Bay Baits Benefit- Fun For The Whole Family!

Special Contribution to Hook & Trigger

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida- Bay Baits is excited to announce the Bay Baits Benefit: A Family Fishing Tournament and Party! This event, taking place on November 4th, is a family fishing tournament, grand opening celebration, and fundraiser all in one. Proceeds from the event will benefit Food For Thought Outreach and The Sonder Project. There will be music from the Graytones, beverages from Grayton Beer Company, food from Grayton Beach Catering, college football, and an all around good time!

"We are extremely excited to host a family friendly fishing tournament to support our friends at Food for Thought and The Sonder Project. They both do an exceptional job giving to those in need and we are so grateful to have them in our community,” says Jacob Watkins of Bay Baits.

To register for the fishing tournament visit . Registration is $25.00 and includes entry into the after party, a goody bag, food, drinks, and fun! There are two entry categories- Adult and Child- four fish categories- redfish, catfish, trout, and flounder. The first place winner in each category will receive a $250.00 gift card to Bay Baits, the second place winner in each category will receive a $100.00 gift card to Bay Baits! Hooks in the water no earlier than 7:00am, weigh in begins at 4:00pm, awards at 6:00pm, party until 8:00pm. The party is also open to the supporters and friends of Bay Baits who do not participate in the fishing tournament- donations accepted for food and drinks- all proceeds go to the benefiting charities.

Bay Baits opened in May and exists to provide you with the full fishing experience. “ We are eager for the locals to learn about our new store. Bay Baits offers everything needed, advice included, for families to get outside and enjoy fishing in Walton county,” said Phillip Poundstone of Bay Baits. T hey serve anyone and everyone looking to enjoy life on the bay. Bay Baits is open seven days a week and provides everything you'll need for a day out on the water. From the fishing Mirage Drive Hobie and YOLO rentals, to the fully stocked tackle and retail store, to the full live and frozen bait selection, to the ice, beer and snacks, Bay Baits is there for you.


Food For Thought is a not-for-profit organization that provides backpacks filled with healthy, easy to prepare food for students who are dependent on free or reduced school meals. Their goal is to support a child’s development and educational experience by bridging the gap between school meals during weekends and holiday breaks. They currently serves 30 schools in Walton and Okaloosa Counties, providing backpacks for 2,850 students each week.

The Sonder Project is a global nonprofit organization founded to spread awareness, offer hope, and offer a hand up to those suffering the most. They focus on high impact projects, bringing together other NGOs to offer proven, sustainable solutions aimed at ending extreme poverty in remote parts of the world and fighting hunger domestically. Their international projects include building schools to educate boys and girls equally, providing safe drinking water, and coordinating deworming campaigns to allow healthy children to thrive and learn.