Gainesville Offshore Fishing Club

Fishing the Panhandle with Capt. Ron Barwick


When:  April 24, 2012
Doors will open at 7:00PM, and the meeting will begin at 7:30PM.
Where:  Dean's Circle of Excellence Lecture Hall

This month's speaker is Capt. Ron Barwick, Service Manager for the Half Hitch Tackle stores.  Ron has fished the Florida Panhandle for a number of years, and has heard his fair share of Panhandle fishing stories during his tenure at Half Hitch Tackle.

Captain Barwick promises to shorten the learning curve for your next fishing trip to the Panama City area. Ron will cover inshore and offshore fishing, seasonal strategies, specialized rigs, important regulations, and where to launch.

Not to worry if it all seems a little daunting, Ron will have a list of local guides too!
panhandle_01.png Captain Ron Barwick teaching class
Half Hitch Tackle stores are located in Panama City, Destin, Port St. Joe and Navarre. Half Hitch is the largest independently owned tackle store in the Southeast.

Ron and his crew of six are responsible for the repair and service of over 4000 rods and reels a year. Half Hitch has one of the most modern up to date repair facilities in the country and is an authorized warranty center for Penn, Shimano, Fin Nor, Quantum, Zebco, Scotty Downriggers and the only Star Rod warranty center. Ron is one of only two people in the country who is factory trained to service and do warranty repair for Van Staal reels. He has also been assisting in the development of the Sea Striker brand reels that will be introduced in 2009.