARINA
4th of July Planning
This year the 4th of July falls on Saturday. The 10 day period June 26 through July 5 will be one of the busiest times of the season at Holiday Harbor. In order to help assure everyone has an enjoyable boating experience, we ask that dry storage customers:
- Call at least 2 hours before you want your boat placed in the water.
- Recognize that there is not enough dock space at the marina for all launched boats to stay in the water for the week. Therefore, boats returned before closing will be returned to dry storage daily and boats returned after closing will be returned to dry storage early the next morning.
- Know that all wet slips are rented. Therefore, do not dock in wet slips. If you return after closing and the launch area is full, please use the fuel dock or the “T” dock used for docking at Sunset Grille. We will move your boat early the next morning.
We appreciate customers’ help in making the holiday week a great time for all.
Blue Angels At The Beach—CANCELLED!!!
The annual Blue Angels’ event at Pensacola Beach, previously scheduled for July 8 through 11, 2020, has been CANCELLED.
The Navy announced on July 2 that the show is cancelled over concerns for the level of Covid19 infections. There is no plan to reschedule the show, but the annual Blue Angels Homecoming Show is still schedule for October 16 -17, 2020. In future Newsletters, we will provide new information on the schedule as become available.
Red Snapper Season Continues
The 2020 recreational season for red snapper in both Florida state and federal waters will be open through July 25, closing July 26. This recreational season includes those fishing for red snapper from private recreational vessels.
Complete information for Florida waters, including open dates, gear requirements, size requirements, harvest limits and other requirements, can be found at: http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/snappers/
It is your responsibility to know and adhere to the regulations of the jurisdiction in which you fish and, if different, through which you transit.
Both our South Store and North Store (next to Sunset Grille) have frozen cigar minnows, squid and shrimp available. In addition, the South Store carries various leaders, weights and hooks for snapper fishing. Come by for the best in bait and tackle for your fishing needs.
Account Customer Red Snapper Tournament—Still Time to Win Big!
The Holiday Harbor Marina “Show Us Your Sow” red snapper tournament exclusively for account customers continues through July 25, the end of the recreational red snapper season for Florida. Registration is $50 per boat, which includes a tournament t-shirt and other gimme items in an Ace Hardward 5 gallon bucket. The top three single red snappers weighing the most caught during the period will split all registration fees 50%, 30% and 20%, and receive other substantial prizes provided by the marina (Costa sunglasses or fishing gear). In addition, winners of the Wildcard Weight and SSG Reservation for Two categories will receive Sunset Grille gift certificates and other prizes.
Complete Tournament Information and Rules, and the registration form, are available on our website www.MyHolidayHarbor.com under the “Events” tab in the upper right of the screen.
As of June 29, 2020, the top three spots were:
1st Place -- Frick 23.6 lbs
2nd Place -- McElhenney 22.6 lbs
3rd Place – Gibson 17.6 lbs
REMEMBER: You don’t have to have the largest fish to win prizes. Prizes also will be awarded for:
- Wildcard Weight: This award will go to the weighed fish that comes closes to a Wildcard Weight between 10 and 15 pounds.
- SSG Reservation for Two: This award will go to the length-legal fish that weighs the least (the smallest, legal-size red snapper weighed).
Join in and “Show Us Your Sow” catching abilities.
NEW FLORIDA FISHING REGULATIONS ON YOUR PHONE
Up-to-date (real-time) Florida saltwater fishing regulations are now available on the “Fish Rules” app for both iOS and Android devices. This app is available thanks to a partnership between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the software developer, Fish Rules App. The app, which is location specific for different Florida waters, provides all regulations that apply to the various saltwater species, including season dates, size and bag limits, and other requirements. It also has a “Fast Fish ID” with photos and facts to help you identify each species.
You can download the app through the App Store (for iOS devices) or through the Google Play Store (for Android devices). It’s FREE and takes less than 1 minute to download (with WIFI).
Food, Drink and Fun
Complete your boat outing with a stop at Sunset Grille. In addition to great food and ice cold drinks, you can enjoy watching all of the boat traffic over the upcoming holidays and Blue Angels weekend.
To-Go Orders: If you’re on your boat, give us a call @ (850) 492-1063 for a to-go order.
Good Food: Try out our awesome 1/2 lb. burger with bacon and cheese. It’s sure to satisfy your taste buds! Want something more scrumptious? Check out our Seafood Sausage Gumbo or Seafood Chowder.
Pie Special for July
The homemade pie special for July is Blueberry. Yummmm!